Lusternian Book Club - Dead Week Stinks.

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  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    Some real good choices there.  

    There is no spoiler font on this forums is there?

    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell is pretty long. I've read it but it's a commitment. 

    Also a BBC TV show :D

  • AerdurethAerdureth Member Posts: 74 Adept
    Oh, I love that list! Sounds like what I would put on my bookshelf. I even already own some of them though I have not read them yet. It comes from my habit never to leave a bookstore with empty hands...one should not let me near one while I have money with me.
  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    @Tremula @Ymuli @Shonjir @Kalaak - I still need your messages. Then we can start!
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  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    edited February 2016
    Strange. I sent mine the day you posted. I'll try again. Edit: sent. Please advise if not received.
  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    @Ymuli @Shonjir - You're the last I'm waiting on. So far it's a tie between 'A Bridge of Birds' - Which is ultimately more fantasy than steampunk, or 'The Portrait of Dorian Grey.'

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  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,731 Transcendent
    (Dorian Grey is awesome.)
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  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    Sylandra said:
    (Dorian Grey is awesome.)
    The movie is nothing like the book, and sometimes I wish it was. But we'll see! Movie / book comparisons are always off, even if a little bit rich to reflect Oscar Wilde's hedonistic lifestyle.


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  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,731 Transcendent
    Oh I didn't even know there was a movie! I just like the book. Oscar Wilde is da bomb diggity.
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  • TarkentonTarkenton Traitor Bear Member Posts: 2,555 Transcendent
    Did not care for book.
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  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman, Sockpuppeteer to the Gods Member Posts: 4,386 Transcendent
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  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    Tarkenton said:
    Did not care for book.
    It's an acquired taste. I found it dry when I was reading it the first several times.

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  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    Read it. Enjoyed it for what it was. In general I yawn and eye roll over authors that use the "THESE NON CATHOLIC/CHRISTIAN ACTS ARE A STAIN ON YOUR SOOOOOOOOOUL" but the times were the times and that is my ideological bias. 

    Still a good weird tale.  
  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    Sylandra said:
    Oh I didn't even know there was a movie! I just like the book. Oscar Wilde is da bomb diggity.
    I prefer his short stories. But I think I prefer short stories in general over the past two years. *shrug*
  • SynkarinSynkarin Nothing to see here Member Posts: 3,216 Transcendent
    Is it too late to join this? I'd be interested in reading something, expanding my horizons etc. I have no preference on what's being decided on now, just hoping to join!

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  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    Synkarin said:
    Is it too late to join this? I'd be interested in reading something, expanding my horizons etc. I have no preference on what's being decided on now, just hoping to join!
    @Synkarin - Message me your three picks! Also, awesome, you're joining us. :D
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  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    edited February 2016
    @Tremula

    Like it or hate it I'm interested in your take on Lovecraft. You are reading Lovecraft in the year of Our Lord 2016 and as older than an impressionable teenager. Very curious whenever you get the time/interest to write up something. 
  • ShonjirShonjir Member Posts: 69 Adept
    Happy to just join in, so I don'tmind what we read :)

  • KaalakKaalak Member Posts: 515 Fabled
    @Synkarin Boat is leaving! Jump from the docks! 
  • YmuliYmuli Member Posts: 112 Gifted
    Hi! Sorry, the tagging hasn't been giving me notifications and apparently my messages aren't working? I'm fine to read whatever. No real preference. I have read Dorian Grey before, though.
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  • IlianIlian Member Posts: 26 Capable
    edited February 2016


    Listen up readers!

    Okay! So, I just re-checked Amazon, which is where Kindle things are and it looks like they took out their Bridge of Birds kindle edition from that link. So! In supplement, we are going to be reading first The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox - Which is TECHNICALLY A BRIDGE OF BIRDS, but it's part of a TRILOGY (cool right?) and is called the Chronicles. Which is written by the same author, and involves the SAME characters! I will give you guys until next Monday to get this book lined up. And we'll be reading Chapter 1 of a Bridge of Birds. Hopefully everyone will have this chapter finished by this next Friday. I'll have questions and things to get our discussion started! Good luck!

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  • AerdurethAerdureth Member Posts: 74 Adept
    I might take a little longer to finish with the reading because the Kindle version does not seem to be available in my country and the paperback is currently out of stock. I'll do my best to catch up with you guys once I got my hands on the book.
  • SynkarinSynkarin Nothing to see here Member Posts: 3,216 Transcendent
    Wait, so we're reading Chapter 1 of this Chronicles right?

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    "'Cause the fighting don't stop till I walk in."
    -Synkarin's Lament.
  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    I'd join but I'm currently in a phase of my life where I read only dystopia and zombie books. Let me know if you want to talk about the end of the world. 
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  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,731 Transcendent
    I felt that way until grad school demanded reading like a novel a week. Now I'm one of those people who has to cram in time to finish the damn thing, but isn't really enjoying it so much as desperately racing to the finish line.  =((
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  • TalanTalan Member Posts: 1,000 Transcendent
    Xenthos said:
    Synkarin said:
    Wait, so we're reading Chapter 1 of this Chronicles right?

    How anyone can read a book a chapter at a time is beyond me. I was that kid in school who, when the class was assigned a book and given a chapter or two to read, came in the next day having finished the whole thing
    Uh, there are a lot of examples of serial things where you consume a whole story in measured pieces. I am sure you could handle reading a book one chapter a week if you wanted to. The point of this was not to ask for a book rec to binge-read on your own, it's a book club. :D

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  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    Xenthos said:
    Synkarin said:
    Wait, so we're reading Chapter 1 of this Chronicles right?

    How anyone can read a book a chapter at a time is beyond me. I was that kid in school who, when the class was assigned a book and given a chapter or two to read, came in the next day having finished the whole thing (read: That kid who frustrates the teacher trying to teach the material; the question "What do you think will happen next?" is really silly when you already know exactly what will happen...)
    I was either that kid that read the whole book in one sitting or I was the kid that thought the book was stupid and never read a page. Like The Prince, that book was torture. 

    I know it'll surprise everyone to know this, but I was what some might call "strong willed" as a child. 
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  • IeptixIeptix Member, Moderator, Gods Posts: 819 Divine
    edited February 2016
    I would have never thought.

    Also I was the same way. I nearly failed so many of my high school English classes because I'd read the first chapter or 3 of a book and then refuse to ever look at it again. I'm looking at you, The Catcher in the Rye.
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  • AlaryAlary Member Posts: 456 Virtuoso
    Oh, oh! I want in! Never enough reading going on at once, never. Obtaining book now, if that's cool? Not that I'll be able to do it a chapter at a time, but this book has been on my list for some time.
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