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Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:25 pm
by justcheckin
I vote for Red Mars or Kafka on the Shore...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:11 pm
by Maui
I've already read Kafka, but I'd be interested in reading another Stephenson novel.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:42 pm
by The Todd
The Todd is down for some Cryptonomicon and it sounds like Maui is as well. Justcheckin is in for Red Mars or Murakami. I've got a few books that I also want to read, so The Todd is going to pick the palatable and add that to the growing list.

If anyone else has any suggestions of votes, feel free to chime in!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:49 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Cryptonomicon might take a bit over a month being 1000 pages haha.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:03 pm
by justcheckin
I'm really fine with whatever you guys pick so if you all want Cryptonomicon, that is ok. Is there anyone else jumping on the wagon? Like Fievel or Ribbons...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:43 pm
by The Todd
stereosforgeeks wrote:Cryptonomicon might take a bit over a month being 1000 pages haha.


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Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:47 pm
by The Todd
The Todd has been wanting to read either Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood or American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Thoughts? Votes? Comments?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:26 pm
by stereosforgeeks
The Todd wrote:The Todd has been wanting to read either Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood or American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Thoughts? Votes? Comments?


Ive never read any Atwood.

American Gods Ive been meaning to read as well.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:07 pm
by justcheckin
I'm down with Neil Gaiman, been wanting to read some of his stuff.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:34 pm
by Maui
American Gods works for me too. I've got the book already, just need to read it!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:49 pm
by The Todd
The Todd also owns a copy he was waiting to read. FYI:

American Gods - After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the days, then the hours, then the hours, then the seconds until his release tick away, he can feel a storm building. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr. Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But they are being pursued by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace... Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Neil Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to finding the soul of America
literary awards Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (2001), Hugo Award for Best Novel (2002), Nebula Award for Best Novel (2002), International Horror Guild Award Nominee for Best Novel (2001), World Fantasy Award Nominee (2002), SFX Magazine Award (2002), Geffen Award (2003), and Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee (2002)

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:23 pm
by The Todd
So that's 4 people who are cool with some Gaiman. Should we wait and see if other people want in? Should we still have a poll for book choice? I'll try to send out a few PMs to people who have participated before.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:14 pm
by justcheckin
I don't think we need a poll if it's just 4 or 5 of us and we are all in agreement.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 pm
by stereosforgeeks
I'll order it on Amazon next weekend.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:43 am
by justcheckin
stereosforgeeks wrote:I'll order it on Amazon next weekend.


me too... what is our target date to finish reading it?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:26 am
by The Todd
justcheckin wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:I'll order it on Amazon next weekend.


me too... what is our target date to finish reading it?


Unless everyone wants to make it this month, The Todd figures a target date of February 28th to finish the almost 600 page book should be good. Plus, that gives anyone else who wants to jump in a chance to read it and join in the discussion.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:41 am
by Fievel
I got about a third of the way through the audiobook of American Gods several years ago but then got busy and never returned to it.
I wish I had the time to get into it again (in audio or print form). I look forward to hearing the reactions to it.

For what it's worth, when I stopped listening it was really starting to pick up and get interesting, but by the time I was able to return to it I had forgotten too much of what I had previously heard.
Anansi Boys also waits for me... unheard.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:55 am
by stereosforgeeks
Fievel wrote:I got about a third of the way through the audiobook of American Gods several years ago but then got busy and never returned to it.
I wish I had the time to get into it again (in audio or print form). I look forward to hearing the reactions to it.

For what it's worth, when I stopped listening it was really starting to pick up and get interesting, but by the time I was able to return to it I had forgotten too much of what I had previously heard.
Anansi Boys also waits for me... unheard.


Shame you can't join Fievel.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:03 pm
by justcheckin
The Todd wrote:
justcheckin wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:I'll order it on Amazon next weekend.


me too... what is our target date to finish reading it?


Unless everyone wants to make it this month, The Todd figures a target date of February 28th to finish the almost 600 page book should be good. Plus, that gives anyone else who wants to jump in a chance to read it and join in the discussion.


That is cool with me. :)

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:13 pm
by stereosforgeeks
American Gods should be in my mailbox today.

I'm halfway through with red mars so as soon as that is done I will start it.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:56 am
by justcheckin
I'm looking for mine in the mail too... is Red Mars good?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:12 am
by stereosforgeeks
justcheckin wrote:I'm looking for mine in the mail too... is Red Mars good?


I'll have to get back to you on that one. Halfway through and it's pretty dry but interesting. It's really detailed on the group dynamics of the colonists. Each section is about on particular character and the time scale of events has already been 10+ yrs.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:41 pm
by justcheckin
stereosforgeeks wrote:
justcheckin wrote:I'm looking for mine in the mail too... is Red Mars good?


I'll have to get back to you on that one. Halfway through and it's pretty dry but interesting. It's really detailed on the group dynamics of the colonists. Each section is about on particular character and the time scale of events has already been 10+ yrs.


Yeah, cool. Let me know what you think about it. I'm thinking about adding it to my list.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:35 pm
by DennisMM
If my brain wakes up any time soon, I'm down for Gaiman. I've had a copy for years now and never cracked it.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:13 pm
by justcheckin
DennisMM wrote:If my brain wakes up any time soon, I'm down for Gaiman. I've had a copy for years now and never cracked it.


You should read it with us!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:42 am
by The Todd
justcheckin wrote:
DennisMM wrote:If my brain wakes up any time soon, I'm down for Gaiman. I've had a copy for years now and never cracked it.


You should read it with us!


Agreed-FIVE!!!!!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:32 pm
by DennisMM
So, we'll be reading through February, then?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:35 pm
by justcheckin
Yeah... end of Feb... you in?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:36 pm
by The Todd
DennisMM wrote:So, we'll be reading through February, then?


Yes-five. So, you have the rest of January and all of February to read it.

As Justcheckin said:

justcheckin wrote:Yeah... end of Feb... you in?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:26 am
by Pacino86845
I received the very cordial invitation but alas I must decline this time! I'll keep an eye out here if you guys keep these clubs going for a while. In the mean time I'll just cheer from the sidelines:

GO BOOK NERDS GO!!!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:30 am
by The Todd
Pacino86845 wrote:I received the very cordial invitation but alas I must decline this time! I'll keep an eye out here if you guys keep these clubs going for a while. In the mean time I'll just cheer from the sidelines:

GO BOOK NERDS GO!!!


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Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:55 pm
by DennisMM
justcheckin wrote:Yeah... end of Feb... you in?


I'll try. As I said, if my brain wakes up. The meds are hitting me hard lately.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:16 am
by justcheckin
DennisMM wrote:
justcheckin wrote:Yeah... end of Feb... you in?


I'll try. As I said, if my brain wakes up. The meds are hitting me hard lately.


I understand totally... :twisted: I had to skip doses of mine last year to get some grant writing done.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:16 pm
by DennisMM
I wish sometimes I could skip mine without risking real nastiness - like psychotic breaks. Oh, mental illness is fun!

Writing ... geez, I remember that. One poem in four years and no real prose.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:01 pm
by justcheckin
DennisMM wrote:I wish sometimes I could skip mine without risking real nastiness - like psychotic breaks. Oh, mental illness is fun!

Writing ... geez, I remember that. One poem in four years and no real prose.


Well I am fortunate enough to only have situational depression and anxiety. Technically I could be on medication all the time but it knocks my organizational skills back a few levels and its hard to manage my job when I don't give a flying fuck. LOL I am trying to manage it with Yoga and diet, etc. I am sure that will not always work for everything all the time but I'll take it while it does.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:04 pm
by justcheckin
I got my book today... WHEW. Finally... I thought it would never get here. I think they mailed it super snail mail.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:03 pm
by stereosforgeeks
I should be able to finish Red Mars tonight or tomorrow. American Gods will start immediately after.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:58 pm
by justcheckin
I read the first chapter... seems interesting.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:06 pm
by The Todd
justcheckin wrote:I read the first chapter... seems interesting.


The Todd is about halfway through and really likes it so far. A lot different than the other Gaiman books that I've read.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:09 pm
by stereosforgeeks
The Todd wrote:
justcheckin wrote:I read the first chapter... seems interesting.


The Todd is about halfway through and really likes it so far. A lot different than the other Gaiman books that I've read.


Im 125 pages in so far. I can't compare it to any other gaiman besides good omens though.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:45 pm
by justcheckin
I guess I better get to reading...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:07 am
by stereosforgeeks
I lost my copy of American Gods Monday afternoon. It fell out of my gym bag as I was running to make my train home.

So pissed.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:29 am
by Ribbons
Excuses, excuses.

MY copy is uh... still on the shelf at the bookstore

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:44 am
by stereosforgeeks
Ribbons wrote:Excuses, excuses.

MY copy is uh... still on the shelf at the bookstore


Ive already ordered a replacement! What's your excuse?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:15 pm
by justcheckin
What's next? ... for April? Who is down for another book?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:45 am
by TonyWilson
Carter Beats The Devil? I got it on Saturday to try and be ready for The AvClub's wrapped up in books dicsussion but I don't think I'll finish it in time for that, so I'll be sneaky and suggest it for here.