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THE EYRE AFFAIR buddy read!

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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
This buddy read is open to any and all.


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TL  | 11 comments Sarah wrote: "24 hours to go (for me)!!"

Starting mine today since my head was bothering me yesterday


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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
Cool. Our power went out last night and all I have is a paperback, so I'm starting this morning after I finish writing for the day :)


Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now) (sarahjf1984) | 36 comments Edward wrote: "Cool. Our power went out last night and all I have is a paperback, so I'm starting this morning after I finish writing for the day :)"

Ignore that tweet I just posted to you, then.


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TL  | 11 comments Edward wrote: "Cool. Our power went out last night and all I have is a paperback, so I'm starting this morning after I finish writing for the day :)"




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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
Jaysus...and by morning I obviously meant this afternoon because holy shit it's 1 o'clock here. I've been writing since seven am lol


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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
After that first chapter I've got about a trillion billion questions.


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TL  | 11 comments Edward wrote: "After that first chapter I've got about a trillion billion questions."

i'm on chapter three right now

Edward wrote: "Jaysus...and by morning I obviously meant this afternoon because holy shit it's 1 o'clock here. I've been writing since seven am lol"

haha:)


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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
Looks like I'll be able to do forty pages a day of this. Should take me roughly 9 or 10 days if I round up to the next chapter each day 😁


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TL  | 11 comments Edward wrote: "Looks like I'll be able to do forty pages a day of this. Should take me roughly 9 or 10 days if I round up to the next chapter each day 😁"

I stopped at 71 today.. feeling better but wrung out from yesterday (gotta work tonight too, yay). Slow starting so far but still interested to see where it goes for now.


Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now) (sarahjf1984) | 36 comments Alright, I'll catch up over the next 24 hours.


Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now) (sarahjf1984) | 36 comments I just LOVE this book (and the whole series). I've read it at least four times, but not in the last six years, not since I joined GR in August 2012, so I'm really reveling in it and trying to pace myself by only reading a chapter at a time and discussing what I've read in each chapter. Also, that way I probably won't completely catch up to the two of you and therefore can't accidentally spoil anything.

First chapter, things that made me laugh:

A non fiction author named Millon De Floss
The idea that criminal gangs are dealing in the lucrative literary market instead of drugs or gambling - stealing and selling Samuel Johnson first editions, a flagrantly unrealistic Cardenio etc. - necessitating the police to create a division to deal with literary crime
Some confusion over how the Duke of Wellington died, who exactly won at Waterloo, and whether King Harold always died during the Battle of Hastings
The Toad News Network
Border skirmishes with the Socialist Republic of Wales
A surrealist artist murdered by a gang of radical French impressionists


Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now) (sarahjf1984) | 36 comments Chapter Two, things that made me laugh:

A tie seller expounding on two possible theories for how time works if you assume that time travel is possible
Learning about where Dickens wrote Martin Chuzzlewit was more interesting than funny
The flaw in the bullet proof glass, the first odd occurrence - oh to think of all the places this first discovery leads Thursday
Discussing who could pull off a literary crime of this magnitude like it's the heist of the crown jewels from an Oceans sequel.

Also, if either of you are having trouble with some of the more obscure references I recommend this website which has page by page notes for anything a non-English person might not understand. http://www.jasperfforde.com/reader/re... Even after reading this multiple times I'm still learning new things.


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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
Thanks for the links, Sarah. It's coming along. Only made it to page 77 today.


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Edward Lorn | 335 comments Mod
Sarah, it's been four days such I touched this and I think it's either not the right time for me to be reading it or it's just not for me. I can't focus on it, I'm sorry. Fancy trying again some other time?


Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now) (sarahjf1984) | 36 comments Edward wrote: "Sarah, it's been four days such I touched this and I think it's either not the right time for me to be reading it or it's just not for me. I can't focus on it, I'm sorry. Fancy trying again some ot..."

Sure.


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