What happened to the reading discussion? February 17, 2002 7:32 PM   Subscribe

What happened to the reading discussion? I signed up at Yahoo, read the Tax Inspector, and never heard a thing?
Is there s discussion going on somewhere?
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC to General Weblog-Related at 7:32 PM (11 comments total)

It's that second thing you did, Eric, that alienates you from the rest of us that signed up.
posted by dong_resin at 7:34 PM on February 17, 2002

Dong--I meant that I rented the movie
Now can I have the secret URL to the discussion
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC at 7:37 PM on February 17, 2002

The URL is Here.

It doesn't look like you are subscribed (at least using the e-mail address or name you use on MeFi). There was some discussion which you should be able to read in the messages section.

If you'd like to contribute to the discussion, I think there's still a great deal about that book that could still be addressed. I'm not sure why the discussion didn't seem to go anywhere. I suspect dong_resin's joke is probably spot on. Also, I may have dominated the conversation too much. I'm not sure where that line is. If anybody has thoughts on how to facilitate conversation better, I'm all ears.
posted by willnot at 7:53 PM on February 17, 2002

Now what ever happened to that metafilter emu farm idea?
posted by holloway at 8:41 PM on February 17, 2002

Was it something I said? It's been bugging me a little (just a little) that the conversation stopped cold after I put in my 2 cents.
posted by jojo at 6:56 AM on February 18, 2002

It looks like jojo found us again. Let's continue this in the secret thread.
posted by willnot at 7:37 AM on February 18, 2002

I started to read the book, got through Monday and haven't been able to finish it. It was dark and depressing and frankly, I don't need dark and depressing in the Winter. So I didn't contribute because I felt guilty for not finishing. It's just like high school. I'll ditch the next time and go to In and Out instead.

I haven't started the Atomic Bomb book yet, but we have until March, right? I swear I'll get through it -- I know how it ends so I won't be surprised. Not like thinking, oh here is a perky Australian book reminding me of those 'australian for beer' commercials, how cheerful -- wrong!
posted by dness2 at 11:19 AM on February 18, 2002

The tax inspector was hardly worth the effort it took to get it read.

But rather than bash selection #1 (I didn't vote & have no right to), I will pick up on book #3. Has it been voted on yet? Can I suggest something if it hasn't? There's a book dealing with manic depression being released tomorrow written by a gen x'er in the first person, sounded interesting from what I read in a review a few months back. Easy interesting read, 280 pages, something for everyone, and probably a real conversation starter. Link to suggested title : Electroboy
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC at 1:51 PM on February 18, 2002

So far of the four randomly selected members contacted to make a book selection for #3, I've only gotten 1 response. It's in the suggested reading database awaiting its three brethren and the poll.

It may take some time as I had to contact 10 randomly selected members to get the four we voted on for book #2 (which is outstanding albeit really long. dness2 - March ain't that far away!), and I feel like I need to give the people time to get their e-mails and respond.
posted by willnot at 1:57 PM on February 18, 2002

Ack, no March isn't that far away! I will get on reading it.

PS. To whomever picked book #1: do not construe my dislike of the book with a dislike of the selection of the book. Subtle difference. I am game about reading books that others pick, and I recognize that what sinks my boat may not sink others. I was liking the book until it got into molestation and basement-bedrooms flooded with water.

PPS. Willnot, maybe you can put that Yangtze book on the list? It was a close second for book #2.
posted by dness2 at 2:07 PM on February 18, 2002

dness2 - without going into premature discussion mode, I found atomic to be a struggle for the first 200 pages or so. After that it becomes a real page turner, and I powered through about half of it this past weekend and can't wait to get done pretending to work so i can go try to finish it.
posted by willnot at 2:14 PM on February 18, 2002

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