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Title: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on April 14, 2016, 12:04:23 PM
Hello, everyone:

It's been a few months, but I'm up for another book club. I propose we read books by authors who have a presence here on F-F. These need to be completed books, and one of us needs to confirm the high quality of the writing. @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) and others have read quite a few. I'm currently reading "American Craftsmen" by Tom Doyle, who joined a bit ago at the recommendation of @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262). I know Tom is ready to do Q&A, etc. I'm sure other F-F authors would be happy to get in on the action.

One thing I don't want to do is get anyone frustrated about whether their book gets read early, late, or - sorry - ever.

So here's my thinking: let's do nominations of F-F books you've read or written, and it will go to a vote. Must be an F-F writer. Must be available as an ebook in the U.K., U.S. and elsewhere. Preferably also available in printed form.

Nomination should include very brief non-spoiler description.

Nominations due from today to next Thursday, then goes to a vote.

If anyone hates this idea, polite dissenting posts are welcome. But I hope folks will think this could be really cool.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on April 14, 2016, 12:48:27 PM
Thinking about self-pubs, I recommend @G_R_Matthews (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31990), The Stone Road and @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309), Firemoon. The latter hasn't been published yet, and is book 3 in the trilogy, but I haven't read the other 2.

You can see my reviews mostly in the "what are you currently reading" thread, and I'll leave it up to the authors to give a short summary and say if they'd be happy to provide Q&A :)

Then we've got the mainstream ones, but they're mostly unsummonable.
I'm thinking about Jen Williams (@sennydreadful (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3297)!), Julia Knight (Francis Knight here), and Mark Lawrence to a smaller extent.
Any others who lurk in the forum?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on April 14, 2016, 02:14:48 PM
And just so it's official (even though we already discussed this) I'd like to recommend American Craftsmen from @Tom Doyle. It's great writing, a fast-paced story with fun action, and includes a ton of twists on actual history, many of which made me grin (wait until you hear about the Gideon Bibles).
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on April 14, 2016, 02:46:40 PM
^ you don't nominate your book, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)? ;D
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on April 14, 2016, 02:58:38 PM
Thinking about self-pubs, I recommend @G_R_Matthews (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31990), The Stone Road and @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309), Firemoon. The latter hasn't been published yet, and is book 3 in the trilogy, but I haven't read the other 2.

Thanks for the recommendation.

So, how does this work? I've never been involved with the book club. Or A book club, for that matter.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: m3mnoch on April 14, 2016, 03:04:04 PM
i'll totally get on this train.

for some reason, i just can't get through mainstream books at the moment.  i'm having such an issue with turning off my critique head, that i can't enjoy the book.  this way, if i have a critiquing moment, at the very least, i can just tell the author and get it off my chest!

and, since @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262) didn't do it -- i'd LOVE to nominate his book, glyphbinder.  it's in my tbr pile anyway!  (tho, the newest one he's shopping around sounds cool too.)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: eclipse on April 14, 2016, 03:24:05 PM
If you nominated a book that wins you must be active in the book club , people used to vote for favourite books and then there never turned up to post.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on April 14, 2016, 03:32:40 PM
Here's how it works:

We get a group who say they'll read the book, and give a week or two for folks to obtain it.
We read it "together" during a month, each person at her/his own pace.

I create (usually) 4 threads, one for the first 25% of the book (we'll establish chapter ranges), one for the 2nd 25%, etc. Folks post in those threads, and if they've already read ahead, they have to try to avoid spoilering.

@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) also did a fantastic job with Sir PTerry's Nation on a "favorite quotes" thread we used for that one. Of course, Pratchett is incredibly quotable, so it was really fun.

I also really want to involve the author. As ScarletBea said, we may not be able to "summon" some of the more prominent authors who have F-F id's, but we can try. And this might (and I think it will) guide away from major "best-sellers". For me, that'll be part of the fun.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on April 14, 2016, 03:54:35 PM
I also really want to involve the author. As ScarletBea said, we may not be able to "summon" some of the more prominent authors who have F-F id's, but we can try. And this might (and I think it will) guide away from major "best-sellers". For me, that'll be part of the fun.

Well, if you folks DO pick up one of my books I'm perfectly willing to answer questions.

If not, I think I'll still read along. I really don't read enough lately.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: G_R_Matthews on April 14, 2016, 04:04:36 PM
Bea, I keep saying thank you and mean every one.

If you decide on my book(s), I'll happily join in a Q&A. I did a Reddit/r/fantasy AMA (Writer of the Day) and loved it!

Blurb and 'stuff' below, and there is some more on my website www.grmatthews.com

The Stone Road (http://mybook.to/thestoneroad)

Zhou is a diplomat,  a talker, a peace-maker. But war is on the horizon and all his skills may not be enough to prevent it.
Haung is a soldier, warrior and spy. War offers the chance for glory and advancement. The reality is something different.
On both sides of the conflict there are those that see war as an opportunity for revenge.
On the horizon the red flame of war grows ever brighter.

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/5e5df4_5e2de8fa93764c4fb537e3255fcf98b3.jpg/v1/fill/w_228,h_365,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/5e5df4_5e2de8fa93764c4fb537e3255fcf98b3.jpg)

G.R. Matthews has taken two of the best things ever created: fantasy novels & Kung Fu movies, thrown them together into a blender and left us with something wonderful.
Marc Aplin (Fantasy-Faction.com)

"This is very unique and incredibly brave."
4/5 Stars, Most Unique World
www.bookwormblues.net


I could see my way clear to providing some Kindle or ePub copies of the trilogy if you'd like.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: sennydreadful on April 14, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
I'd happily be involved, for what it's worth.  ;D The Copper Promise comes in the States in July, so it'll be easier for people to get hold of it from then.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JRTroughton on April 14, 2016, 05:58:13 PM
I could join in and you could all read one of my short stories 15 times to make up the word count? That works, right?!!?  ;)

Genuinely would like to be involved in this , even just reading your books as I haven't written one myself.

Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on April 14, 2016, 07:36:26 PM
^ you don't nominate your book, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)? ;D

Haha, I dunno, that just feels weird (nominating my own book). I'd hope F-F people might enjoy it, but I honestly don't know, which is why I didn't mention it (though @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) was kind enough to do so!) That said, if it DOES interest people, I'd love to answer questions about it, but I'm sure that's true of most authors.

Since both books have been brought up, I figure it makes sense to post sample chapters, reviews, and Goodreads links so people can see if either book seems interesting. Also, if people want to do this for the books they've included (if you haven't already) that'd be awesome!

American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle
Excerpt: http://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9780765376923 (http://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9780765376923)

Review: http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Tom-Doyle/American-Craftsmen.html (http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Tom-Doyle/American-Craftsmen.html)

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18490534-american-craftsmen (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18490534-american-craftsmen)

Glyphbinder by T. Eric Bakutis (first five chapters are available for free here)
Excerpt: https://talesofthefive.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/glyphbinder/ (https://talesofthefive.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/glyphbinder/)

Review: http://www.scifiandscary.com/book-review-glyphbinder-by-eric-bakutis/ (http://www.scifiandscary.com/book-review-glyphbinder-by-eric-bakutis/)

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25458985-glyphbinder (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25458985-glyphbinder)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on April 14, 2016, 08:06:49 PM
That said, if it DOES interest people, I'd love to answer questions about it, but I'm sure that's true of most authors.

We do like our egos tickled, don't we?  :)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Peat on April 14, 2016, 08:14:34 PM
Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Nighteyes on April 14, 2016, 08:36:49 PM
If you nominated a book that wins you must be active in the book club , people used to vote for favourite books and then there never turned up to post.

That was very fluffing annoying, wasn't it?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: xiagan on April 15, 2016, 09:22:44 PM
This is a (maybe incomplete and not up to date) list of (published) authors who posted in our forums:

Douglas Hulick
Mark C. Newton
Anne Lyle
Sam Sykes
Mark Lawrence
Jon Sprunk
James Barclay
Mazarkis Williams
Stephen Deas
Peter Newman
Brandon Sanderson
Elspeth Cooper
Francis Knight
Richard Ford
Michael J. Sullivan
Daniel Polansky
Lou Morgan
Tom Pollock
Jonathan Green
Nina D'Aleo
Myke Cole
Evie Manieri
Daniel Polansky
Den Patrick
Paul Cornell
Scott Lynch
Elizabeth Bear
Gav Thorpe
Wesley Chu
Miles Cameron
Django Wexler
Gaie Sebold
Brian McClellan
Jennifer Williams
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on April 15, 2016, 09:44:11 PM
Well, I think Jmack was trying to distinguish between those that came in, took a look, posted a couple of times, and left, and those that spend real time here chatting about something-else-other-than-their-books, no?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Peat on April 15, 2016, 09:51:31 PM
Well, I think Jmack was trying to distinguish between those that came in, took a look, posted a couple of times, and left, and those that spend real time here chatting about something-else-other-than-their-books, no?

I know I would find the latter more interesting.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on April 15, 2016, 10:02:13 PM
This is a (maybe incomplete and not up to date) list of (published) authors who posted in our forums:

...


Does "published" mean "published by an actual publisher"? Because if not, you've left me out.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: xiagan on April 15, 2016, 11:15:06 PM
This is a (maybe incomplete and not up to date) list of (published) authors who posted in our forums:

...


Does "published" mean "published by an actual publisher"? Because if not, you've left me out.
I also didn't mention tebakutis, TOMunro, Geoff and three dozen other self-published and normal published authors.
That's why I said the list was incomplete and not up to date. It's just copied from an old staff thread.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on April 16, 2016, 12:25:29 AM
Thanks, @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). I am interested in the larger list, but yes, SB is right about my initial focus.

I'm putting together a short list of books we can schedule over the next few months. More to come shortly.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: G_R_Matthews on April 16, 2016, 12:46:13 AM
I also didn't mention tebakutis, TOMunro, Geoff and three dozen other self-published and normal published authors.
That's why I said the list was incomplete and not up to date. It's just copied from an old staff thread.

I'm just glad I don't qualify as 'old staff' :) My first article came out on June 19th 2014... I'll have to think of something special for my two year anniversary :)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: xiagan on April 16, 2016, 06:54:45 AM
Thanks, @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). I am interested in the larger list, but yes, SB is right about my initial focus.

I'm putting together a short list of books we can schedule over the next few months. More to come shortly.
I'm sure some of them could be activated for a Q&A. Probably not Sanderson or Lynch, but if there's an author on the list you/we really want it wouldn't hurt to ask. :)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on April 16, 2016, 08:47:44 AM
Thanks, @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). I am interested in the larger list, but yes, SB is right about my initial focus.

I'm putting together a short list of books we can schedule over the next few months. More to come shortly.
I'm sure some of them could be activated for a Q&A. Probably not Sanderson or Lynch, but if there's an author on the list you/we really want it wouldn't hurt to ask. :)
I know Peter Newman would be up for it. He joined after I mentioned it in last year's Grim Gathering, but he then told me he simply didn't have the time to be present regularly. His first book, The Vagrant, would definitely be right for good questions hehe

But I know what Jmack wants: give the regulars some 'present' for being regulars ;D afterwards, we may think of the others. Or maybe both at the same time, hehe?
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: eclipse on April 16, 2016, 09:52:42 AM
If you nominated a book that wins you must be active in the book club , people used to vote for favourite books and then there never turned up to post.

That was very fluffing annoying, wasn't it?

Yes it was, I think the problem is that there read the winning book already
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Nighteyes on April 16, 2016, 10:42:38 AM
If you nominated a book that wins you must be active in the book club , people used to vote for favourite books and then there never turned up to post.

That was very fluffing annoying, wasn't it?

Yes it was, I think the problem is that there read the winning book already

They still could have flicked through their copy, and recalled what was so great about the book that they decided to vote for and push other people to read it.

The Foundling by DM Cornish, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, The Dirty Streets of Heaven, and my all time favourite: Armor by John Steakly which no one read (which made you wonder who voted for it?)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: G_R_Matthews on April 16, 2016, 10:50:59 AM
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )

You do seem to be.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on April 16, 2016, 10:58:56 AM
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )
You do seem to be.
I was going to delete that. Now I can't ;D
I'll slip away unnoticed now.....
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Justan Henner on April 16, 2016, 05:15:14 PM
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )
You do seem to be.
I was going to delete that. Now I can't ;D
I'll slip away unnoticed now.....

Coincidence that Bea suddenly has a vacation to be going on?


Also, I'm going to go ahead and pretend this secret moderator sub-forum is just filled with lists on various topics, in which they've carefully and extensively cataloged all of us based on different characteristics.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: xiagan on April 16, 2016, 05:49:14 PM
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )
You do seem to be.
I was going to delete that. Now I can't ;D
I'll slip away unnoticed now.....

Coincidence that Bea suddenly has a vacation to be going on?


Also, I'm going to go ahead and pretend this secret moderator sub-forum is just filled with lists on various topics, in which they've carefully and extensively cataloged all of us based on different characteristics.
/me creates new topic named 'Justan Henner knows too much'.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on April 16, 2016, 05:49:54 PM
People keep thinking I made up Atku and his secret domination of the Forum.
Keeping thinking that. It's what we want he wants.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Justan Henner on April 16, 2016, 06:22:00 PM
(am I really volunteering for something? ::) )
You do seem to be.
I was going to delete that. Now I can't ;D
I'll slip away unnoticed now.....

Coincidence that Bea suddenly has a vacation to be going on?


Also, I'm going to go ahead and pretend this secret moderator sub-forum is just filled with lists on various topics, in which they've carefully and extensively cataloged all of us based on different characteristics.
/me creates new topic named 'Justan Henner knows too much'.

 :o

...

So beautiful. I've always wanted a thread dedicated just to me.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: TomDoyle on April 24, 2016, 01:33:22 PM
Thanks for the recommendations for American Craftsmen!
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on April 24, 2016, 01:42:18 PM
So, is there an update on this whole thing?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Shadyia on January 07, 2017, 08:56:55 PM
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Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: DrMclony on January 08, 2017, 09:11:17 AM
I know its old, but this thread just appeared in my new posts list, and though I mostly lurk these days, this particular book club struck me as a nice idea. Is it still going on somewhere or did it fizzle out?  If it did the thread still suggests a few reads, for which I am grateful.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: ScarletBea on January 08, 2017, 10:40:05 AM
I know its old, but this thread just appeared in my new posts list, and though I mostly lurk these days, this particular book club struck me as a nice idea. Is it still going on somewhere or did it fizzle out?  If it did the thread still suggests a few reads, for which I am grateful.
Hi, it's going on but on a more sedate scale, especially now through the Christmas period.

The current book is American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle, and it's being discussed in this section:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/american-craftsmen/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/american-craftsmen/)

You can also go back to previous months' discussions and post, if you're only reading them now. I'm sure the authors would happily reply, if they're still around :)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on January 28, 2017, 02:59:32 PM
Hello Book-clubbers.
Mentioning a few names here to promote this post:
@tebakutis, @Lanko, @Eli_Freysson, @TomDoyle, @G_R_Matthews, @Justan Henner , @Eclipse , @xiagan

I've been really remiss lately about caring for the Club. I especially want to apologise to Tom Doyle, since I've been completely absent from these threads during the last two months.

Meanwhile, the next Club read is upon us, and it's Eli Freysson's space opera "The War of the Usurper".
The U.S. Amazon link is:
https://www.amazon.com/War-Usurper-Golden-Throne-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZ1H5M5 (https://www.amazon.com/War-Usurper-Golden-Throne-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZ1H5M5)

Eli, how would you break it up chapter-wise for four sections?
Xiagan or @Arry, could one of you set up the area for this Feb/March read?

And, finally, I think we should make Eli's book the last "Forum Authors" book for a little while. That will end us on a great note, and we can go on to other things.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on January 28, 2017, 04:29:07 PM
Eli, how would you break it up chapter-wise for four sections?

Well, as I originally wrote The War of the Usurper as a short story serial, each chapter is named after the POV character. So I suggest we make it:

1: The Marshal
2: The Royal Guard
3: The Scout
--------
4: The Rogue
5: The Dark Sister
6: The Mercenary
--------
7: The Handmaiden
8: The Partisan
9: The Spy
--------
10: The Duke
11: The Queen
--------


... and as I went over the list, I just realised that sectioning them off like this actually fits.
1-The early days of the war
2-The outsiders
3-The behind the scenes type folks
4-The final days
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Arry on January 29, 2017, 02:49:48 AM
@Arry, could one of you set up the area for this Feb/March read?

Done: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(febmar-2017)-the-war-of-the-usurp/
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Eli_Freysson on January 29, 2017, 06:24:37 PM
@Arry, could one of you set up the area for this Feb/March read?

Done: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(febmar-2017)-the-war-of-the-usurp/

Cool.

Sooo, what's the next step?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Justan Henner on February 01, 2017, 02:16:38 PM
Yeah, I'll be joining. I'll be starting a bit late though, probably mid february before I have reading time again.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: G_R_Matthews on February 01, 2017, 08:30:53 PM
Hey,

I have two ARCs to read for FF... but if I can get through them, I here :)
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Lordoftheword on February 11, 2017, 04:57:32 AM
Just in time for the Book Club to take a temporary leave of absence. I was never one for timing  ;D

Well if it ever fires up again, I would love to throw my name in the hat just in case.

I present to you, Tournament of Hearts: The Librarian Gladiator!

https://www.amazon.com/Tournament-Hearts-Librarian-Gladiator-Book-ebook/dp/B00R8Q0NFG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424921988&sr=8-1&keywords=tournament+of+hearts

*crickets*

But in all seriousness, it's been reviewed pretty well for a debut novel! ToH had its year (or week) in the sun, sharing a few beers (or a sip) with Mr. George Martin on the charts before being unceremoniously kicked into the gutter with the rest of the indie/small press fantasy novels in the #500,000+ Kindle Paid club. And that's where it's stayed ever since, getting a few looks here and there and, for all intents and purposes, dying a slow and painful death.

Anyway, if we ever decide to fire this baby up again, @Jmack, please consider my novel  :) I would be absolutely thrilled to get a few F-F eyes on it. Thank you kindly!
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on October 01, 2017, 09:56:56 PM
NECROPOST.

But for a good cause. Do we have any plans to resurrect this at any point?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: eclipse on October 01, 2017, 10:01:23 PM
Sure if we get someone to be in charge like your good self

I've done a few read alongs but you need at least three active participants for it be worthwhile.

Which books were you thinking to do?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on October 02, 2017, 03:14:02 AM
Sure if we get someone to be in charge like your good self

I've done a few read alongs but you need at least three active participants for it be worthwhile.

Which books were you thinking to do?

Hmm. I suppose I actually could take on the club for a few months, if the F-F mods were willing. As to books, I'd like to balance professional authors I've gotten to know as writing good stuff with people who are regulars on the F-F forums. It'd also come down to if I could actually get them to come on here and participate and, of course, if we actually have enough people involved. I'll noodle on it a bit and see what I can come up with.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: Skip on October 02, 2017, 04:08:26 AM
I'd be game. We need critical mass, though. Figure 50% participation rate, so maybe a dozen people to start?
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: JMack on October 02, 2017, 11:51:20 AM
My time availability has been notoriously fickle, and will get worse in two weeks when my office moves downtown. I’ll join where I can. I love the desire to re-start this.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on October 03, 2017, 05:07:45 AM
All right, I'll see if I can get a poll on who's interested. I think the biggest thing I want to ensure is that we have enough interest. I'd feel bad if I managed to get an author on here who might be really eager to talk about their book, but then we don't have anyone to read it. Not because it's a bad book, necessarily, but just because people aren't interested or have other stuff to do.
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: J.R. Darewood on October 08, 2017, 09:35:05 PM
I'll probably have time in November, but not October
Title: Re: F-F Authors Book Club
Post by: tebakutis on October 27, 2017, 07:45:34 PM
Based on the responses (3-4 folks max?) it's probably not time to start this back up, yet. Perhaps at some point in the future!