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Suggest your Lit.SE reading challenges here! [duplicate]

A few days ago, I asked about starting up reading challenges, with a particular goal in mind. Many of our questions are about the same authors, the same stories, the same genres, the same cultures. ...
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New Literature SE Topic Challenge Suggestions Thread

Topic challenges for Literature SE were first proposed and enacted in March 2017. The motivation for these, as well as to bring our users together in a community activity of reading the same books or ...
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Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them?

Monthly topic challenges on Lit.SE don't get a whole lot of attention. Christopher Strobbe rightfully points out that participation has been almost negligible in recent months. This is in spite of ...
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Is it worth posting self-answers for relatively easy or obscure questions?

Last night, I awoke with a question about a relatively obscure poem in my head and thought it might be worth a question here. This morning I thought I'd google before posting it and found my answer. ...
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Announcing the April 2017 Topic Challenge: "Hard to Be a God"

After the support gained here for the idea of regular topic challenges on Literature as a way of hopefully broadening our cultural scope, a new post was set up here to gather suggestions for specific ...
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Announcing the January–February 2022 topic challenge: R. A. Lafferty

UPDATE: during its second month (February 2022), this topic challenge will be held jointly with Science Fiction & Fantasy SE. Note that, for written sci-fi stories, the two sites' scopes don't ...
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What should new users do if they're asking a question about a book that doesn't have a tag yet?

On chat, Ash, who doesn't have enough reputation to create tags [ yet :) ] pointed out a problem with our tagging system. Given that we use title and author tags, it's hard for new users to ask ...
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Announcing the July–August 2022 topic challenge: Ukrainian Literature

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the July–...
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Announcing the July 2017 Topic Challenge: "I Am a Cat"

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a clear winner as June nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic challenge! Throughout ...
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Announcing the October–November 2020 topic challenge: Rabindranath Tagore

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the August 2017 Topic Challenge: “Sophie's World”

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as July nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic challenge!...
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Announcing the June 2017 topic challenge: The SEA is Ours

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, seeing that the votes have stabilised, May is nearing its end, and it's time to announce the next topic challenge! Throughout June 2017, ...
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Announcing the June–July reading challenge: Korean Folklore

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the June–...
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Announcing the May 2017 topic challenge: Icelandic Sagas!

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, seeing that the votes have stabilised, April is nearing its end, and it's time to announce the next topic challenge! Throughout May 2017,...
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Announcing the Return of the Topic Challenges! Oct-Nov 2019: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Topic challenges are back ... but with a difference! Early in July, Aza posted Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them? to address the problem of decreasing ...
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