Where can I ask about things that happen in books, similar to how you can ask about things that happen in TV shows on the Movies and TV Stack Exchange?

A search for "book" in the site list only gives the Ebooks SE, which only takes questions about producing or reading e-books.

An example question might be something like:

Why did Alice and Bob leave the box in Examplebook?
In Examplebook, Alice and Bob come across an important box. However, instead of taking it, they leave it where it was.
Why didn't they take it? They knew how important it was, and that they needed to take it.

Is there a site (or Area 51 proposal) where I can ask these types of questions?


Sounds like this could be on topic on literature. It's an Area 51 proposal still in the definition phase

One of their sample questions is

Is this passage from Madame Bovary meant to be taken completely figuratively, or is it also literally grounded?

Which is surely about the events in a book, as are various other sample questions.

  • I'll have to wait until it's a little more defined to see, since it doesn't say much about what qualifies as on-topic (discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/21331/… seems like it may get me an answer), but other than that, it looks like it fits. Thanks! – ASCIIThenANSI Sep 10 '15 at 21:12
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    Commit to the proposal and help shape what is on topic. – Robert Longson Sep 10 '15 at 21:14
  • Thanks for the advice, I'll add some sample questions now. – ASCIIThenANSI Sep 10 '15 at 21:23

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