Monday, September 14, 2009

Gravity's Rainbow Weekly Check-In

Hi Guys!

You've probably seen my Gravity's Rainbow sidebar at this point, but in case you didn't, YES, we pushed the start date back one week by popular demand. So we'll "talk" about the first 70 pages here next Monday, September 21st.

So far I know of only two meet-ups, one in New York (9/21) and one in London (9/26). However, people from the following cities have expressed interest in meetups, in case others are organized:

Los Angeles, CA
Kansas City, MO
Chicago, IL

(Let me know of other cities to add, in comment or via email)

Annnd I'm actually going to have to put Robert Jordan aside and start reading this week... My assistant is way ahead of me and has taken all kinds of clever notes. Boo, smart and overachieving assistants!! (Not really.)

14 comments:

Natasha Solomons said...

There are 4 people confirmed for the London Gravity's rainbow meet up. If you're in London do come and join us! Yorkshire Gray Pub, Langham St. W1. 26 September. 5ish (or when the pub opens).

Let me know if you want to come!

Natasha

moonrat said...

Natasha, that's wonderful!

Charles Gramlich said...

Some assistants are gold.

Lydia Sharp said...

Is your assistant's name Cliff, by chance? ;)

Sadly, I am nowhere near any of those cities. Guess I'll be munching my own cupcakes and talking to myself.

moonrat said...

Lydia--both activities I tend to perform on a daily basis. So, you know. There will be metaphysical communion amongst us if not a physical meetup.

aych said...

Hey, look at that: I went from being two days behind to being five days ahead! I approve of the new schedule.

Anyone reading in the Bay Area?

Also, a tiny request, and I'm not sure how reasonable it is given the book--please don't post spoilers under the #gravrain tag on Twitter. Or maybe put a page number of what you are going to reference first so I can opt out? I don't want to step on the conversation, but I also have no idea what happens in this book. I like the moving spoiler line idea from Infinite Summer, and I really want to stay involved in the #gravrain thread. Any other ideas about that?

Lydia Sharp said...

Lydia--both activities I tend to perform on a daily basis. So, you know.

Well, I wasn't gonna say anything, but...yeah, me too.

I'm all for being metaphysical, but here's a shout out for anyone in northeast-Ohio-ish area, "I really do know how to bake! And there's a park near my house with a pavilion. Cupcakes + gorgeous fall weather + discussing a good book = awesomeness."

Jane Steen said...

Phew, so I'm not behind. I WAS waiting to get it from the library, but my local branch DOESN'T HAVE IT and WON'T BUY IT - what's up with that? So I was going with interlibrary loan, but I think the other library must be in Outer Mongolia. So caved in & got it from B&N - if I had known that the library wouldn't deliver I would have bought it on Amazon $8 cheaper. Do you think I can make a case for setting that against my library fines?

Blatherer said...

I'm in Chicago and would love to meet up. I'm in the Naperville area. New to the blog, but enjoying it immensely!

FionaJane said...

So I'm no longer behind? Isn't democracy a wonderful thing?! I tell ya, trying to get through the banana breakfast when you have (all-day) morning sickness is a total nightmare.

Natasha - I'm a possible-but-unlikely for the 26th. It will depend on how long I can manage without passing out or throwing up by then...

Lisa said...

Denver anyone?

Natasha Solomons said...

Fiona Jane, Oh I hope you feel better. At least it's an exciting reason to feel ill!

x

terri said...

I got my copy on interlibrary loan yesterday and am on page 20, so I should be able to make the 09/20/09 deadline.

It's pretty chewy stuff, but not undigestible. Although given my feelings about bananas . . .

Terri

Alex S. said...

I've got my copy of Gravity's Rainbow right here, weighing it in my hand. I just finished Infinite Jest today, and I'm not sure I have it in me to dive into another massive tome at this moment. Then again, the big book withdrawal symptoms may start at any time, and if they do, a screaming will come across the sky . . .