2020 AlphaKIT Main Thread
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I'm planning on running the AlphaKIT for 2020, so anyone who enjoys it please join us.
For newbies, there are really no rules. Each month we have two assigned letters which can be used in any way to select a book or books to read that month. Creative selections are welcomed!
I'll put up the letters once our friend cyderry selects the letters. Thanks Chèli.
Here are the letters for 2020:
A & U January
F & B February
G & C March
S & T April
L & P May
K & Y June
J & R July
O & H August
M & E September
D & V October
I & Q November
W & N December
Yearlong letters: X and Z
The wiki for 2020 is: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2020_AlphaKIT#2020_AlphaKIT
I enjoy this and seeing how inventive everyone gets with their letters.
I have planned a category for this in my 2020 challenge - looking forward to it!
I always do this one. It helps me (sometimes) get to books that are harder to get to, as I often choose based on tags. Some books don't have any or have very few tags.
I will be participating and in fact want to try to be even more intentional next year.
This has proven to be the most successful kit for me personally in terms of organizing my reading!
It forces me to take a good hard look at my stacks and has often moved to the top a book that I had forgotten about! Thank you for hosting this again :-)
The Letter combos for 2020 are:
We're away on vacation so I'll have to wait til I get home to my spreadsheets to start my list.
>11 cyderry: These letter combos just crack me up! Gold (periodic table Au), football, Gold Coast, street, liquid propane or long play, Kentucky, Junior, Ohio, Maine or myself, daily value, intelligence quotient, What's new. (Just my creative mind working overtime!)
>17 pamelad: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Oi, Oi, Oi!!!
P.S. I am SO not a sports fan, but it is such an Aussie thing to do! Although I will be watching the Olympics. Too bad AU wasn't in July or August; it might have helped us win some gold in Tokyo!
Thanks for organising. Now time to start looking through my shelves.
I owned a travel agency in Texas years ago and the code for Southwest Airlines is WN.
I am going to write the letters on my calendar now.
Thanks for the hard work from the organizers.
The letters just came out that way.
I never thought oF AU for gold but I did see FB = Facebook, ST for street, LP for old vinyl records,. It seems like every year there are a few combos that really have a life of their own!
I'm afraid KY for Kentucky was not the first thing that sprang to mind... but them my brain is usually in an inappropriate place. *dirty laugh*
>21 Helenliz: I hate to say that I thought of that too. My husband is from Kentucky, so that jumped to mind first though.
>21 Helenliz: I had that same thought for KY ****same dirty laugh*****
I also thought it was a bit odd it hit in June too.
>20 cyderry: Yeah, that LP stands for long play (vinyl records). I wonder how many people remember those??? My sisters had tons of them!
>24 LadyoftheLodge:, me, I am old enough to remember. I had my own collection of LPs.
JR made me think of that TV show, Dallas, that my mum used to watch. Big hair and big sleeves on the dresses is all I remember!
ME could also be me - lots of books with me in the title.
ST could be the abbreviation for saint or street.
I am trying to stop myself from making too many lists in advance next year, but I just can't stop myself wanting to!
>27 JayneCM: I am glad to know I am not the only one who saw those letter combos! Great minds and all that! I had not thought of JR related to that TV show, good one!
Well, since there are no rules for AlphaKIT, degrees of separation sounds like a great idea to expand our options!
>29 JayneCM: I remember that Dallas craze, although I did not watch the TV shows at all.
I am wondering if we could use the letter combos to make reading selections?? I know there are no rules, but is that stretching it too far? Such as titles that have "me" in them for September?
>31 LadyoftheLodge: I was also thinking the letter combos might be a good idea, especially with so many combos this time around that could actually mean something!
ETA: AU - title with silver in it... the ones that are the short forms for states maybe could be set in those states... etc.
>32 LibraryCin: Au is gold, not silver, but I'm sure we got the idea.
There are no rules, so if that is the way you want to use it, why not? I know I use it quite strictly, the letters have to be initials of the author's name and the book has to have been listed for the orange Prize - but all of that is my self imposed rules. I say it's entirely up to each person how they choose to play it.
I think it is great to expand the idea to everyone's different interpretations - lots of fun!
The wiki for 2020 is here: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2020_AlphaKIT#2020_AlphaKIT
>38 majkia:. Many thanks Majkia for setting up the wiki so promptly.
There was considerable discussion in the thread about using the letters together also such as au for gold, st for saint or street, etc. Are we going to do this?
>39 sallylou61: I think the option of the combo letters (e.g. AU for gold, etc.) is entirely optional. It certainly is an interesting twist of interpretation! :-)
I guess I started the whole thing when my mind began rolling in those letter combo tracks. I think it should be optional.
I think if you guys decide to use the letter combinations, just put a note when you enter the books to say so. I don't think we'll need a separate list for them.
Thanks to >1 majkia: and > 11 for setting this up. I may try to include some of the combinations just to change it up and broaden the KIT. I like it when everybody does it their own way, but shares their way on the thread--Fun!
Putting the ampersand in made me think of Food and Beverage rather than Facebook
This will be my first time doing the AlphaKIT. I'm hoping it will help me work my way through some of the books on my shelves. Haha. Thanks for hosting, majkia!
>48 EBT1002: Welcome to the AlphaKIT! Hope it helps clear off those bookshelves.
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