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18 December 2013 @ 05:46 pm
more media plans :)  

I just discovered Ron Perlman is on Twitter (he’s perlmutations, since the resounding response from my Twitter feed was WHAT WHERE?!) and this has somehow immediately blown out of control into an 2014 International Re-Watch Beauty and the Beast-fest, so, y’know, if you’ve been meaning to do that, we’ll be doing that next year. An episode a week, probably, starting early (but probably not instantly) in the new year, with live tweeting. :)

Along with re-reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s novels and clearning out my TBR pile. That should pretty well take care of any time for media consumption that I’ve got. :)

So the GGK thing: my plan is to start in January with the Fionavar Tapestry and work my way through the dozen books one a month in publication order, with a discussion post at…let’s see.

Maybe the around first day of the following month, so anybody who wants to read along has the whole month to get it read? So THE SUMMER TREE’s discussion would come in early February, and the last discussion for RIVER OF STARS, would actually be in Jan 2015. Or should I just post whenever I finish reading a book? :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on December 18th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Or you could do what I've been doing with the Dragon Age novels over on that community, and break the books up into weekly chunks so that by the end of the month, the entire novel will have been read. I think it'd be easier to discuss it in smaller units than ENTIRE NOVEL, and would also build in a motivation to get some reading done every week.

Or, well, at least I think it would serve ME better (and I can only guess it might help other people as well. Sorta like homework, except voluntary).

I don't know what The Summer Tree's chapter count is, but if there's, say, 40, maybe 10 chapters a week? Etc.
kitmizkit on December 18th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
That's a clever idea that I would almost certainly totally fail to follow through with, as I'm pretty well fundamentally incapable of Not Reading Ahead. I could probably do a weekly post for people to talk about Up To Chapter 10 or whatever, though, which would accomplish essentially the same thing!
Alix (Tersa): Castle - Teatimetersa on December 18th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Haha. :) Yeah, see, your idea to post when you're done means you'd get it up on January 3rd and then me with my office job and knitting commitments would sit there dismayed and just give up because I'd be so far behind I couldn't even begin to catch up. :D

There's no reason you can't read ahead, and maybe even schedule your posts so you're writing them with the chapters fresh in your mind or something (again, something else I've been doing with the Dragon Age novels in order to try to keep up on it, something I failed miserably at with the last one).

And then you could go back to writing and watching BatB for the next 28 days. ;)
kitmizkit on December 18th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Well, the 3-day thing was why I thought maybe a post at the beginning of the next month (although honestly, I read almost nothing that fast anymore, thank you child...!), but weekly, yes, scheduled posts ahead, yeah. I can probably manage that. <3

I will never stop loving that icon. :)
Alix (Tersa): Castle - Bromance doughnuttersa on December 18th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)

I am ridiculously fond of both of my usually used "Castle" icons. :) I really want to watch Season 5!!!
Bryantbryant on December 18th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
I like the weekly thing.
The Angel of Vengeanceesmerel on December 18th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
Man, that means I'd actually have to acquire my own copies of the Fionavar Tapestry :D
kitmizkit on December 18th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
Or hit the liberry. :)
Alix (Tersa): Toast---silly tongue (tersa)tersa on December 18th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on December 18th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
I have actually had Summer Tree in my TBR pile for... uh...years. This might be the motivation I need to finally crack it open.
Childlightchildlight on December 19th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I have never had an interest in twitter but I think I might learn just to read ron perlman
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on December 19th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of reading with a group. I've never done it before. Like you, once I start, I'll probably keep going until I've inhaled the whole thing. The books are available from The Book Depository, so as soon as I get my next month's money, I'll order the 1st.

How exciting.