Monday, April 16, 2007

And the winner is . . .

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. So grab a copy and get reading.

For those of you who were interested in reading Middlesex, hold off for a while. Based on everyone's interest, I imagine that will be next month's book.


Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

OK, how does this work, exactly?

Is there a specific time frame within which we are expected to finish the entire book?

Is there a chapter schedule?

Be expected to discuss such and such by this date certain?

It's an interesting concept and I'd like to participate, but I just started Neil Gaiman's "Stardust" (after discovering "Anansi Boys" and "American Gods") and I'm not sure if I want to jump ship from Gaiman to Vonnegut (although it should be a fairly smooth transition). I have "Neverwhere" waiting in the wings and am on a bit of a Gaiman frenzy at the moment.

So, what are the rules and expectations for participation?

8:02 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Dear fellow readers, do you have the same problems I'm having??

I ordered THE book by Amazon, at that time only 3 of us had voted, last night they returned my money because the book is not available. So I tried Waterstones in the UK, they said they had them in stock... NO WAY ! It's on hold for the coming weeks... :-(

8:51 AM  
Blogger Crash said...

XO and Peter, I will e-mail you both with answers to your questions.

11:37 AM  
Blogger JL said... has it for $7.35 + .97 shipping

6:47 AM  
Blogger greggoryk said...

YOU go jessica !!! too funy. ONe of the many reasons I love ya babe.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

JL, Walmart doesn't ship to Europe or the Netherlands.

4:50 AM  
Blogger JL said...

alas. Peter, if you can't get it, I'll send you mine when I'm done.

5:44 AM  
Blogger JL said...

Ok is anyone else reading this book as quickly as I? I'm nearly finished and I just started 2 days ago. So far I'm really enjoying it and finding some great quotes! Has anyone else ever read Vonnegut? Are they all like this?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

Ummm, I haven't actually bought the book yet.

But I plan to! Really soon! Maybe this weekend!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Crash said...

XO: It's a really, really fast read.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Brechi said...

Sounds interesting - I will google it and read some reviews...

11:05 AM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

I work just 2 blocks from the KC Public Library. My plan is to do something I haven't done in years. Go get a library card and actually check the book out! This will be a hoot!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

OK, I tried that.

Guess what?

The Kansas City Public Library doesn't have any available copies in stock. Soonest estimated wait time was 8 days.

8:48 PM  
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8:21 PM  
Blogger JL said...

Ok, Crash, when are we gonna start talking about this book? I've nearly forgotten what it was about and may need some reminders.

5:42 AM  

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