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1.Monkey.
Edited: Dec 14, 2015, 10:53am Top

Helloooooooo there and welcome to Club Read 2016!

First order of business:
Would anyone like to volunteer to start off & keep an eye on our traditional annual threads?
Thanks to AnnieMod (What Are You Reading), NanaCC (Best of Quarter/Year), and RidgewayGirl (Interesting Articles) for keeping up the traditional group threads this year!

Also, please let me know (now and at any time in the future) if there are groups you'd like me to add to the list of other groups of interest, and if there are any theme/group read threads you'd like posted to the group page.

And lastly, go say hello in our Introduce Yourself and Greet Your Fellow Club Readers thread! :D

2AnnieMod
Dec 2, 2015, 8:02pm Top

I can do the "What Are You Reading" threads this year :)

3FlorenceArt
Dec 3, 2015, 7:31am Top

Thank you for setting the group up Monkey!

4.Monkey.
Dec 3, 2015, 8:27am Top

No problem! And thanks, Annie. :)

5avaland
Edited: Dec 9, 2015, 6:54am Top

So glad to see that Club Read continues with its now 3rd admin! It's been a truly terrific place here on LT since 2009 (created late 2008), made terrific by those excellent and diverse readers who congregate here. Thanks, Monkey, for taking over. And thanks to Rebecca for all her years of fabulous admin. This will be the 8th year of Club Read. Wheeeee.

6rebeccanyc
Dec 9, 2015, 9:34am Top

And created, because she was too modest to say so, by our very own avaland/Lois.

7.Monkey.
Dec 9, 2015, 11:25am Top

This is such an excellent group, I'm just glad to be able to help out. :))

8NanaCC
Dec 13, 2015, 5:46pm Top

I will continue to do the "best of quarter" and "best of year" threads, unless someone else is aching to do it. :)

9.Monkey.
Dec 13, 2015, 6:03pm Top

Thanks Colleen :)

10RidgewayGirl
Dec 14, 2015, 9:58am Top

I'll continue with the onerous labor of the Interesting Articles thread, unless someone else would like to open that thread and throw out an occasional link to an appropriate article?

11.Monkey.
Dec 14, 2015, 10:49am Top

Thanks! That's all three covered, then. :D

12lilisin
Dec 17, 2015, 2:07am Top

>2 AnnieMod:

Thanks Annie for taking over the Reading threads! I was running out of introductions to write! Otherwise it's an easy job as I just continued the threads once they reached 200 posts.

13AnnieMod
Dec 17, 2015, 2:10am Top

>12 lilisin:

Yep. Already working on my introductions :)

14BookieWorm
Dec 17, 2015, 8:40pm Top

Hi, how do you add photos to your thread on here please?

15The_Hibernator
Dec 17, 2015, 8:55pm Top

Is the photo already on the internet? Or do you want to upload off your computer? 🤗👽👻

16.Monkey.
Dec 18, 2015, 6:07am Top

>14 BookieWorm: The photo has to be uploaded somewhere. Then you right-click it, copy image location/source (text varies by browser), and use HTML to put it in a post: <img src="URL HERE" />

17klarusu
Dec 18, 2015, 7:58am Top

>14 BookieWorm: I've found Photobucket is a pretty reliable free repository for LT images.

18.Monkey.
Dec 18, 2015, 8:39am Top

Personally I think PB is super awful, it's pretty much my last choice these days, but then I also dislike all the free options and pay for a better site. But anything not large can be uploaded to LT anyhow.

19avaland
Dec 26, 2015, 6:51am Top

>16 .Monkey.: One can add a height or width restriction for a photo by adding height="200" in your line of code before that last closing caret. The "200" being whatever number one decides, of course.

I find Photobucket satisfactory for photos that aren't book covers, but one should not attempt to edit the size in Photobucket. Instead, after you paste in their line of code into your message field. Replace their last bit of code that begins with alt = with the same height restriction as noted above, making sure to not to change beyond the quotations marks. Does that make sense?

20theaelizabet
Edited: Jan 23, 2016, 1:21pm Top

Great new group pic/logo!

21edwinbcn
Jan 23, 2016, 10:42pm Top

I hope everyone likes it. I also uploaded a new group pic to Literary Centennials.

22Helenliz
Jan 24, 2016, 6:43am Top

>21 edwinbcn: it's an improvement on my box of books. >:-)

23dchaikin
Jan 25, 2016, 9:37am Top

Love the logo (but, helenliz, I liked the box too.)

24SassyLassy
Jul 5, 2016, 8:13pm Top

For CR readers interested in Reading Globally, check out the third quarter thread, featuring Soviet and Post Soviet Writers. anisoara has created a truly comprehensive list of suggestions: http://www.librarything.com/topic/226285

25SassyLassy
Oct 6, 2016, 9:35am Top

Another quarter has rolled around on Reading Globally. This time the theme is Dictators, Dictatorships, and Other Forms of Tyranny. Once again, the lists of possible titles are growing. Please have a look and add your own. http://www.librarything.com/topic/234398

26SassyLassy
Dec 9, 2016, 10:07am Top

This is the time of year when some readers are busy planning for next year, so if you are interested in Reading Globally, here are the themes and topics planned for 2017 to keep in mind:

Quarter 1:works by writers from the Benelux countries (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) led by .Monkey.

Quarter 2: travel writing by non European and non North American authors led by southernbooklady

Quarter 3: works by writers who write in what are considered minority languages within their own country led by spiphany

Quarter 4: writers from the Scandinavian countries and associated territories: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland and the Faroe Islands led by Andrew_MC

27AnnieMod
Dec 12, 2016, 10:34pm Top

Isn't it about time to start the group for next year? :)

28.Monkey.
Dec 13, 2016, 4:10am Top

Lol I actually was thinking I would do that once I got on the computer, while feeding the cats their breakfast. Talk about timing! :P

29.Monkey.
Dec 13, 2016, 4:40am Top

CR 2017 is up and ready! :)

30.Monkey.
Dec 16, 2016, 8:48am Top

It was brought to my attention that end of the year threads can often get overlooked as gears shift into the new year, so how about if we put up the "best of quarter" thread in this group, and bring the "best of year" thread over to the 2017 group so folks can contribute on into January and such, as things get wrapped up, and not lose track of it?

31RidgewayGirl
Dec 16, 2016, 9:12am Top

>30 .Monkey.: I think that's an excellent idea.

32Nickelini
Dec 19, 2016, 6:03pm Top

>30 .Monkey.: Good plan!

33japaul22
Dec 19, 2016, 7:38pm Top

>30 .Monkey.: I like that too!

34NanaCC
Dec 22, 2016, 9:35pm Top

The end of year thread is up in CR 2017. I won't get to my stats before the end of next week, but wanted to be sure you knew it was ready if you are ready.

35This-n-That
Dec 23, 2016, 12:13am Top

>34 NanaCC:
Thanks! : )

36Nickelini
Dec 27, 2016, 9:57pm Top

As everyone knows by now, actress Carrie Fisher died today. Judging by my FaceBook feed, most are remembering her from Star Wars, but I don't do Star Wars and to me she's an author. LT lists her book credits as:

Wishful Drinking
Postcards from the Edge
Surrender the Pink
Delusions of Grandma
The Best Awful
Shockaholic
The Princess Diarist
For Children and Those Who Love Them

I read Postcards from the Edge shortly after it was published and gave it 5 stars at the time.

I also remember her from one of my very favourite films, When Harry Met Sally. "I want you to know . . . that I will never want that wagon wheel coffee table." Sigh, great scene written by another wonderful writer who we lost too soon -- Nora Ephron. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW8zvaTRuGo

And that's not all. Richard Adams, author of Watership Down also died today. He was 96, so more of a life well lived.

37.Monkey.
Edited: Dec 28, 2016, 5:03am Top

I did hear about Carrie, and fortunately my other social network hangout is full of awesome friends, so while I had never realized before that she wrote, I did get enlightened last night over there!
I did not hear about Adams, how sad, Watership Down was brilliant. At least he was older, but still. :(
ETA Actually Wiki says he died on the 24th, so a few days ago. Now I'm extra annoyed, I don't think I heard about anyone else dying that day, so there's even less reason for his to have been overlooked! >.<

38AnnieMod
Dec 28, 2016, 5:55am Top

>37 .Monkey.:

I don't think the news for him broke until today - maybe it was kept quiet because of the day or simply because the family wanted to mourn in private for a bit

39.Monkey.
Dec 28, 2016, 12:24pm Top

Hm, could be. In any case it sucks! :(

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