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Virtual Book Club

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Hello folks, I have decided to make an official page on my website for the Virtual Book Club so people don’t have to crawl through tonnes of different stuff looking for links and schedules. So, here goes.

Friday 27th of March – Week one and the first proper meeting with people getting more than 26 hours of warning about what book we will be looking at! This week we will be reading The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander. Here is an Amazon link so that you can get it.

Friday 3rd of April – Week two, we’ll be covering the first half of Under the Pendulum Sun, by Jeannette Ng. Again here is a link to Amazon where you can get a copy in physical, audio, or ebook form. We will be reading up to page 209, Chapter 22, The Dances in the Clockwork.

Friday 10th of April – Week three, the other half of Under the Pendulum Sun, starting at page 209, Chapter 22, The Dances in the Clockwork. 

Friday 17th of April – Week four, back to science fiction with This Is How You Lose The Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Here are the relevant links to Amazon.

Friday 24th of April – Week five, The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman, more alternate reality shenanigans. This is a longer one again, so we’ll be doing the first half, up to page 171 which is the start of Chapter 13. You can go here to buy it.

Friday 1st of May – Week six, the second half of The Invisible Library, so we’ll start where we left off the week before and that’s page 171, the beginning of Chapter 13. The links are the same as before.

Friday 8th of May – Week seven, we’ll be starting a new book, Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir. This is another two parter, so we will be going up to page 232 which is the beginning of Chapter 21. This one’s got necromancers in space, so I’m already looking forward to it! You can find the links to buy it here.

Friday 15th of May – Week eight, the other half of Gideon the Ninth, starting at where we left off the week before, so page 232, the start of Chapter 21. 

Friday 22nd of May – Week nine, new book this week, The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch, which is a fantasy swashbuckling book about thieves and which has been on my to read list for longer than I would like to admit. This is another long one so we’ll be reading the first half, up to page 266, the beginning of Chapter 7, Out the Window. The links are here.

Friday 29th of May – Week ten, and as far as I have planned, as of 23/3/2020, when we’ll be finishing The Lies of Locke Lamora off. Page 266, Chapter 7, Out the Window, and on wards. 

This might get changed, in fact it probably will, but having some sort of framework in place seems like a good idea and better than running off into the great unknown without any sort of plan. If I catch the plague then I may end up missing out a week or so until I feel better, or asking someone else to take over for me. 

We started off with me trying out Zoom, but it has a time limit for big groups and you have to pay to go over that. Which isn’t ideal. Instead I’m going to try out Jitsi and the link you can follow to get onto the video is here,

I will be opening it up on Fridays from 6pm and I hope to see lots of you there!

See you whenever I see you,


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