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LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 11, 2015 04:33PM

8565 It does, mean, however, that you may have to let other challenges go for the week if you can't fit your LOST book/s in them... (just thought I'd bring this up now)
LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 11, 2015 03:31PM

8565 great! I'll set something up for the third week of September.

@Susan: Readathon is basically just reading as much as you can (non-stop, if you could) though I don't think any of us can do that these days... back in my teens / university days, maybe but not now :p

For our Readathon, we'll be focusing on reading ONLY LOST books so we can finish our respective lists this year. We'll just use this thread to update each other on how we're doing with the Readathon & to encourage each other to keep going.
Aug 11, 2015 03:22AM

8565 oh yes, there is one abandoned book by the bedside too ;p
Aug 10, 2015 09:00PM

8565 I haven't started but I've brought Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage with me today and am planning to start on the way home from work (not that I haven't got 5 other books going already!)
Aug 10, 2015 03:10PM

8565 LynnB wrote: "Hi Tien, I thinnk you missed my update on message 43. I'm enjoying this challenge, but this not-so-easy is not-so-easy!!!"

oops! yes I have, sorry! Updating now...
Glad you're enjoying it even though it's 'not-so-easy' lol :)
Aug 10, 2015 03:05PM

8565 Woot! Well done, Margaret!

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LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 10, 2015 04:31AM

8565 of course, Bea! I think I've got more than I can chew read this month too...

Mid September ok?
Aug 09, 2015 03:43PM

8565 yay, Coralie, one more book and you'll be finished with this round :D
LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 09, 2015 03:32PM

8565 Lahni wrote: "Tien wrote: "Lahni wrote: "ooh, maybe we can do a read-a-thon! That'll get me to..."

I LOVE that idea!""


I can set up an Event on the group's page... 1 week's period, do you think? I don't get to read much on weekends but I do during the week (whilst I commute) and I know some people get to read more on weekend so if we do over 1 week, that'll catch both types of people :)

When are you thinking of? please chime in, people. This will be open to all LOST participants :)
Aug 09, 2015 03:10PM

8565 Best of luck with the surgery, Bea! Lots of positive thoughts your way xx
Aug 09, 2015 03:08PM

8565 Susan wrote: "I didn't find Quentin unreliable as a narrator, just confusing sometimes as his mind wanders back from where he is in time to past events with Caddy or with his dad. I liked him a lot. And I actually really liked this section. Early on, I even thought it was easier to read than Benjy's."

maybe not 'unreliable' as in he got events wrong but that he's just unstable and it's really getting to me the back & forth and sideways thoughts!

The other thing Faulkner does that I'm only now getting used to is how much he simply hints at things. For example, in the first part, (view spoiler) How cryptic was that?!

I thought at first all that was (view spoiler)

ut then, in the end, why did he have a bag packed with his toothbrush among other things and take it with him, and why did he go to the bank to get money? I ended the section not sure whether he was going to jump in the river or disappear somewhere and let people think he had jumped. (hide spoiler)] I still wasn't sure when I finished reading his section, and needed to trust the Wikipedia statement on it.

I also didn't quite understand about the watch and the clock. He was waiting for a particular time. Was it the time Caddy's wedding would be starting, or would be over? If not, then why was he killing time all day and counting how much longer he had to wait?


Do you think the packed & waited til the wedding's over in the hope that Caddy will change her mind & come away with him anyway? This way, he'd be ready to go at a moment's notice.

PS: I dislike the mother and maybe also Jason! ack! Children totally know when you love one more than the other. She's a bit like Mrs Bennett from P&P, yea?
Aug 07, 2015 10:52PM

8565 Coralie wrote: "It took me 61 rolls but I am onto my last 2 books."

OMG. I can't imagine! Maybe, we should have a reward for the one who reads the most books for this challenge! (to make up for all the shocking rolls!)
LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 07, 2015 03:02AM

8565 Lahni wrote: "I think I have 4 left as well not counting the one I'm currently reading. I may finish too! We can have a LOST cyber party!"

ooh, maybe we can do a read-a-thon! That'll get me to finished sooner than later ;p
LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 06, 2015 07:09PM

8565 woot, Bea! I also have 4 to go :)
Aug 06, 2015 03:49PM

8565 "While many first-time readers report Benjy's section as being difficult to understand, these same readers often find Quentin's section to be near impossible. Not only do chronological events mesh together regularly, but often (especially at the end) Faulkner completely disregards any semblance of grammar, spelling, or punctuation, instead writing in a rambling series of words, phrases, and sentences that have no separation to indicate where one thought ends and another begins."

yes, yes, yes... urk, I don't like unreliable narrators! *pulling my hair out*
Aug 06, 2015 03:41PM

8565 12. Mac-n-Cheese – Orange
f. Author First Name begins with one of the following alphabet: T, M, J, L, Q, D
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan -Read 08/06
Aug 06, 2015 03:34PM

8565 ack! My apologies, ladies! Fixed now :p
Aug 06, 2015 03:30PM

8565 Amy wrote: "For example, I rolled task 7, then rolled a 3 to determine how many books to read. I then rolled again and got a 4, so I read 3 books for task d. "

You've done this correctly, Amy :D
LOST - 2015 (110 new)
Aug 06, 2015 03:27PM

8565 Oh yea! I am back 'On Track' lol

I've just read 2 this week, back to back, and am feeling very accomplished ;)
Socializing (170 new)
Aug 06, 2015 03:20PM

8565 Susan, thanks for the feedback. I will definitely take this into consideration.

I know how frustrating it is to roll duplicates! I don't think I thought too much about it beforehand as I was hoping people will roll duplicates so you won't finish the rounds too quickly (like the way we finish Snakes & Ladders within a month or so!). I hope you won't give up though as Round 2 should help you a lot with your TBR rather than pushing you towards new books (which is the purpose of this round) :)

Thanks again for your thoughts, Susan.

If anyone else has any other thoughts, I'd be very happy to hear them. TIA!


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