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Archived: Series Reads > Cold Days (Dresden Files #14), by Jim Butcher; Start Date: April 1, 2014

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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments
Cold Days, by Jim Butcher

Synopsis under spoiler.
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In April we are finishing up with The Dresden Files, until #15 comes out at the end of May. Please join us, or just stop in and say, "Hi!" or tell us which cover you prefer. But...

Expect Spoilers!

Participants
ShoSho
Lisa Kay
Gisela
Lauren
Joann

Chapter Breakdown
Date		Chapters	PPDQs*
April 1 Chp. 01-09 ShoSho & Lisa Kay
April 2 Chp. 10-17 ShoSho
April 3 Chp. 18-25 Lisa Kay
April 4 Chp. 26-33 ShoSho & Lisa Kay
April 5 Chp. 34-43 Lisa Kay & ShoSho
April 6 Chp. 44-53 Gisela, ShoSho, & Lisa Kay



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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Reserved.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments In


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Neat. Me, too. Do you think JB will have the next one out by May?


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Neat. Me, too. Do you think JB will have the next one out by May?"

I really hope so!


Lauren (laurenjberman) Of course, once the newest book comes out and we read it, we will have to wait a while for the next one...I hate waiting...


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Me too!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Currently 2.49 @ Smazon US. On phone so can't link!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Man-oh-man! I just paid full-price for that in PB. Drat!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Can we please read this around 20-25 of March? I won't be able to do it in April :(


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yeah, April isn't very good for me, either. I'm putting my house on the market.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren and Gisela, are you happy to read this one and #13 both in March?
I won't be able to do it in April and Lisa Kay will be busy too.


Lauren (laurenjberman) I'll definitely be listening to Ghost Story in March but am not sure about this one. I might leave it until April and them come by the thread to answer DQ's. Sorry.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren wrote: "I'll definitely be listening to Ghost Story in March but am not sure about this one. I might leave it until April and them come by the thread to answer DQ's. Sorry."

OK ,we'll do something that suits all of us ;)


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments OMG I just noticed ,he's got a gun instead of his staff ! what does it mean ?(Don't answer if you know the answer:D just a rhetorical question)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yeah, I noticed that, too. Eep!


Lauren (laurenjberman) Maybe because his staff was destroyed? Just a guess coz I don't know :0)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Could be. Another staff gone.


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments I'm fine reading whenever


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments or maybe he has lost his magic?!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments ShoSho wrote: "or maybe he has lost his magic?!"

Good Gravy Beans! I knew you were thinking that. **sigh** I certainly hope not.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I hope not either but we have to wait and see


Lauren (laurenjberman) Oy vay! I hope he doesn't lose his magic :0(


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments You want me to answer that?


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Nope.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Gisela wrote: "You want me to answer that?"

No :D


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments :D


Lauren (laurenjberman) Gisela wrote: "You want me to answer that?"

Absolutely not :0)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Not even under a spoiler. Since I have NO willpower. LOL!


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Joann | 495 comments I'll keep my mouth shut too (or rather keep my fingers still.) :)


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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments **snort**


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm going to start in a week or so!I'm waiting for you to finish Ghost story !

Joann you didn't join us for Ghost story!Are you in for this one?


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Joann | 495 comments I wasn't able to join for Ghost Story - drat when real life gets in the way. I'd love to join for Cold Days though.


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments That's great Joann!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yay! Joann's joining us.


Lauren (laurenjberman) That's great, Joann. The more the merrier. I won't be starting Cold Days until April though - I have a buddy read of Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead coming up and then I'll be listening to City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare for a challenge.

I'll just have to avoid the spoilers and answer DQs when I get to them :0(


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'll try not to start before the last week of March. And nobody else is reading at that time, I'll do the some Qs but won't post until you all start.
I'll have access to internet but no time for audio book.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments For everyone else, when do you all want to start this one? What is a good date? April 1st? Or later?


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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Lauren wrote: "That's great, Joann. The more the merrier. I won't be starting Cold Days until April though ..."

What is a good start date for you in April, Lauren? We'll start when you want to.


Lauren (laurenjberman) April 1st is good for me - get the month going with a bang :0)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Great, Lauren. Thanks for letting us know.


Lauren (laurenjberman) Sure thing, Lisa Kay. I'm looking forward to it :0)


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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Chapter Breakdown posted in Post #1.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren , are you ready for this?


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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Discussion Questions for Chapters 01-09


1. I was expecting him to wake up in Demonreach, since Mab told him he’d have to prepare for the journey to her court, but he woke up in the Knight’s suite! Mab has a unique sense of physical therapy. Comments.

2. He’s got his mother amulet back! I’m so relieved. I wonder if he ever gets back the other magical things he had: the staff, the rings, blasting rod, and the shield bracelet?

3. What do you think of Sarissa and her relationship to Mab (Mab’s BFF!), her bargain with Mab, and what Mab had planned for her and Harry?

4. We met a few new interesting characters from the Winter Court. Comments:
a.) Cat Sith
b.) Kringle AKA Santa Clause (what was he before becoming Santa?)
c.) Redcap
5. What a birthday party! What did you think of oversized ice furniture from his apartment? I thought it was creepy!

6. So clever of Sarissa to do what she did with iron hidden in her chopsticks! But it could have gone really wrong. Comments.

7. Is Harry going to kill Maeve? Why Mab chose now to have her killed and have Harry to do it? Should Harry have confided in Sarissa about his assignment?
Maeve’s “vajazzled” area: (view spoiler)
8. Don’t you just love Toot-Toot?! But why does he keep growing? And what do you think about the Munstermobile?
Dresden Teeshirt


Munstermobile - just picture it dark blue and with an electric purple flame painted on it...
9. Not again!! I hope it doesn’t take the whole book for Harry’s friends to believe he is really Harry.



message 47: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Mar 30, 2014 08:25PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I don't think we've talked about this but I might have forgotten!

Anyways ,I was reading this review and the reviewer was bothered about why nobody thought what Harry did (have Kincaid kill him) was a suicide.
Do you think it was suicide?

I can't decide. Suicide is supposed to be the wrong thing to do but Harry did it because he thought it was the right thing to do ! “Here Lies Harry Dresden. He Died Doing The Right Thing.”


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I consider it a type of suicide.


Lauren (laurenjberman) Yes! I'm ready!!!

I do think it is a type of suicide. While he didn't want to die, he felt he had no other choice. To him, death was preferable to turning into someone like Lloyd Slate


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Skin Game by Jim Butcher is on audible :D yaaayyy


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