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message 1: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
Thinking about it, I believe nominating each month isn't working as well as it could. I mean, who wants to nominate their theme every month until it gets chosen! So let's make theme nominations here. If there are more than eleven, we'll have a poll. Then I'll use the fruit machine to pick one for each month. Please make your nomination specific enough (not food, but baking, restaurant, desserts, etc.), but make sure there are several series to choose from.


message 2: by jaxnsmom (last edited Feb 06, 2015 11:57PM) (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
Some themes suggested before:

Paranormal
Fitness/health related
DYI/interior design
Vintage clothes/collectibles and antiques
Craft as hobby
Craft as business
Food as business (incl. restaurant, food stores, restaurant reviewer)
Desserts
Chefs/Food professionals
Food (any not covered by others)
Beverage
British
Historical - 1800's
Historical - before 1800
WWI or just after
Cats
Dogs
Other animals
Amish/Mennonite/Shaker
Travel/Exotic locations


message 3: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2603 comments Mod
Please add Animal / Pets to the list.


message 4: by ☯Emily (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 1408 comments Nell wrote: "Please add Animal / Pets to the list."

We could probably be even more specific and say "cat" and "dog" authors. There certainly are a lot of authors in each category.


message 5: by AngryGreyCat (new)

AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 665 comments I think this is a good idea!


message 6: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
I think it'll make it easier each month.


message 7: by Nell (last edited Jan 31, 2015 02:30AM) (new)

Nell | 2603 comments Mod
What does Vintage mean? If it's clothes, I can only think of one series. Are there others to choose from? If not, maybe this can include antiques or collectibles.


message 8: by AngryGreyCat (new)

AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 665 comments Nell wrote: "What does Vintage mean? If it's clothes, I can only think of one series. Are there others to choose from? If not, maybe this can include antiques or collectibles."

Vintage Kitchen Series by Victoria Hamilton
Vintage Magic series by Annette Blair
Witchcraft Magic Series by Juliette Blackwell (she owns a vintage clothing shop)
Haunted Vintage Mystery Series by ROse Pressey
Crime of Fashion series by Ellen Byerrum
Caprice De Luca series by Karen Rose Smith (She is a stager but talks in great detail about all the vintage pieces she uses)
There are a couple flea market series that incorporate discussion of vintage pieces

All that being said I don't know how people differentiate from "vintage" and antique or collectable. I do think there is a different vibe to it but it is hard to define. For instance Victoria Hamilton's Vintage kitchen series is definitely vintage and a great deal of time is spent discussing the pieces while to me the Button series by Duffy Brown is collectible (although without a doubt some of her buttons are vintage).


message 9: by Nell (last edited Jan 31, 2015 03:10PM) (new)

Nell | 2603 comments Mod
Fanficfan44 wrote: "Nell wrote: "What does Vintage mean? If it's clothes, I can only think of one series. Are there others to choose from? If not, maybe this can include antiques or collectibles."

Vintage Kitchen Ser..."


The Juliette Blackwell series is the one I was thinking of. I'm only familiar with one other series on your list. Discovering new series is one of the benefits of the monthly reads. ;-)

I was using vintage to apply to clothing; I think of antiques and collectibles as furniture, art or objects including buttons. That's my perception.

Do you mean Kylie Logan's button series? Duffy Brown has a series with a consignment shop.


message 10: by AngryGreyCat (new)

AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 665 comments Nell wrote: "Fanficfan44 wrote: "Nell wrote: "What does Vintage mean? If it's clothes, I can only think of one series. Are there others to choose from? If not, maybe this can include antiques or collectibles."
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Yes I meant Kylie Logan :) I get those two confused for some reason. I think because I was reading their series at the same time.


message 11: by AngryGreyCat (new)

AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 665 comments Fanficfan44 wrote: "Nell wrote: "Fanficfan44 wrote: "Nell wrote: "What does Vintage mean? If it's clothes, I can only think of one series. Are there others to choose from? If not, maybe this can include antiques or co..."

I forgot Meg London's Vintage Lingerie series


message 12: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
I wouldn't call Ellen Byerrum's Crimes of Fashion series vintage. Lacey may wear vintage clothes, but the mysteries aren't about vintage clothes.


message 13: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
I think for our purposes we'll include clothes, antiques, and collectibles.


message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 140 comments I will nominate:

Amish/Mennonite/Shaker
Travel/Exotic locations


message 15: by Jill (new)

Jill Tool | 120 comments Victoria Thompson writes a gaslight series.


message 16: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 2408 comments Mod
I've set up a poll to choose our themes for the rest of the year.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/6...


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