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Planned Group Reads 2017

Mystery and Suspense

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1Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 18, 2017, 4:35pm Top

These are the scheduled Group Reads for 2017 so far (September- December to follow) :

January
Plague Ship by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (#5 of 11 in the Oregon Files)
First Family by David Baldacci (#4 of 6 in King and Maxwell Series)
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (Mystery and Suspense Vote Winner for January)

February
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry (#4 of 11 in the Cotton Malone Series)
Mystery and Suspense Vote Winner - TBC

March
Playing With Bones by Kate Ellis (#2 of 5 in the Joe Plantagenet Series)
The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski (#2 of 3 in the Hunters Series)
Mystery and Suspense Vote Winner - TBC

April
The Executioner by Chris Carter (#2 of 7 in the Robert Hunter Series
Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (#6 of 11 in the Oregon Files Series)
Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter (#1 in the Inspector Morse Series)

May
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci (#5 of 6 in the King and Maxwell Series)
The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry (#5 of 11 in the Cotton Malone Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Read - TBC

June
The Prisoner's Gold by Chris Kuzneski (last book in series)
The Book of Souls by James Oswald (#2 of 7 in the Inspector McLean Series

July
The Night Stalker by Chris Carter (#3 of 8 in the Robert Hunter Series)
Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis - #3 in the Joe Plantagenet Series : Start date Saturday 22nd July

August
The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul - #7 in the Oregon Files Series : Start Date Tuesday 1st August

Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard - Standalone : Start Date Friday 11th August (Also published as Debt of Dishonour )

The Innocent by David Baldacci - #1 in the Will Robie Series : Start Date Wednesday 23rd August

In The Future
Books to be read in the future, when all can get hold of them.
The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths (#9 of 9 in Ruth Galloway Series)

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves (#7 of 8 in Shetlands Series) Hopefully everyone will be able to get to this book by June

2Carol420
Jan 5, 2017, 6:07am Top

Really looking forward to all of these. Keeping my fingers crossed that everyone can manage to get the books:)

3Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 5, 2017, 3:03pm Top

Yes some good ones to look forward too. Hopefully in the second half of the year we will will also be able to get to the new Simon Beckett book in the David Hunter Series, The Restless Dead and the new Max Maxted book by Robert Goddard, Game of Zeros but it does depend when these two are released in the US. In the U.K. they are released in April and June respectively. It is 7 years since Simon Beckett wrote a book in the David Hunter Series.

4Andrew-theQM
Jan 5, 2017, 3:57pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of Plague Ship by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, #5 in the Oregon Files Series

Friday 6th January : Prologue and 1 - 4
Saturday 7th January : 5 - 11
Sunday 8th January : 12 - 19
Monday 9th January : 20 - 25
Tuesday 10th January : 26 - 33
Wednesday 11th January : 34 - 39 and Epilogue

5Carol420
Jan 5, 2017, 4:28pm Top

>3 Andrew-theQM: According to FicFact they are both scheduled to be released in the U.S. April 6th

6Andrew-theQM
Jan 5, 2017, 4:33pm Top

>5 Carol420: That's good news :)

7Andrew-theQM
Jan 14, 2017, 6:20am Top

Schedule for Group Read of First Family by David Baldacci
#4 in the King and Maxwell Series

Saturday 14th January : Prologue and 1 to 14
Sunday 15th January : 15 to 28
Monday 16th January : 29 to 44
Tuesday 17th January : 45 to 60
Wednesday 18th January : 61 to 76
Thursday 19th January : 77 to 89

8Andrew-theQM
Jan 14, 2017, 8:34am Top

>7 Andrew-theQM: This is the my schedule but it is quite soon after the last group read (because I started that one a day late and it was a long book) so if you are taking part in the group read feel free to get to it whenever you can and not necessarily to the schedule.

9EadieB
Jan 14, 2017, 9:25am Top

>8 Andrew-theQM:
Leaving Jamaica today and will be home this evening. Listening to audio but I left my book home.

10bluebird_
Edited: Jan 22, 2017, 11:49am Top

Is there an ETA re: the start date for The Girl in the Ice?
I like to start a few days before the read begins so I can attempt to keep pace with the group. Therefore a bit of advance notice is helpful.

11Andrew-theQM
Jan 22, 2017, 11:59am Top

Bluebird, we will be starting on Thursday 26th January and looking at the size of the book we will be reading it over 5 days.

12bluebird_
Jan 22, 2017, 12:14pm Top

Great. Thanks Andrew!

13Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 25, 2017, 6:21pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza, book 1 in the Detective Erika Foster Series.

Thursday 26th January : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 12
Friday 27th January : Chapters 13 to 25
Saturday 28th January : Chapters 26 to 42
Sunday 29th January : Chapters 43 to 60
Monday 30th January : Chapters 61 to 83 and Epilogue

14Andrew-theQM
Feb 3, 2017, 2:30am Top

As I can't pick up the book from the library until Saturday, unfortunately I can't start the Group Read of Long Time Coming until Saturday instead of today. Apologies for that.

15EadieB
Feb 3, 2017, 6:09am Top

>14 Andrew-theQM:
No problem. I'm sure we can find something to read in the meantime. lol

16Carol420
Feb 3, 2017, 7:38am Top

>15 EadieB: No problem. My copy is still on order.

17bluebird_
Feb 3, 2017, 7:44am Top

>14 Andrew-theQM: Works for me! I didn't know the GR was starting so soon. Now I"ll have the chance to start a bit early. Yay! Am I missing a location where dates of the reads are posted?

18bhabeck
Edited: Feb 3, 2017, 11:54am Top

>17 bluebird_: Andrew put some dates on this list for upcoming reads - it's just the months and the order but it gives me a general idea of when it's coming up

https://www.librarything.com/topic/225519

19Andrew-theQM
Feb 3, 2017, 1:35pm Top

>17 bluebird_: I'll look at putting them in a place that is much easier to spot.

20bhabeck
Feb 3, 2017, 2:00pm Top

>19 Andrew-theQM: what about setting up a Google Calendar with a link in the Planned Group Reads Intro? Make it public and anyone on line can see it.

21Andrew-theQM
Feb 3, 2017, 2:23pm Top

Will explore this.

22Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 4, 2017, 10:20am Top

Finally got a hold of Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard for the Group Read so can now set up a schedule and start reading!

Saturday 4th February : One to Ten
Sunday 5th February : Eleven to Eighteen
Monday 6th February : Nineteen to Twenty-Seven
Tuesday 7th February : Twenty-Eight to Thirty-Six
Wednesday 8th February .: Thirty-Seven to Forty-Five

23bluebird_
Feb 4, 2017, 11:38am Top

>18 bhabeck: and >19 Andrew-theQM: Thanks!
I thought perhaps I missed the secret code:
ie: first book starts on the 1st Thursday of month; the second book on 3rd Monday of month....

You've got a nice list of the books on the home page. Couldn't dates (or approximations) be entered there instead of creating a google calendar. I don't want to add any extra work for you Andrew. I now understand that the order the books are listed on the home page are the order in which they'll be read. It wasn't rocket science, so I should have figured that out before.

Even with the one day delay I'm already behind! I didn't get a chance to start the book. : (
Hopefully I will have time today to read.

24Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 4, 2017, 11:56am Top

>23 bluebird_: Definitely no secret code but try to read most of them around weekends as easier for working people then. Can't be far behind as I've only just started it. I will add dates to the list of books at the beginning of each month so very clear.

25Andrew-theQM
Feb 9, 2017, 5:03pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Charlemagne Pursuit, book 4 in the excellent Cotton Malone Series.

A longer read than usual. The first section is the longest section in order to take us to the end of part one.

Saturday 11th February : Prologue and One to Fifteen
Sunday 12th February : Sixteen to Thirty
Monday 13th February : Thirty-One to Forty-Two
Tuesday 14th February : Forty-Three to Fifty-Eight
Wednesday 15th February : Fifty-Nine to Seventy
Thursday 16th February : Seventy-One to Eighty-Two
Friday 17th February : Eighty-Three to Ninety-Four

26Andrew-theQM
Feb 20, 2017, 7:25pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of Natural Causes by James Oswald, #1 in the Inspector McLean Series.

Tuesday 21st February : 1 - 11
Wednesday 22nd February : 12 - 23
Thursday 23rd February : 24 - 38
Friday 24th February : 39 - 51
Saturday 25th February : 52 - 65 and Epilogue

27Andrew-theQM
Feb 22, 2017, 6:15am Top

Due to reservations at the library I can't get hold of The Executioner until towards the end of March so can I suggest the following order for group reads in March.

1. The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski : Start Friday 3rd March
2. The Distant Echo by Val McDermid : Start Wednesday 15th March
3. The Executioner by Chris Carter : Start Friday 23rd March

Sorry for the inconvenience! If people need the first one to start later to allow time to get hold of it, let me know.

28Carol420
Edited: Feb 22, 2017, 6:59am Top

>27 Andrew-theQM: Changing would be okay with me...but The Forbidden Tomb was the only one the library had to order but it should be here in time...if not I can "lurk" again. Or...if not too much trouble we could do Val McDermid first and Chris Kuzneski last. Whatever is easiest for you.

29Andrew-theQM
Feb 22, 2017, 7:37am Top

Okay plan two:

Let's try this order:
1. Val McDermid
2. Chris Kuzneski
3. Chris Carter

I won't be able to get to Chris Carter until the end of March.

Alternatively could we swap one of the April books for the Chris Carter book?

30Carol420
Edited: Feb 22, 2017, 7:53am Top

>29 Andrew-theQM: I think Carter last would be okay. Or if you want to switch Playing with Bones that would be okay too. That way we would read Chris Carter the first of April and you should have the book.

31Andrew-theQM
Feb 22, 2017, 8:55am Top

Sounds like a provisional plan!

32Olivermagnus
Feb 23, 2017, 8:33am Top

I can accommodate any schedule that's convenient for the rest of the group.

33bhabeck
Feb 23, 2017, 11:34pm Top

I'm good with whatever you guys want to do. I picked up the Val McDermid book at the library this afternoon just in case, and own the other 2.

34Carol420
Edited: Feb 24, 2017, 7:43am Top

>29 Andrew-theQM: Based on the willingness of most of the others...how about we do The Distant Echo, Playing With Bones and The Forbidden Tomb in March and save the Chris Carter one for the 1st of April? What do you think?

35Andrew-theQM
Feb 24, 2017, 7:21am Top

>34 Carol420: I'm happy with that if everyone else is.

36EadieB
Feb 24, 2017, 7:31am Top

Ok with me!

37sushicat
Feb 24, 2017, 11:32am Top

No problem.

38Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 24, 2017, 4:24pm Top

Finalised list of Group Reads for March:

1. The Distant Echo by Val Mc Dermid : Start Friday 3rd March (#1 in the Karen Pirie Series)
2. Playing with Bones by Kate Ellis : Start Wednesday 15th March (#2 in the Joe Plantagenet Series)
3. The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski : Start Friday 23rd March (#2 in the Hunters Series)

We will read The Excutioner by Chris Carter in April. I notice the only copy should have been returned to our library on 23rd February but hasn't been. I am second in the queue.

Apologies for any confusion called. :)

39Carol420
Feb 25, 2017, 8:38am Top

>38 Andrew-theQM: Looks good. I haven't read a Val McDermid book in ages. I never read the Karen Pike series only the Tony Hill...so this will be all new.

40Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 2, 2017, 3:38pm Top

This is the Schedule for the Group Read of The Distant Echo which starts tomorrow. This is book 1 in the Karen Pirie Series.

Friday 3rd March : Prologue and 1 to 6
Saturday 4th March : 7 to 14
Sunday 5th March : 15 to 23
Monday 6th March : 24 to 30
Tuesday 7th March : 31 to 38
Wednesday 8th March : 39 to 46

41Andrew-theQM
Mar 14, 2017, 3:32pm Top

Group Read of Playing with Bones by Kate Ellis (#2 in the Joe Plantagenet Series).

Schedule
Wednesday 15th March : Chapter 1 - 5
Thursday 16th March. : Chapter 6 - 13
Friday 17th March : Chapter 14 - 21
Saturday 18th March : Chapter 22 - 30

42Andrew-theQM
Mar 23, 2017, 7:27pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski, #2 in the Hunters Series.

Friday 24th March : Prologue and 1 - 12
Saturday 25th March : 13 - 25
Sunday 26th March : 26 - 39
Monday 27th March : 40 - 53
Tuesday 28th March : 54 - 69
Wednesday 29th March : 70 - 83 and Epilogue

43Carol420
Mar 24, 2017, 6:45am Top

>42 Andrew-theQM: In the schedule above for the year, Playing With Bones is listed for April and we read it in March. I don't remember what we switched it with.

44Andrew-theQM
Mar 24, 2017, 2:02pm Top

>43 Carol420: Well spotted Carol, I forgot to change this one. We swapped it with The Executioner by Chris Carter. I have now changed this.

45sushicat
Mar 25, 2017, 9:28am Top

You mixted up the Morse read for next month - you're well ahead of the plan with book 8 in the series ;-)

46Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 25, 2017, 10:06am Top

>45 sushicat: Lol! Good catch, don't know where my head was at! Corrected now. :)

47Carol420
Mar 25, 2017, 10:34am Top

>44 Andrew-theQM: I was just adding April's reads to the Book stats topic thread and thought I had lost my mind or was absent when the vote was taken:)

48Andrew-theQM
Mar 25, 2017, 10:59am Top

>47 Carol420: 😊

49Andrew-theQM
Apr 1, 2017, 1:24pm Top

April Schedule for Group Reads

The Executioner by Chris Carter : Starts Sunday 9th April (library says book due to pick up this week)
Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul : Starts Tuesday 18th April
Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter : Starts Thursday 27th April

50Andrew-theQM
Apr 7, 2017, 6:08pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Executioner by Chris Carter, book 2 in the Robert Hunter Series

Sunday 9th April : One - Twenty-Eight
Monday 10th April : Twenty-Nine - Fifty-Five
Tuesday 11th April : Fifty-Six - Eight-Two
Wednesday 12th April : Eight-Three - Hundred and Nine
Thursday 13th April : Hundred and Ten - Hundred and Forty-Three

51bluebird_
Apr 9, 2017, 9:31am Top

>49 Andrew-theQM: Hey Andrew, Any chance we can swap the start dates of Corsair and Last Bus to Woodstock? I was able to get a hold of the Colin Dexter book at my library, but I have to return it before the 27th. I tried to renew it when I saw the start date, but someone else has a hold on the book. None of the other libraries I use have a copy in their catalog and it's expensive to buy--It appears to be out of print in the US now.

52EadieB
Apr 9, 2017, 10:12am Top

>51 bluebird_: I have an extra copy which I can mail you if you private message me your address.

53Andrew-theQM
Edited: Apr 9, 2017, 2:41pm Top

>51 bluebird_: I am away from home until 23rd April and unfortunately didn't bring the book with me, but we could start it on 24th April and with it being a shortish book read it on the 24th -27th. I would aim to post the questions earlier on the 26th so you can read the last section on 26th and then return it on 27th. Let me know if this is of any help.

54bluebird_
Apr 10, 2017, 2:18pm Top

>53 Andrew-theQM: The book is due back the 23rd. In any event, I wouldn't want to push the GR forward so that it would start directly after finishing the last one. I found another library that has a large print version. I've put myself on hold for that one and am first in line-we'll see what happens. Maybe I'll get lucky.

>52 EadieB: Extra Copy!! Wow! I"ll try to contact the library and see if they'll let me know when the book is due back. If I don't have any luck with the library loan I may take you up on your offer. Thanks much!

55EadieB
Apr 10, 2017, 2:25pm Top

>54 bluebird_: just PM your address and I'll mail it right away.

56Andrew-theQM
Apr 17, 2017, 7:50am Top

Schedule for Group Read of Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, #6 in the Oregon Files Series.

Tuesday 18th April : Prologue and 1 - 5
Wednesday 19th April : 6 - 13
Thursday 20th April : 14 - 22
Friday 21st April : 23 - 29
Saturday 22nd April : 30 - 37 and Epilogue

57Andrew-theQM
Apr 25, 2017, 1:59am Top

Schedule for Group Read of Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter
#1 in the Inspector Morse Series

Thursday 27th April : Prelude and Chapter 1 - 8
Friday 28th April : Chapter 9 - 14
Saturday 29th April : Chapter 15 - 23
Sunday 30th April : Chapter 24 - 31 and Epilogue

58Andrew-theQM
Apr 29, 2017, 7:16pm Top

May Group Reads :

The Sixth Man by David Baldacci (#5 of 6 in the King and Maxwell Series) : Starting Thursday 4th May
The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry (#5 of 11 in the Cotton Malone Series) : Starting Wednesday 17th May
Coffin Road by Peter May : Starting Saturday 27th May

59Carol420
Edited: May 1, 2017, 9:28am Top

>58 Andrew-theQM: I hate to be a bother and if it's not possible, it's okay...but could we please start The Sixth Man on Friday instead of Thursday? I can't get the book until Friday. If that's too inconvenient I can just catch up. It won't take long I'm sure.

60Andrew-theQM
May 1, 2017, 5:33pm Top

>59 Carol420: That's no problem, we will start the Read on Friday. 😊

61EadieB
May 1, 2017, 6:00pm Top

>60 Andrew-theQM: Are we going to continue with the Robert Bryndza series?

62Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 1, 2017, 6:12pm Top

>61 EadieB: Most Definitely but likely to be September before we get to the next one, unless it is nominated and wins the vote for the Mystery and Suspense Group. I would be happy to vote for it if nominated.

63EadieB
May 1, 2017, 6:20pm Top

>62 Andrew-theQM: Was just wondering because I have to order it as my library doesn't have the 2nd book.

64Andrew-theQM
May 4, 2017, 6:42pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Sixth Man by David Baldacci, #5 in the SeN King and Michelle Maxwell series :

Friday 5th May : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 14
Saturday 6th May : Chapters 15 to 30
Sunday 7th May : Chapters 31 to 50
Monday 8th May : Chapters 51 to 69
Tuesday 9th May : Chapters 70 to 88

65Andrew-theQM
May 16, 2017, 6:56pm Top

Not managed to get hold of the book for the Group Read of The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry yet, which is due to start tomorrow. The library has said it should be in tomorrow! If so we will be okay (they usually keep their word). Unfortunately that means I can't post a schedule yet. Eadie you have sorted out one or two schedules previously, if you have got the book do you want to post a schedule, if you aren't able to I will post a schedule when I pick it up tomorrow evening. Thanks 😬

66bhabeck
May 16, 2017, 10:43pm Top

>65 Andrew-theQM: Eadie if you need me to do it, I've got the book as well.

67EadieB
May 17, 2017, 7:16am Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry, #5 in the Cotton Malone series on the Mystery and Suspense Group :

Thursday, 18th May : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 12
Friday, 19th May : Chapters 13 to 26
Saturday, 20th May : Chapters 27 to 38
Sunday, 21st May : Chapters 39 to 51
Monday, 22nd May : Chapters 52 to 63
Tuesday, 23rd May : Chapters 64 to 77

68Andrew-theQM
May 17, 2017, 1:20pm Top

Thanks for this Eadie πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ€  I have managed to pick up the book so good to go now!

69Andrew-theQM
May 17, 2017, 1:21pm Top

>66 bhabeck: Thanks for the offer Brenda, much appreciated and will remember for the future. 🀠

70EadieB
May 17, 2017, 1:26pm Top

>68 Andrew-theQM: you're welcome!

71EadieB
May 17, 2017, 1:30pm Top

>66 bhabeck: Thanks for the offer Brenda!

72EadieB
Edited: May 18, 2017, 6:59pm Top

There is a new Simon Beckett (Dr. David Hunter #5) book published this year called The Restless Dead. I just received my copy from the U.K. Will we be reading this as a group read?

73Andrew-theQM
May 18, 2017, 6:59pm Top

>72 EadieB: I think we should seeing as we read the others previously.

74EadieB
May 18, 2017, 7:17pm Top

>73 Andrew-theQM: That's what I thought since we did read the others it would make sense to read the new one.

75Andrew-theQM
May 19, 2017, 1:43am Top

>74 EadieB: It will be nice to be reacquainted with Dr David Hunter, I wonder if he is still having TSTL moments.

76EadieB
May 19, 2017, 7:26am Top

>75 Andrew-theQM: I'm sure he does!

77Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jun 9, 2017, 1:34pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Prisoner's Gold by Chris Kuzneski. #3 in the Hunters Series.

Friday 9th June : Prologue and 1 - 12
Saturday 10th June : 13 - 26
Sunday 11th June : 27 - 41
Monday 12th June : 42 - 55
Tuesday 13th June : 56 - 68 and Epilogue

78Carol420
Jun 9, 2017, 6:17am Top

>77 Andrew-theQM: I'm confused oh Great And Mighty Question-Master. The 7th of June was Wednesday...today is Friday the 9th.

79Andrew-theQM
Jun 9, 2017, 1:33pm Top

My maths is up the spout, I am going to edit it now the days were right the other parts wasn't. Been a very busy week! ☺️

80Carol420
Jun 10, 2017, 8:00am Top

>79 Andrew-theQM: I thought maybe you Brits had a different calendar than we Yanks:)

81Andrew-theQM
Jun 10, 2017, 9:10am Top

>80 Carol420: Don't know why but through most of the week I thought it was the 7th June, perhaps it was just Groundhog Day!

82Carol420
Jun 10, 2017, 10:05am Top

>81 Andrew-theQM: You better do some investigating my friend. Maybe it was your anniversary or your wife's birthday. You could be in BIG trouble:)

83Andrew-theQM
Jun 10, 2017, 10:17am Top

>82 Carol420: I'm good on that - they are in January and February. 😳

84Andrew-theQM
Jun 15, 2017, 6:19pm Top

Due to one or two people still finishing the last Group Read and family commitments this weekend, we will start the next Group Read on Monday 19th June instead of Saturday 17th.

The book will be The Book of Souls by James Oswald, which is #2 in the Inspector McLean Series.

85EadieB
Jun 15, 2017, 6:37pm Top

Sounds good to me!

86bhabeck
Jun 16, 2017, 11:55am Top

works for me!

87Sergeirocks
Jun 16, 2017, 7:23pm Top

Maybe I'll be finished 'The Prisoner's Gold' by then!

88EadieB
Jun 16, 2017, 7:51pm Top

>87 Sergeirocks: So sorry to hear you are having a hard time with this one, Serge!

89Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jun 18, 2017, 7:05pm Top

Given how busy our early June schedule's have all been I have split The Book of Souls by Janes Oswald over 6 days and gone for shorter sections than usual.

Monday 19th June : 1 - 13
Tuesday 20th June : 14 - 24
Wednesday 21st June : 25 - 36
Thursday 22nd June : 37 - 46
Friday 23rd June : 47 - 57
Saturday 25th June : 58 - 67 and Epilogue

90Andrew-theQM
Jun 25, 2017, 6:25am Top

With work commitments I will have to postpone starting the next Group Read, The Night Stalker by Chris Carter until Friday 30th June (apologies for the delay) and then take a two week hiatus as usual to write 400 reports on top of the normal day job.

91bhabeck
Jun 25, 2017, 2:03pm Top

No worries! That works for my schedule as well

92Carol420
Jun 27, 2017, 10:48am Top

YEAH!!!! The library says The Night Stalker is in. I'll pick it up Friday.

93Andrew-theQM
Jun 27, 2017, 2:30pm Top

Great timing Carol! 😊

94Andrew-theQM
Jun 27, 2017, 2:30pm Top

I am trying to sort out what books we will read as a Group Read in July and August. Obviously we are planning to read The Night Stalker by Chris Carter starting on 30th June, which will go into the first week of July.

We had planned to read The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths, but given the difficulties getting hold of Cold Earth by Anne Cleeves I am assuming this won't be possible as not everyone will get hold of it. Let me know if you can get hold of it.

From 20th July my wife and I are also away from home until the end of August (whilst our son house sits) So I am suggesting we repeat what we did last year and I will put a few books down as possible Group Reads that I either own or can get out from the library as an ebook. If they are the next in one of the series we are reading I'm sure this will be fine, otherwise we will vote to choose them. Once I know whether we can read The Chalk Pit or not I will post the titles.

95EadieB
Jun 27, 2017, 3:02pm Top

I can get the Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves books.

96Carol420
Jun 27, 2017, 4:20pm Top

I can get The Chalk Pit as of today and I can get Cold Earth again after July 10. They're both 2 week books so I have to time it right when i ask for them.

97Andrew-theQM
Jun 27, 2017, 4:22pm Top

>96 Carol420: All of our books are a standard 3 weeks.

98bhabeck
Jun 27, 2017, 4:41pm Top

those are both on significant waitlists for me so go ahead without me. While you're reading those, maybe I'll see if I can get the earlier books in the series and read those.

99Sergeirocks
Jun 27, 2017, 5:21pm Top

I don't think I'll have any problems, whatever the scheduling, (fingers crossed...).

100bluebird_
Jun 27, 2017, 8:49pm Top

I also am able to get the book for July.

101sushicat
Edited: Jun 28, 2017, 1:30am Top

>98 bhabeck: I'm thinking the same, regarding my participation. I would have to buy them, but I'd rather wait until the price is at mass market paperback price level.

102Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jun 29, 2017, 7:31pm Top

Looking at my schedule over the next 24 hours, it is likely to be Saturday afternoon before I post the questions for the first section of the Group Read of The Night Stalker by Chris Carter. The book will be read over six days and i will post the schedule tomorrow. Apologies for the delay.

103Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jun 29, 2017, 7:31pm Top

I think we will put on hold the Group Read of Cold Earth and The Chalk Pit for a while - doesn't seem right doing it when we all can't join in. I will post the Group Read books for the second half of July and August over the weekend.

104EadieB
Jun 29, 2017, 10:37pm Top

>103 Andrew-theQM: That's fine with me as I have plenty of other stuff to read!

105Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 5, 2017, 3:14am Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Night Stalker by Chris Carter :

Saturday 1st July : Chapter One to Twenty
Sunday 2nd July : Chapter Twenty-One to Thirty-Nine
Monday 3rd July : Chapter Forty to Fifty-Seven
Tuesday 4th July : Chapter Fifty-Eight to Seventy-Four
Wednesday 5th July : Chapter Seventy-Five to Ninety-Five
Thursday 6th July : Chapter Ninety-Six to One Hundred and Fifteen

106Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 1, 2017, 5:46am Top

I'm suggesting the second book we read in July is Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis, which is book 3 in the Joe Plantagenet Series, and that we start it on Saturday 22nd July, by which date the term and school year will be finished. 😊

I would suggest we read two books in July, then happy to do either two or three books in August, no pressure for me in August as not at school during August - instead will find me comatose overlooking a beach in Scotland! Let me know whether you want to read two or three books in August, we will go with the majority. If you just post the word two or three on this group below.

107EadieB
Jul 1, 2017, 8:19am Top

>106 Andrew-theQM: 3 books in August would be fine with me.

108Carol420
Jul 1, 2017, 9:32am Top

>106 Andrew-theQM: 2 or 3 is fine with me. I really rather lean toward 2 during the summer months and 3 the remainder of the year but I'll go along with whatever works best for you.

109Olivermagnus
Jul 1, 2017, 3:23pm Top

>106 Andrew-theQM: - I'm fine with 2 or 3, whatever the majority wants. I have nothing but time, so can participate in all that we do.

110bhabeck
Jul 1, 2017, 6:55pm Top

either 2 or 3 works for me.

111Sergeirocks
Jul 2, 2017, 6:44pm Top

I can fit in 3 discussions in August; I usually have a light read on the go at the same time as our group reads - they're all books to me!

112sushicat
Jul 4, 2017, 12:40pm Top

I'll abstain from voting since I only join two a month anyway.

113Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 4, 2017, 1:54pm Top

Given everyone's comments we will go with 3 group reads over August as this seems to be the overall consensus, then like Sushicat people can join in with alll 3 or just 1 or 2 as they are able to.

The group reads will be based on 2 covering crime and / or mysteries/suspense (one of which is normally voted on) and one which is more of an adventure thriller, e.g Chris Kuzneski, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Steve Berry etc.

I will look at possible titles for August and post shortly.

114Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 5, 2017, 3:16am Top

August Group Reads:

Mystery / Suspense : Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard

Adventure : The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Oregon Files #7)

Crime:
Unfortunately I'm away and don't have access to the next book in any of our crime series. Therefore can I suggest we read one of these (each of them is the first in the series) as the crime book.

Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin (John Rebus)
The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley (Carson Ryder)
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King (Bill Hodges Trilogy)
The Camel Club by David Baldacci (The Camel Club)
The Innocent by David Baldacci (Will Robie)

If you agree we could vote on which one we read.

115Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 4, 2017, 4:21pm Top

>114 Andrew-theQM: Another option would be starting the Sigma Force Series by James Rollins, the first book is Sandstorm. A series some of us have talked about starting as Group Reads for a while.

116Sergeirocks
Edited: Jul 4, 2017, 4:38pm Top

>114 Andrew-theQM: I'd be happy to tackle either of the Baldacci books or James Rollins.

117Carol420
Edited: Jul 4, 2017, 4:38pm Top

>114 Andrew-theQM: I'll go along with any of them. The only one my library doesn't have is {The Hundredth Man but they can probably get it if I know about a month in advance that we're going to read it. It sounds like my type of series. All the rest I've read but I'm not opposed to reading them again and my library has them. Just let me know the order so I can make the numbers in the list match the discussion post for that book.

118Andrew-theQM
Jul 4, 2017, 4:55pm Top

>117 Carol420: Will see what others think then post final books for August, start dates and the order on Thursday. I have read one or two in the Carson Ryder series and really enjoyed them. I think they are right up your street Carol.

>116 Sergeirocks: Thanks Sergei.

119EadieB
Jul 4, 2017, 5:03pm Top

I like Jack Kerley, David Baldacci or Rollin's Sigma Force.

120bhabeck
Jul 4, 2017, 6:58pm Top

My choices would be The Innocent or Sandstorm

121bhabeck
Jul 4, 2017, 6:58pm Top

My choices would be The Innocent or Sandstorm

122Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 5, 2017, 3:17am Top

So, so far narrowed down to The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley, The Innocent by David Baldacci, or Sandstorm by James Rollins.

123ColinMichaelFelix
Jul 4, 2017, 7:42pm Top

I'm in for The Innocent not that that matters much

124Andrew-theQM
Jul 4, 2017, 7:51pm Top

>123 ColinMichaelFelix: All opinions count Colin, thanks for your input.

125sushicat
Jul 6, 2017, 11:56am Top

My preferred ones are Rankin and Kerley

126bhabeck
Edited: Jul 10, 2017, 7:00pm Top

>114 Andrew-theQM: I've just ordered the Take No Farewells and Kissing the Demons - both should be here by the time the group read starts. Unfortunately, neither were available in any of my SEVEN library systems, if you can believe that! I have the Silent Sea.

Is there a 3rd book picked for August yet?

127Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 10, 2017, 7:13pm Top

Been hibernating to read and write 400 reports, spent weekend on forest campsite with no Internet or phone signal to allow me to focus without interruptions. 107 to go! Due to go out Friday! Given that not chosen book yet, but looking at opinions think we should go for The Innocent by David Baldacci (#1 in the Will Robie Series).

Sandstorm by James Rollins was also popular, but already had one adventure book for the month so thought we might start the Sigma Force Series in September. Over Summer Holiday (8 school days to go) I will pull together the schedule for the next 6 months, been impossibly busy lately so not had a chance to do this.

128bhabeck
Jul 10, 2017, 9:04pm Top

>127 Andrew-theQM: ok thanks! just wanted to make sure I could order it if necessary - those older books are hard to come by

129Andrew-theQM
Jul 11, 2017, 6:12pm Top

>127 Andrew-theQM: 7 days to go! And 84 reports!

130Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 11, 2017, 6:21pm Top

Summer Schedule

July
Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis - #3 in the Joe Plantagenet Series : Start date Saturday 22nd July

August
The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul - #7 in the Oregon Files Series : Start Date Tuesday 1st August

Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard - Standalone : Start Date Friday 11th August (Also published as Debt of Dishonour )

The Innocent by David Baldacci - #1 in the Will Robie Series : Start Date Wednesday 23rd August

Hope this organisation helps people.

131Sergeirocks
Jul 11, 2017, 6:52pm Top

>129 Andrew-theQM: Go, Andrew!

132bhabeck
Jul 11, 2017, 10:48pm Top

>129 Andrew-theQM: Moving right along! wtg!

133bluebird_
Jul 12, 2017, 7:28pm Top

>126 bhabeck: Did you try looking up Debt of Dishonor? I found the Goddard book under that title at 2 of my libraries--I think you are also in Southern California so I suspect we share a library or two.

134bluebird_
Jul 12, 2017, 7:29pm Top

>129 Andrew-theQM: Go Andrew Go!
The end is in sight!

135Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 12, 2017, 7:56pm Top

Thanks everyone, you all make a good cheerleading group. Productive night down to 24 to go. Not read a page for days, withdrawal kicking in!

136EadieB
Jul 12, 2017, 8:42pm Top

>135 Andrew-theQM: At least the end is in sight~

137bhabeck
Jul 12, 2017, 8:51pm Top

>133 bluebird_: I didn't - completely forgot there was a different name. I thought you were in my area -- when upcoming group reads are on hold, I always assume you beat me to it. :)

I ended up getting it from Amazon - it was $2.96 so all good.

138bhabeck
Jul 12, 2017, 8:56pm Top

>135 Andrew-theQM: Whoohoo! Almost done...

139bluebird_
Jul 13, 2017, 7:32am Top

>137 bhabeck: Too funny! I often think you've got the book that I'm waiting to borrow.
Actually, the libraries often have more than two copies of the book, yet they always seem to be out to other lenders at the time I want to borrow them. I suspect we've got some lurkers reading with us. : )

I'm glad you found the book at such a good price.

140EadieB
Jul 13, 2017, 7:48am Top

>138 bhabeck: >139 bluebird_: Your library can probably do interlibrary loans where they get you a book from a library anywhere in the state but obviously that would take a while.

141Andrew-theQM
Jul 13, 2017, 5:04pm Top

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In case you haven't guessed I've finished 400 reports!

142bhabeck
Jul 13, 2017, 5:14pm Top

>141 Andrew-theQM: nice! Congrats!

143EadieB
Jul 13, 2017, 5:22pm Top

144ScoLgo
Edited: Jul 13, 2017, 6:25pm Top

145Sergeirocks
Jul 13, 2017, 6:44pm Top

146Carol420
Jul 14, 2017, 6:45am Top

>141 Andrew-theQM: Are you sure that you didn't miss one? Maybe you should go back and recount them or read each one again:) You are looking a little frazzled so maybe you should just go read a book.

147Olivermagnus
Jul 14, 2017, 7:18am Top

148Andrew-theQM
Jul 14, 2017, 1:38pm Top

>142 bhabeck: >143 EadieB: >144 ScoLgo: >145 Sergeirocks: >146 Carol420: >147 Olivermagnus: Thanks everyone for the support. They are now all safely in the hands of parents. 😊 Plenty of other task to keep me busy with 4 school days to go. Would like to do some reading but the workload is keeping me away from it at the moment.

149Andrew-theQM
Jul 18, 2017, 4:30pm Top

2 days, I can almost smell Scotland!

150EadieB
Jul 18, 2017, 4:49pm Top

>149 Andrew-theQM: I'm going to Charlottesville VA next week but I'd rather be going to Scotland! Have fun, enjoy and relax!

151ScoLgo
Jul 18, 2017, 4:58pm Top

>149 Andrew-theQM: Not intending to ask a loaded question but... What does Scotland smell like?

152Andrew-theQM
Jul 18, 2017, 5:14pm Top

>151 ScoLgo: It smells like heaven! At the moment it smells in particular like the sea, can smell it so strongly can almost hear and feel the surf, and mixed in with that is the smell of a newly opened book, with just a backdrop of newly mown grass and I can just smell the hint of freshly cooked chicken and chips from the local chippy!

153Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 18, 2017, 5:16pm Top

>150 EadieB: Oh I will, just been loading up with the books I want to take! Although need to get over the exhaustion of a long and tough year first!

154bluebird_
Jul 18, 2017, 5:20pm Top

>149 Andrew-theQM: and >150 EadieB: I'm jealous of you both. I'm going nowhere next week--except to work. : (
Eadie--will you get a chance to visit Monticello? That's one of my favorite places to visit in all of the USA. (however it's been more than 20 years since my visit, so I suspect there have been a lot of changes).

155ScoLgo
Edited: Jul 18, 2017, 5:20pm Top

>152 Andrew-theQM: Oh, that does sound nice! I must plan an olfactory trip to Scotland soon! ;)

156EadieB
Jul 18, 2017, 5:28pm Top

>154 bluebird_: I'm visiting my daughter. She has lived in that area of VA for over 10 years, so I have visited Monticello a couple of times. It is a great place to visit and I loved touring Jefferson's home and seeing all his inventions.

157Andrew-theQM
Jul 18, 2017, 5:28pm Top

>155 ScoLgo: Would certainly recommend it!

158bluebird_
Jul 18, 2017, 5:48pm Top

>156 EadieB: His home and the inventions are amazing to see + the views from the property are spectacular.

159EadieB
Jul 18, 2017, 5:54pm Top

>158 bluebird_: We may visit James Madison's house this trip. I think it's in Orange, VA.

160bluebird_
Jul 18, 2017, 6:17pm Top

>159 EadieB: That sounds fun. You're daughter lives in a beautiful area with lots of great historical places to visit.

161EadieB
Jul 18, 2017, 6:28pm Top

>160 bluebird_: She works at the University of Virginia and approves the transfer credits.

162Carol420
Jul 19, 2017, 6:29am Top

>152 Andrew-theQM: You described the smell of Scotland so well. My granddad used to stand on the shore of Tampa Bay where he worked in the ship yard and say that, especially in the early morning before all the traffic started up...that it smelled like "home". My grandmother cried for Ireland when it rained.

163bluebird_
Jul 19, 2017, 10:14am Top

>161 EadieB: Nice! Another Jefferson creation. I love that University. It was on my shortlist when I applied for college. Eventually I ended up staying closer to home.

>152 Andrew-theQM: You're almost there! Enjoy!

164Andrew-theQM
Jul 19, 2017, 2:18pm Top

>162 Carol420: >163 bluebird_: Thanks, one day to go!

165Andrew-theQM
Jul 21, 2017, 3:40pm Top

Made it, and after 24 hours of driving now ensconced in Nothern Scotland overlooking the Orkney Islands.

166Andrew-theQM
Jul 21, 2017, 3:41pm Top

Schedule for the Group Read of Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis, which is book 3 of the Joe Plantagenet Series:

Saturday 22nd July : Chapters 1 to 6
Sunday 23rd July: Chapters 7 to 12
Monday 24th July : Chapters 13 to 18
Tuesday 25th July : Chapters 19 to 24

167bhabeck
Edited: Jul 21, 2017, 5:20pm Top

>165 Andrew-theQM: nice! it'll be a good break after these last couple weeks.

good timing - my book just came in the mail yesterday.

168Andrew-theQM
Jul 22, 2017, 7:10am Top

>167 bhabeck: Even better the sun has just come out. 😊

That is great timing!

169Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 8:39am Top

Time to plan the Group Reads for the next eight months.

Current Series / Authors Reading
Oregon Files by Clive Cussler
King and Maxwell Series by David Baldacci (1 book left)
Cotton Malone Series by Steve Berry
Inspector Maclean Series by James Oswald
Joe Plantagenet Series by Kate Ellis (2 books left)
Robert Hunter Series by Chris Carter
Will Robie Series by David Baldacci
Robert Goddard Books

New Series to Read
Sigma Force Series by James Rollins (to replace Hunters Series which we are up to date on). We have suggested reading this one for some time.

Series we have read the first book of, but not continued with up to date - if people want to read these they could be nominated for the monthly vote :
Detective Erika Foster Series by Robert Bryndza
Karen Pirie Series by Val McDermid

170Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 8:47am Top

Suggested list of Group Reads for the next eight months.

September
Thriller /Adventure Book : The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry (#6 in the Cotton Malone Series)
Crime / Mystery : King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (last book in the series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

October
Thriller /Adventure : Sandstorm by James Rollins (#1 in the Sigma Force Series)
Crime / Mystery : The Hangman's Song by James Oswald (#3 in the Maclean Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

November
Thriller /Adventure Book : The Jungle by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (#8 in the Oregon Files Series)
Crime / Mystery : The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter (#4 in the Robert Hunter Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

December
Thriller /Adventure Book : Closed Circle by Robert Goddard (standalone)
Crime / Mystery : Watching the Ghosts by Kate Ellis (#4 in the Joe Plantagenet Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

January 2018
Thriller /Adventure Book : The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (#7 in the Cotton Malone Series)
Crime / Mystery : The Hit by David Baldacci (#2 in the Will Robie Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

February 2018
Thriller /Adventure Book : Map of Bones by James Rollins (#2 in the Sigma Force Series)
Crime / Mystery : Dead Men's Bones by James Oswald (#4 in the Inspector Maclean Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

March 2018
Thriller /Adventure Book : Mirage by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (#9 in the Oregon Files Series)
Crime / Mystery : One by One by Chris Carter (#5 in the Robert Hunter Series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

April 2018
Thriller /Adventure Book : The King's Deception by Steve Berry (#8 in the Cotton Malone Series)
Crime / Mystery : Walking by Night by Kate Ellis (#5 in the Joe Plantagenet Series - last in the series)
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : TBD

171EadieB
Aug 5, 2017, 8:55am Top

>170 Andrew-theQM: Looks good to me! Nice job!

172bhabeck
Aug 5, 2017, 1:40pm Top

Looks good. I'm excited to get to the Rollins books since I keep hearing good things. Hopefully the Berry books will improve - based on our reviews/ratings, the last couple books have been disappointing

173Andrew-theQM
Aug 5, 2017, 2:02pm Top

>172 bhabeck: Will be interesting to see what happens with the Cotton Malone books given that Thorvaldsen will no longer figure in them. This could change the feel of them totally, hopefully reversing the trend.

174Andrew-theQM
Aug 5, 2017, 2:03pm Top

>171 EadieB: >172 bhabeck: Thanks for the feedback.

175Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 2:06pm Top

>172 bhabeck: Just checked on Goodreads, the next Cotton Malone has the highest rating in the series so far so fingers crossed. 🀞

176bluebird_
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 2:41pm Top

>170 Andrew-theQM: Looks great. Thanks! I've located inexpensive copies to purchase for the next Oswald and the next Carter book so I am good to go. Both these authors have been tough to find at the library.

177Sergeirocks
Aug 5, 2017, 2:57pm Top

>170 Andrew-theQM: Boy, someone's organised! :)

178bluebird_
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 3:02pm Top

>177 Sergeirocks: Could it be someone's summer vacation? : )

179bhabeck
Aug 5, 2017, 3:16pm Top

>176 bluebird_: I don't know if San Clemente is convenient for you but if it is, my all-time favorite used book stores is located there off of Avenida Pico. It's called Mathom House Books. They carry a lot of the books we read - especially the thrillers - and their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations.

180Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 3:28pm Top

>177 Sergeirocks: >178 bluebird_: Got It in one! πŸ˜‚ Time to relax and organise myself.

181bluebird_
Aug 6, 2017, 10:06am Top

>179 bhabeck: Thanks for the recommendation Brenda. I'm about 2 hours north--on a traffic light day. : (
I will keep it in mind if I'm ever in the area. I'll have to scout out some of the used bookstores near me. I've not done that before, but it may be the best option to find a book that's not in the library catalogs.

182EadieB
Aug 6, 2017, 10:34am Top

>179 bhabeck: >181 bluebird_: There's a great used bookstore in Longbeach across the street from the convention center that I went to that's really nice.

183Carol420
Aug 6, 2017, 10:52am Top

Looks good, Andrew.

184Andrew-theQM
Aug 6, 2017, 12:15pm Top

>183 Carol420: Thanks Carol.

185gaylebutz
Aug 6, 2017, 2:41pm Top

>170 Andrew-theQM: is Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves completely out? I know people had trouble getting it but I thought it might be available in the next couple of months.

186bluebird_
Aug 6, 2017, 4:49pm Top

>182 EadieB:. Thanks! I do end up at the Long Beach Convention Center on occasion. Oh dear. This could be dangerous!

187EadieB
Aug 6, 2017, 5:07pm Top

>186 bluebird_: It's a good size store too.

188bluebird_
Aug 6, 2017, 5:18pm Top

>187 EadieB: Noooooooo! : )
You are enabling my book addiction.

189EadieB
Aug 6, 2017, 5:20pm Top

>188 bluebird_: Sorry but you'll never catch up to me with the number of books I own. I bought a lot of books there and stuffed them in my husband's golf bag.

190Andrew-theQM
Aug 6, 2017, 7:44pm Top

>185 gaylebutz: Hopefully not as I am holding off reading the new one in the Shetland Islands Series by Ann Cleeves and in the Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths until we can do them as Group Reads. We'll either do these ones through the monthly vote or as an extra Group Read rather than targeting them for a scheduled date.

191Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 7:27am Top

This is the schedule for the Group Read of Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard. Due to the length of the book I have split this over six days. The length of some chapters has made it tricky to get equal sections and has led to some sections being longer, especially the first section.

Friday 11th August : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 4
Saturday 12th August : Chapters 5 - 7
Sunday 13th August : Chapter 8 - 11
Monday 14th August : Chapters 12 - 15
Tuesday 15th August : Chapters 16 - 20
Wednesday 16th August : Chapters 21 - 25 and Epilogue

Update
Having read some of the book I have changed the schedule (see >192)

192Andrew-theQM
Aug 11, 2017, 7:27am Top

>191 Andrew-theQM: Having started the initial section of the Group Read I have had second thoughts and think it may be a tad ambitious to read the book over six days,(especially for those who work for a living!) so have now extended it to seven days.

So this is the new schedule :
Friday 11th August : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 3
Saturday 12th August : Chapters 4 - 6
Sunday 13th August : Chapter 7 - 9
Monday 14th August : Chapters 10 - 12
Tuesday 15th August : Chapters 13 -16
Wednesday 16th August : Chapters 17 - 21
Thursday 17th August : 22 - 25 and Epilogue

193bhabeck
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 9:10am Top

>192 Andrew-theQM: Lol -thanks!

Just about to start it...all kinds of drama getting it. My order from 7/10 still hasn't shown up tho it was supposed to arrive by 8/2. Wasn't available at any of my libraries (under either name) - only one even had it and it was checked out. Had to have my coworker borrow it from her city library yesterday. So...after all that, this better be good! πŸ˜‹

194EadieB
Aug 11, 2017, 9:28am Top

>193 bhabeck: I don't think you'll be disappointed.

195Andrew-theQM
Aug 11, 2017, 9:36am Top

>193 bhabeck: That's what I call dedication in getting hold of the book. πŸ‘

196bhabeck
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 9:47am Top

>194 EadieB: I hope so. I noticed the reviews on this one are pretty if-fy. Seems people either really like it or hate it....very few middle of the road (based on the stars/headings since I didn't read the text in case of spoilers)

197Carol420
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 9:52am Top

>193 bhabeck: Your drama sounds very much like my adventures to obtain this book. Your co-worker deserves a dozen red roses for her achievement. Buy Eadie a dozen also for me. She's the only reason I have the book.

198Andrew-theQM
Aug 11, 2017, 9:57am Top

>197 Carol420: Go Eadie. To quote Rocky, Carol, 'you asked, it I did it' (with a little help from my emojis). 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

199Andrew-theQM
Aug 11, 2017, 9:59am Top

>196 bhabeck: I'm always amazed that Robert Goddard doesn't have a bigger following and reputation. I think the partial reviews I've seen in the past commented on it's length, it seems like longer books put some people off.

200EadieB
Edited: Aug 11, 2017, 10:00am Top

>197 Carol420: >198 Andrew-theQM: Thanks so much! I love red roses!

201bluebird_
Aug 11, 2017, 11:11am Top

>193 bhabeck:. 😞. There were a few copies available at the libraries I use, but i doubt we share the same since you are further south. If there's a problem in the future and I can borrow a second one in my area perhaps we could meet 1/2 way so you could get a copy.

Not sure if I'll be able to join in much. I'm working 5 of the 6 days and the book is only available in print. It's too big for me to carry around, so reading time will be limited. 😒

202bhabeck
Aug 11, 2017, 1:05pm Top

>201 bluebird_: thanks for the offer. This shouldn't have been an issue - the U.K. store I bought it from on Amazon says they shipped it priority within 24 hours of my order on 7/10. The anticipated delivery date was between 7/18 and 8/2. Needless to say, I don't think they'll be getting a 5 star review...

203bluebird_
Aug 11, 2017, 2:27pm Top

>202 bhabeck: My one and only bookdepository purchase also took longer than estimated (but not nearly as long as you've waited). It also was to ship 24 hours after ordering. One week later it was still being processed....grrr

204EadieB
Sep 8, 2017, 10:28am Top

Andrew is in his busy period just starting back to school so here is the schedule for our group read:

Schedule for Group Read of The Emperor’s Tomb by Steve Berry.
#6 in the Cotton Malone Series.

Friday 8th September : Prologue and 1 to 12
Saturday 9th September : 13 to 28
Sunday 10th September : 29 to 43
Monday 11th September : 44 to 57
Tuesday 12th September : 58 to 71
Wednesday 13th September : 72 to 82

205Andrew-theQM
Sep 8, 2017, 11:15am Top

>204 EadieB: Thanks Eadie. I set up the Group last night but forgot to post the schedule on here. Only slightly differently posted on the Group to the above.

Friday 8th September : Prologue, and One to Twelve
Saturday 9th September : Thirteen to Twenty-Eight
Sunday 10th September : Twenty-Nine to Forty-Two
Monday 11th September : Forty-Three to Fifty-Six
Tuesday 12th September : Fifty-Seven to Seventy
Wednesday 13th September : Seventy-One to Eighty-Two

206Andrew-theQM
Sep 16, 2017, 3:56pm Top

Schedule for the Group Read of King and Maxwell by David Baldacci, 6th and currently last book in the King and Maxwell Series

Sunday 18th September : Chapter 1 to 13
Monday 19th September : Chapter 14 to 26
Tuesday 20th September : Chapter 27 to 40
Wednesday 21st September : Chapter 41 to 55
Thursday 22nd September : Chapter 56 to 69
Friday 23rd September : Chapter 70 to 84

207Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 26, 2017, 6:46pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, #2 in the Detective Erika Foster Series

Wednesday 27th September : Chapter 1 to Chapter 15
Thursday 28th September : Chapter 16 to 31
Friday 29th September : Chapter 32 to Chapter 45
Saturday 30th September : Chapter 46 to Chapter 65
Sunday 1st October : Chapter 66 to Chapter 84 and Epilogue

208Andrew-theQM
Sep 30, 2017, 6:49pm Top

Group Read schedule for October

Thriller /Adventure : Sandstorm by James Rollins (#1 in the Sigma Force Series) Tuesday 10th October
Crime / Mystery : The Hangman's Song by James Oswald (#3 in the Maclean Series) Thursday 19th October
Mystery and Suspense Group Winner : What Angels Fear by C S Harris (#1 in the Sebastian St. Cyr Series Friday 27th October

209Sergeirocks
Oct 2, 2017, 3:24pm Top

>208 Andrew-theQM: Looking forward to all 3...

210sushicat
Oct 7, 2017, 12:12pm Top

Maybe I’ll manage to join and complete a group read this month. I’ve got a backlog of books started...πŸ˜•

211Andrew-theQM
Oct 9, 2017, 7:05pm Top

Below is the schedule for the Group Read of Sandstorm by James Rollins, which is book 1 in the Popular Sigma Force Series. This is quite a long book so I have spread it over 7 days. It was a nightmare to seperate evenly because it has such long chapters (who chose this book!πŸ˜‚). It does mean some sections, e.g. Day 1 and 7, are longer than others but tried my best!

Tuesday 10th October : Chapters 1 to 3
Wednesday 11th October : Chapters 4 to 7
Thursday 12th October : Chapters 8 to 10
Friday 13th October : Chapters 11 to 13
Saturday 14th October : Chapters 14 to 16
Sunday 15th October : Chapters 17 to 19
Monday 16th October : Chapters 20 to 22 and Epilogue

This is a perfect time to join a book Discussion at the start of a new series. You don't have to have finished the sections by the time of the dates above. This is just a guide when the questions for the section will be posted. We will all come back and discuss with you whenever you post discussion points based on the questions. Feel free to answer as many or as few questions that you want to.

I will post a link for the Group below when it is set up on Tuesday 10th October.

212bhabeck
Oct 9, 2017, 7:40pm Top

>211 Andrew-theQM: thanks Andrew!

213Sergeirocks
Oct 10, 2017, 3:18pm Top

I'm a bit under the weather at the moment - dreaded norovirus - not up to reading much, so I'll be a day or two behind the rest of you.

214EadieB
Oct 10, 2017, 4:47pm Top

>213 Sergeirocks: Feel better soon, Sergei! We need our COD in tip-top shape!

215Carol420
Oct 10, 2017, 4:48pm Top

>213 Sergeirocks: Hope you feel better soon. Do we call a doctor or a veterinarian?

216Andrew-theQM
Oct 10, 2017, 5:09pm Top

Get well soon. πŸ€’πŸ˜· Hope it's not a meerkat virus

217Andrew-theQM
Oct 18, 2017, 4:34pm Top

Because of the length of the last Group Read and the length of the next one, I am going to start the questions on Friday 20th October rather than Thursday 19th.

218Carol420
Oct 18, 2017, 6:04pm Top

>217 Andrew-theQM: Sounds like a plan.

219bhabeck
Oct 18, 2017, 11:51pm Top

Ok by me!

220EadieB
Oct 19, 2017, 5:43am Top

>217 Andrew-theQM: No problem!

221bluebird_
Edited: Oct 19, 2017, 9:45pm Top

Oh no! By the time I remembered to borrow the ebook, all copies were already checked out. Only one library near me had a print copy available. When I went to pick it up from the library it was missing. The librarians are trying to find it, but they doubt it will turn up soon.
Never mind! I thought What Angels Fear was next up. That's the one I couldn't get.
I own the Oswald book so I'll be joining you after all!

222EadieB
Oct 19, 2017, 9:43pm Top

>221 bluebird_: Did you ever try this website to find library books:

http://www.worldcat.org/

223bluebird_
Oct 19, 2017, 9:47pm Top

>222 EadieB:. Yes, that's a great source. Sadly, nothing is available in the whole state. Must be popular this month!

224EadieB
Oct 19, 2017, 11:42pm Top

>223 bluebird_: I have a copy I could send to you but the read would probably be over by time you got it. Shame I didn't know a week ago as I have my own copy and my library has copies too.

225bhabeck
Edited: Oct 20, 2017, 12:25am Top

>223 bluebird_: wasn't me! :)

too bad you're not down here by me - several of the libraries have ebooks and books available. If you do ebooks, you can sign up for San Bernardino County Library's digital library service - you don't even need to go in to get a card since it's done by phone and/or email - they show an available copy

226Andrew-theQM
Oct 20, 2017, 2:40am Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Hangman's Song by James Oswald, #3 in the Inspector McLean Series

Friday 20th October : 1 - 11
Saturday 21st October : 12 - 19
Sunday 22nd October : 20 - 27
Monday 23rd October : 28 - 35
Tuesday 24th October : 36 - 46
Wednesday 25th October : 47 - 57

227bhabeck
Oct 20, 2017, 3:27am Top

Thanks Andrew! I'll be a day late getting started - today is the last day of an investor reporting cycle at work so no reading for me until Saturday :(

228bluebird_
Oct 20, 2017, 8:16am Top

>224 EadieB:. Thanks for the offer Eadie! I'm usually not this late in scouting for books...

>225 bhabeck:. Ha ha. I wasn't blaming you this time--there are multiple copies on Overdrive but all are checked out. Not sure what has made the book so popular right now. I'll look into the San Bernadino library. Thanks for the tip!

229EadieB
Oct 20, 2017, 8:39am Top

>228 bluebird_: You're welcome! Just trying to help a reading buddy!

230Andrew-theQM
Edited: Oct 20, 2017, 1:42pm Top

>221 bluebird_: Yey!

>227 bhabeck: We'll be here Brenda, another very busy week at work, 6.40pm here and just got home - one of the earlier days this week. I'm just about to start the book.

231bluebird_
Oct 20, 2017, 8:37pm Top

>229 EadieB: 😊

I'll also be late, won't get a chance to start reading until later tonight.

232Andrew-theQM
Oct 25, 2017, 4:13pm Top

If okay with everyone we will read the next Group Read starting Sunday 29th October instead of Friday 27th. On half-term next week so should be a lot easier😊

What Angels Fear by C S Harris.

This is the first book in the Sebastian St Cyr series so an ideal time for new people to join the Read.

233bhabeck
Oct 25, 2017, 8:07pm Top

ok with me

234Andrew-theQM
Oct 28, 2017, 7:22pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of What Angels Fear by C S Harris, #1 in the Sebastian St. Cyr Series

Sunday 29th October : Prologue and Chapter 1 - 13
Monday 30th October : Chapter 14 - 26
Tuesday 31st October : Chapter 27 - 38
Wednesday 1st November : Chapter 39 - 53
Thursday 2nd November : Chapter 54 - 65

235Andrew-theQM
Edited: Nov 9, 2017, 6:01pm Top

Schedule for the Group Read of The Jungle by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

Friday 10th November : Prologue and Chapters 1 to 4
Saturday 11th November : 5 to 9
Sunday 12th November : 10 to 13
Monday 13th November : 14 to 19
Tuesday 14th November : 20 to 27 and Epilogue

236Andrew-theQM
Nov 19, 2017, 9:01am Top

Schedule for Group Read of The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter, #4 in the Robert Hunter Series

Sunday 19th November : 1 - 21
Monday 20th November : 22 - 44
Tuesday 21st November : 45 - 67
Wednesday 22nd November : 68 - 92
Thursday 23rd November : 93 - 119

237Andrew-theQM
Nov 28, 2017, 6:04pm Top

Schedule for the Group Read of Proof by Dick Francis, a standalone.

Wednesday 29th November : Chapter 1 to 5
Thursday 30th November : Chapter 6 to 10
Friday 1st December πŸŽ„: Chapter 11 to 13
Saturday 2nd December πŸ””: Chapter 14 to 17
Sunday 3rd December 🎁: Chapter 18 to 22

238Andrew-theQM
Dec 7, 2017, 5:50pm Top

With Christmas rapidly approaching can I suggest the following timetables for the two Group Reads we still have planned:
Wednesday 13th December : Closed Circle by Robert Goddard
Wednesday 20th December : Watching The Ghosts by Kate Ellis
The Kate Ellis book is quite short so will be read over four days and that means the last day of the Read will be Saturday 23rd December and we’ll all be finished before the main event and commitments related to them kick in. Then for us to take a break over Christmas and the New Year for family celebrations.

239Carol420
Dec 8, 2017, 6:36am Top

>238 Andrew-theQM: That sounds doable. I'm still waiting on Closed Circle from the library but will hopfully have it by the 13th or shortly thereafter.

240bhabeck
Dec 8, 2017, 2:30pm Top

Sounds good. I had to order closed circle from amazon and it arrived a couple days ago so I’m ready when you are

241Olivermagnus
Dec 8, 2017, 7:46pm Top

I have both books and am ready to go.

242EadieB
Dec 9, 2017, 12:40am Top

I’m all set to go too!

243Sergeirocks
Dec 9, 2017, 6:44am Top

Two excellent reads (hopefully) to look forward to...

244Carol420
Edited: Dec 9, 2017, 8:25am Top

>238 Andrew-theQM: I may be about two days behind but I'll be there. The library says they are expecting to have the book on the 15th. I have Watching the Ghosts

245Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 13, 2017, 2:38pm Top

>244 Carol420: We will try to go slowly. 😊

246Andrew-theQM
Dec 13, 2017, 2:38pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of Closed Circle by Robert Goddard?

Wednesday 13th December : Chapters 1 -3
Thursday 14th December : Chapters 4 - 6.
Friday 15th December : Chapters 7 - 9
Saturday 16th December : Chapters 10 - 12
Sunday 17th December : Chapters 13 - 15
Monday 18th December : Chapters 16 - 18 and Epilogue

As always with Robert Goddard some long chapters and uneven chapters so some variance in number of pages to be read each day.

247Andrew-theQM
Dec 19, 2017, 6:51pm Top

Schedule for Group Read of Watching the Ghosts by Kate Ellis, #4 in the D I Joe Plantagenet Series

Wednesday 20th December : Chapter One - Chapter Eight
Thursday 21st December : Chapter Nine - Chapter Fourteen
Friday 22nd December : Chapter Fifteen - Chapter Twenty-Three
Saturday 23rd December : Chapter Twenty-Four - Chapter Thirty-Four

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