Reading group

    Can't find the appropriate forum for your topic? Post it here!

Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

User avatar
Tyrant
Posts: 381
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:45
Location: Kansas City, MO

Reading group

Postby Tyrant » 11 Feb 2008 21:14

im starting this book on wednesday...anyone considering doin a weekly reading group on with me?....more or less just thoughts and discussions of chapters at a time?

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 11 Feb 2008 21:39

I'm still on Messiah right now (on page 92). If I make it before Wednesday, I'll try to keep up (but I'm a slow reader).

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 11 Feb 2008 21:49

I'm actually up to chapter 39 on all the books, I just have to cut and past the chapter reviews over here.

Dune Messiah is finished.

I will get on that soon, promise.

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 13 Feb 2008 17:14

I finished Messiah. If the Children of Dune reading group hasn't started yet, I can participate.

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 13 Feb 2008 17:23

I'll post CoD tonight. I'm up to chapter 39 so you can participate at your own pace.

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 16 Feb 2008 12:39

I'm eager to get reading Children of Dune. Is this reading group still a go?

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Feb 2008 12:55

GamePlayer wrote:I'm eager to get reading Children of Dune. Is this reading group still a go?


Yes, I've posted the summaries I have so far, up to Ch. 39. Hopefully I'll be able to keep ahead of you.

Just post comments or questions as you go.

User avatar
Phaedrus
Posts: 551
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 04:35

Postby Phaedrus » 16 Feb 2008 19:53

How does this whole reading group thing work?

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Feb 2008 20:08

Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.

User avatar
Tyrant
Posts: 381
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:45
Location: Kansas City, MO

Postby Tyrant » 17 Feb 2008 16:42

sorry..havent started reading it yet..ive been sick this week so havent got around to reading
Your friendly neighborhood Tyrant!!!

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 17 Feb 2008 18:01

Well let me know when you want to start.

User avatar
Tyrant
Posts: 381
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:45
Location: Kansas City, MO

Postby Tyrant » 18 Feb 2008 00:42

this wednesday
Your friendly neighborhood Tyrant!!!

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 18 Feb 2008 13:57

Alrighty.

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Feb 2008 15:22

GamePlayer wrote:Well let me know when you want to start.


You can go at your own pace. Eventually my goal is to have all the chapter summaries up and you just comment as you go. Folks here know the books well enough that we can discuss any chapter.

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Postby SandChigger » 18 Feb 2008 23:17

We are therefore smug and do special dances...in the moonlight...naked...until the neighbors call the cops.

:shock:
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"

User avatar
Edric
Posts: 36
Joined: 23 May 2008 10:02
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne [England]
Contact:

Postby Edric » 23 May 2008 10:32

Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.


Do you compare the differences for each chapter of Heretics & Chapterhouse Dune, regarding the differences between the UK & US editions?

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 23 May 2008 11:45

Edric wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.


Do you compare the differences for each chapter of Heretics & Chapterhouse Dune, regarding the differences between the UK & US editions?


Once I finish, I'll revisit HoD & CH:D to note the important differences.

I've only got a few chapters left on each book, I may just finish CoD GEoD... I don't know...
Image
Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
~Pink Snowman

User avatar
Tleilax Master B
Posts: 674
Joined: 11 Feb 2008 10:54
Location: Desert of New Mexico

Postby Tleilax Master B » 23 May 2008 12:10

Edric wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.


Do you compare the differences for each chapter of Heretics & Chapterhouse Dune, regarding the differences between the UK & US editions?


Maybe we should start a topic on the differences?
Image

User avatar
Edric
Posts: 36
Joined: 23 May 2008 10:02
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne [England]
Contact:

Postby Edric » 28 May 2008 10:20

Tleilax Master B wrote:
Edric wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.


Do you compare the differences for each chapter of Heretics & Chapterhouse Dune, regarding the differences between the UK & US editions?


Maybe we should start a topic on the differences?


That'll be cool, I've been waiting ages for some feedback since releasing the composite copies.

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Postby Omphalos » 28 May 2008 10:30

Edric wrote:
Tleilax Master B wrote:
Edric wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:How does this whole reading group thing work?


Just comment or ask questions about the chapters after you read them to get the discussion going. I'd like to keep the discussion limited to the topic chapter or how it relates to previous chapters or books. Just so we don't spoil it for any potential first time readers.


Do you compare the differences for each chapter of Heretics & Chapterhouse Dune, regarding the differences between the UK & US editions?


Maybe we should start a topic on the differences?


That'll be cool, I've been waiting ages for some feedback since releasing the composite copies.


Should we do it in the same place that Freak is doing the chapter reviews? So we can keep them physically side by side? Or do it in those same threads, just start a new topic? Or somewhere else?

User avatar
Edric
Posts: 36
Joined: 23 May 2008 10:02
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne [England]
Contact:

Postby Edric » 28 May 2008 10:33

I think in the same threads in reading group as it would make more sense.

The reading group threads for Heretics & Chapterhouse just won't work unless people are reading the same books.

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18239
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

Postby Freakzilla » 28 May 2008 10:47

I was planning to go back and revisit HoD and CH:D and add something like a footnote to me original summary denoting the differences.

Unless y'all have a better idea for doing it.
Image
Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
~Pink Snowman

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Postby Omphalos » 28 May 2008 11:50

You know, if Freak went back and did it in his original posts, then it would be much easier for everyone to comment on them in the manner he first intended. I did nto suggest this because its gonna be a butt load of work. Again. But if you are going to do it, I think that would be better than starting parallel posts or interspersing new posts into your threads.

you could go back and modify the original posts with the new info. That way everying is in one place, and easy to get to.

Anyone who is interested in helping could do a chapter and PM it to you, so you could modify your own post with it.