Thanks for everyone's contributions. It looks like we're going to be starting with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis.
Hopefully this will be a good starting point - it's probably the shortest and easiest book we had on out list (bar in mind it is for kids), so will get us into the swing of things nicely. Also, we have the added incentive of the film coming out soon.
Not knowing how fast we all are at reading, or how much time we get for it, we won't set targets on where to get to at the moment. If you reach an interesting point or have any comments to make, post in the community. Everyone can post, but I think there are a few out there who haven't joined and are only 'watching' - you'll need to join to post.
All posts should avoid spoilers int he visible text - keep it under an LJ-cut folks. Just some reference (by chapter - pages won't do any good as we'll all have different copies) to the point you've reached to be making the observations.
I'll do my best to add all posts in the memories so everyone can keep up, and find what they're looking for.
Any other suggestions, please tell me.
In the meantime, happy reading!
For any people in Perth, Western Australia who don't own a copy, Fantastic Planet currently has the book in stock. I work at Fantastic Planet and I'll contact my manager to see if I can set up a book club discount.
Also, since the film is coming out soon it would be interesting to compare the text to the film.
YAY!! I actually have that so no trip to the library for me!!
I'm off to town now but I shall start reading the second I get back. I read quite quickly so no doubt I'll have something to say by tonight!! LOL!!
Aw, I am so excited that this is finally starting!!
Went to borrow it from my housemate (my copy's at home) and she took it home last week! So have just been to the children's library and am now fully equiped...
I'm excited too! (and bought Empire yesterday in a fit of excitement at the Narnia cover - this is going to build and build.
Details of Fantastic Planet's discount to book clubs as follows:
"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" for $14.41
"Narnia Omnibus" for $33.96
The above prices include the 15% discount. This deal isn't just for Perth people, as we will happily mail out the books (this will raise the price a bit to cover freight costs). For more details email email@example.com.
The 15% discount will apply to all books the reading club covers but will only be valid for the time we are discussing the book. To claim this discount you have to prove you are part of reading_club (telling us your lj name will suffice).
Maybe when we have a new book we should do some serious pimping? I know that a lot of people were really busy before Christmas with all sorts of deadlines and stuff. Now may be a ood time to get that sorted out.
Sorry did't realise I hadn't logged in before!