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Parasha: April suggestions?

Just realized it's past the halfway point in the month, and I haven't solicited anyone yet.

Er.

You know what I mean. Solicited opinions. Pervs.

Ahem.

Anyhow, any suggestions for next month? If y'all are interested in continuing this, that is. Frankenstein doesn't seem to have gone over completely well, not sure if it's the book or just flagging interest. :/ Anyhow, let me know what y'all think!

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stormfeather
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
I like the short story collection idea, if nothing else to keep some variety going, but the problem is just coming up with one!
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stormfeather
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Although now that I think about it... I wonder how feasible it would be to do one of the "Legends" collections as a Parasha? Too long probably.
dscotton
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
I've only followed the Parasha once, and there have been a few choices I'm not that interested in but the main reason I haven't done it is that I'm just not in the habit of reading the books at a regular pace, and so I basically forget until I see the posts and then feel like I'm too far behind to catch up.
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stormfeather
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like that schedule better myself, it just seemed more natural for this one to go with the "chapter per day" format. Even in future books of this type though, I might start doubling up chapters or something, just go have a more spaced schedule.
khedron
Mar. 22nd, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I agree with both your notes on schedule (M,W,F, and perhaps doing two short chapters at a time instead of one every day, when applicable).

Suggestion-wise, I jotted down "The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard" just yesterday because I saw it recommended somewhere. I liked at least one thing by him, so I'm interested in that, but I'm not sure if it's everyone's cup of tea, or if an entire story collection of his would be like reading through Ellison -- fine at first, but really wearying after a while.
dakhran
Mar. 21st, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, I usually don't follow your book readings, but I just finished up an awesome fantasy novel, one that gives me hope that there'll be still great authors to read even after WoT is finished. The novel is "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. Even though I read it already (giving up sleep and food for an entire weekend), it would be interesting to see other people's take on it.

Just tossing that one out there...
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