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Title: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on May 08, 2016, 03:01:53 PM
Hello to all,

Here is the first thread for our June book club read: The Stone Road by @G_R_Matthews (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31990).

The book is available on U.S. Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Road-Forbidden-List-Book-ebook/dp/B00GHNPY28?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 (https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Road-Forbidden-List-Book-ebook/dp/B00GHNPY28?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0), and I know it to be available on the UK site. GRM has also offered to provide some copies for free. (I just bought my Kindle version.)

So, who's reading with us?
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2016, 03:39:44 PM
I'm not re-reading it now, but I will try to reply to comments with my opinion :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Peat on May 08, 2016, 03:42:34 PM
The UK link - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Road-Forbidden-List-Book-ebook/dp/B00GHNPY28/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1462718497&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Stone+Road+%28The+Forbidden+List+Book+1%29

I've only read the sample so far, but I'm pretty excited about this.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 08, 2016, 03:55:58 PM
If you drop me a PM with an email address and your preferred format... I send it over to you.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: m3mnoch on May 08, 2016, 04:20:40 PM
If you drop me a PM with an email address and your preferred format... I send it over to you.

but if we did that, how would we support the author?  why don't you care about the author, man?!  handing out free copies like you wrote it or something!

but seriously, since it's kindle unlimited, i'm good!


p.s.  i can already tell i'm gonna have fun reading books with a direct line of communication to the authors.  SO EXCITED!  #PleaseDontHateMe

p.p.s.  yup -- i totally just dropped a hashtag in a post.  #rebel
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Eclipse on May 08, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
I will come and read with you and I hope the ones who voted for this novel will join in as well
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 08, 2016, 04:44:12 PM
If you drop me a PM with an email address and your preferred format... I send it over to you.

handing out free copies like you wrote it or something!


I know, right!

(but it is not ePub available... so if anyone wants it in that version... let me know... just don't tell m3mnoch)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2016, 05:13:09 PM
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Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Kitvaria Sarene on May 08, 2016, 05:27:07 PM
I'll try to! I am not good with sticking to a reading schedule, but I already read it, so I will most likely still be able to take part, even if I fall back or read ahead as usual ;)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Justan Henner on May 08, 2016, 05:44:50 PM
I will be reading along.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: observantraven on May 08, 2016, 07:37:35 PM
Sounds awesome :).

Definitely gonna join in, looking forward to this :).
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 08, 2016, 08:14:13 PM
I'm in. I don't know exactly WHAT I'm in as I've never done a book club thingie before, but I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Lanko on May 08, 2016, 09:11:23 PM
The topic about quotes is, of course, totally mine  ::)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on May 08, 2016, 09:37:50 PM
The topic about quotes is, of course, totally mine  ::)

No question on that at all. You can quote me. ;D
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2016, 09:48:31 PM
If I was reading the book with you guys I would share the thread with you ;D
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: tebakutis on May 08, 2016, 10:38:59 PM
I picked up the book yesterday! I look forward to reading it with the group.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 10, 2016, 05:56:23 PM
I'll be checking in (and best be re-reading the book I wrote back in 2012/13) as we go :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JRTroughton on May 11, 2016, 06:38:00 PM
I'll join in with this!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: SJBudd on May 11, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
Count me in! I look book club!  :D
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 13, 2016, 04:17:55 PM
Does anyone else need an ePub version? (the only one not available)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: tebakutis on May 13, 2016, 05:31:49 PM
Does anyone else need an ePub version? (the only one not available)

I picked it up on Kindle, so I'm good. Might as well support the author. :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 17, 2016, 11:43:12 AM
So, ah, how are these book club discussions done? I've never participated in anything like this.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on May 17, 2016, 11:57:08 AM
So, ah, how are these book club discussions done? I've never participated in anything like this.

Hi, @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309),

In the past, we read oabout one-quarter of the book each week of the month. There was a weekly thread for discussion of the book up to that point. The book club host (Arry, at the time) would usually start off each weekly thread with her comments, and then folks would chime in. What they liked, didn't like, found confusing or awesome. theories, etc.

I hosted a club for Pratchett's Nation at the end of last year, and we used that format, plus a few other things, such as the "Favorite Quotes" thread.

For this read of The Stone Road, we'll have three readinf sections not four, with a thread for each. Come the first of June, I'll post in the first of these three. The next week, I'll post in the second, then the third. Fols like yourself may find ypurselves reading ahead, and this is cool. You can even start to comment in the threads (they're already set up) before I do. Just avoid spoilers if youve read ahead but are writing in an earlier section thread.

I also want to invite the author to participate in a Q&A thread.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Lanko on May 17, 2016, 12:03:34 PM
So, ah, how are these book club discussions done? I've never participated in anything like this.

You can post anything about the book or reply to what someone else said. You can share anything you liked (or didn't like), quotes, situations, characters, plot, etc.

It's not obligatory, of course. There are people who read along and don't say anything and others who post a lot. Sometimes there's a Q&A with the author and you can ask whatever you want.

Since each one of us has different reading paces and won't necessarily start and finish at the same time, it's advisable to use spoiler tags when discussing specific parts of the book.

EDIT: Jmack and his ninja goats ninja'd me.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on May 17, 2016, 02:25:02 PM
EDIT: Jmack and his ninja goats ninja'd me.

 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xa0GQBB.png)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 17, 2016, 04:38:20 PM
Alright. I hope my glacial reading pace doesn't become an issue.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 17, 2016, 05:13:41 PM
I am exceedingly happy to do a Q&A - especially now I have just passed off my latest book to an editor for a look-see.

Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Delaney on May 18, 2016, 09:10:31 AM
I'm all in, love me a good kindle bargain!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Victoria Hooper on May 20, 2016, 01:33:06 PM
Ooh, I've only just seen this. What a great idea for the book club! I'll be joining in too. Just bought the book  :D
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Lanko on May 23, 2016, 12:43:53 PM
Hm, editing time.

 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on May 29, 2016, 06:26:07 PM
It's May 29, and about time to get started.
Here's a quick roll call of those who'd said they're in.

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020)
@Peat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41189)
@G_R_Matthews (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31990)
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419)
@Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661)
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)?
@Sarene (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40567)
@justan henner
@observantraven (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33425)
@Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309)
@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739)
@tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)
@JRTroughton (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37357)
@SJBudd (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31436)
@Delaney (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41290)
@victoria hooper

If we get half you good people, I'll be delighted.
If we don't, I will track all of you down and force-feed torn up shreds of paperback books until you're praying I chose Alice in Wonderland instead of all 1,285 pages of Winds of Winter, and then I'll --

--we interrupt this tirade with calming images --
(http://i.imgur.com/YUmt1xK.png)

-- be very grateful for all who participate.

Let the reading begin!

(http://i.imgur.com/5mxqzyQ.png)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Raptori on May 29, 2016, 06:44:16 PM
I'm definitely still in. Just gotta finish off K-PAX (which I started this morning) and then I'll get reading!  :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Victoria Hooper on May 29, 2016, 07:04:55 PM
Present, sir!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Kitvaria Sarene on May 29, 2016, 07:06:42 PM
Aye here I am!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JRTroughton on May 29, 2016, 07:11:10 PM
/waves
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 29, 2016, 07:14:56 PM
I'm definitely still in. Just gotta finish off K-PAX (which I started this morning) and then I'll get reading!  :)

I love K-PAX, book and film! The sequels (2 and 3) are good... number 4, less so. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Raptori on May 29, 2016, 07:16:47 PM
I'm definitely still in. Just gotta finish off K-PAX (which I started this morning) and then I'll get reading!  :)

I love K-PAX, book and film! The sequels (2 and 3) are good... number 4, less so. Enjoy!
Good to hear! Love the film, and so far the book is just as good. Will have to add the sequels to my tbr!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 29, 2016, 07:21:25 PM
Oh I didn't even know there was a book 4! I only have 1-3.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 29, 2016, 07:23:04 PM
Oh I didn't even know there was a book 4! I only have 1-3.

Probably best that way.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Justan Henner on May 29, 2016, 07:53:23 PM
Yup, bought my copy a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Peat on May 29, 2016, 08:53:17 PM
On it like vomit.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: tebakutis on May 29, 2016, 08:58:47 PM
On it like vomit.

Not the reference I expected!

But yes, I'm in!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: m3mnoch on May 29, 2016, 09:28:05 PM
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Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Lanko on May 29, 2016, 09:39:40 PM
Lately:

- 3 Horror books that were not horror at all.
- Lots of ideas, but no mood to write them.
- My first DNF ever.

This is it, Mr.Matthews. This is your chance to make us rage and cry with your characters! To be shocked and awed! If you fail the frustration levels will reach critical point and all hell will break loose upon you!

But hey, no pressure  ::)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 29, 2016, 09:44:59 PM
erm... Lanko... can I just say, to protect Geoff, that I enjoyed book 1 but really liked much more books 2 and 3?
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 29, 2016, 10:06:52 PM
Lately:

- 3 Horror books that were not horror at all.
- Lots of ideas, but no mood to write them.
- My first DNF ever.

This is it, Mr.Matthews. This is your chance to make us rage and cry with your characters! To be shocked and awed! If you fail the frustration levels will reach critical point and all hell will break loose upon you!

But hey, no pressure  ::)

<RUNS AWAY> :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on May 29, 2016, 10:10:22 PM
erm... Lanko... can I just say, to protect Geoff, that I enjoyed book 1 but really liked much more books 2 and 3?

That seems to be the feedback I get... Book 1 is good, Book 2 is usually everyone's favourite (bit like Empire Strikes Back syndrome) and Book 3 is great conclusion. And that is, I think, the way it is supposed to be and I'm happy with that... I got to be a better writer with each book I completed.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Kitvaria Sarene on May 30, 2016, 01:07:46 AM
erm... Lanko... can I just say, to protect Geoff, that I enjoyed book 1 but really liked much more books 2 and 3?

Yep, same here :) Read the first and liked it - but only got sucked in when I read his other series (Silent city). As I LOVED that I went back and read book two and three of the forbidden list and must say they get better with each book.


GR, reading them one can actually watch you grow as a writer!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: SJBudd on May 30, 2016, 02:33:17 PM
Just bought my copy!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Delaney on May 31, 2016, 01:48:26 PM
I'm still in.

And since the 1st of June is only one hour away here is Australia I think I'll begin right now!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: DrNefario on May 31, 2016, 05:15:49 PM
I might be in for this. I've had The Stone Road on my wishlist of potential Kindle Lending Library loans for a few months, and I don't have anything else I'm planning to borrow in June. I just need to get my May book out of the way.

In fact, I expect I'll start quite late. I end up seeing more of the conversation that way.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: observantraven on May 31, 2016, 09:21:18 PM
I'm still in and really looking forward to start reading it :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: xiagan on June 03, 2016, 09:48:47 PM
I bought the book but can't promise that I manage to join you this month... We'll see.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on June 03, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
I bought the book but can't promise that I manage to join you this month... We'll see.

It's the thought that counts :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: DrNefario on June 16, 2016, 01:19:50 PM
I finally started this last night.

Already there has been an "inferred" that should have been an "implied", but I'm soldiering on.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on June 16, 2016, 05:57:30 PM
I finally started this last night.

Already there has been an "inferred" that should have been an "implied", but I'm soldiering on.  ;)

Perfectionist  ;)

Yes, I found it quite worth the soldiering on.
For me, part 2 was better than part 1, and part 3 was better than part 2.
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on June 16, 2016, 08:27:47 PM
I finally started this last night.

Already there has been an "inferred" that should have been an "implied", but I'm soldiering on.  ;)

Perfectionist  ;)

Yes, I found it quite worth the soldiering on.
For me, part 2 was better than part 1, and part 3 was better than part 2.

All mistakes are mine... mine... mine, I tell you!!

I am glad you are solidering ... dang-nabbit... soldiering one!
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: DrNefario on June 17, 2016, 01:37:04 PM
I finally started this last night.

Already there has been an "inferred" that should have been an "implied", but I'm soldiering on.  ;)

Perfectionist  ;)

Yes, I found it quite worth the soldiering on.
For me, part 2 was better than part 1, and part 3 was better than part 2.

All mistakes are mine... mine... mine, I tell you!!

I am glad you are solidering ... dang-nabbit... soldiering one!
Well, it was in direct speech, so you could have claimed it was the character's mistake...
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: Nino on June 30, 2016, 01:07:25 PM
I guess I am pretty much a month late. I started this one over the weekend and I am enjoying it a lot thus far.

I think I'll still leave my comments and read the others' although everyone will probably be busy with July's bookclub read.

Hopefully I finish quick enough to join in on July's as well. They are both books that I have had on my tbr list for quite a while, so this is the perfect excuse to bump them up the list  :)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: JMack on June 30, 2016, 01:12:55 PM
I guess I am pretty much a month late. I started this one over the weekend and I am enjoying it a lot thus far.

I think I'll still leave my comments and read the others' although everyone will probably be busy with July's bookclub read.

Hopefully I finish quick enough to join in on July's as well. They are both books that I have had on my tbr list for quite a while, so this is the perfect excuse to bump them up the list  :)

Glad to have you, @Nino (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=752). Time warps are available for $100 via PayPal if you want to catch up while the rest of us sit in limbo. I'll give you my email address. No refunds.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
Post by: G_R_Matthews on June 30, 2016, 06:42:42 PM
I guess I am pretty much a month late. I started this one over the weekend and I am enjoying it a lot thus far.

I think I'll still leave my comments and read the others' although everyone will probably be busy with July's bookclub read.

Hopefully I finish quick enough to join in on July's as well. They are both books that I have had on my tbr list for quite a while, so this is the perfect excuse to bump them up the list  :)

And I'll still drop by too :)