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The Darwin Awards
The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action | Wendy Northcutt
33 posts | 12 read | 7 to read
With over a quarter million copies in print and six months on The New York Times bestseller list, The Darwin Awards shows that readers crave humor. And what better place to find it than in the stories of those human beings who improve the gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion. Marvel at the thief who tries to steal live electrical wires. Gape at the lawnchair jockey who floats to a height of 16,000 feet suspended by helium balloons. And learn from the man who peers into a gasoline can using a cigarette lighter. All contend for Darwin Awards when their choices culminate in magnificent misadventures. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error-verified by the author and endorsed by website readers-illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory. The Darwin Awards vividly portrays the finest examples of evolution in action, and shows us just how uncommon common sense can be.
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @LibrarianRyan (in case you‘ve missed the results!):
I have been evil (aka lazy) and kept the winners to myself this entire long weekend. Well wait to more. The revels are about to begin.

Be sure to share your favorites.
#LitsyAwards

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Avanders
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For those of you who haven‘t seen yet — @LibrarianRyan has posted winners for 2018!

From her:
Thank you to all those who read, nominated and voted in the 2018 #LitsyAwards. 2019 award time will be here before we know it.

Be on the look out for an Awards survey in the next month so I can get feed back on things I thought about during the process.

Happy Reading.

#LitsyAwards

LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍 4y
Crazeedi 😊👏👏 4y
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MrBook
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The magnificent @LibrarianRyan will begin sharing the #LitsyAwards winners! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Keep checking in with her to find out who they are, and there‘s a lot of awards being given out. 👍🏻👍🏻

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WanderingBookaneer
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Head on over to @LibrarianRyan ‘s feed and share your opinion. #LitsyAwards

Trashcanman About the System!? 4y
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman you can. But remember, I hit back. 🤪😜 4y
Trashcanman @LibrarianRyan I wouldn't expect it any other way. 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Thank you to all those who read, nominated and voted in the 2018 #LitsyAwards. 2019 award time will be here before we know it.

Be on the look out for an Awards survey in the next month so I can get feed back on things I thought about during the process.

Happy Reading.

Marilyncjackson Thanks for doing this! 4y
Kalalalatja Great books! Thanks for hosting again Ryan 👌 4y
BookwormAHN Thanks for hosting 😺 4y
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Kimberlone Thanks for all your work! Will look through the awards now! 4y
ReadingRover Yay! Thanks for doing this! 👏 👏 👏 4y
GripLitGrl Thanks for hosting 😎 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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I have been evil (aka lazy) and kept the winners to myself this entire long weekend. Well wait to more. The revels are about to begin.

Be sure to share your favorites.
#LitsyAwards

BeansPage Yaaaasss!!! 🤓🤓🤓 4y
JoScho Yay! Thanks for doing this! 4y
Cinfhen You‘re not EVIL you‘re FABULOUS ❣️❣️❣️ Thanks for all your hard work 🏆 4y
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mrp27 Thanks for doing this. I love best of lists but I find it difficult to vote for any one book since I never manage to read all the books to make a fair vote. 4y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
squirrelbrain Fab work! 4y
ReadingRover I‘m a little disappointed over the Sadie losses sad. But the Taco one makes up for it! 🌮 🐿 4y
LibrarianRyan @ReadingRover yeah. Sadie should have won. Hands down. 4y
ReadingRover @LibrarianRyan yeah! Definitely feeling cheated. Maybe we need a recount. 😂 just kidding. Everyone can‘t have as good taste as we do 😉 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Love that you do this ☺️ 4y
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julesG
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I know, I've been in your feed a lot today.

Last post today, promise.

Go vote: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVxwfpD4ybynPRyPNJaRerDUQcP8EJSBtRO9V9...

#LitsyAwards2018 @LibrarianRyan

BarbaraBB Thanks for the reminder! 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is it. This is your last time to vote for the 2018 #LitsyAwards. You have until Thursday. Please share.

https://goo.gl/forms/tlbYepFgZ6soFyCl2

TrishB Done 👍🏻 4y
AnneCecilie I‘ve voted. Thank you for doing this 4y
Simona Done ✅ 4y
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Trashcanman What's up with there not being a Non-fiction Category? 4y
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman there was in nominations, round 1 and round 2. But it was narrowed quickly so that there was no need for them to be in the final round. I know the winners already. 4y
Kimberlone Just voted! Glad to see there were still a few categories with books I had read and could vote on in the final round! 4y
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SW-T
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LibrarianRyan Thank you. 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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tracy.m.ng Omg I need to read more books. I only read 3 or 4 books they had in that list 4y
WanderingBookaneer @tracy.m.ng : I read plenty of books and I haven‘t read a lot of these. 4y
LibrarianRyan Yeah. Thank you. 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Sorry I didn‘t post this yesterday, but life got In The way.

#LitsyAwards Round 2. Each category has no more than 6 entries. For some categories there we so few standouts that Round two will be their final round.

You have until Monday, Jan 14, at 9am EST to cast your votes.

https://goo.gl/forms/eceJwXJqduQQIpL63

May the odds be ever in Your favor.

Kaye Hi Ryan. I voted but haven‘t read hardly any of the listed books, didn‘t see any of the movies or tv and didn‘t know any of the authors. I tried ! I can see by this that I don‘t read a lot off the “ popular books” category ! 😱 (edited) 4y
LibrarianRyan @kaye that is perfectly okay. I haven‘t read many of these myself. 4y
JoScho Thanks for the tag! I will check it out. 4y
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MrBook No need to be sorry 😊, you're doing a fantastic service for us all 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! I'll be sharing later. 4y
LeahBergen Thanks for the tag! I‘ve been such a backlist reader for the last year or so. 😬 4y
Kimberlone Voted! 4y
ReadingRover All the books I have not read amaze me! Especially after knowing how many I had read last year!!! 4y
LibrarianRyan @ReadingRover I know right! 4y
Avanders Oof life getting in the way... 🤜🏻🤛🏽 4y
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Avanders
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Repost for @LibrarianRyan :
Hey all, it is officially time to start voting.

All nominations are on this form. All. Round one will narrow the picks down to 4-6 per category.

You have until NOON (EST) on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

https://goo.gl/forms/ab4zAe4mvIHmAwTE3

Happy voting! And feel free to share. 🤓

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻⭐️😁🤓 4y
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SassyBookworm
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Have you cast your vote?! 🗳It‘s time to get in your votes in for your favorite 2018 books!!

Click the link and get to voting Littens!!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHgb7HG5oNzTSiBAuCnj4g6o0B2KOEytjk9-KM...

#SassyBookworm😏 #LitsyAwards #Round1 #Vote #BestOf2018

cariashley Just voted! Thanks for posting! 4y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻⭐️😁🤓 4y
SassyBookworm @cariashley you‘re welcome ☺️ 4y
SassyBookworm @LibrarianRyan THANK YOU for putting this together!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4y
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BookishShelly
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I love voting, so I did. If you‘d like to vote go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHgb7HG5oNzTSiBAuCnj4g6o0B2KOEytjk9-KM...

gradcat Ooh, so do I...heading there to vote now!! 🗳 4y
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SW-T
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@LibrarianRyan posted the nominees for the 2018 Litsy awards. Be sure to cast your vote!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHgb7HG5oNzTSiBAuCnj4g6o0B2KOEytjk9-KM...

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁⭐️🤓 4y
Crazeedi Voted! 4y
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MrBook
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The specTACular @LibrarianRyan has the 2nd Annual #LitsyAwards up & running! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻:

Hey all, it is officially time to start voting.

All nominations are on this form. All. Round one will narrow the picks down to 4-6 per category.

You have until NOON (EST) on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

https://goo.gl/forms/ab4zAe4mvIHmAwTE3

Happy voting! And feel free to share. 🤓

SilversReviews I voted in the genres that I read and for the book that I read in that category. 4y
KarouBlue God this was hard. Gonna have to call in depressed tomorrow for all those children I denied! 😫 4y
Pruzy Thanks for doing this @LibrarianRyan 4y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁⭐️ 4y
LibrarianRyan @Pruzy you are welcome. 4y
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Kimberlone
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Just voted in round 1. While this is probably the most books I‘ve ever read the same year they were published, this was a reminder of how many I still have to read (some of which I already have on my bookshelf)!

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Andrew65
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LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁⭐️😎 4y
Andrew65 @LibrarianRyan You are doing a fantastic job! 🙌👏⭐️ 4y
LibrarianRyan @Andrew65 thank you. ☺️ 4y
EadieB I voted! @Andrew65 4y
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julesG
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LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻😎 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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@LibrarianRyan created the form to nominate the books and now it‘s time to vote. I question some choices in some categories, but it was cool to see what people submitted. Vote here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHgb7HG5oNzTSiBAuCnj4g6o0B2KOEytjk9-KM...

LibrarianRyan I made some of those same questions believe me. When this is all over I‘m going to ask for feedback. I saw some unexpected Ed things this year. 4y
Lexeegee @LibrarianRyan I was going do the survey. However the horror section is really not okay. Just why? 4y
LibrarianRyan @Lexeegee I left things as nominated. I moved only one title which was an adult romance in the picture books. Plus for some of them I can kind of see what the nominative was thinking. I may not agree with it but I tried to stay true to nominations. Plus when everything is over I plan on doing a survey for thoughts on things I had problems with. 4y
WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan : Thank you for your diligence. Don‘t fret too much. These things are out of your control. 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Hey all, it is officially time to start voting.

All nominations are on this form. All. Round one will narrow the picks down to 4-6 per category.

You have until NOON (EST) on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

https://goo.gl/forms/ab4zAe4mvIHmAwTE3

Happy voting! And feel free to share. 🤓

BeansPage Woop Woop 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻 4y
SilversReviews I voted in the genres I read....thanks. 😊 4y
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WanderingBookaneer I woke up from a nap, saw the tag, thought you were nominating me for a Darwin Award. I was troubled because I‘m very much alive and wondered if you were psychic and were trying to tell me something by this. 4y
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer 🤣🤣 not today. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan I love that Fear is a horror book. 4y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan I did not nominate it there, but I understand and do see how it is a type of horror so I left it there. 4y
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer so question were some of the a Lear‘s categories For you Fear in Horror and Circe? in Fantasy 4y
MCYmermaid Thank you for your work!! 4y
LibrarianRyan @MCYmermaid you are welcome. I won‘t lie, I‘m sitting here watching the results change as people vote and I love it. ❤️❤️ 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for putting all that together 🙌🏻❣️😀 4y
WanderingBookaneer I thought Fear was hilarious in Horror, but yes. Those were 2 that I wondered about. 4y
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer I agree. I laughed at fear but at the same time I could see it. I would never put it there but I wanted to keep things as close to nominates as possible. I moved one book. Someone put an adult romance book in picturebooks. And Circe Or 7 1/2 death I would never put in fantasy. I‘m a purist. But others not so much. 4y
WanderingBookaneer Historical Fiction was one that had Lady‘s Guide to Piracy and Petticoats and The Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock which for me would be more fantasy. 4y
WanderingBookaneer I agree with your previous statement. 4y
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer I also wanted to disallow what I assume are authors nominating their own books. There is one book that no one on Litsy but the author has posted about. So it makes me wonder. Partly why I want to get opinions for next year. 4y
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer I see what you mean about pirates and mermaids. Pirates I would have put in YA and I would have to look more at mermaid. 4y
Soubhiville I voted on the categories I‘ve read from. This is fun, I can‘t wait for the results! I‘ll share in a couple days when your post isn‘t quite as prominent. 😊 4y
Kaye I voted on those I‘ve read. Looks like I need to put a bunch on library holds. I didn‘t read many off these lists ! Thanks for the tag Ryan. 4y
JoScho Thanks for the tag! Off to vote 🤗❤️ 4y
RealLifeReading Thanks for the tag! Just voted! 4y
Lmstraubie This is fantastic! 4y
LibrarianRyan @Lmstraubie thanks. 👍🏻😁⭐️ 4y
MCYmermaid @LibrarianRyan Yay! Glad you‘re enjoying the rewards of seeing Littens participate! 4y
Jess7 Voted! ✅ 4y
IamIamIam LOL, I checked the list seems I'm not reading enough popular fiction!!! 😂 Gotta get on that! 🤓 4y
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Pickpick

Enjoyable if not a bit repetitive by the end. We humans seem dedicated to ending ourselves in the oddest, and amusingly ironic, ways possible.

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RamsFan1963
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I could use a good laugh, and this looks very funny. I love stories about the silliness of the human race.

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LibrarianRyan
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Did you know there is still time to vote in The #LitsyAwards.

129 people have voted already.

Make your voice heard. You might be surprised what's winning in which category. Plus every time someone new votes some categories swing.

Use the following link. https://goo.gl/forms/0p9j4kxhRQ8jspQ73

britt_brooke Thanks for doing this! 5y
MarriedtoMrT Done! Thank you! 5y
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LibrarianRyan
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Hey all,

There is still time to vote in round 2 of the #LitsyAwards!

This round determines who makes it to the finals. We have already knocked off some great books. Make your voice heard. Go Vote.

https://goo.gl/forms/Y8PxF6y0TkOBDhJo2

Pamwurtzler I voted! Thanks for doing that! 5y
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Well... that was... depressing! Virtually every single thing I wanted to nominate was published in 2016. A long scan of my shelves revealed that I seem to be missing a Phryne, didn‘t read/ finish any pure fiction, middle grade or adult fantasy/sci-fi this year and I am really stretching my nomination for Historical Fiction (it could be YA). I also didn‘t like a lot of what I read enough to nominate it for “best book of the year”... Hmmm.

Betty I had the same problem too. Nominated only two books 5y
GlassAsDiamonds @Betty kind of surreal, Hu? I was so excited pulling things off my shelves then filliping them open and wondering time and again how they were so much older than I thought!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 5y
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LibrarianRyan
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Hey everyone, there is still time to get your nominations in for the #LitsyAwards. The categories are above.

Rules for nomination:
You must have read the book
It must be published in 2017.

More rules on the nomination page. Please include authors of books.

https://goo.gl/forms/y59AzFYmIKnL8eHC2

Cinfhen Such a fun idea🎉 5y
GlassAsDiamonds It worries me that one of the rules needs to be “has read thing claiming to judge”...🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (not disputing that it‘s a necessary rule, just .... despairing over the state of the world ). 5y
LibrarianRyan @GlassAsDiamonds I added that as a rule just for nominations. I didn't want a good reads thing where people are giving a book 5 stars that has no title and a vague release date. Since I don't collect names I have no way to tell and are working on the honor system. 5y
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GlassAsDiamonds @LibrarianRyan oh yeah, that drives me INSANE (along with those “no, don‘t read that and make up your own mind, blindly BELIEVE ME!!” Types). 😊 It‘s a good, needed rule. But a worry. 5y
tpixie Fun idea!! 5y
DivaDiane I notice there is no way to nominate poetry. Can that be added belatedly? It‘s about the only thing I read that‘s current (ie published in 2017). 5y
LibrarianRyan @DivaDiane you can nominate poetry under Non Fiction. I'll keep that in mind for next time. 5y
DivaDiane Ok, will do. 5y
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#TBRtemptation post 13! This is the 6-month-long NYT bestseller that started the cultural phenomenon! Marvel at how uncommon common sense is with a series of stories that will make you laugh and cringe: the thief who steals electrical wires with the current still on; the lawn chair who floats up 16,000 feet with helium balloons; the man who looks into a gasoline container with his lighter. And many, many more. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

monkeygirlsmama I had a copy of this years ago. Hilarious, yet at the same time a sad view of humanity. Haha 5y
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catsuit_mango
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A little book box appeared not long ago on my way into town. I donated 12 books this morning, by the time I came back 4 were gone! #freebooks #littlelibrary

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Laura317 Dang it! 6y
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