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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2016, 10:38:59 PM »
I picked up the book yesterday! I look forward to reading it with the group.

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #16 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 :)
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2016, 06:38:00 PM »
I'll join in with this!

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2016, 11:04:51 PM »
Count me in! I look book club!  :D

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2016, 04:17:55 PM »
Does anyone else need an ePub version? (the only one not available)
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #20 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. :)

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #22 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,

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.
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 02:25:02 PM »
EDIT: Jmack and his ninja goats ninja'd me.

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2016, 04:38:20 PM »
Alright. I hope my glacial reading pace doesn't become an issue.
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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2016, 09:10:31 AM »
I'm all in, love me a good kindle bargain!

Offline Victoria Hooper

Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Introductory Thread: Who's Reading With Us?
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2016, 12:43:53 PM »
Hm, editing time.

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