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Asa



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY!!!!!!!!!! LET'S READ LACKEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Um. Not that I'll be able to get my hands on any books (besides the half of the Valdemar series I brought with me), but I'll love you all forever if you read Lackey. Especially the Valdemar series!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa wrote:
LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY!!!!!!!!!! LET'S READ LACKEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Um. Not that I'll be able to get my hands on any books (besides the half of the Valdemar series I brought with me), but I'll love you all forever if you read Lackey. Especially the Valdemar series!

Brightly Burning anyone? ^_^

Actually I'm suggesting Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Nealy Hurston. We're reading it for English, and it's absolutely amazing.
Actually, I've a ton of books to suggest. eep. o_o

And Tin, this idea is brilliant.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I don't really find the time or concentration to read lately I have to confess the last book I read was Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and and I enjoyed it so much I will pick up the second book from the store soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY LACKEY!!! Very Happy what'd you say, AsA? It was drowned out by my Lackey paens...

Ha. I just finished By the Sword about Kero! Brightly Burning was sad... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a huge public library, so I hope to be able to join often enough. However, milestones and finals are coming up, so, if we're limited to one week, I might not have time...

Lackey sounds good, I read half the Valdemar series in one week ^__^
Jane Austen... I've been wanting to read her books for a while, but I never get around to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*shakes head sadly* Cube, cube, cube. No Jane Austen? She's a classic. Very Happy Kidding--I only read her a couple years ago...as for the Valdemar series. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy will that suffice?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read plenty of classics, compared to everyone else my age! Too much Shakespear, Dikens, Mark Twain, Jules Vernes, I haven't gotten to Austen... I read one for school, and I read another for me... so, I end up reading too much!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I avoid classics. . .the language is hard for me to swallow.

and I never read much of the Valdemar series - just Brightly Burning and about half of another book. . .
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay then, here's an updated list, in the order suggested:

  1. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik (horsin' around)
  2. Songs at the River's Edge by Katy Gardner (Tinalles)
  3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Ravenna, in deference to her difficulty in getting English language books due to residence in Japan)
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Lady and assorted)
  5. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (Spindrifter)
  6. Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lacky (Tinu, ASA, horsin', and accompanying hordes of rabid fans)
  7. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (Asenath83)

That's plenty to keep us occupied for a good long while! I'm therefore declaring suggestions closed for now, and we'll move on. I have fed these titles through the list randomizer, and it has ordained the following reading order:


  1. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
  2. Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey
  3. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  4. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  5. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  6. Songs at the River's Edge by Katy Gardner
  7. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


I've been thinking about how we do it from here, and I think it should probably go something like this:

1) We allow one week for everybody to acquire a copy of the book. Not everyone will have every title, so we need to allow people time to visit the library, the bookstore, or order it online and get it shipped.

2) We allow one further week after that for reading. In any particular title, it's likely that one or more people will already have read it; it'd be unfair to the people who haven't already read it to just start posting. So nobody jump the gun, people might get left out.

3) Everybody read the whole book. If you've already read it, read it again so it'll be fresh on your mind for discussion.

4) We'll start a new thread for discussing each new book, to make it fairly easy to find.

5) And then we'll just talk about it till things get inane, at which point we start the countdown to the next book.

How does that sound?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good to me!

Would we like a seperate section for the book club? I know someone who knows someone who could set that up for us Wink

Said person could also start up a user group for the club... although aside from using them to give my mods power, I've never seen the point of user groups. Opinions?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know that a user group is terribly necessary, though a separate subforum might be nice.

*goes to start searching for His Majesty's Dragon...*

Is it too late to suggest the entire Wheel of Time series? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the question of a separate sub-forum, I'd say -- let's wait and see. I'm inclined to think that we're not likely to generate a large enough volume of posts to really need one. But if it turns out we do, then we can create a sub-forum and move all the older threads into it at that point.

On the question of suggesting the entire Wheel of Time series, the answer is an emphatic NO. I gave up about seven books in, and have zero desire ever to pick one up again. I get more than my recommended dose of pointless bickering by following politics in the real world. I'm not going to put up with it in my pleasure reading any more than I absolutely have to. So there. :-

Unless anybody has objections, I figure we start discussing "His Majesty's Dragon" on Monday May 5th. To your books, ladies and gentlemen!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To reiterate, or suggest on from Tin's comments from Wheel of Time, while I swing between loathing and mild enjoyment on that series, I think if we're going to have a dander at full series, we should perhaps stick to just one, preferably the first book? Just for future reference/suggestion.

I'd also like to throw in for later considerations, since our current timetable has already been decided, perhaps Battle Royale or Watership Down? I'd suggest some Alexandre Dumas, but the only copies my university library has are in French or Vietnamese. ><
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything sounds good, let's begin! ^^

I'm glad His Majesty's Dragon is first on the list, my library actually has it. I might want to check on the other books and inter-library loan them asap though. . .
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the library! *whooshes out*
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