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1lorannen
Oct 22, 2015, 1:37pm Top

Thinking about joining us for November's OLOB read of Slade House? Chime in here!

2KymmAC
Oct 22, 2015, 3:11pm Top

Hi, Kymm here.
I've put a hold on my elibrary, with 4 ahead of me, as it is not available yet : (
I have access to a small library in the States. If anyone knows of a way to access larger libraries, please let me know!
Thanks. Hope to be able to take part in the discussion.

3MrsB2005
Oct 22, 2015, 4:09pm Top

Hello! I am a stay at home mom of a 3 year old girl and 4 month old boy. I used to read all the time but have had a hard time finding time to read MY books. So, hoping by joining this I can make myself find me time again and read good books in the process! :D

4TooBusyReading
Oct 22, 2015, 4:11pm Top

I haven't participated in a group read for awhile, but am game for this one. It should be fun!

5libbromus
Edited: Oct 22, 2015, 4:28pm Top

Hello! I've pre-ordered this book via my local bookstore, so I'll get it on the day of the US release. I've read 5 other books by Mitchell. My favorites are The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Black Swan Green. I am enthralled by his writing and looking forward to this latest! I'm a stay-at-home caregiver for my grandmother and we both love reading books.

6BeckyJG
Oct 22, 2015, 4:34pm Top

I adored The Bone Clocks and hope to be just as delighted by this one. I'll be reading and lurking. ;)

7njmom3
Oct 22, 2015, 5:41pm Top

I am a David Mitchell fan. The first one I read was Cloud Atlas because it was required reading for AP English at our local high school. I then read The Bone Clocks and The Reason I Jump (this is one he translated but did not write.) I was fortunate enough to get a galley of Slade House. Can't wait to begun discussing!

I do have a review already posted on my blog, but I can't wait to follow the discussion here. I promise - no spoilers.

8gypsysmom
Oct 22, 2015, 7:50pm Top

I've put a hold on this book at my library but there are a number of holds ahead of me. Hope I get it in time. I read Cloud Atlas almost exactly a year ago and I was blown away by it.

9dugmel
Oct 22, 2015, 8:53pm Top

Also an avid David Mitchell fan and wouldn't miss any new book of his. I've never participated in a group read, but I love book discussions, especially by one of my favorite authors.

10jonathankws
Oct 23, 2015, 5:05am Top

I've never participated in something like this either. The Bone Clocks was the first David Mitchell book I've read (got it for Christmas last year) and I've pre-ordered a *signed* copy from a local bookshop. Hope it arrives on time!

11DoctorDebt
Oct 23, 2015, 6:32am Top

I haven't done a group read before, and I'm new to David Mitchell. Looking forward to this!

12LynnB
Oct 23, 2015, 8:04am Top

This isn't the kind of book I usually read, but I'm going to give it a try because I, too, like Cloud Atlas.

13PopcornReads
Oct 23, 2015, 10:31am Top

I just finished this one and am definitely looking forward to hearing what other people thought of it.

14LoisB
Oct 24, 2015, 9:18am Top

This will be my first David Mitchell, although Cloud Atlas has been on my TBR pile for awhile. I got my digital copy from NetGalley.

15Lorena.Martin
Oct 25, 2015, 8:57am Top

Hello, I am Lorena from Spain and I just pre-order this book to be able to join you all in reading it. Looking forward to it!

16mimijean
Oct 25, 2015, 3:50pm Top

Hi. I am Jeannie form USA. This will be my first book by David Mitchell. Sounds like a charmer to me. Looking forward to it and the discussion with fellow readers. I will be reading on my kindle, so be patient ,not sure if I can get as quick. Anyone know ?
Thank you

17mimijean
Oct 25, 2015, 4:20pm Top

Hi ,I am Jeannie from USA. This will be my first time to do a "group read" . ,My first time to read anything that David Mitchell has written, sounds like a charm to read though. I look forward to reading and getting other peoples input. I have to see when I can get with Kindle cloud. If not soon enough, I will purchase through Amazon. Old time book "Soft are hard back covers ! " Hee Hee

18lorannen
Oct 26, 2015, 3:48pm Top

>16 mimijean: Welcome, and you'll likely be able to get it faster than those of us who have to wait to head out to the bookstore! It should be available to download sometime tomorrow, October 27th. I would say "midnight tonight" is my guess for exactly when, but I'm not sure if Kindle has their releases set up like that.

In any case, you can go ahead and pre-order it now, if you like, and it should automatically download tomorrow.

19avanders
Edited: Oct 26, 2015, 10:30pm Top

Hello! I am Avanders, from New Mexico. I won Slade House through the early reviewer program and am super excited to receive/read it! By Mitchell, I first read Cloud Atlas and was really impressed. Although I also own a handful of other Mitchell books (including Bone Clocks), this will be the 2nd I've actually read...

20LynnB
Oct 29, 2015, 9:21am Top

Got the book last night and will start it as soon as I can tear myself away from the computer!

21atilio
Oct 30, 2015, 1:38pm Top

Hello everybody! I haven`t read anything by David Mitchell yet nor have I participated in a virtual group reading before. But I'm excited about it. I have already ordered the book and can't wait to start reading it.

22mimijean
Oct 30, 2015, 7:13pm Top

Hi everyone, I am on last chapter of " Slade House" , plan on finishing it in just a few minutes. Has been very good. Look forward to chatting with you all. ! No spoiler here !.

23-Eva-
Nov 2, 2015, 11:11pm Top

I'm another one who hasn't read Mitchell before, but found Slade House at the library - I'm two stories in and am loving the style so far.

24katemcangus
Nov 3, 2015, 12:02pm Top

Howdy, folks! I'm Kate and though I am a LT employee, this is my first foray into OLOB! I read The Bone Clocks in January of this year - and loved it! - so I'm quite looking forward to Slade House. Look forward to chatting with y'all!

25dianeham
Nov 4, 2015, 5:37am Top

I'm new to LT and enjoying it very much. I think I am the only person who read Cloud Atlas and didn't like it. I have Slade House from the library but I haven't started it yet.

26IrishSue
Nov 6, 2015, 7:17am Top

Just picked up my copy from the library. Can't wait to join the discussion. Loved Cloud Atlas!

27jeshakespeare
Nov 6, 2015, 4:09pm Top

I am definitely going to read the book when it comes in the library. I like opening my world to books I wouldn't normally think to read.

28Marcial87
Nov 6, 2015, 9:36pm Top

Started it yesterday. I went against my resistance to buying hardbacks, but I'm curious about the author and being in the 50 book challenge, I could use a brief book. This will be my first group read also.

29Amsa1959
Nov 8, 2015, 2:17pm Top

Hi! I just got started. I´m listening to the audio book and really like it.

30redcrowstudio
Nov 9, 2015, 12:37pm Top

Hello! I've been a Mitchell fan since Cloud Atlas, and I've read everything he's done so far with the exception of Number 9 Dream. I felt I had to have one in the queue so I would always have one to look forward to, but he's proven himself prolific enough in the last couple of years that I think I'll go ahead and dive into that one soon, with the confidence that I won't have to wait too long for his next one. If he keeps up writing stories on twitter, I'll have that to look forward to as well. I love the sense of a giant shared fictional world throughout his work, and how the characters of one novel brush up against the characters, or relations of characters, in another. Since I grew up steeped in the shared universe stories told through Marvel Comics, I can't help thinking of this as the Mitchellverse. I almost think he could get away with the placement of an asterix when a character shows up, leading to a note from the editor at the bottom of the page explaining his first appearance in another novel.

31katemcangus
Nov 9, 2015, 4:10pm Top

MrsB2005 I'm a new-ish mom (to an 8-month old), and I work for LibraryThing full-time, so I feel you on finding time to read my own books. I can't imagine finding the time with TWO kids. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy the book!

32LizzieD
Nov 9, 2015, 5:18pm Top

I'm Peggy in North Carolina. I have my copy of Slade House (ER ARC - WOO HOO - thank you, thank you!!), but I had already started Career of Evil (borrowed from the library) when my copy arrived. I have to finish it, but then I'm ready for the ride.
I'll say that Cloud Atlas blew me away, but I was disappointed a bit in The Bone Clocks. I was hoping for something with a bit more substance. Believe me, I have nothing against great entertainment, but sections of *TBC* were not even that for me. Never mind! I'm eager to get going.

33Ling.Lass
Nov 10, 2015, 10:14am Top

Thanks for the incentive to read this! I’d read Number9Dream a number of years ago, and I’m ready for more Mitchell. I’ve got a library copy that two of us in the house are reading. So far, very spooky!

34msladylib
Nov 10, 2015, 6:51pm Top

Looking forward to reading this book. . I always wanted to read this author, and this could be the motivation.

35kristilabrie
Nov 11, 2015, 10:16am Top

Kristi here, for our next OLOB! This is my 2nd OLOB reading, and I gulped this tasty little book down in 4 sittings. Looking forward to seeing how other folks liked this book. This is my first work by David Mitchell, though I've been dying to read Cloud Atlas for some time. I can now add The Bone Clocks to that list as well. :)

36DanaJean
Nov 14, 2015, 12:13pm Top

Still waiting for my copy I won through LibraryThing. I will come back when I receive it to join the fun.

37avanders
Nov 16, 2015, 12:53pm Top

>36 DanaJean: me too!!

38Songster
Nov 22, 2015, 6:01pm Top

I am Jonathan, from New York City. I am late to the party; but I look forward to reading this book.

I am also looking forward to reacquainting myself with LibraryThing. I have not used the site much since 2009; a re-exploration is long overdue.

39Niafer
Nov 25, 2015, 10:50am Top

Eager to start holding this lovely book and to catching up with the discussion.

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