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Monday, November 15, 2010

anyone up for Dune?



I plan to make 2011 the year of the re-read and take time to revisit books I've loved in the past.  The first one I want to pick up is Frank Herbert's Dune.  I've read it at least twice before but it has to be more than 10 years since I last picked it up.  Would anyone like to join me for either a first time read or a re-read of this science fiction classic?  If you are interested, let me know if January or February is better for you.

17 comments:

Amanda said...

Heheh, Jason's been trying to get me to read that forever...I think I'll tell him about the readalong!

Shelley said...

I can't commit, but if it works out I would love to read along. I have been wanting to reread Dune, and then go on with the series.

Heather J. said...

Amanda - Too funny! It is one of those books that has really stayed with me over the years - I can remember certain parts VERY clearly - and I'm hoping that it will live up to my memory of it.

Shelley - I enjoyed the original series but really loved the first book. I hope you can join me to revisit it. :)

Yvette said...

That picture is just TOO hilarious - it made my day. :)

Not sure if I want to read this or not. Have to think about it.

Heather J. said...

Yvette - I know, right?! I just HAD to include that picture. :)

Ryan G said...

Me, Me, Me, Me....and I don't care when. I can never have too many excuses to read this book, which is one of my favorites.

Trish said...

Dune! I've heard great things about that one. Not sure about a readalong of it, though. I do love your idea of the year of the re-read and hope to do much of the same.

ibeeeg said...

I would like to read this book with you. January or February...either is okay.

This will be first read of this book.
I must warn you though, I am not the best with read-alongs. I do indeed read, but my commenting is always lacking a bit.

Heather J. said...

Ryan - Great! I'll let you know what I decide on timing.

Trish - Well, stay tuned for details anyway - it might work out for you. :)

ibeeg - My version of a read-a-long is VERY low key. I usually put up a starting post, a mid-way post, and a concluding post. I can't handle weekly reading/posting assignment - it makes reading un-fun for me. Hopefully my read-a-long style will work for you! :)

Avid Reader said...

I love the pic too! I've been wanting to read this for such a long time, I'd love to read it next year. Maybe February would be better. I'd love a month to try to figure out what I'm reading for the year and recover form the holidays before I commit to a read-along. I'm glad to hear your's are low-key though. I don't really like the weekly updates that last for 2 months.

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

It's more years that I care to think about since I last read this one...

Could definitely be up for a re-read, in the new year!

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

Oh, and loving Dunecat! ;)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I'm totally in! I've been wanting to read it for a long time. I actually started it several years back, but put it down for some reason (not because I didn't like it). February would actually be better for me, but if you decide on January, I'll try to fit it in. Too fun!

Heather J. said...

Avid Reader - Great! It's sounding like Feb is a good month for most people ...

Darren - YAY! Always glad to find fellow Dune fans. :) And I'm glad you liked the Dunecat!

Michelle - Perfect - I'm almost certain it will be Feb.

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Confession: I've never read Dune, so probably a good idea for me to participate. I've always wanted to read it. :D

Jason Gignac said...

I do love this book, I'd be glad to read along with you guys! :)

Heather J. said...

Ms Ulat Buku - Ooh, a first timer! Glad to have you. :)

Jason - Too bad you couldn't convince Amanda, but I'm glad to have you on your own anyway!

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