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What is Gotzborg’s favourite book? We may interact with each other, share views and ideas, argue and in general live in or visit the micronational nation of Gotzborg. But what do we read, and what books do we treasure?
Today, the Gotzborg Eagle is launching Gotzborg’s Favourite Book, a search to look for what books we Gotzers and Gotzborg visitors love. Voting is already open, and is open to all, Gotzborg residents in particular. To vote, simply go here, read the guidelines, and vote!
In comparison, a recent Australian surveyof Australia’s favourite book had The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein as the number one book, followed by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Bible (Various Contributors). If sales are a measure of a book’s favour, the current best selling books on amazon.com are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, followed by The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman and Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
It will certainly be interesting to see which books get voted, and which book receives the award of Gotzborg’s Favourite Book. But none of this will happen if you don’t vote, so start thinking and start voting here!