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The Dresden Files Book Club August - December

Discussion in 'The Dresden Files' started by Josh, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Josh

    Josh Second Year

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    I think originally, that's why i made it three books a month, because that gave everyone a little over a week to get through the books. If you are going the audio book route with James Marsters you shouldn't even take that long.
     
  2. 9th Doctor

    9th Doctor Slug Club Member

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    I'll be running audiobooks for some. If I listen I'll miss less since I read so quickly. I may read and listen for some.
     
  3. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Ha I'm the opposite, I get more detail in books, audio my mind tends to wonder.
     
  4. disturbed27

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    This is actually my second time reading the series since I started it a few years ago so I feel like I'm gonna find a lot.

    So are we going start discussing Storm Front on the 8th, the 10th or just whenever we each finish it we join in?
     
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  5. Avery

    Avery Second Year DLP Supporter

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    Wouldn't mind a reread.

    Sign me up.
     
  6. Erotic Adventures of S

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    I think we are starting Storm Front this week end and then discussing it as we go, if you notice somethings in chapter 3 post about it. Everyone reads at different speeds.
     
  7. Josh

    Josh Second Year

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    August

    • Storm Front
    • Fool Moon
    • Grave Peril


    Sure I've got you down.


    Item up for group decision:

    A regular meeting day and time - We could simply say, read the first ten chapters, and then we'll talk. Maybe wait till after Harry's first confrontation with the bad guy... or we can decide on a specific day or time to all come together to discuss the book.
     
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  8. Xepheria

    Xepheria The Benefactor

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    I guess this would be as good an opportunity as any to finally get around to reading the series, like Zeel has been bugging to do for the past month.

    Sign me up, if only to get him off my case. :p
     
  9. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    DO IT. JUST DO IT!
     
  10. Josh

    Josh Second Year

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    WAIT HOLD UP

    So you haven't read the books? Spoilers off!!! :fire:nyan::colbert:

    Welcome to the club.

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    11. Xepheria - New to the story, hasn't read it yet. No spoilers guys!
    August

    • Storm Front
    • Fool Moon
    • Grave Peril
     
  11. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Keep the spoilers to spoiler tags and it should be fine. That way it's Xepheria's choice on whether to read them or not, while we will be able to discuss the books in the context of the whole series.
     
  12. sage1000

    sage1000 Third Year

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    Sign me up. I'm also interested in rereading the series.
     
  13. Erotic Adventures of S

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    Should we organise some questions in advance to think about while reading.

    Like:-
    * instances of Dresdan as an unreliable narrator.
    * things he was wrong about originally. For instance he states something early on as fact that we now know is wrong, or not fully right, similar to unreliable narrator.
    * character introductions and personalities.
    * significant magical events and happenings. Maybe someone wants to list options, spells and tools as we go.
    * Evidence of the grand conspiracy.
    * Harry gaining knowledge
     
  14. Xepheria

    Xepheria The Benefactor

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    Don't sweat about keeping things hidden from me. I'm clued in to a fair number of the plot points, mostly through conversations in the Study, beta-ing a couple of stories, and of course, fanfiction, so I'm not completely fresh. :p

    That being said, however, I know next to nothing about Dresden himself... mostly because he isn't Mab or Titania having passionate hate-sex with one another.

    Blame Zeelthor. Thoughactuallydon'tbecauseitwaskindahot
     
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  15. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

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    I plan to start my read later tonight post-Toonami. Should be done around 9ish AM if I stick to it, though I may diverge to jot down notes in here via mobile. This post will likely wind up automerged to oblivion and back.
     
  16. Avery

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    Oh, now. Don't forget that Twilight crossover Zenzao wrote.

    Hmmm. Getting through book one again is going slow for me, mostly because I ache in anticipation for the starting glory that is book three.

    Zeelthor, write your goddamn Dresden/Maeve faster.
     
  17. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

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    ^ oi, don't remind me about that travesty :p

    Storm Front notes
    I wonder if we'll see something more about that 1994 Milwaukee disappearance someday. Sounds like something up Dresden's ally at some point.

    Up to page 58 and not sure I'll gut out much more this early in the morning, last night's multiple half-hour naps took a right toll.

    EDIT: Welp, so much for finishing this in one-go. Made it a few pages more and then... kept putting it off tonight. Probably going to make it to page 100 and doze off again, urgh.
     
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  18. Klackerz

    Klackerz Bridgeburner

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    Why haven't you added me to the list yet Josh
     
  19. Josh

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    My apologizes. I thought i had already done so, let me remedy this.

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    2. EroticAdventuresofS
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    10. Avery
    11. Xepheria
    12. Klackerz
    13. Sage1000
    Guys, I never thought I would get this much support for this book club. Thank you all for showing interest and helping to plan out the discussions.



    August

    I have Hyper-Linked the Storm Front book club thread to the Book Title.
     
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  20. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    Xepheria. Stop reading my smut you underage little shit! :D

    I'm working on it, Avery. I am! :(