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*Group Read: World Without End by Ken Follett* General Thread

75 Books Challenge for 2010

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1msf59
Jan 4, 2010, 12:01pm Top

Hey everyone! I wanted to get this posted for you earlybirds! We will be starting on Jan 15th. Hopefully, you have acquired a copy and if not you still have time! Should be fun!

2Apolline
Edited: Jan 4, 2010, 12:24pm Top

Oh, I would have joined up for this if I had not already joined the Anna Karenina group read at the same date. Ah, well...maybe some other time:) Enjoy your reading!

3rainpebble
Jan 4, 2010, 1:11pm Top

Hey Mark;
I am so looking forward to this group read. It should be very exciting after our reading of "Pillars of the Earth". Hopefully the turnout will be as good!~! C'mon you guys...............join us. It will be great!~!
belva

4Berly
Jan 4, 2010, 1:12pm Top

Yet another starred thread to read. I think my stars have stars!! LOL. Can't wait and thanks for organizing us yet again.

5rainpebble
Jan 4, 2010, 1:14pm Top

Hey there Berly. We were posting at the same time. Great minds & all that. hee hee. Looking forward to seeing you there!~!
luv n hugs,
belva

6Berly
Jan 4, 2010, 1:15pm Top

Belva--Yeah! I get to chat with you here. Love and Laughter. Berly

7drneutron
Jan 4, 2010, 1:33pm Top

I've added a link on the group page to this thread. You may want to consider setting up a spoiler thread for discussion. That way folks can discuss events in the book, etc, without worrying about spoiling things for those who aren't keeping up or haven't started yet.

8msf59
Jan 4, 2010, 1:50pm Top

Boy, the party has started! Who's bringing the beer? Welcome Belva & Berly!
Apolline- Sorry you can't join us! I think you might be making a much better literary choice, anyway! I plan on doing a G.R. of Midnight's Children in March. Keep that in mind!
Jim- Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I will sent up different "spoiler threads", as soon as I figure out how I want to split the book up. I think 6 weeks might be to long, maybe we could do it in 4?

9this1hasspirit
Jan 4, 2010, 4:39pm Top

Ooh, does it count if I'm in for a re-read? I loved this book and would love to discuss it with someone besides my stuffed animals!

10tjblue
Jan 6, 2010, 8:45pm Top

I'm glad I found you guys before you started. I'm thinking about reading Moby Dick also. This will be interesting. Before joining LT I'd never read 2 books at one time.Now I've graduated to 2 or 3 at a time.

11msf59
Jan 6, 2010, 10:03pm Top

>this1hasspirit- Yes, of course we count re-reads and we're a lot more fun than your stuffed animals...or at least most of us are!
> tjblue- I'm glad you found us too! Yes, LT is a life-changer!

12Donna828
Jan 6, 2010, 10:21pm Top

I'm in as well. I read Pillars of the Earth back in 1989 so I am overdue for a trip back to England in the 14th century.

13billiejean
Jan 7, 2010, 9:52am Top

I have my book ready to go!!
--BJ

14RLMCartwright
Jan 7, 2010, 5:35pm Top

I'm glad I finally found you guys! I made sure I brought my copy back to Uni with me so I could join in the group read (let's hope I'll actually participate properly unlike with Pillars).

15msf59
Jan 7, 2010, 5:48pm Top

Donna- Yes, you are due, my friend! It'll be great to have you!
BJ & Rachel- Glad you are joining us! Should be fun!

16msf59
Jan 10, 2010, 11:31am Top

Hey everyone! It's nearly that time all-ready! Wow! We start this Friday the 15th. It's another big book but I think we can do it in 4 weeks. If it takes you longer, no biggie!
The book is broken into 7 parts. 1st week: Parts 1 & 2 (166 pages). Week 2: Parts 3 & 4 (330 pages). Week 3: Part 5 (200 pages) and Week 4: Parts 6 & 7 (300).
How's that sound? I think it's reasonable. Remember, this is just a recommended reading pace! Read it however you want to! I will start a separate thread for each week!

17silverbooks
Jan 11, 2010, 8:54pm Top

Oh thank you! I'm in. I've had this book for quite a while but I've not had quite the stretch of time available for reading it. I start my first chemotherapy treatment next week and was looking thru my TBR stacks then saw this message and its all karma. I'm ready.

18msf59
Jan 12, 2010, 6:50am Top

Welcome aboard, Silverbooks!
Here's the link to the "spoiler free" Week One thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/82056

19silverbooks
Jan 12, 2010, 1:59pm Top

thanks for the welcome - I've not done an online group read before so I'll sit back and see how things happen. The whole "75 Books Challenge" group seem like a lot of nice people. I'm looking forward to it.

20tjblue
Jan 15, 2010, 8:24am Top

I'm here. I picked up the book from the library Wednesday night. Just trying to finish up The National Parks,was able to read about 60 pgs this morning before leaving for work. I have about 30pgs left to go then will be ready to start.

21VivianeoftheLake
Jan 15, 2010, 1:16pm Top

I'll try and finish A Sacerdotisa dos Penhascos today so that I don't get behind and miss all the fun.

22msf59
Jan 16, 2010, 6:34am Top

Hope everyone has got started! I read the 1st 40 pages (which is my goal per day). Here is the Week One link, for Parts 1&2: http://www.librarything.com/topic/82056

23tjblue
Jan 16, 2010, 11:20am Top

I started this morning, stopped at part II. Thanks for making a good book choice, I'm going to really enjoy this one.

24calm
Jan 17, 2010, 6:11am Top

I've read the first three chapters, it's looking good. I'll see you on the Week One thread soon.

25rainpebble
Jan 17, 2010, 12:49pm Top

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26silverbooks
Jan 20, 2010, 10:24pm Top

Enjoying it!

27Berly
Jan 21, 2010, 7:38pm Top

Just starting it!

28silverbooks
Jan 22, 2010, 3:34am Top

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29rainpebble
Edited: Feb 7, 2010, 11:32pm Top

(spoiler free)
I just finished the book Mark. And I think that I loved World Without End even more that I did The Pillars of the Earth by Follett. There was always something going on so when I put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it. This one was full of underlying story lines. I hope all of you are enjoying it as much as I did. And where in "Pillars" it seemed as if the Cathedral was a character in and of itself; in "World" the plague takes on that characterization. Wonderful writing by Follett.
Thank you Mark. It was just a wonderful read and I will see you in March for Midnight's Children, which I am looking forward to as it will be my first Salman Rushdie.
hugs all round,
belva

30whiteknight50
Jan 13, 2011, 4:04pm Top

I don't know that I "ought" to post here as I have already read this book.. I discovered it last year, and I can tell you you are in for a treat. Its a wonderful book. It kept me reading furiously, pages were burning. Hope you all have the same wonderful experience!

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