July ReadaThing - Themes? Yes or No


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July ReadaThing - Themes? Yes or No

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heinäkuu 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.

Äänestys: I am not interested in a theme for ReadaThing

Äänet tällä hetkellä: Kyllä 8, Ei 7, Epävarma 5

heinäkuu 1, 2012, 10:51am

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

Äänet tällä hetkellä: Kyllä 0, Ei 12, Epävarma 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.

heinäkuu 1, 2012, 10:53am

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

Äänet tällä hetkellä: Kyllä 16, Ei 3, Epävarma 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

heinäkuu 1, 2012, 2:16pm

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

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 2, 2012, 7:49pm

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

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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 :(

heinäkuu 7, 2012, 3:50pm

Anyone else have ideas? *bump*

heinäkuu 8, 2012, 12:43pm

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

heinäkuu 8, 2012, 2:43pm

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

heinäkuu 8, 2012, 2:52pm

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

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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:


Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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!

heinäkuu 9, 2012, 5:45pm

>15 Nicole_VanK:

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

heinäkuu 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).

heinäkuu 11, 2012, 6:47am

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

Äänet tällä hetkellä: Kyllä 3, Ei 9, Epävarma 2

heinäkuu 11, 2012, 6:48am

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

Äänet tällä hetkellä: Kyllä 4, Ei 5, Epävarma 3

heinäkuu 17, 2012, 11:31am


Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 17, 2012, 11:36am

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

heinäkuu 17, 2012, 12:12pm

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

heinäkuu 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!!

heinäkuu 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

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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.

heinäkuu 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!

heinäkuu 22, 2012, 8:35am

lol, Karen. That ought to cover everything!

heinäkuu 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

heinäkuu 26, 2012, 6:34am

go for it!