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1. Timelines
So I've been playing around with trying to find the "right" amount of time that we spend on books and movie watching and collecting our stuff for the next set of selections. It's only fair to give a week to get the next selections, so that timeline is nailed. The question I wanted to answer is "How long do we give for the last week of the book/book-commenting and for movie-watching/commenting?" Let's give this a shot: The final week includes a)finishing the book and commenting AND b)watching the movie and commenting. Then, the next week, we jump in to the next selections.

What does it mean?! (DRATW!)
We're on the final week for Until Proven Guilty, so finish it before Friday and get your comments in here. Also, watch The Departed and comment on it in the post that Ali will soon get up on the community. Finally, this is the week when you should start looking for the next selections Bryce will soon post. And go!

The week starting on Friday, July 30th, will kick off Round #1, BRYCE'S selections, so strap on your boots!

2. Participation
Here's my thoughts: The community isn't just about reading and watching; it's about conversation around what we're taking in. If you're not doing this for the selections of others, it doesn't seem right to then turn around and ask others to do it for you. So, with that in mind, if you haven't participated at all so far (Mila, Zac, I'm looking at you!), now's your chance. Otherwise, I expect the right thing to do is to skip you in the round rotation when it comes to selections. Harsh? I dunno, maybe. But fair? I think so.

Okay then! Go forth!


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Jul. 24th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
I have no ability to get Ali's book. I still haven't even gotten the first book. I fail at life.
Jul. 24th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
You don't fail at life, psht.

At this point, though, I wouldn't worry about the first selections (1984, Equilibrium). We're done with those. You still have a chance to hit the second set of selections, though (Until Proven Guilty, The Departed). Here, lemme help:

The Seattle Public Library has the J.A. Jance novel on the shelf at two locations: The Central Library (Level 3 - Mysteries) AND the West Seattle Branch. I don't know which one is closest to you, but you have a choice! And the nice thing is that since we're in the last week of reading, you can read straight through without having to worry too much about it. It might be nice for you to do the pre-reading post (in the selections post, that is).... and maybe write what you think so far once you hit Chapter 17.

About the next one.... Boneshaker by Cherie Priest sounds SO MUCH like your kinda book, it's ridiculous. It's also at the library, but it's so popular that all the copies are out/on hold. You can try putting it on hold, but honestly? Honestly, for this one, I think you'd be happier if you owned a copy of it yourself. Maybe a Barnes and Noble is the way to go on this one. You can search for your book, then put it on hold at a store that's close to you, then go pick it up within 3 days. Check it out; it's pretty cool.

Okay, those are the best tips I have. I hope it helps, cause I am selfish, and I want to do this thing with you. Dirty, hee.

Edited at 2010-07-24 02:02 pm (UTC)
Jul. 24th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I don't do libraries, fae. I know it sounds absurd probably. But I don't do them. That's why I haven't gotten the books thus far, and that's why I won't be able to get them any time soon.

Also, neither of those locations is ANYWHERE near me.

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