There are so many enthusiastic, dedicated librarians running these events around the country, it’s really inspiring. We thought we’d find a few more and see what the scattershot results can tell us. Everyone knows, Crystal Balls are polished with spreadsheets made up of Mock Printz results, right?
A lot of places tend to hold their mock events around this time, so we don’t have a ton of results yet. Between the links here and the ones at YALSA, I tried to see which books were getting recognized most often (although this doesn’t necessarily tell us anything about which books will take the Mock Prize and of course doesn’t tell us what will win gold). A Monster Calls comes in with the most nominations at eight. Between Shades of Gray, by my count, got six nods, while Chime and Paper Covers Rock each had five.
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If you’re feeling all social networky, you can find the Mock Printz 2012 group on GoodReads. They’ve got over 200 members, and the conversation is going on until January 19th.
The Brain Lair ran a poll in September and came up with the resulting short list. (And, incidentally, settled on a September read in the process.)
Librarians in Suffolk and Nassau county announced their Mock Printz winner for 2012 — A Monster Calls. Their short list — eight other titles — has a couple of outliers.
BookEnvy posted a very early list of nominations — back in August! — for Fort Vancouver Regional Library. Despite their early start, we have a lot of overlap.
Back in October, Dogear posted a finalist list of twelve titles that Ocean County Librarians voted on January 6th. I’m so curious about which title won!
The Austin Public Library has a nomination list of ten titles, posted in December. I’m not sure when they vote, so they may already have their results in hand.
Can you add to this list? What Mock Printz events have you all had going on? What are your results? We’d love to hear!