Now if you say, "I didn't read anything last year," that's different -- you can't nominate the empty set for an award. But saying, "I only read a few books last year, and while I liked them, it wouldn't be fair to nominate them because there might be better books I haven't read" does yourself and the awards a disservice.
I'm starting to think, based solely on anecdotal evidence, that one of the big reasons most of the thousands of eligible WSFS members don't vote is that they don't think they should be allowed to vote because they aren't sufficiently well-read. Those people who do so are of course exercising their right to abstain, but they are also giving up their chance to make a difference to those people who don't think you have to read ten books a day to be sufficiently well-informed to be able to say, "This is what I liked."
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