The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Group Read

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Group Read

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toukokuu 31, 2011, 9:54pm

This will be the General Discussion thread. There will other "Spoiler" threads set-up, as we go along.
This begins on June 15th. Come by and join us.

toukokuu 31, 2011, 9:55pm

I'm in :)

toukokuu 31, 2011, 10:06pm

Me too!

toukokuu 31, 2011, 10:07pm

Hoping to get to it.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 31, 2011, 10:34pm

Woo hoo! I finally get to join a group read with Mark! My audio is ready and roaring to go on the 15th!

eta: For those interested, I've created a challenge in TIOLI this month especially for this book!

toukokuu 31, 2011, 10:57pm

I will give it a serious shot since I got the book last month.

toukokuu 31, 2011, 11:32pm

I have my copy ready to go (and I even know where it is for a change). :)

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 3:03am

Count me in, I have my copy waiting at home for me to finish with all the library books due back next weekend. :)

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 7:13am

I'm tentatively joining in, though I'm notoriously bad at sticking to schedule with group reads. But I have the book, so that's a start!

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 7:25am

Nice to see the interest. This will only be my 2nd Mitchell book and I think he works perfectly for a group discussion.

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 7:30am

I finished the book today, can I still join in?

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 7:38am


kesäkuu 1, 2011, 7:46am

I already have my copy of the book pulled out and waiting for me :)

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 3:35pm

I read the book earlier this year and may join in the discussion once it begins.

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 3:46pm

I have this on my list. My sister *raved* about it. I'll try to join y'all but I'm already overcommitted for my TIOLIs for June.....

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 6:38pm

Added to the wiki...

Also, I put the book on the ol' wish list. I may be a bit behind, but will pop in the comment when the time comes.

kesäkuu 1, 2011, 6:58pm

Yes, if you have read the book or not, please drop by and visit. Feel free to leave comments too. We should have a great group here.

Jim- Thank you sir! I hope you can join us. It would be great to include you on one of my G.R.s!

kesäkuu 2, 2011, 5:08am

I ordered the book specially for the group read , Mark! Looking forward to it! BTW - the book has already arrived.... :)

kesäkuu 2, 2011, 9:59am

Jumpin' on board!

*gotta go find what I did with that book - it's here somewhere*

kesäkuu 4, 2011, 2:32pm

I'm in. Or rather I've ordered the book with this intention.

kesäkuu 8, 2011, 2:57pm

I'm looking forwrd to the discussion. I have read the book but plan to do some rereading to refresh my memory.

Speaking of Mitchell, I found this today:

kesäkuu 8, 2011, 3:17pm

>21 mollygrace: That was sweet, thanks for posting the link.

kesäkuu 10, 2011, 9:17am

Just checking in! Hopefully everyone has their copy at hand. I will post the 1st week's thread in a couple days. I'll probably split this in to, 2 separate weeks, but once again, read at your own pace.

kesäkuu 10, 2011, 10:54am

xo for doing this, Mark-a-doodle-doo.

kesäkuu 11, 2011, 9:21pm

This will be my first group read. I'm looking forward to it (even though I don't know what to expect). See y'all on June 15!

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 2:13am

eep! Local library branches haven't had copy on hand (I keep looking). May have to venture further (and quickly) to lay hands on a copy.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 13, 2011, 9:47am

I'm glad we are getting a nice group together. Should be a blast.
Here's: Week One

Ellen- If you any any questions, please ask. This is a very helpful group.

Tom- I hope you find a copy! Good luck.

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 9:56am

I started reading this last week but am sooo sloowww at it. I can't figure out why, since it's not boring or anything at all. I guess it's just not as simple to read as the ya I was reading before it.

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 10:09am

Week one posted! but it's only the 13th! Eeek! Plan: find crutches and get to the bookstore pronto!

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 10:38am

I'm in.....this book has been sitting on my stack for too long. Am looking forward to my first group read.

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 5:33pm

Week One?

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 5:50pm

Ellen- I like setting up individual threads, to avoid "spoilers". Stop by the link in #27, for other instructions.

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 5:54pm

I'd better get cracking on this.

kesäkuu 13, 2011, 6:24pm

I've gotten Thousand Autumns as an audiobook, and am just finishing up The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey before getting to it, which should be any day now. I'll drop by the other thread so see what's up, but will keep my hand in front of my eyes as don't want to stumble across any spoilers!

#21 Thanks for sharing!

kesäkuu 22, 2011, 8:47am

Thanks for the heads up from the What are you reading ... thread. I'm just starting the book today but will drop by the threads as I get into it.

kesäkuu 22, 2011, 8:13pm

Kirsty- It's nice to have you! Looking forward to your comments! Any questions, let me know.

kesäkuu 22, 2011, 10:22pm

Mark, you've got a lively bunch of readers here "fondling" their books. I've enjoyed everyone's comments on Thread One. All the quotations bring back the memories of this most interesting book. I remember having trouble with all the character's names when I read it. I think a list is a great idea.

kesäkuu 23, 2011, 8:26am

Still haven't got started - too many books to read next!

kesäkuu 23, 2011, 6:05pm

Come on Genny, you can do it!!

kesäkuu 23, 2011, 6:43pm

Well maybe I'll ignore the other books yhat are waiting, and make a start...

kesäkuu 23, 2011, 9:04pm


kesäkuu 24, 2011, 4:22am

I have read the first 20 pages or so last night! Need to read a bit more before I read the spoiler/discussion thread, but loving it so far. I've recently finished reading Sea of Poppies set at a slightly later date, but also involving Europeans trading with the East with all the ensuing linguistic melting pot and cultural encounters and clashes. Will be interested to see how similar/different Mitchell's approach is.

kesäkuu 24, 2011, 6:34am

Genny- I've had Sea of Poppies high on my WL, forever. No logical reason why I haven't got to it.

kesäkuu 24, 2011, 7:22am

Well I definitely recommend it when you've finished Jacob de Zoet.

kesäkuu 26, 2011, 7:34pm

I'll put in my recommendations for Sea of Poppies too! I'm eyeing off it's sequel (River of Smoke) that's in the bookshops now...

I started The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet over the weekend, but weekends are poor reading times with the kids around so only really got stuck into it this morning on the bus. We're still in scene setting mode at the moment, but I'm liking it so far.

kesäkuu 27, 2011, 7:57am

I've still only managed about 100 pages so far, doubt I'll get it finished before the end of the month at this rate, but enjoying it very much. I might read a bit more of the first spoiler thread now that I've made some progress into the story.

kesäkuu 27, 2011, 10:15am

Finished! I really liked this book, but not as much as Cloud Atlas. More later, after I can have time to think.