The Once and Future King Group Read: General Thread

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The Once and Future King Group Read: General Thread

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jun 6, 2010, 8:53am

This will kick-off July 1st! Schedule to follow! I hope we have a nice crowd. It looks to be a perfect summer read!

jun 6, 2010, 9:27am

I am in!

jun 6, 2010, 10:32am

I've been meaning to read this one forever, and I already have it on my shelf, so I think I'll join you!

jun 6, 2010, 11:16am

I hope to be joining you. I know I have a copy of the book... just a matter of finding it!

jun 6, 2010, 3:01pm

Added this thread to our list of group reads on the group home page. I'll join in if I can!

jun 6, 2010, 10:23pm

I'll be lurking. I read this book years ago, and would do a reread but will be on vacation for much of the end of July and first part of August. I don't do nearly as much reading while I am on vacation so will check in with the group from time-to-time but probably won't be on-time with everybody else. This is a great book and the basis for so many other things. Like the musical "Camelot!"

jun 7, 2010, 9:22am

Oh wow! I just saw this thread... I hope I have enough self-discipline to join in on this one, but I don't have a good track record with group reads, haha. I'll bring the book upstairs and stick it on the bedside table to remind myself...! It's been on my shelf for nearly a decade, so it's about time it was read...

Redigeret: jun 7, 2010, 9:52am

You can count me in too. I have the book in fact I own two copies with different covers but have never gotten around to reading it so now seems like a good time and some incentive to actually read the book. I look forward to reading the book and seeing what everyone else is saying about the book.


jun 7, 2010, 2:04pm

I'm in!

jun 7, 2010, 4:21pm

If I can locate my copy, I'll be in too.

jun 7, 2010, 4:29pm

Count me in, I purchased the book about a month ago.

jun 7, 2010, 6:37pm

I'm very happy with the response so far! I read this wonderful King Arthur tale back in my early high school years and I've been meaning to re-read it for years!

jun 7, 2010, 9:11pm

I last read it about 40 years ago, when I bought the paperback for $1.25. Looking forward to a re-read!

jun 8, 2010, 12:31am

Leaving this thread to find a copy...

Redigeret: jun 8, 2010, 4:41pm

Oh, I think I'm in, too! I have a paperback copy somewhere--I'll go find it. I am with you all who read the book decades ago. I read it in junior high school, and I'm sure that a lot of it went right over my head. I can't wait to read it again.

Karen O.

jun 8, 2010, 4:57pm

I'm in! I just finished an Arthurian Literature class last trimester, so this should be fun :)

jun 8, 2010, 9:39pm

I'm going to try to join in this one.

jun 9, 2010, 10:20am

I am in, too.

jun 9, 2010, 10:38pm

me too!

jun 13, 2010, 9:42pm

Count me in as well. I am a sucker for all Group Reads, (especially Mark's), & things "Arthurian".

"The Park, Bitterman, the Park. Take me through the Park. You know how I love the Park."
Oh sorry, wrong "Arthur". Ha ha; sometimes I just crack myself up!~! LOL!~!

Off to find a copy. Thanx for saving me a spot Mark.
big warm hug,

jun 14, 2010, 6:42pm

Hi Belva & the rest of the gang! It's great having all of you aboard! It should be a fun summer read!
Belva- Thanks for the sing-along! Hmmmmmm!

jun 20, 2010, 7:35am

When I ordered this book from my local small retain book shop; the gentleman on the other end of the line said that this was his all-time favorite read. He reads it at least once a year.
Sounds like we choose a good one as he has never steered me wrong in all the years I have been shopping there.
And they just began a R/L bookclub. Yea!~! It's only about 1 hour away and I got in on their 3rd book; My Abandonment by Peter Rock. Very good. Next month we are doing Tinkers by Paul Harding. I hope it is as good.
See y'all back here on the 1st.
Thank you Mark.

jun 20, 2010, 9:52am

I've never done a group read, but I'm going to try to do this one despite two handicaps, namely: It's not available on Kindle and I need to find an actual paper copy; and (b), I'm going to be on vacation at the Outer Banks from June 27-July 4th and may not have Internet access. Woe is me. I may have to just lolligag by the ocean.

jun 20, 2010, 10:51am

belva, I too have read this one over and over. I love it! I won't be joining the group, but I plan to lurk and see how everyone is liking it :)

jun 21, 2010, 7:21am

Belva- It sounds like the guy at the book-shop has impeccable taste! I hope you like Tinkers, it contains some fantastic writing!

Jeanne- Glad you are joining us, despite the handicaps! Hope you find a copy in time and have a wonderful vacation!

Kath- Glad you are going to pop in now and then!

jun 21, 2010, 7:24am

My favorite copy of this book is a paperback given me by my dearest friend in 1980 or early '81. She thought I would like it . She passed very shortly after.. so it is good to hold it in my hands knowing that she did so once too :)

Aside from that, because of this book, I often find myself wondering how it feels to be the other guy ( bird, fish, cat)...I love it so!

jun 22, 2010, 12:51pm

Sounds fun. I enjoyed this book when I read it several years ago, and I too am an Arthurian junkie.

jun 22, 2010, 9:55pm

This is a great opportunity to read a book that has been on my list for ages. Just have to get my hands on a copy...

jun 24, 2010, 8:28am

I'm in. I brought it downstairs so it's on my to read pile for July!

jun 27, 2010, 9:30am

Welcome aboard gang! Here's the game plan: The book is divided into 4 sections, the lengths vary from around 150 pages to just over 200. We'll read a section a week. I'll put up a separate "spoiler" thread for each week.
Once again this is just a guideline, read at your own pace. This is not meant to be a race or a chore. This is FUN!

jun 27, 2010, 9:40am

This begins Thursday July 1st. The 1st week's thread can be found: right here