Readalong-ing again (was: META)

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Thu Jun 13 07:55:11 PDT 2002

Gaertk at aol.com writes:

> In a message dated Wed, 12 Jun 2002  3:39:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Arin Komins <akomins at midway.uchicago.edu> writes:
> > On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Thomas Yan wrote:
> >
> [snip]
> >
> >> Idea: The readalong charter should include the 
> >> requirement that *this* mailing list be informed of the 
> >> following:
> >>
> >> + The start of a readalong discussion of a book.
> >>
> >> + The end of a readalong discussion of a book /
> >>   The start of a readalong discussion of which book to 
> >>   do next.
> >
> > I'd like to second this, as I'd like to discuss some of
> > Brust's books (Agyar and To Reign in Hell are my main 
> > ones), but don't really feel like joining in for many of 
> > the Dragaera ones.
> It never occurred to me to discuss non-Dragaera books on 
> here (or there).  I don't see any reason not to though.

While we've named the site, and the primary mailing lsit, "Dragaera",
we definitely intended to cover *all* of Steven's works.  So it
doesn't seem strange to me for the readalong list to wish to do so. 

> My vision of the readalong list was place to pick apart the
> books looking for clues to stuff in other books (including
> ones not yet written), and there just isn't much point in
> doing that with the stand alone books.  YMMV

Library reading groups and such frequently do standalone books.  There
isn't the same hunt for connections between books that you have with a
series, but there's still plenty to discuss just in the single book. 

> Hmm.  Now that I think about it, I wouldn't mind doing the
> Liavek stories on the readalong list, including the ones
> not written by Brust.  Would that be too far off charter?

Off-hand, I'm pretty sure it's not something we'd want to say "no"
to.  If the readalong list wants to do so at some future time, I
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