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Re: New Forum: Organize your own Read-A-Long!

Post by achintis » 15 Aug 2018, 08:36

Bookmermaid wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 12:41
I would like to read The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Is there anyone who is also interested in reading this book.
I have heard great things about this book. Unfortunately, I have started on a huge reading project. It is on my list though.

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Post by achintis » 15 Aug 2018, 08:41

This is probably a long shot, but I am starting the Great Books of the Western World as compiled by Adler. Would anyone want to join me in that task? It's a huge commitment, but should be quite rewarding.

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Post by Gravy » 16 Aug 2018, 23:18

achintis wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 08:41
This is probably a long shot, but I am starting the Great Books of the Western World as compiled by Adler. Would anyone want to join me in that task? It's a huge commitment, but should be quite rewarding.
I added it to the list. :tiphat:
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Post by SilenceRecited » 21 Sep 2018, 08:31

I am interested in participating in the upcoming read along for Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. Is it too late to sign up? If not, how might I find more information or a start date?

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Post by SilenceRecited » 21 Sep 2018, 08:50

I am also interested in reading along The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butle, listed under “books looking for interest”

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Post by gali » 21 Sep 2018, 10:34

SilenceRecited wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:31
I am interested in participating in the upcoming read along for Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. Is it too late to sign up? If not, how might I find more information or a start date?
No, it isn't too late. :tiphat:
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Post by Gravy » 21 Sep 2018, 23:47

Bookmermaid wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 12:41
I would like to read The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Is there anyone who is also interested in reading this book.
Hey, Bookmermaid,

You've got some interest.
SilenceRecited wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:50
I am also interested in reading along The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butle, listed under “books looking for interest”
You can use this thread to figure out a date. Let me know if/when and I can add it to the list. :tiphat:
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Post by Gravy » 21 Sep 2018, 23:48

SilenceRecited wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:31
I am interested in participating in the upcoming read along for Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. Is it too late to sign up? If not, how might I find more information or a start date?
Oh goodie! Welcome!
I'll add you it. :tiphat:
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Post by Bookmermaid » 22 Sep 2018, 13:22

Gravy wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 23:47
Bookmermaid wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 12:41
I would like to read The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Is there anyone who is also interested in reading this book.
Hey, Bookmermaid,

You've got some interest.
SilenceRecited wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:50
I am also interested in reading along The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, listed under “books looking for interest”
Will Monday 24th September be a good day to start reading to October 14, 2018

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Post by Gravy » 22 Sep 2018, 21:23

SilenceRecited wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:50
I am also interested in reading along The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butle, listed under “books looking for interest”
Let me know if the time Bookmermaid suggested works and I'll add it to the list. :tiphat:
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Post by hsimone » 28 Sep 2018, 20:58

@gali and @Gravy I would like to do a read along with either one or both of you, but I'm having trouble thinking of a book. I see you both are in a read-a-long, but The Girl in the Tower is the second in the series and I haven't read the first. Also, I can't seem to find the other two books from Katherine Arden that's listed in my library. :eusa-think: Is there something either one of you have been itching to read and would want a partner to discuss the book? You both seem to read books that I think I would enjoy too. Let me know, and in the meantime, I'll try to keep thinking of options too.
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Post by gali » 28 Sep 2018, 22:55

hsimone wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 20:58
@gali and @Gravy I would like to do a read along with either one or both of you, but I'm having trouble thinking of a book. I see you both are in a read-a-long, but The Girl in the Tower is the second in the series and I haven't read the first. Also, I can't seem to find the other two books from Katherine Arden that's listed in my library. :eusa-think: Is there something either one of you have been itching to read and would want a partner to discuss the book? You both seem to read books that I think I would enjoy too. Let me know, and in the meantime, I'll try to keep thinking of options too.
I will be glad to. :)

What genre do you prefer?

Here some of the books on my reading list:

* "Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty
* "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware
* "The Sisters of the Winter Wood" by Rena Rossner
* "Spellslinger" by Sebastien de Castell
* "The Wind in His Heart" by Charles de Lint
* "The Diviners" by Libba Bray

Maybe Gravy will have more suggestions. :)
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Post by Gravy » 29 Sep 2018, 04:31

hsimone wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 20:58
@gali and @Gravy I would like to do a read along with either one or both of you, but I'm having trouble thinking of a book. I see you both are in a read-a-long, but The Girl in the Tower is the second in the series and I haven't read the first. Also, I can't seem to find the other two books from Katherine Arden that's listed in my library. :eusa-think: Is there something either one of you have been itching to read and would want a partner to discuss the book? You both seem to read books that I think I would enjoy too. Let me know, and in the meantime, I'll try to keep thinking of options too.
I would definitely be interested. :)

Here are some that I have on my list (though not necessarily on hand (Amazon used books are my friends!)):
  • Norma Sofi Oksanen
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
  • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • The Mermaid by Christina Henry
There's also White Stag by Kara Barbieri (it's supposed to be on the way (won it in a giveaway), and various Stephen King books.


And don't forget, you were both interested in The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. :tiphat:

gali wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 22:55
I will be glad to. :)

What genre do you prefer?

Here some of the books on my reading list:

* "Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty
* "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware
* "The Sisters of the Winter Wood" by Rena Rossner
* "Spellslinger" by Sebastien de Castell
* "The Wind in His Heart" by Charles de Lint
* "The Diviners" by Libba Bray

Maybe Gravy will have more suggestions. :)
I'll have to look these up!
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Post by gali » 29 Sep 2018, 04:51

Gravy wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 04:31
hsimone wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 20:58
@gali and @Gravy I would like to do a read along with either one or both of you, but I'm having trouble thinking of a book. I see you both are in a read-a-long, but The Girl in the Tower is the second in the series and I haven't read the first. Also, I can't seem to find the other two books from Katherine Arden that's listed in my library. :eusa-think: Is there something either one of you have been itching to read and would want a partner to discuss the book? You both seem to read books that I think I would enjoy too. Let me know, and in the meantime, I'll try to keep thinking of options too.
I would definitely be interested. :)

Here are some that I have on my list (though not necessarily on hand (Amazon used books are my friends!)):
  • Norma Sofi Oksanen
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
  • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • The Mermaid by Christina Henry
There's also White Stag by Kara Barbieri (it's supposed to be on the way (won it in a giveaway), and various Stephen King books.


And don't forget, you were both interested in The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. :tiphat:

gali wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 22:55
I will be glad to. :)

What genre do you prefer?

Here some of the books on my reading list:

* "Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty
* "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware
* "The Sisters of the Winter Wood" by Rena Rossner
* "Spellslinger" by Sebastien de Castell
* "The Wind in His Heart" by Charles de Lint
* "The Diviners" by Libba Bray

Maybe Gravy will have more suggestions. :)
I'll have to look these up!
Kara Barbieri's book isn't out yet, but it looks good.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by gali » 29 Sep 2018, 05:11

I also like "Zoo City" by Lauren Beukes, Norma Sofi Oksanen, "The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza" by Shaun David Hutchinson, Winter's Tale, and maybe the The Mermaid by Christina Henry. I also don't mind one of Stephen King's books as long as it isn't too scary...

I will go with any books you like from either list.
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