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CultureCAT General Thread

2017 Category Challenge

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1sturlington
Edited: Dec 7, 2016, 6:40am Top

The categories are:

January for Ethics in Science & Technology -- hosted by mathgirl40
February for Medicine & Public Health -- hosted by luvamystery65
March for Cultural Awareness & Diversity -- hosted by whitewavedarling
April for for Religious Diversity & Freedom histed by EBT1002
May for Gender Equality -- hosted by sallylou61
June for Environmentalism/Conservation (including global warming concerns) -- hosted by LibraryCin
July for Violence, Crime & Justice -- hosted by DeltaQueen50
August for Impact of Natural disasters -- hosted by LibraryCin
September for Journalism & the Arts -- hosted by Kristelh
October for Poverty -- hosted by jonesli
November for Conflict & War (including terrorism) -- hosted by LisaMorr
December for Cultural Flow & Immigration -- hosted by katiekrug

2sturlington
Nov 29, 2016, 7:42am Top

April still needs a host. Anyone?

3LibraryCin
Nov 29, 2016, 8:46pm Top

Posting to keep an eye on the thread. I'm already doing two months, and April is not a month that is overly interesting to me, so I'm afraid I won't be volunteering for it. Hopefully someone will step up!

4EBT1002
Dec 6, 2016, 8:05pm Top

Um, I'm a newby but I could host April. I don't know that I would read more than one or two books that fit the category but I figure hosting doesn't require that, right?

5LibraryCin
Edited: Dec 6, 2016, 10:53pm Top

>4 EBT1002: Nope, hosting doesn't require you read any! Thank you for helping out! I'm sure you can see what others do before April and use those as examples for posting the April thread. :-)

And welcome!!!

6sturlington
Dec 7, 2016, 6:40am Top

>4 EBT1002: Thanks for volunteering!

7EBT1002
Dec 7, 2016, 2:27pm Top

>5 LibraryCin: and >6 sturlington: You're welcome. And, really, I will read something for the month. I already have a couple of things in mind!

8mathgirl40
Dec 14, 2016, 9:48am Top

I've posted the January thread and took the liberty of creating a Wiki page for this CAT.

9LibraryCin
Dec 15, 2016, 11:11pm Top

Does anyone know how to post the link to the wiki on the group home page? Thanks!

10.Monkey.
Dec 16, 2016, 5:45am Top

>9 LibraryCin: Only the group admin can edit the group description.

11mathgirl40
Dec 16, 2016, 8:20am Top

>9 LibraryCin: >10 .Monkey.: I've sent a note to Eva asking her to add the Wiki link.

12LibraryCin
Dec 16, 2016, 8:25pm Top

>10 .Monkey.: Thank you - I wasn't sure!

>11 mathgirl40: Thank you!

13luvamystery65
Jan 11, 2017, 12:51pm Top

I'm going to post February's thread early. I work a lot this week and it's my weekend to work as well. Then I'm off on a trip.

15beebeereads
Jan 21, 2017, 10:49am Top

Just finished Thank You for Being Late This book fit this challenge very well as there was a great deal of discussion about the need for ethics and principled behavior as we move forward in this fast paced technological era. I have written a review, but fairly new to Talk so not sure what link to use. Hope this is right?
http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=beebeereads&collection=433534&a...

16sturlington
Jan 21, 2017, 3:25pm Top

>15 beebeereads: That did work. You can also click the little chain link icon under where the review displays on the book page to get a link straight to your review: http://www.librarything.com/work/18327067/reviews/137044939

Just so you know, we generally track each month's reads in their own threads. Here is this month's thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/243401#

17whitewavedarling
Feb 15, 2017, 10:46am Top

18beebeereads
Feb 22, 2017, 6:08pm Top

>16 sturlington: Thanks for the help on this. I somehow unstarred this topic and didn't see your response until today...a month late! I will make sure I post correctly from now on...

19EBT1002
Mar 15, 2017, 8:32am Top

Hi everyone. I just wanted to reassure you that I plan to set up the April thread, Religious Diversity and Freedom, this weekend. I'm in the research and thinking stage.
:-)

20EBT1002
Edited: Mar 18, 2017, 2:22am Top

The April thread is up and running!

21EBT1002
Edited: Mar 18, 2017, 2:22am Top

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22EBT1002
Edited: Mar 18, 2017, 2:22am Top

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23sallylou61
Apr 14, 2017, 11:30pm Top

The May thread, Gender Equality, is up.
https://www.librarything.com/topic/255071

24LibraryCin
May 14, 2017, 1:57pm Top

I've posted the June thread for Environmentalism/Conservation here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/257185

25DeltaQueen50
Jun 17, 2017, 5:41pm Top

The July thread is up and can be found here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/259649#6080313

26LibraryCin
Jul 14, 2017, 9:20pm Top

Just posted the August thread:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/265235

27jonesli
Edited: Sep 16, 2017, 7:16am Top

I want to apologize to everyone, I completely spaced out about the fact that I was supposed to do the October CultureCat. My settlement is supposed to take place on September 28th and I just found out that there were things not done by the bank grrrr.

I can work on it and try to get it done next week if this is ok with everyone.

28Jackie_K
Sep 16, 2017, 11:39am Top

>28 Jackie_K: That's fine with me - I know what I'm going to read, so will just get on with it even if the thread's not up. The important thing is that you get everything sorted out - what a pain, grrrr indeed to the bank. Good luck!

29DeltaQueen50
Sep 16, 2017, 1:27pm Top

>28 Jackie_K: Lisa, take care of yourself first. As we all know the theme for October is "Poverty" so we can pick our books and enter the info when you get a chance to start a thread. Hope everything works out.

30rabbitprincess
Sep 16, 2017, 2:41pm Top

>28 Jackie_K: Of course! Hope everything gets sorted out soon. I hate when you suddenly find out that something important hasn't been done!

31LibraryCin
Sep 16, 2017, 2:46pm Top

>28 Jackie_K: Go take care of things! We already know what the theme will be, so we can plan ahead of the theme being up.

32jonesli
Sep 22, 2017, 7:34am Top

I finally have the October thread up!

http://www.librarything.com/topic/270005#

33rabbitprincess
Oct 1, 2017, 3:52pm Top

Voting has begun on the 2018 CATs. There are two polls:

List of proposed new (or new-ish) CATs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y88PSFM
Poll gauging interest in RandomCAT and whether you'd be OK with turning it into a KIT for 2018 if necessary: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVG3679

You have until October 16 at 11:59 PDT to vote on the proposed CATs. Once the results are in, we'll be in a better position to decide whether to keep the RandomCAT as a CAT or turn it into a KIT.

If you're wondering about how the CATs would be structured (or could be structured), you can discuss them on the 2018 CATs Planning Thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/269263

34LisaMorr
Oct 16, 2017, 8:47pm Top

I'll be getting the November thread up in a day or two!

35LisaMorr
Oct 21, 2017, 4:46am Top

November thread posted here! Sorry for the delay, had a lot to do to prepare for a long trip this week.

36katiekrug
Nov 10, 2017, 12:41pm Top

I had some time today so I went ahead and started the December thread on Cultural Flow and Immigration:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/274780

37LibraryCin
Nov 10, 2017, 2:41pm Top

Thought I would give everyone a heads up:

RE: the wikis.

I posted here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/274788#6241961

And was referred to another thread where the wikis have been turned off due to spam? Until they get some kind of fix.

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