2019 Reading Through Time Reading Plans
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We are entering into the 4th quarter of 2018 and it is time to start making plans for 2019. Is everyone still interested in continuing on with the format that we are using where one person hosts each month with a topic of their choice? If so let me know and then we can start the volunteering for next year. We aren't a very large group so if you know anyone who may be interested in what we are doing here, please invite them to check us out.
January: LibraryCin - "Survival"
February: tess_schoolmarm - "Be My Valentine"
April: DeltaQueen - "The Wonderful Emptiness" - The Great Central Plains of America
May: cindydavid4 - "Myths"
I am ok with continuing this way, but if others have other ideas, that's fine, too.
In fact, I was deciding between two themes when I chose the science one, but I can now no longer remember hat my 2nd theme idea was! Sigh... Hopefully, if we do it this way again, it will come back to me.
im still interested in this format, its been very interesting both as a host and as a reader.
Not sure what theme I'd pick Thinking of children's books pre 1929?
So, we have 2 Cindys on board! :-) Can't recall how many Cindys are in the group, but that must be half of us! LOL!
>6 cindydavid4: I was also thinking 4, but I wasn't sure! And yay! 3 Cindys agree! :-)
Not a Cindy, but I like the format and would host again if needed/asked.
Hi, I'm Dee, and I have just joined. I think that a person hosting each month, is a brilliant idea. I would love to have a go myself:)
I'm glad that most of us want to continue the Reading Through Time Challenge as it is. Please start thinking of which month you would lke to host as I will probably start a list later on in the month. At this point you don't have to have a theme worked out, just grab a month, you can always come up with the theme later.
And welcome Dee!
I'm very happy with the format and would enjoy using it again for next year. Hoping to be able to participate more in 2019 and would be glad to host a month.
I like the current format and I hope to do better in actually participating.
I've added the month to the first posting here so if anyone wants to claim a month, please go ahead and do so. I will take a month but will wait as the theme I am thinking of doesn't depend on a particular time.
>16 DeltaQueen50: I wish I could remember the alternate theme I was thinking instead of science! I'm still hoping it will come to me. I don't think the month will matter, but I still feel like I want to remember what it was before I officially choose a month!
>1 DeltaQueen50: Judy, I'm going to jump in for 2019. I'm sure I'll go through several on my TBR!
>19 DeltaQueen50: good idea to check back. I think i was thinking natural disasters! I will look back, as well, to see if i expanded on what i mean. Thank you!
I was not necessarily thinking natural disasters (at least not that i mentioned). Looks like I was simply thinking survival more broadly.
So, yes, can we put me down for survival in... no one else has picked a montn yet? I would be ok with january. How early would people like the thread posted for the first one in 2019?
>20 tess_schoolmarm: According to the Wiki, it will be the 20th century, starting with WWI in the first quarter.
I have filled in January, February and March - thank you to the volunteers. I have added myself for the month of April.
As for timing, as long as we "planners" know what the theme is a couple of months in advance, the actual thread just needs to go up during the month before. Of course, if you wish to post early, by all means feel free to do so. I will try to send people a gentle reminder if their thread doesn't show up 2 weeks before the month starts.
The theme I am planning on going with is going to be books set in the Great Central Plains of America - Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, North and South Dakota & Nebraska. This central heartland of America shares many themes in common but there are also plenty of books set in each individual state. More about this when I post the thread.
I'm in...this sounds like a fun group. >28 DeltaQueen50: Thank you for posting about it in the 2018 Cat challenge. I don't always read every challenge, but I'll pop in here throughout the year to add my reads. This is very much in my wheelhouse. Thanks to everyone for organizing it.
>28 DeltaQueen50: Since I'm new I need to ask..so with your topic of the Central Plains, any book taking place on the plains at any time satisfies the challenge?
a LT question that has alway confused me - why do we have monthly and quarterly themes, esp as several of them over lap or repeat . Whats the background for this structure (I notice that Reading Globally does quarterly, no monthly)
Somebody else can probably explain it better......our quarterly reads are not themes but division of time; hence reading through time. Our monthly is a different topic each month; so as to vary our reading. Now, I don't think you have to do this; but I try to keep my monthly reads within the time period we are in for the quarter. Example: The Old West is quarterly and if the monthly is women taking the lead, I would try to find books on women leaders in the Old West. I can't always do it, but I try!
I love coming here and finding lots of activity! :)
>30 clue: As we are reading through history, the books we read are usually either historical fiction or non-fiction, but yes, any book set in the past that takes place in the Central Plains will fit. Books like My Antonia, Dances With Wolves, The Children's Blizzard or Empire of the Summer Moon would all fit. We are pretty loose here so "history" is not clearly defined, I tend consider anything from the 1960s back to be history, but others include anything from the last century - again it's your choice.
>31 tess_schoolmarm: I like that theme, should I add it to the top?
>32 cindydavid4: I love the idea of myths - you could go with something like "Legends and Myths - Adventures From the Past". I've reserved May for you.
>34 cindydavid4: Another reason for the quarterly reads was that some people wanted a longer time to explore certain periods in history, so we decided to set up quarterly categories to allow this extra time so that people could read as many books as they wished. People can participate to the degree that they wish - 10 books or no books - you decide. :)
>27 DeltaQueen50: Thank you! That will give me time to come up with something, probably by November, possibly mid-month. I'm used to the challenge thread where they are usually posted about 2 weeks ahead, but I've noticed in this group, the threads are usually posted much earlier than that!
Now that I'm back in the States and can actually use the internet, YAY! I'll take a month. No idea on a theme yet though.
I just found the planning thread although I should have known you would have it up already, Judy. You are much more organized than I am. You can add me for a month.
>41 Familyhistorian: Meg, I've put you in for July but if another month is more appealing, let me know.
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