Welcome to the SDMB Reader’s group! This thread will serve as an ongoing logistics thread. Posts here will include the Current Schedule, links to discussion threads, and links to new selection polls as they occur. Please subscribe* to this thread if you are interested in taking part in the discussions, as you will then be able to be notified of the new discussion threads as they open.
Here is the tentative discussion schedule for the first poll winners
12/20 - Catch-22 Part 1 - OP: Talon Karrde (To Chapter 22)
01/10 - Catch-22 Part 2 - OP: Talon Karrde (End of Book)
01/17 - Slaughterhouse-Five Part 1 - OP: iftheresaway
01/31 - Slaughterhouse-Five Part 2 - OP: iftheresaway
02/07 - Love in the Time of Cholera Part 1 - OP: deathawk
02/21 - Love in the Time of Cholera Part 2 - OP: deathawk
03/07 - The Princess Bride Part 1 - OP: StoutHearted
03/21 - The Princess Bride Part 2 - OP: StoutHearted
03/28-04/09 - Make suggestions for next Selection Poll
04/04 - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Part 1 - OP TBD
04/10-04/18 - Second Selection Poll
04/18 - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Part 2 - OP TBD
05/02 - Heart of Darkness - Part 1 - OP TBD
05/16 - Heart of Darkness - Part 2 - OP TBD
ISBN information can be found in the First Selection Poll Thread, in post #2. Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll.
If you are willing to take the OP for either of the last two in the list, please post in this thread.
As the question came up in the poll, here is what we are looking for from those taking the Opening Post duties:
A suggestion as to how to handle the reading for the work. In other words, where the “break” point should be chapter wise for the two discussions. For some of the shorter works, this may instead be an emphasis on some theme or character, rather than a page break.
An opening thread post that will serve as the departure point for the discussion. So what ever you found interesting about the book, good or bad, be it on plot, theme, character, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
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“SDMB Readers Group - <book title> <discussion #>”
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