We're getting very close to the release of Thick as Thieves
(only a matter of weeks!), so I thought it was probably time to discuss a plan to discuss. I've gone over the A Conspiracy of Kings
tag, and was reminded that we broke discussions of the book down to a select number of chapters per post, meaning a handful of posts went live the day the book was released. Each one was devoted to four chapters or so.The cons of the multi-post method-
Discussions can get a bit unwieldy when spread across many different windows.
If you want to discuss aspects of the books as a whole, there can be some confusion about where you should post.
It can get tedious to check all the different posts.Pros-
No worrying about spoilers for later on in the book if you want to share your thoughts as you read.
An alternative would be to have one post in which I could place comment threads that everyone could reply to if discussing individual chapters. There's onlythirteen
chapters in the new book, so one comment thread per chapter? If you want to discuss the book as a whole, you can just reply to the post itself.To summarize, the cons of this single post method would be-
Spoilers for the whole book in one post. (However, you should be able to avoid them by not scrolling down the whole way.)Pros-
Better organized discussions.
You can break your thoughts down by chapter without having to load many different windows or just discuss as a whole
If you're planning to use Sounis to discuss the book, you're welcome to share any ideas on the matter. If everyone is planning to finish the book before they start discussing it online, the cons of a single post would be irrelevant. You can, of course, still create a post of your own to dicuss specific aspects of the book, ask questions, or post reviews.
Right now, I'm eyeing May 28th
at the usual time for our first post-TaT Conspiracy Room chat to discuss the book. That should give most reprobates enough time to get a copy and finish it. If your copy is arriving later than that but you'd like to participate in a chat, let me know when you think you'll have the book and will be done reading it. Maybe another chat in June or July would be good for anyone waiting on their copy from the public library or slow Amazon shipping?
If you have an arc and would like to start discussing now, I do have a locked post set up on my personal journal called the Jamey Dodgy Society
for anyone wanting to talk about the book now. Simply friend me and drop me a comment or a PM so I know to add you. Livejournal is not always emailing me when someone friends me. (bashes LJ) I will unlock that post on May 16th and everyone can respond to any discussions on the the JDS thread.
Sounis's spoiler policies are HERE
and basically ask that all spoilers for new books be hidden under an LJ-cut with a spoiler warning till at least a month after the book comes out.