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Cloud Atlas Group Read: General Discussion Thread

75 Books Challenge for 2011

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1msf59
Jan 1, 2011, 9:07am Top

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. My first Group Read of the year. This will begin on January 15th. I will probably post 2 separate spoiler threads. I hope we have a nice turn-out and start this year with a bang!

2alcottacre
Jan 1, 2011, 9:23am Top

I am in! I bought the book with one of my Christmas gift cards.

3souloftherose
Jan 1, 2011, 9:52am Top

I'm in too :-)

4billiejean
Jan 1, 2011, 3:35pm Top

I am so ready to read this book! Thanks for putting the group read together, Mark!
--BJ

5Berly
Jan 1, 2011, 4:00pm Top

I am in! Sounds like a great book for a group read.

6drneutron
Jan 1, 2011, 4:46pm Top

Posted a link to this group read to the wiki...

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:75booksin2011

7-Cee-
Jan 2, 2011, 9:25am Top

Got the book from my TBR pile... now's my chance! Thanks for the GR, Mark.
Be back on the 15th!

8cammykitty
Jan 4, 2011, 4:06pm Top

I'll join you. It was on my 11 in 2011 list already.

9KLmesoftly
Jan 4, 2011, 8:58pm Top

I'm in! I'd been hoping to read this book sometime this year; it's been calling to me from its shelf for some time, now, and I just picked up a digital copy for greater ease and portability, too.

10labfs39
Jan 4, 2011, 11:14pm Top

I got a copy for the holidays, so I'm going to try and join you. Never done an LT group read before but it sounds fun.

11Prop2gether
Jan 6, 2011, 5:27pm Top

Oh, this is in the reachable stack of books--at the bottom I think--but retrievable. Last year's group reads were so great for me, I'm in.

12sirfurboy
Jan 6, 2011, 6:10pm Top

I already read this book, but I think I will read it again with you :)

13benitastrnad
Edited: Jan 11, 2011, 5:35pm Top

I read this book several years ago for a book club I was in. I loved it. It was one of my best reads of that year. I found it puzzling at the beginning and then just plain confused. I stayed with it and it got better. I am really looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it because it is sooooooo good. I hope that somebody else will be as fascinated with an orison as I was. By-the-way, the Oxford English Dictionary needs to update its entry on orison. There is not a single reference in the entry to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. For shame OED! Or at least, for shame, editors of the OED.

14msf59
Edited: Jan 12, 2011, 8:44am Top

Benita- Please stop by and leave a comment or 2!!

Looks like we will have a nice turn-out!

I will be breaking this into a 2 week read. It's on the long side, so it might take some readers longer, which is fine.
Here is Week One- Spoiler Thread

15cammykitty
Jan 12, 2011, 10:01pm Top

I'm 18 pages in! Can't wait to get far enough to discuss. :)

16LizzieD
Jan 13, 2011, 3:41pm Top

Maybe I can do this? I started *CA* this fall and had to put it down for some forgotten reason. If I don't read it with you, I'll have the thread starred for when I do.

17nancyewhite
Jan 13, 2011, 4:11pm Top

Just bought and downloaded.

18labfs39
Jan 18, 2011, 7:32pm Top

Is it too late to join in? Where are people in the book? Should I go to the spoiler page to see what's happening?

19msf59
Jan 18, 2011, 8:01pm Top

Lisa- It's not to late! I'm nearly half-way through but I'm probably reading it a bit faster than everyone else. Remember, this just started Saturday.

20-Cee-
Jan 18, 2011, 9:06pm Top

I'm only on page 55 at the moment... but plan to move ahead now that I finished the other book I was reading. Jump right in Lisa! :)

21billiejean
Jan 19, 2011, 9:39am Top

Not too late to start! I just started late last night and am still at the beginning.
--BJ

22bonniebooks
Jan 19, 2011, 12:45pm Top

Ok, Mark, I read Cloud Atlas last week. Is this the thread where you just say you're reading it and then you actually discuss the book in the "spoiler" thread?

23tututhefirst
Jan 19, 2011, 4:41pm Top

Whew....almost missed it. I finished Mitchell's Thousand Autumns and on advise from several others, have skipped the 1st chapter for the time being. I'm liking #2, so I think I'll be able to hang in with you all. Thanks for hosting Mark.

Mitchell is definitely a way above average writer....

24msf59
Jan 19, 2011, 6:00pm Top

Never to late guys! It looks like several people are reading this slowly.

Bonnie- Yes! The link for Week One is in Msg# 14.

Tina- I'm already thinking about hosting a Group Read for Thousand Autumns later in the year. I love this guy.

25Berly
Jan 20, 2011, 7:58pm Top

My OT brother just left, so now I have time to read! Finished the first chapter....

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