TalkFebruary Read - NO SPOILERS - The Lathe of Heaven

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February Read - NO SPOILERS - The Lathe of Heaven

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Jan 16, 2013, 1:55pm

For once, I actually own the book so don't have to order it from the library!

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Jan 24, 2013, 8:11am

Will anyone be joining me? Maybe?

Jan 24, 2013, 8:22am

I read this book a long time ago, but I *loved* it, so I've been lurking waiting for the discussion...

Jan 24, 2013, 8:43am

I've ordered a copy, and hope to read it before I go away on Feb 9th. I've been looking forward to this one.

Jan 24, 2013, 9:01pm

It seems to be available at my library so I'll pick it up in a few days if it hasn't flown off the shelf in the meantime.

Jan 27, 2013, 5:09pm

It's been ages since I've read it--really, probably 30 years. It was one of the first by Le Guin I ever read, right after Left Hand of Darkness. My February schedule is jam-packed with fantasy, but you know what? I need something to read right now that isn't fantasy, and I think I'll go pull it off the shelf.

Jan 27, 2013, 7:54pm

I will try to get a copy at the library: I've never read The Lathe of Heaven.

Jan 27, 2013, 8:12pm

I love this book! I haven't participated in a group read in a while. This is a good one to start back with.

Edited: Jan 28, 2013, 9:08pm

I may get kicked out of the Dragon for admitting this, but:


I have this one ordered.

Woo! I feel a lot better having said that.....


Edited: Jan 28, 2013, 9:04pm

Janet, if they kick you out, they have to get rid of me too...asineverreadonebookwrittenbyursulaleguineither...

...but I borrowed it from the library today!

Jan 28, 2013, 9:10pm

Yay! I'm in good company, then....

For me that's the fun of the shared reads here--sometimes they are old favorites and sometimes something totally new to me.

Jan 29, 2013, 7:36am

My copy arrived and I'm going to start it asap.

Jan 29, 2013, 9:24am

Reading chapter two, I kept hearing Bloody Mary singing in my head...

You got to have a dream
If you don't have a dream
How you going to have a dream come true?

Jan 29, 2013, 11:45am

#9, 10 -- They don't throw you out. I also hadn't readabookbyursulaleguin when I joined. What they do is that the puffins hang a series of carrots in front of you until you succumb and start reading. Worked for me ;-)

Jan 29, 2013, 12:02pm

I will be looking at this when I get back into town next week - I read it a loooong time ago (and didn't like it much), but I've liked other things LeGuin wrote a lot, so am interested to see what I think of it now.

Jan 29, 2013, 12:21pm

Give it a try, markon. Some books I didn't like as a youth I have enjoyed as an adult...and vice versa!

Jan 30, 2013, 3:59pm

I have just joined Green Dragon which links to this group (1/30/13). I did read this book long ago and even saw a couple of movie versions (I think both made in Britain). I look forward to the discussion, though am unsure when you really start discussing the book.

I thought when I read it that it was a fascinating book and went on to read a few other Le Guin books (e.g. Left Hand of Darkness). I look forward to the online discussion (?).

Feb 9, 2013, 2:02pm

Finished reading The Lathe of Heaven and enjoyed it.

Feb 9, 2013, 3:25pm

I've got to get this one read. I've read it before, but it's been a while.

Feb 16, 2013, 12:08pm

I'm reading this a little at a time, but it's much better than I remembered from high school.

Feb 16, 2013, 12:13pm

The bird had flown off the shelf when I visited the library so I'll be reading it some other time.