The Great Mistborn Read-along of 2019/2020 *Shadows of Self*

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  1. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    Oh, it does look like that his chapter annotations are completely spoiler free of future stuff. So feel free to read his annotations as you reach each chapter! I think it'll be a fun addition. Just stay away from the deleted scenes annotations until you're done with the book.
     
  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    You're welcome.
     
  3. Autumn Sapphira

    Autumn Sapphira Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Oh, oh, I'm in! I love these books!
     
  4. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    Hurray! More people! :joy
    I'm glad you're joining, Autumn Sedai!
     
  5. Autumn Sapphira

    Autumn Sapphira Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    I have them in paperback and on audiobook. I'll probably listen to them, since I can do it while I drive around.

    So we're doing 3 chapters a week? I'll get them ready and listen starting on my way home tonight ^^
     
  6. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    WEEK ONE (8/7-8/13):
    Read/Listen to the Prologue and the first two Chapters.

    Feel free to discuss anything at any time. I assume most of us have read the books once before (Except for Leala), but place your questions/comments in spoilers just in case.
     
  7. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I want to do this too :)

    And I like to add that this book has one of my favourite opening lines ever ^^

    "Ash fell from the sky" Perfect sentence. It sets a mood for the whole book :D

    All in all, the first book of this first trilogy is one of the best books Sanderson has ever written :)
     
  8. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    I .... kind of want to do this but I have loads of other stuff to read, too. I'll see what I can do.
     
  9. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    If you read the Mass Market paperback, it's 43 pages. It's doable if you do 10 pages every other day if you can manage that.
     
  10. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    All right, I got it on hold from the library so it'll take a while to get here. I'll see if a used bookstore around here has it. Otherwise I'll catch up in a few weeks.
     
  11. Stephen Lightheart

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    All right. I've grabbed my first edition hardcover copy. We were saying an average of 3 chapters, with the book having 38 chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue. That makes 40 parts. At the pace of 3 chapters a week, we'd divide the book over 14 weeks. The book starts at page 15 and ends at page 537 (again, in the hc). That's 37.3 pages a week. Based on that, I suggest the following:

    Week 32: Prologue - 2 (33 pages)
    Week 33: 3 - 4 (30 pages)
    Week 34: 5 - 7 (49 pages)
    Week 35: 8 - 9 (30 pages)
    Week 36: 10 - 12 (35 pages)
    Week 37: 13 - 16 (36 pages)
    Week 38: 17 - 19 (39 pages)
    Week 39: 20 - 22 (38 pages)
    Week 40: 23 - 24 (26 pages)
    Week 41: 25 - 27 (38 pages)
    Week 42: 28 - 30 (43 pages)
    Week 43: 31 - 32 (27 pages)
    Week 44: 33 - 35 (34 pages)
    Week 45: 36 - Epilogue (44 pages)

    Is this agreeable?
     
  12. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Looks good to me, Stephan! ^^

    As stated before, the chapter lengths vary, and pages are really my concern. I think that's a reasonable amount to read on average.
     
  13. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    Doing the leg work! I really appreciate that Stephen! I totally agree with this format. I'll edit it back into my main post.

    I'm also thinking that if there's anything you wanna specifically talk about, maybe make a spoiler discussion for the specific chapter? Is that too annoying to do?
     
  14. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records TVT Editor Historian

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    I’ve never read Mistborn before but have been wanting to. I think I can manage this pace. I hope it’s okay if I join in :)
     
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    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    All are welcome, Atarah Sedai!
     
  16. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    *ponders* Is it a good idea to do a Sanderson reread in the middle of a Butcher reread.......
     
  17. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I've actually been reading Sanderson and Butcher at the same time for about a month now, so yes. :lol
     
  18. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    Yeah, I did my first read-through of Butcher and Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid at the same time :lol
     
  19. Stephen Lightheart

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    Those seem a lot more difficult to combine. :lol
     
  20. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    *shrug* both have vampires, both have gods, both have both are Urban Fantasy.... but ok they don't both have talking dogs :look