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July ReadaThing - Themes? Yes or No

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1majkia
Juil 1, 2012, 10:50am

Looks like our July ReadaThing will start around July 26th and run for a week. Specific dates and times will be announced later this week (it's the time zone challenge, as usual).

In the meantime, I'd like to get a feel for who wants a theme, or multiple themes or no theme at all?

Of course, any theme would be entirely voluntary, so there is that.

Vote : I am not interested in a theme for ReadaThing

Pointage actuel: Oui 8, Non 7, Sans opinion 5

2majkia
Juil 1, 2012, 10:51am

Vote : I'm interested in using an individual theme I create for just me

Pointage actuel: Oui 0, Non 12, Sans opinion 6
This would be your own Theme, you'd create it and use it just for yourself or you could share it with anyone who chose it too.

3majkia
Juil 1, 2012, 10:53am

Vote : I'd consider participating in a theme if I liked the idea

Pointage actuel: Oui 16, Non 3, Sans opinion 2
Soliciting ideas: Based on maybe:

Christmas in July (A Winter Theme or a Summer Theme for the Antipodes)
Summer,Sand, Sandals
A Genre, or some Word or Title, or Author

4majkia
Juil 1, 2012, 2:16pm

Please chime in with Theme ideas, or make your own vote for them!

5mirrani
Juil 2, 2012, 6:59pm

Just to clarify, the top one, being in the negative, if I say "No" am I really saying that yes, I /would/ participate in a theme? 'Cause I'm always for themes, they help you spread out your reading boundaries a little bit each time.

6majkia
Juil 2, 2012, 7:49pm

#5 voting YES on number one does indicate you'd be interested in a theme. Thanks for asking.

7AnnieMod
Juil 2, 2012, 8:04pm

>6 majkia:

But the question reads "I am not interested in a theme for ReadaThing"
So if I say Yes, I am really saying "I am not interested"...
In order to read the way you are saying, you should have skipped the not in the sentence.

8majkia
Juil 2, 2012, 8:08pm

argh. if you vote YES you are not interested, if you vote NO you are interested in a theme. Obviously I'm half asleep or something :(

9majkia
Juil 7, 2012, 3:50pm

Anyone else have ideas? *bump*

10infjsarah
Juil 8, 2012, 12:43pm

Theme suggestion - sport eg nonfiction such as biography or fiction with loose connection eg Dick Francis.

11staffordcastle
Juil 8, 2012, 2:43pm

I like the idea of a summer theme; perhaps vacation, travel books, something like that?

12staffordcastle
Juil 8, 2012, 2:52pm

Sports would also be a good theme, since the RaT will take place during the 2012 Olympics.

13maggie1944
Juil 9, 2012, 11:14am

I probably will not participate in a theme as my goal is to get some of my ever growing stacks of "to be read" books read. Arg.

14LucindaLibri
Juil 9, 2012, 2:38pm

I'm with you there maggie1944! But I'm determined to find a way to squeeze my TBR books into any theme the group comes up with.

Are you part of the BOMBS—Books Off My Book Shelf group? I'm finding them very inspirational:

http://www.librarything.com/groups/bombsbooksoffmybooks

15Nicole_VanK
Modifié : Juil 9, 2012, 2:46pm

Good for you - I guess. But no book on any of my shelves will ever get off - unless it gets stolen. ;-)

P.s.: and that has happened. Believe me.

16staffordcastle
Juil 9, 2012, 4:19pm

Matt, it just means "off the TBR shelf", not actually going away!

They're going to have to pry my books out of my cold dead fingers!

17AnnieMod
Juil 9, 2012, 5:45pm

>15 Nicole_VanK:

Half of the people in the group simply read the books and then put them in again :)

18jjmcgaffey
Juil 10, 2012, 8:24pm

For me, I have a lot of books that I have no idea whether I'll actually like - I got them because they were "free" (Sunday bag day at the library sale, mostly). So part of my BOMBS is deciding whether this book is a keeper. If it is, it goes right back on the shelf - if I had to drag myself through to the ending (or couldn't - very rare, that), it goes _away_ and I don't have to deal with it any more. So far it's about 90-10 keepers, but I have gotten rid of some amazing stinkers... (I'm not in the BOMBS group, but I'm doing it within the 75 Books Challenge).

19majkia
Juil 11, 2012, 6:47am

Vote : I'd like a Sports theme - Olympics or otherwise

Pointage actuel: Oui 3, Non 9, Sans opinion 2

20majkia
Juil 11, 2012, 6:48am

Vote : I'd like a Christmas in July Theme. Summer/Winter depending on your location

Pointage actuel: Oui 4, Non 5, Sans opinion 3

21majkia
Juil 17, 2012, 11:31am

bump

22Nicole_VanK
Modifié : Juil 17, 2012, 11:36am

Bumping right back at you ;-) Must there be a theme?

23majkia
Juil 17, 2012, 12:12pm

No, no theme required, and from the look of the votes I'm thinking there won't be one.

24skittles
Juil 17, 2012, 1:17pm

Personally, I'm going with the "Too Hot To Decide Upon A Theme & Just Grabbing Books and Cold Drinks."

For others in the Southern Hemisphere, you can go with the "Too Cold To Decide Upon A Theme & Just Grabbing Books and Hot Drinks."

My area is in the triple digits today. Long term outlook is also TOO BLEEPIN' HOT!!

25AnnieMod
Juil 17, 2012, 1:21pm

If someone feels like reading on a theme and if no theme is selected, we have the "Big Travels" as a challenge theme for the summer months down in the Club Read http://www.librarything.com/topic/139296

26PaperbackPirate
Juil 20, 2012, 12:26pm

We could have a theme just for the few of us that like them...

Thanks for the link, 25 AnnieMod, just in case.

27Nicole_VanK
Juil 20, 2012, 1:39pm

If you like a theme, sure, go right ahead. I don't actively dislike themes, just way to tired to think one up.

28crazy4reading
Juil 21, 2012, 9:47am

I don't care if there is a theme or not. I just read what I have. I don't let a theme dictate what I am going to read because then that requires me to spend more time going through my books and trying to find something that fits the theme and hoping I really want to read it. That is just my opinion.

29maggie1944
Juil 21, 2012, 10:22pm

I signed up for a time slot, and I'm committing myself to reading "what I have". Very intelligent idea! Plus I am committing myself to getting some books off the TBR piles. And reading what I bought the other day, too!

30majkia
Juil 22, 2012, 8:35am

lol, Karen. That ought to cover everything!

31ZooeySuff
Juil 25, 2012, 10:43pm

This may be a funny way of coming up with a theme, but I thought I would combine this fun activity with either reading a) A Jane Austen novel pertaining to a yarn swap I'm involved in on another website or b) reading a book I'm planning on reviewing. I know, I know, both these options are absurdly utilitarian, but.... it's something! ;p

32majkia
Juil 26, 2012, 6:34am

go for it!