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Summer Readathing 2012?

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1LucindaLibri
Modifié : Juin 2, 2012, 8:21pm

Seems like there is enough interest to continue . . . So, just to get a rough estimate of when we should read next:

Vote : I'd be part of a Readathing in June 2012

Pointage actuel: Oui 16, Non 6, Sans opinion 2

2LucindaLibri
Juin 2, 2012, 8:20pm

Vote : I'd be part of a Readathing in July 2012

Pointage actuel: Oui 22, Non 0

3LucindaLibri
Juin 2, 2012, 8:23pm

Vote : I'd be part of a Readathing in August 2012

Pointage actuel: Oui 19, Non 1, Sans opinion 2
I'm really just testing the whole vote/poll thing . . . we'll get more specific soon . . . but do indicate when you are most likely to be available . . .

4jjmcgaffey
Juin 3, 2012, 1:36am

Looks like June is not ideal, but July or August will work - and that's when Jeremy's free(er) too. So we may put it off until then. Let's see what we have when we get more responses, though.

5staffordcastle
Juin 3, 2012, 4:30am

After the Fourth of July would be perfect for me!

6Nicole_VanK
Juin 3, 2012, 4:43am

Ah, the 4th of July... I always find it touching that so many Americans celebrate the birth of "Alice in Wonderland". ;-)

7Ameise1
Juin 3, 2012, 7:57am

July and August would be absolutely perfect (summer holiday) on the other hand I'll find also time in June.

8Litfan
Juin 3, 2012, 8:44am

4th of July would be perfect for me also-- have some time off over those few days. But, I'll make time anytime you all decide on.

9staffordcastle
Juin 3, 2012, 11:41am

>6 Nicole_VanK:
And why not? Is not Alice in Wonderland one of the great works of literature? :-)

10jjmcgaffey
Juin 3, 2012, 11:21pm

Ooookaaay...I'm hearing themes forming here...

11jjmcgaffey
Juin 6, 2012, 2:15pm

And I mention themes and silence falls over the entire project!

12Nicole_VanK
Modifié : Juin 6, 2012, 2:38pm

Aw... Okay, so maybe we should do it without a theme.

13fdholt
Juin 6, 2012, 3:00pm

Although themes are OK too! Since I have never participated before, I really don't know what to expect.

14Ameise1
Juin 6, 2012, 3:59pm

Well, sorry, I didn't catch it that you were asking for themes. It would be nice to have a theme but it also should be possible to read something else if the theme isn't convenient for oneself.

As a theme I'd like to propose Vacation mysteries, because in Europe it will be summer holiday in July and August.

15jjmcgaffey
Juin 6, 2012, 5:55pm

No, I was mostly joking. Themes have been something of a disputatious subject in previous ReadaThings - not terrible, but some likelove them and some object.

Personally, I take a theme as something to bounce ideas off. So if the theme was Alice in Wonderland, anything with white rabbits, or pocketwatches (how about The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything?) or people shrinking, or books that have had movies made from them, or... what can you come up with? would work. It's an additional fun thing - not so much "what book do I have that fits this theme?" but "how can this book I want to read be made to connect to this theme?".

16Nicole_VanK
Juin 7, 2012, 2:48am

You could say I have Alice "on the brain" anyway, but I'm fine with any other subject.

17LucindaLibri
Juin 9, 2012, 12:11pm

One compromise on the themes would be to start a "what you would want to read during the ReadaThing" thread and then challenge people to create a theme embracing all the books people suggest . . . I usually find a way to read what I want if I define the theme loosely enough :)

18LucindaLibri
Juin 9, 2012, 12:15pm

I recently joined the BOMBS (Books Off My Book Shelf) group so here's a suggestion if we read near July 4th: "Independence" . . . would get me to fireworks --> "bombs bursting in air" --> all those books on my shelves I've been meaning to read (my BOMBS/TBR pile) --> I'll spend the ReadaThing reading only those books I want to get off my bookshelf (and become independent from) . . .

See how it can work?

19LucindaLibri
Juin 10, 2012, 5:23pm

Looks like July is the most promising. I've posted specific date possibilities over at:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/138278

Please Vote! We need to decide soon.