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1Bookmarque
Nov. 2, 2013, 2:43pm

I had no idea this was in the works...why wasn't this on Book Riot?

Anyway, I saw it in the store today, and even though it was slipcased and shrinkwrapped, I bought it and I am totally geeking out over it. Look!!





The idea is that two people read this book called Ship of Theseus and write marginalia to each other all the while trying to solve the mystery of the story and the author. It's a library book and the physical copy you buy is the book they've read, complete with what they've added on their own. The illusion is pretty great and there isn't any mention of the modern author or an ISBN or anything like that to spoil it. The cover material and the presentation all give the impression of an old book. Well, except the smell, but hey, you can't have everything.





The actual book is called S. and I can't get it to touchstone properly so here's the link - http://www.librarything.com/work/14246785/book/103373626

I haven't actually started reading it yet, but it looks like loads of fun!

JJ Abrams conceived of the project and Doug Dorst wrote it. Publisher Link here with teaser videos and other cool stuff. http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/2013/10/29/the-lineup-links-for-j-j-abrams-and-do...

2zjakkelien
Nov. 2, 2013, 5:58pm

What an interesting concept! I think it would be very hard to read, though. In what order would you read it? How far to progress in the story before you read the comments?

3majkia
Nov. 2, 2013, 8:28pm

wow, that looks fascinating!

4clamairy
Nov. 2, 2013, 8:35pm

Great idea. I will be getting that for a certain member of my family for Christmas, for sure.

5DugsBooks
Nov. 2, 2013, 9:34pm

Great find #1 !!

6MrsLee
Bearbeitet: Nov. 3, 2013, 2:07am

Love the idea. Good comments in the margins, especially those of friends or family you have shared the book with, always add value to a book, IMO. So nice that the publishers of that book left such wide margins for commenting in! ;)

I agree, terrific Christmas present.

7Bookmarque
Nov. 3, 2013, 8:21am

I'm going to read it as I would if I really found this book in a second hand shop, all written in and stuffed with ephemera, that is to read the marginalia with the text. I am not that far in as of yet, and might change my technique if this doesn't work out.

8Bookmarque
Nov. 3, 2013, 9:51am

It appears there are 2 (possibly more) timelines to the marginalia. They're distinguished by ink colors, so I'm following the first 2 colors - blue and black all through until it hooks up to the later timelines. They feel like later notes because I've read a few and the relationship between the writers has progressed, and they refer to how different their judgments and conclusions are now v. when they were new to the book/mystery.

Intriguing.

9SylviaC
Nov. 3, 2013, 10:46am

The format reminds me of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, where the marginalia is an important part of the narrative. I'll have to admit that I haven't gotten far in it because the format requires so much concentration.

10Sakerfalcon
Nov. 4, 2013, 8:26am

Oh wow, I will have to seek this out! It looks fascinating. Thanks for the heads-up, Bookmarque.

11pgmcc
Nov. 4, 2013, 11:57am

Reminds me of House of Leaves. I must hunt it down and buy as a Christmas present for someone...hmm...must read it first, of course, to ensure it is suitable for...hmm...someone.

122wonderY
Nov. 4, 2013, 12:48pm

Tremendously cool! Searched by author to find it at my library.

ISBN is 9780316201643

13eclecticdodo
Nov. 4, 2013, 2:18pm

looks fascinating. My local library has a copy on order so I've put in the first reservation for it.

Weirdly there's a kindle version on Amazon. I wouldn't have thought it would work.

14Bookmarque
Nov. 4, 2013, 7:17pm

It would be weird as an ebook for sure. It could be done, but it would be hard to scan/reference the extra artifact while looking at the text and marginalia. Awkward to the max. And as an audio this won't work at all. A lot of the appeal IS the form. It's the simulated old age of the book and the handwriting. It's the postcards, notes and maps. Unfolding them. Examining them in your hand. Big appeal. I'm traveling for business right now and am so caught up in it that I brought it with me, something I hardly ever do - travel with a hardback.

I'd be VERY certain about being first at the library. The artifacts will get lost, shuffled around in the text (there's nothing to say which goes where specifically) or really beat up with use.

15DeusExLibrus
Nov. 5, 2013, 8:25pm

14> This is a book that I would definitely invest the money in for my own copy for exactly that reason.

16Marissa_Doyle
Nov. 5, 2013, 9:16pm

Ooh--yummy!! I think I need this one...

17eclecticdodo
Nov. 6, 2013, 8:34am

Yes, I probably wouldn't have got it out from the library if it hadn't been brand new. And if I really love it I'll buy it anyway.

182wonderY
Nov. 15, 2013, 7:20pm

Okay, I need some help. The library copy has collected all of the paper ephemera and stuffed them in an envelope, with no indicators as to where they belong inside the book. Would someone please take the time to make a list? Or find one already posted?
One reviewer opened the book and allowed everything to just fall out, so maybe it doesn't matter?

The librarian says there are 22 pieces, though I haven't counted.

19Bookmarque
Nov. 15, 2013, 8:55pm

Oh crap. I thought something like that might happen. I'll see what I can do.

20Bookmarque
Nov. 15, 2013, 9:23pm

There are 22 artifacts, although some go together and some have more than 1 page per artifact. Here's the list with the page numbers the artifacts were found between -

vi - vii Aug 17, 1929 letter to Jrhahn from V.M. Straka (w/German translation) (2 sheets)
10-11 Pollard State University note paper “VMS Accused Of…” (1 sheet)
20-21 Photocopy p 33 Toronto Review for History and the Humanities (1 sheet)
32-33 Daily Pronghorn (college newspaper) (1 sheet)
54-55 Telegram Nov. 19, 1924 in German with English translation (2 sheets)
69 Photocopy & transcript - Lampa October 31, 1910 (1 sheet)
86-87 blue note paper to M. Husch from J.B. Desjardins (1 sheet)
100-101 gray note paper to Eric from Jen (2 sheets)
112-113 postcard Brazil To Fellow Birders 12 April (1 card)
130-131 photograph of stone wall with raised arch and ivy (1 photo)
178-179 postcard Native Birds of Brazil to Fellow Birders 15 April (1 card)
190-191 postcard Palm Avenue with lampposts to Fellow Birders 18 April (1 card)
192-193 postcard Brazil beach to Fellow Birders 19 April (1 card)
203 yellow ruled note paper (legal size) beginning So...my uncle Zeke (3 sheets)
242-243 photograph 4x3” woman standing above ropes (1 photo)
256-257 greeting card Gastrimargus ocivaceus w/newspaper obituary clipping (2 items)
306-307 Pronghorn Java napkin with hand drawn map (1 item)
360-361 Religious card Jean-Bernard Desjardins (1 card)
376-377 white Pollard State Univ. Libraries letterhead to Eric from Jen (2 sheets)
416-417 blue-bordered note paper to My New Friends (1 sheet)
end paper code wheel (1 item)

212wonderY
Nov. 16, 2013, 11:49am

THANK YOU BOOKMARQUE!!!!

You have done a biblioservice for all of mankind.

22Bookmarque
Nov. 16, 2013, 12:42pm

Hey no problem. Since these little items are so important to the narrative, it makes sense to have a list of where each one goes. Even folks who own a copy of the book could have a toddler moment or another oops where the wheels come off the bus. :)

232wonderY
Nov. 16, 2013, 1:45pm

I will add a printed copy of your list to the library envelope. Also, offer it to my local librarians.

24jillmwo
Nov. 16, 2013, 4:35pm

I'm thoroughly enjoying the book. The printed text (The Ship of Theseus by VM Strakas) is gothic in tone; the handwritten annotations are frequently comedic. They offset one another. It's entirely complex but entirely readable.

And BookMarque, that's an outstanding service you've done there.

252wonderY
Nov. 18, 2013, 10:39am

um, bookmarque, I have a Pictorial Brazil postcard dated April 20th. Can you double check your list, please?

26Bookmarque
Bearbeitet: Nov. 18, 2013, 12:23pm

whoops. Missed one. Here's the update.

vi - vii Aug 17, 1929 letter to Jrhahn from V.M. Straka (w/German translation) (2 sheets)
10-11 Pollard State University note paper “VMS Accused Of…” (1 sheet)
20-21 Photocopy p 33 Toronto Review for History and the Humanities (1 sheet)
32-33 The Daily Pronghorn (college newspaper) (1 sheet)
54-55 Telegram Nov. 19, 1924 in German with English translation (2 sheets)
69 Photocopy & transcript - Lampa October 31, 1910 (1 sheet)
86-87 blue note paper to M. Husch from J.B. Desjardins (1 sheet)
100-101 gray note paper to Eric from Jen (2 sheets)
112-113 postcard Brazil To Fellow Birders 12 April (1 card)
130-131 photograph of stone wall with raised arch and ivy (1 photo)
178-179 postcard Native Birds of Brazil to Fellow Birders 15 April (1 card)
190-191 postcard Palm Avenue with lampposts to Fellow Birders 18 April (1 card)
192-193 postcard Brazil beach to Fellow Birders 19 April (1 card)
200-201 postcard Pictorial Brazil to Fellow Birders 20 April (1 card)
203 yellow ruled note paper (legal size) beginning So...my uncle Zeke (3 sheets)
242-243 photograph 4x3” woman standing above ropes (1 photo)
256-257 greeting card Gastrimargus ocivaceus w/newspaper obituary clipping (2 items)
306-307 Pronghorn Java napkin with hand drawn map (1 item)
360-361 Religious card Jean-Bernard Desjardins (1 card)
376-377 white Pollard State Univ. Libraries letterhead to Eric from Jen (2 sheets)
416-417 blue-bordered note paper to My New Friends (1 sheet)
end paper code wheel (1 item)

272wonderY
Nov. 19, 2013, 6:43am

Having started reading Ship of Theseus, it's a bit disconcerting to come back to LT and read posts in fora such as Pro & Con.

Snick snick! Bite and bite back!

28kassetra
Nov. 19, 2013, 8:29am

I've got the ebook version (I can't even remembered when I pre-ordered it... but now I need to add it here...) and it's AWESOME. You touch the ephemera and it pops up to read it / flips around / etc. You can flip back and forth between reading the story vanilla and then reading it with the marginalia. It's actually a lot of fun as an ebook (good use of precisely something that I think an ebook can excel at!) -- reminds me a lot of the griffin/sabine stories actually...

I'll probably get the printed version at some point too, if I like the ending. ;)

29Marissa_Doyle
Nov. 19, 2013, 11:08am

Got my copy and started reading...it's going to be a long read, I think, but I like long reads. :)

302wonderY
Nov. 20, 2013, 7:33am

I see that my library system has entered one of the subject lines as

Marginalia -- Specimens.

but when I click on the link, no other titles come up.

Also, interestingly, when I use the search term "metafiction" which is used as a tag on books already mentioned here in the thread, and also many fiction books, my system lists 7 choices, all non-fiction.

31reading_fox
Nov. 20, 2013, 12:02pm

I came across this in a newspaper review. My first thought was ' I bet that doesn't touchstone properly at LT'! I was right.

DIdn't know about all the ephemera though.

#28 - that's great. I'm sure it won't work on the older e-Ink readers. but I'm glad to hear they have at least thought about it.

32kassetra
Bearbeitet: Nov. 21, 2013, 9:25am

And I (so far) like the ending. I'll have to see if it sticks with me though (just like I have to test out a perfume that smells really great in the shop.... because I swear, I always end up smelling like root beer or dr pepper if I don't wear it around for a while first)...

I may even have to re-read this one, just to see if I got it all straight, lol. :)

Edit: as for old e-readers... not sure if it would work well with them or not since the colour on the page is actually really important for piecing together the 'flows' (not to mention the ephemera).

33reading_fox
Nov. 22, 2013, 4:24am

I messaged Tim who thought it an interesting problem and hence S Is now possible.

Go Tim!

34Bookmarque
Nov. 22, 2013, 7:17am

Cool. I wonder if it works with the period that seems to follow S. - it does!

I haven't picked it up in a while because I find it needs concentration and I haven't had the brainpower left lately. Hopefully this weekend I'll have some big chucks of time with a brain doing more than idling. lol

Glad there is a viable electronic version, too, although like the Griffin & Sabine books (which I love), the appeal is in the sense of touch and tactile discovery that, for me, would be lost with an ebook.

35jjwilson61
Nov. 22, 2013, 9:21am

33> Surely Tim has known about this problem for years. It's been mentioned often enough on Talk in threads that he's participated in and I'm sure it's an old resident of the bug list.

36reading_fox
Nov. 22, 2013, 11:53am

#35 - touchstones basically work now, and have done for some time. There aren't that many other books around with titles so awkward.
s Although apparently Updike has done so. Is nothing unique anymore?

37mamzel
Nov. 22, 2013, 3:17pm

J.J. Abrams was on Colbert last night. (If you would like to see the interview, go to the Comedy Central website and access it from there.) He had a running gag with pictures flashing on the screen behind them which I frankly didn't get. I've already told Monsieur that I want a copy for Xmas. I don't have a color Kindle so I must have paper version!

38barbharris1
Nov. 26, 2013, 7:11am

Just purchased this after seeing the interview on the Colbert Report. I love the book. Love the concept but a little overwhelmed about how to read it. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to read it to get the most out of it?

39Bookmarque
Nov. 26, 2013, 7:33am

Check out message 8, barbharris1. I've read about folks reading all of the text first and ignoring the notes, but I can't do that to myself.

40eclecticdodo
Nov. 26, 2013, 9:22am

My library now has 2 copies on order but still no sign of when they're going to actually get them. I wait with baited breath.

Thanks so much to Bookmarque. I too will print a copy and put it with the book when I finally get it.

41kassetra
Bearbeitet: Nov. 26, 2013, 10:14pm

I didn't ignore the side text and read through SoT first... I read everything on every page before I moved to the next page (I read it in about two days). I thought it was more like listening in on the conversation that way at the same time as comparing it to the novel they were reading (and the footnotes) -- but there are some notes I made when I was reading:

- There are colour groups that are different timelines (first -- pencil, then in ink: blue/black, orange/green, purple/red, last -- black/black) in two handwritings supposed to be like female/male style, but as the last timeline and the first ink timeline are both black in the male's handwriting, some comments may not be placed in the correct timeline at first glance

- It was easier for me to read the SoT text on the page first, then the footnotes, and then to read the margin notes -- if the margin notes continued on the next page/comment with an arrow, then it was simply a continued thought to me and I read that before reading the next page of SoT text

- The footnotes are their own 'commentary' of a sorts made by the translator, and they have their own margin notes quite often

- The margin notes are not necessarily linear chronologically with the SoT text (advancing pages does not necessarily advance the timeline for the margin notes)

- The colour groups are not necessarily linear chronologically with each other, either (for example, if looking at two pages side by side, one colour group like blue/black could be left-to-right chronologically ordered, but another colour group could be right-to-left chronologically ordered)

- The margin notes will sometimes have commentary carried over into a different colour group -- such as there will be a blue/black set of comments and then a later timeline (say, orange) will remark upon the blue/black comments directly... which is why reading it all together made sense to me

- The ephemera is commented about somewhat indirectly (and some times not even for several pages after it shows up in the book), so I read those pieces after I got to the end of a page of SoT and before I read the comments

Even though it looks like it would be a confusing mess to read, given my notes, I didn't have any issues with it because it all fell into place as I went on to each next page / next chapter, etc. Also, I felt like I got the 'whole picture of everything going on' all at once, which is what I wanted. :)

422wonderY
Nov. 27, 2013, 9:33am

Whew!
I'm finding I don't have the focus to go very far at once.

43Bookmarque
Nov. 27, 2013, 10:09am

I kind of lost steam, too, and hopefully will be able to get back in the mood for it over this long weekend. If we don't get sucked into a Breaking Bad marathon that is!

44kassetra
Nov. 28, 2013, 8:10am

Yeah, I'm lucky... I already got the entire Breaking Bad marathon watching out of the way first. XD

Also, as sort of a side note, I think I still like footnotes in stories even if it 'breaks immersion' ... There are some times I just want a chance to get a bit more about something. I'm a big fan of appendices as well. I just wish footnotes in a printed book could be less awkward -- I prefer ebooks for that reason because then I can just touch a word to see the footnote when I want without it 'intruding' on my page, lol. :)

45pgmcc
Dez. 4, 2013, 6:18pm

At the time of the first post about this book I started debating with myself whether or not I should buy it. I definitely wanted it but I was being good and did not want to indulge myself as I am always weak with regards to buying books.

As it happened my wife suggested I buy a book as a present from her for Christmas. That was all the encouragement I needed. At the week I ordered it from Amazon. I immediately received the message, "This item will not arrive before 25th December Out of stock..."

I kicked myself.

Yesterday I went onto e-Bay to see if any were available.

Yay, there are some on e-Bay.

The cheapest one is $120.

:-(

It has become a collectors item over night.

46Marissa_Doyle
Dez. 4, 2013, 10:09pm

It seems to be available on both Barnes and Noble's site and at Book Depository...

47SylviaC
Dez. 4, 2013, 10:14pm

48pgmcc
Dez. 5, 2013, 5:08am

#46

Thank you, Marissa. I have ordered it from the Book Depository(.co.uk). I do not know if Barnes & Noble deliver on this side of the Atlantic.

Interestingly the Book Depository had two entries for the book and one of them was listed as out of stock.

49pgmcc
Bearbeitet: Dez. 5, 2013, 5:50am

Now that I have ordered a copy from The Book Depository, Amazon have discovered that they do have a copy after all and have dispatched it.

I guess I will be giving a copy of S. to someone for Christmas. :-)

I can think of worse gifts.

50C4RO
Dez. 5, 2013, 6:00am

>46 Marissa_Doyle: thank you, I also had a "well thats it then" moment on seeing amazon were out!

51pgmcc
Dez. 5, 2013, 8:05am

It is a marvelous bit of marketing. With JJ Abrams involved I wonder if there is a film to follow.

52Marissa_Doyle
Dez. 5, 2013, 11:58am

>47 SylviaC: Yup!! ;)

>51 pgmcc: I wonder if it's really flying off the shelves, or if the print run was that small.

53divinenanny
Dez. 5, 2013, 3:41pm

I caved (or actually the hubby caved and said it was ok) and ordered it from Amazon (co.uk). It was over 50% off and this is a book I could never buy second hand. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

54pgmcc
Dez. 11, 2013, 6:20am

It has arrived. It looks beautiful. It is still wrapped up in the cling-film.

I have to hand it over to my wife who will wrap it up and present it to me on December 25th.

Something nice to look forward to, along with the turkey, the stuffing, the ham, the brussel sprouts, the gravy, the mashed potato, the roast potatoes, the carrots, the cranbery sauce, oh, and seeing all my children and their partners.

55SylviaC
Dez. 11, 2013, 2:45pm

>54 pgmcc:
I'm glad you found something to look forward to.

56mamzel
Dez. 11, 2013, 5:34pm

Monsieur got my copy and started to hand it to me but I waved it off and said he must wrap it and put it under the tree so I can appear to be totally surprised.

57divinenanny
Dez. 12, 2013, 2:39am

I got my copy and it's already mine!

I actually stressed about how to open it and not ruin it (the seal on the slipcase). But they put nice perforated edges and a bit of glue on the inside, so I could slice it out neatly and stick it on the inside. I am saving the book for when I have a bit more time (instead of reading it in the ten minutes before I fall asleep).

I am wondering on how to read it, because you have the book, the comments, and then the comments seem not to be chronological (different colors of comments)... Right now I am still thinking entire page by entire page, but I am wondering if it isn't better to first read Straka's book and then reread it with the comments.

58pgmcc
Dez. 12, 2013, 3:57am

#56 I like the way you think, mamzel.

59C4RO
Dez. 12, 2013, 9:00am

Is this going to become a January group read for Green Dragon? Looks like it has more than a bit of interest!

60mamzel
Dez. 12, 2013, 11:07am

I'll be there for that!

61majkia
Dez. 12, 2013, 11:16am

me too! I just ordered it.

62Bookmarque
Dez. 12, 2013, 11:26am

I've kind of stalled with reading it and so I'd like a group read to get me back in the swing. For me, if I don't have and hour or two at least, I find it's too difficult to get into a rhythm and really absorb the multiple story-lines.

63Taphophile13
Dez. 15, 2013, 12:47am

>57 divinenanny:
I actually stressed about how to open it and not ruin it (the seal on the slipcase).

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who felt that way.

I read some of the Amazon reviews which recommended reading a chapter of SoT, then reading the penciled comments and the blue (Jen) and black (Eric) comments for that chapter. When you finish SoT go back to the beginning and read the orange and green comments all the way through. Then back to pick up the purple and red, finally the remaining black/black comments. I'm using that method and about half-way through the first pass and haven't figured out too much yet. I have no idea how to use the Eötvös Wheel/compass thingy. Does anyone have any advice?

64jillmwo
Dez. 15, 2013, 4:30pm

Well, I just want to say that I think the book was a most worthwhile read! (And no, I can't fathom what that wheel/compass thingie was or how one was supposed to use it...Maybe for the ciphers throughout? But it wasn't obvious to me either.)

65majkia
Dez. 17, 2013, 2:05pm

Just got this in the mail. Wow. So many goodies inside!

66divinenanny
Dez. 23, 2013, 4:20pm

Just finished it, in three sittings (last night, this morning and from this afternoon up until now). Wow. I loved it, both Straka's novel and the margins. Amazing.

Has anyone found a video of how it was made (not written, but produced)? I love the details!

67saltmanz
Dez. 27, 2013, 11:08am

An online friend of mine was gushing about this book, so I had to come to LT and look it up. Sounds fantastic. And I still have some of this Christmas money left...

68mamzel
Dez. 28, 2013, 12:18am

Both of my kids have picked up my Xmas present and I watched like a hawk to make sure they didn't move any of the pieces!

69pgmcc
Dez. 28, 2013, 7:27am

#mamzel, I had the same experience with my brother-in-law. Thankfully my daughter saw my distress and rushed to the rescue taking the book from him and putting it back into its slipcase. :-)

70onetake
Bearbeitet: Dez. 28, 2013, 7:32am

#26 Bookmarque, thanks so much for taking the time to assemble this list! My copy had a couple of items fall out, and I wasn't sure where they went. Also a correction: the first letter is translated into/from what looks like Swedish, not German.

71saltmanz
Dez. 28, 2013, 10:55am

I was gonna say, that looked a little like German at first glance, but definitely isn't.

And yes, thanks so much, Bookmarque! I printed the list out and stuck it in the front cover of my copy. (I randomly saw it at Half Price Books yesterday and couldn't pass it up.)

72pgmcc
Dez. 28, 2013, 1:52pm

#71 And yes, thanks so much, Bookmarque! I printed the list out and stuck it in the front cover of my copy.

Ditto, bookmarque.

73Bookmarque
Dez. 28, 2013, 2:27pm

You're all very welcome. I would be so frustrated to not know the order of them that it was no problem coming up with the list. You all are going to kickstart me into picking it up again!

74mamzel
Dez. 28, 2013, 7:03pm

I've finished my current book and am ready to start. Will we make it a group read?

75pgmcc
Dez. 28, 2013, 7:07pm

I am trying to finish my current read quickly to get onto S. A group read would be a good idea.

76saltmanz
Dez. 30, 2013, 11:44am

I would probably be up for a group read of this.

77mamzel
Dez. 31, 2013, 3:31pm

OK! I really couldn't wait so I tried justing dipping my toe in and couldn't stop until I had swum to the other side. I lost a full day yesterday. I will definitely join in discussion. The first question everyone will have to face is how they will read it. I found it possible to turn a page and do a quick scan of the arrangement of the notes. I read the story moving to the footnotes and/or notes as they came in. I stayed fully aware of the colors of the notes and their chronology. I don't think I would have been able to read the story without sneaking peaks at the notes.

78jillmwo
Jan. 1, 2014, 9:37am

Entirely worthwhile read. But a group read would be GREAT since I don't know what all of it finally worked out to. I do think it's worth noting that the book remains on the New York Times Bestseller list as of this past Sunday (ranked at #14)

79pgmcc
Jan. 17, 2014, 4:01am

I started reading S. a while ago and discovered a world on the Internet devoted to it. When I was looking at the coded wheel, the Eotvos Wheel (forgive absense of dots over the appropriate vowels), I used Google to find more information. I discovered a website (http://www.eotvoswheel.com/) supposedly devoted to solving the puzzle of the book but in reality a part of the whole project.

Through this website and other S. related websites I discovered additional material adding to the mystery of the book, including copies of the photographs from the hotel room in Havanna, and instructions on using the Eotvos wheel.

This is a major production by Abrams and Dorst. It is much more than just the book and I can see one could get sucked into spending a lifetime on the Internet and reading more supporting material.

I think I will just read the book and the margin annotations for the moment.

Has anyone started up a discussion thread on the book apart from this one?

By the way, Bookmarque, thank you for bringing this phenomenon to my attention.

80kiwiflowa
Jan. 30, 2014, 11:48pm

I just got a copy of this! (Unity Books in Auckland NZ had a small stack of at least 4 when I went there today). I had a book nerd moment when I opened it up. It's sooo cool!! My lovely other doesn't 'get it' *sigh*.

81pgmcc
Jan. 31, 2014, 4:01am

#80 It's sooo cool!! My lovely other doesn't 'get it' *sigh*.

Be brave. You are amongst friends here. We understand. You are not alone.

;)

82C4RO
Jan. 31, 2014, 9:13am

I'm reading this at the moment :)

My mum got it on my recommendation but she says its making her stressed that she will lose the bits or at least lose them from their correct pages. She was mildly horrified when I told her not to worry, I have a list (from here, thanks bookmarque) of all the stuff and the right pages... My parents already think I'm a changeling (they are very disorganised/ chaotic) and this only reinforced it for her.

83pgmcc
Jan. 31, 2014, 9:22am

#83 I have bookmarque's list printed out and safely tucked into the slipcase.

84Bookmarque
Jan. 31, 2014, 9:36am

I really need to get back to this book. Maybe tonight after work. Hubby in California and the house will be totally quiet...just what I need to tune my brain back into the S. conspiracy.

I'm glad everyone finds the list useful. : )

85pgmcc
Jan. 31, 2014, 9:46am

#84 I'm glad everyone finds the list useful. : )

Very much so, Bookmarque. It provides great peace of mind. Thank you!

86sangreal
Bearbeitet: Jan. 31, 2014, 2:34pm

I was thrilled to get this as a late Christmas gift from a dear friend! I too am grateful that Bookmarque did this list, because I was paranoid that I would mix-up the ephemera. Thank you from me too :)

I think I will leave this to read when I go on vacation, or when I have a long weekend, because I want to devote time to it, but right now I can't, work is too hectic.

87Macumbeira
Bearbeitet: Apr. 22, 2014, 10:26pm

Great list Bookmarque !

I went over the list as well... I am missing :

376-377 white Pollard State Univ. Libraries letterhead to Eric from Jen (2 sheets)

but I have this twice :

416-417 blue-bordered note paper to My New Friends (1 sheet)