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1lorannen
May 31, 12:17pm Top

Thinking about joining us for June's OLOB read of Stardust? Chime in here, if you like, and maybe tell your fellow readers a little about yourself and your reading tastes. You're not required to post in any threads to participate in OLOB, but we like to give folks dedicated space to say hello, if they so choose.

You can also see the blog post announcing the group read here.

2.cris
Jun 1, 5:24am Top

Hi, I'm .cris, I run a film group here, so I'm obviously a reader and a watcher. I have read the book and seen the film, but I've no problem with going again. I've chosen the audio book, read by the author, who, in my opinion, is one of the best narrators around.

3PaperbackPirate
Jun 4, 1:09pm Top

Hello! I have had this book on my tbr for almost 9 years, so thank you for the inspiration to get it off the pile and into my head. I've never seen the movie either so I think this will be fun.

I enjoy reading many different genres but YA is probably one of the least read. The only other book I've read by Gainman is Coraline, which I liked.

4dawnlovesbooks
Jun 4, 5:43pm Top

Greetings. This book has been on my tbr list for a very long time. I adored the movie. I don't read much fantasy, usually stick to literary fiction. Looking forward to stepping outside of my comfort zone for a while!!

5Em42
Jun 5, 2:09am Top

Hello! I'm Em and I'm new to this site in general. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and Stardust is my favorite of his books (even though it's pretty different from his usual style) and I'm also a fan of the movie. I'm thrilled to participate in this and see how everything works around here!

6JudahMatthews
Jun 6, 10:41am Top

Hi, I'm Matt. Looking forward to doing this with you all.

7jodiesohl
Jun 8, 2:16am Top

Hi! I'm Jodie. I love to read. I have already finished the book. I actually watched the movie before I read the book. Would like to see how this reading group works.

8SF_fan_mae
Jun 13, 1:43pm Top

Another person who's seen the movie and always meant to read the book but never got around to it. Seems like a good time now!

9jjmcgaffey
Jun 13, 4:55pm Top

I've never seen the movie, and probably won't, but I have the book and have intended to read it for quite a while. Hopefully this will actually get me to do it!

10humouress
Jun 14, 8:03pm Top

I’ve seen the film several times so I bought the book since I’ve read and liked some of Gaiman’s other works. I’ve actually recently read the book for the first time so I might just pop in for discussions - but I’m happy to rewatch the film anytime.

11amanda4242
Jun 16, 2:27pm Top

Hi! I've read the text-only edition and listened to the audiobook several times (Gaiman is a great narrator). I've picked-up the illustrated edition from the library and am looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on the book and movie.

12PhilJackson
Jun 16, 7:08pm Top

Hi. I'm Phil. I've read Stardust once before - got it on my Kindle - and I've seen the film several times on TV. As always there's more in the book than in the film but when I read the book the film didn't retrospectively disappoint. I don't think there's anything in it that would annoy Gaiman purists. (if there are Gaiman purists.) I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' on Kindle and I've read 'Neverwhere' also on Kindle. So far I think 'Stardust' is my favourite.

13kristilabrie
Jun 18, 1:41pm Top

Hey all, I'm Kristi, and will be joining in on the OLOB/Movie Night. I've seen the movie before, but don't remember it well so will be enjoying a re-watch. I'm currently reading the book for the first time ever (not sure how—also my first Gaiman book, really not sure how!), and it's going by very easy not only because of the book itself but because fantasy is my fictional go-to genre. This is going to be a fun read/watch, for sure.

14krazy4katz
Edited: Jun 18, 11:38pm Top

I have read American Gods and Good Omens. I liked them both. My reading mood has changed since then so let’s see how it goes. I have 12 hours of flying ahead of me starting tomorrow! Perfect timing.

15erinclark
Jun 20, 11:39pm Top

Hello all,
I'm Erin, love Neil Gaimen and am a third of the way through reading Stardust. I am enjoying it immensely. It reminds me a little bit of 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern, which I loved, and the 'Princess Bride' - but these are early days so I might revise that! Looking forward to the movie which I have not seen. Must finish the book first!

16Wordwizardw
Jun 21, 1:43am Top

Greetings! I read Stardust once before and didn't really care for it, but perhaps I'll like it better this time. I enjoy some of Neil Gaiman greatly (E.g.: Anansi Boys, Coraline) but others not so much.

17SaraEllen
Jun 21, 10:41am Top

Hello all, I am Sara. I've read this book about a year ago but it is definitely one of my favorites!

18Zane.May
Jun 21, 3:57pm Top

Hi all, I'm Zane. I haven't been involved with this community. I was cleaning out my inbox and decided to read the June State of the Thing email. I finished grad school in May, so I finally have time to pursue new interests, and the group read seems like something I might enjoy. So, here I am.

I've never read Stardust, but I'm getting a copy from my local library today. The city I live in is having its first "Reading Invasion" event this evening in a local park, and I'm going to take Stardust and a lawn chair :)

19djbrauer
Jun 21, 5:12pm Top

Congrats on your graduation, Zane!

20djbrauer
Jun 21, 5:23pm Top

Hi, I'm Debby. I love Neil Gaiman. I first read Anansi Boys a bazillion years ago (well, I may have first read Coraline to my kids). I watched both Coraline and Stardust movies with my kids (they're now adults). I've read a bunch of his books, with Anansi Boys, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Good Omens being favorites. I just finished Stardust audiobook late last night. I'm looking forward to rewatching the movie soon.

21Zane.May
Jun 21, 7:23pm Top

Thanks, Debby!

22Zane.May
Jun 21, 7:25pm Top

Hi, .cris! I love films. I subscribed to FilmStruck last month and I’ve been watching a lot of foreign films and classics. I would like to know more about the film group you mentioned. I’m pretty new to this community. Thanks!

23LilyMarlene
Jun 21, 11:38pm Top

I’m finding some time for myself and reading this summer! Neil Gaiman has entertained me more than a few times, and I’m always surprised by his quirkiness and fantasy! Stardust is so much fun. I’m anxious to see what other readers will think of it. I’ve also read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, and American Gods, each so different.

24slib.rbis
Jun 22, 12:54am Top

Hi! I am Suzanne. I like both book and movie. I have been planning to reread and here comes the chance. I want to know how this reading group works as well.

25pami_81
Jun 22, 4:19am Top

Hey. I love the film - it's one of my favourites, and I have seen it several times - but I have never read the book. Thanks for the push to go ahead and do it! I've never read any of Gaiman's books, so I'm looking forward to it.

26jakeabiva
Jun 22, 8:56am Top

Hi Jake here. I just joined here not knowing whats gonna happen. About STARDUST, I did not know it is a book. I have seen the movie and I liked it very much. Watch it several times already. I have no idea about the similarities or differences between the book and the movie.
I have not read a novel in paperback for a long time.

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English is not my first language

27rachel_nolan
Jun 22, 10:30am Top

Hi everyone, I'm Rachel. This is my first LibraryThing group read, so I'm pretty excited! I have had this book on my list for years, so I'm glad that I'm finally getting the nudge to read it. I've read several of Neil Gaiman's other books and enjoyed them--my two favorites being The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I saw the Stardust movie several years ago and liked it (although typically my philosophy is to never watch a movie before I have read the book). Looking forward to discussing with you all :)

28morningwalker
Edited: Jun 22, 2:35pm Top

This will be my first LT group read. I have read some Neil Gaiman but I never read Stardust. I loved The Graveyard Book. Now that I started the book I can't wait to watch the movie.

29Elizabeth_Foster
Edited: Jun 24, 6:13am Top

Hi, first time here! I have working my way through Neil Gaiman’s books so am glad he’s the pick for this month. The last one I read was The Graveyard Book, which I adored, and I’m looking forward to Stardust

30Elizabeth_Foster
Edited: Jun 24, 6:16am Top

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31Travis1259
Jun 24, 1:49pm Top

Hi, Stardust has been on my shelf for a while. So this seems like a good push to read it finally. Did not see the movie.

32lorannen
Jun 25, 12:16pm Top

Discussion is now fully open! I've posted a few questions (linked below)—feel free to chime in there, or start your own threads, if you like.

I'll be posting a new question in the One LibraryThing, One Book group every day for the first week of discussion. Don't forget to join us for LT Movie Night on Friday, when we'll be watching the film adaptation!

Which edition did you read?
Thoughts on the title?
Multiple character perspectives
Fairytale themes
Favorite scene/passage

33Marcial87
Jun 25, 8:11pm Top

Picked up Stardust today. I'm in the first third of another book which will be on hold so I can hopefully finish the book prior to watching the movie this Friday. I've been wanting to do a film and novel thing for a while as I have fond memories of a college course with that format/title I took 40 some years ago.

34calm
Jun 26, 7:09am Top

Finished reading yesterday. It was a re-read but still very enjoyable. I saw the film years ago but am unlikely to see it again in time to be able to discuss the differences.

35threadnsong
Jun 27, 5:57pm Top

Hi everyone. I am so glad that this book is so easy to read! Like >26 jakeabiva: above, I have seen the movie several times, and it is a movie I own I liked it so much. Loved various elements in the movie and have read both Ocean at the End of the Lane and listened to Anansi Boys about 5 years ago. That is a great book to listen to on audio with the difference in the accents and characters!

I'm really liking Stardust and might even be able to finish it tonight. Looking forward to this discussion and the film on Friday night.

36Marcial87
Jun 28, 11:46pm Top

Finished Stardust early this AM before work. Gaiman is one of my go-to authors as his books are entertaining. Some more memorable than others. This one was 3.5 to 4 stars. Good story but does not have the richness of my Gaiman favorites.

37reading_fox
Jul 8, 5:09am Top

Late to the party - as ever - I've read stardust before and probably consider it my favourite of the few of Gaiman's works that I've read most of which I want to like them more than I do. It's a fast read for me, finishable in a day or two so I'll comment on the other threads soon.

I've not seen the film, had intended to but never got around to it, which is often the case with films. I prefer reading.

38Cobalt-Jade
Aug 4, 12:45pm Top

Read this book last year and wanted to join in the discussion.

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