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Buddy Reads > The Nickel Boys by C. Whitehead | Start Date: September 7, 2020

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message 1: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Hello! Anyone interested in doing a buddy read with me of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead?


message 2: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Led wrote: "Hello! Anyone interested in doing a buddy read with me of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead?"

me!!!


message 3: by Led (last edited Sep 04, 2020 05:07AM) (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Hello, @J.Paul! Thanks for your interest! I'll share in this thread the reading plan details (for us to agree on) in the coming days before the read start date. :)


message 4: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments shor!! :)


message 5: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Hello everyone!

Tomorrow will start our buddy reading of the subject book. Please feel free to join.

With 16 chapters in total, suggested reading plan is 3 chapters a day. But you can read ahead, no worries. At this pace we can conclude the book in about a week.

Post here as you like --to talk about points you observed or details you are curious about. Please be mindful of spoilers.

If you have suggestions to make this buddy reading experience enjoyable, share them here. G? :)


message 6: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments this is noted. (wow, email) thanks :D haha


message 7: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Hahaha @J.Paul! All set!


message 8: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Currently on Chapter 2 (yes, what a glacial pace). Just an observation: the writing style leans a bit toward non-fiction writing. Sometimes, it's hard to get into.


message 9: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Chapter 3 here. I thought it's just me having sort of rough reading pace today but yes, it could be the writing.


message 10: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments There are moments I have to go back and reread the part to understand if I'm getting the described scene right.


message 11: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Yun pala si/yung 'Jim Crow'.


message 12: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Led wrote: "Yun pala si/yung 'Jim Crow'."

this is a mood! lol do you have the physical copy?


message 13: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments epub is what I have.

Wala akong masyadong awareness sa racial segregation ng US kaya ngayon ko lang narinig yung Jim Crow. haha


message 14: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments @J.Paul, how's our reading going?


message 15: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments i also have the ebook with me. I am currently on chapter 10, and somehow I have a clearer picture of what happened in the prologue.

Wala din akong idea masyado sa racial segregation, pero na aapreciate ko na hindi na sya masyadong didactic at on the nose (dito sa part na binabasa ko)

feeling ko ang bobo ko huhu


message 16: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Oo nga, the prologue makes sense na. May points na nakakatanga pero at least matututo tayo. :D


message 17: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments sang part ka na? haha


message 18: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Have just finished it! Now writing down a review. Ikaw?


message 19: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Go lang. I watched a film eh. Tinatamad ako magcontinue. Katatapos ko lang sa part na sinabi ung five (ha!) ways to get out of Nickel lol. Umpisa ng chapter 13 specifically lol


message 20: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments But I think I can finish it later :)


message 21: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Okay, just an observation. In part 3, I feel like there is a bit of unreliable narration. I feel like there is a plot twist coming (and I am guessing right now) lol


message 22: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments J.Paul wrote: "Okay, just an observation. In part 3, I feel like there is a bit of unreliable narration. I feel like there is a plot twist coming (and I am guessing right now) lol"

That issue on narration mula umpisa talaga hanggang dulo. I haven't read a review yet that pointed that out. What plot twist. haha


message 23: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Siguro kasi talaga sanay ako sa writing ng thrillers na if I spot one, I know na shit's about to go down. I'm keeping my guesses to myself, pero kasi I can't help wonder the inconsistency of the present and past Elwood. hahaha


message 24: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments Okay, not to brag: but yeah I guessed the twist. Sabi ko na nga ba eh HAHAHAHA. Iba kasi 'yong pinakapakitang ugali nung past na Elwood lalo nung nakita niya si Chickie ba un? ung tinapon niya ung napkin na may number niya. Sabi ko parang malayo 'yon sa character ni Elwood haha. It was fun.


message 25: by J.Paul (new)

J.Paul Suarez (coolness_fabulous) | 14 comments yo, that was a ride! I enjoyed the book. Until next time :)


message 26: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Galing ah, trained sa pagsipat ng twist! Yep, next time ulit!


message 27: by Abdul (new)

Abdul (juramentado) | 55 comments Hi, guys! Been reading your thread. The Filipino Group's book for October is this same book. Buti nagskip ako sa medyo spoilery part haha. Sama sana kayo sa online discussion/virtual F2F for this book later this month. :D

Hindi pa nakatuldok kung kailan, pero kadalasan weekend afternoon yun. Kitakits!


message 28: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments Abdul wrote: "Hi, guys! Been reading your thread. The Filipino Group's book for October is this same book. Buti nagskip ako sa medyo spoilery part haha. Sama sana kayo sa online discussion/virtual F2F for this b..."

Hi @Abdul, thanks for extending the invite to the virtual f2f here. Will you be hosting it? Will check if I can attend. Thanks!


message 29: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Hi, Led and J. Paul!
Echoing Abdul's invite for you to join our virtual discussion of The Nickel Boys at the end of the month.
I'll be moderating it, I hope that's fine. :D
Announcing the date later. PLLLEEEASE join. Thank you!


message 30: by Abdul (new)

Abdul (juramentado) | 55 comments Led wrote: "Hi @Abdul, thanks for extending the invite to the virtual f2f here. Will you be hosting it? Will check if I can attend. Thanks!"

Nope, I'll be an attendee. Virtual F2Fs are chill, not stuffy at all.

Monique wrote: "Announcing the date later."

@Monique, Google Meet ba ulit?


message 31: by Led (new)

Led (ledsetgo) | 43 comments @Abdul, I see. Haven't done this before. Thanks!

Hello @Monique, absolutely fine! :)


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