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The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:09:07 PM »
:frith Welcome to the WSD Novel Community Read! :frith

What is this event about?

The purpose of this event is to enjoy the novel together and share our thoughts on it: things you liked, you didn't like, new things you noticed, things that confuse you, etc. This can range from a deep analyses of that week's chapters to simply expressing your feelings on them - anything is allowed and welcomed, so don't be discouraged to post!

How does it work?

It works like this: the book will be divided into parts, each part containing a certain amount of chapters. (Chapters will be used instead of pages to take into account the many different versions of the book). Every week we will read one such part and that part will then be the topic for that week's discussion.

How to join?

Just pick up the book (or e-reader) and start reading! Any thoughts during said reading process? Share them with us!
Anyone can join in, even later on in the event, it is perfectly fine to start and catch up. Also, if you have recently read the novel (or simply have a better memory than me), then feel free to join in the discussion of the chapters of that week, even if you are not currently rereading it! The more, the merrier!

Where to post?

Hawkbit has kindly created a brand new section in the novel board just for this event:
Novel Community Read (2018-2019)

Schedule

The event is ongoing!

Week 1 (30/7 - 5/8)
  • Chapter 1: The Notice Board
  • Chapter 2: The Chief Rabbit
  • Chapter 3: Hazel's Decision
  • Chapter 4: The Departure
  • Chapter 5: Into The Woods

Week 2 (6/8 - 12/8)
  • Chapter 6: The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah
  • Chapter 7: The Lendri and the River
  • Chapter 8: The Crossing
  • Chapter 9: The Crow and the Beanfield
  • Chapter 10: The Road and the Common

Week 3 (14/8 - 19/8)
  • Chapter 11: Hard Going
  • Chapter 12: The Stranger in the Field
  • Chapter 13: Hospitality
  • Chapter 14: 'Like Trees in November'

Week 4 (21/8 - 26/8)
  • Chapter 15: The Story of the King's Lettuce
  • Chapter 16: Silverweed
  • Chapter 17: The Shining Wire

Week 5 (25/9 - 30/9)
  • Chapter 18: Watership Down
  • Chapter 19: Fear in the Dark
  • Chapter 20: A Honeycomb and a Mouse
  • Chapter 21: 'For El-ahrairah to Cry'

Week 6 (16/10 - 22/10)
  • Chapter 22: The Story of the Trial of El-ahrairah
  • Chapter 23: Kehaar
  • Chapter 24: Nuthanger Farm

Week 7 (29/10 - 5/11)
  • Chapter 25: The Raid
  • Chapter 26: Fiver Beyond

Week 8 (12/11 -19 /11)
  • Chapter 27: 'You Can't Imagine it Unless You've Been There'
  • Chapter 28: At the Foot of the Hill
  • Chapter 29: Return and Departure

Week 9 (19/11 -26 /11)
  • Chapter 30: A New Journey
  • Chapter 31: The Story of El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of InlĂ©
  • Chapter 32: Across the Iron Road
  • Chapter 33: The Great River


Week 10 (19/01 -23/01)
  • Chapter 34: General Woundwort
  • Chapter 35: Groping

Week 11 (04/02 -11/02)
  • Chapter 36: Approaching Thunder
  • Chapter 37: The Thunder Builds Up
  • Chapter 38: The Thunder Breaks


Week 12
  • Chapter 39: The Bridges
  • Chapter 40: The Way Back
  • Chapter 41: The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
  • Chapter 42: News at Sunset


Week 13
  • Chapter 43: The Great Patrol
  • Chapter 44: A Message from El-ahrairah
  • Chapter 45: Nuthanger Farm Again
  • Chapter 46: Bigwig Stands his Ground


Week 14
  • Chapter 47: The Sky Suspended
  • Chapter 48: Dea ex Machina
  • Chapter 49: Hazel Comes Home
  • Chapter 50: And Last
  • Epilogue

If you have any questions about, or suggestions for, the event, feel free to post them here!

Lastly, but most importantly...

:frith Enjoy the novel and have fun! :frith
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:48:52 PM by Chibiscuit »
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 03:26:02 PM »
In fact it sounds pretty good dynamics, because it encourages me to read the book again (I've been 6 times already XD). I will try to participate as much as I can, because I am busy writing my own works and reading the fan fic of Hipster-Roo X3

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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 09:57:48 PM »
Really looking forward to this :hyzenthlay

Chibiscuit your drawing is really great.  I like how it uses a notice board similar to what announced the destruction of Sandleford, and you put the first few lines of the book on it.  You drew the rabbits very well.  The one at the left looks like Blackberry; who are the other two? :blackberry-buck
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 09:33:49 AM »
Glad you like the idea, Acacia, and I hope you'll be able to join us!  :dandelion

Thank you, Chipster! I'm quite happy with the result as well. And you're right, the rabbit on the left is Blackberry  :blackberry-buck. The one in the middle is Bluebell and the one on the right Silver  :silver.

I'm looking forward to it myself as well! Both to read the book again (as it really has been a while and remember very little detail) and to see what thoughts others will have whilst reading.  :pipkin
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 08:37:56 PM »
I will try and take part in this. :)

Where will the discussion threads be posted?

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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 07:40:56 AM »
That's great! :)

I was thinking of simply using this thread in general (unless that's too messy?) and if a certain bigger discussion point comes up it could always move to the book discussion section to continue there. Since comments can range from short posts about what they thought or felt (without any real discussion topic, though responding to others is encouraged of course) to  something that might warrant its own thread, this method seemed best to me.

Unless there are other suggestions?
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2018, 12:35:47 AM »
I'm going to make a section just for it.  Then we can put week 1 (7/30-8/5) Chapters 1-5 or something.  One huge thread is no good.  That will be a mess.


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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
New forum section created as a child board under "The Book"

I have already posted our first topic to get us started once we start reading.

http://fhc.soopergrape.com/index.php?board=73.0

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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2018, 08:13:17 AM »
I'll be right back.....goes to clear out dirt from another burrow to enlarge it
:hawkbit willingly digging?! I am shocked  :p

All joking aside, thanks a lot Hawkbit! It looks much more organized this way. I'll edit the first post and add this first link as well
(...brain is too fried from the heat. It took me 5 minutes to come up with the word 'add'.... :vervain-facepalm)
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
Week 2 starts today! Just a reminder that you can still jump in at any time if you want! :)
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 05:06:42 AM »
Week 2 has been extended by a day so week 3 will start tomorrow 14/8!
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 09:01:07 PM »
We're beginning week 4 tomorrow (21/8)! After week 4 we will have rounded up part 1 of the book (The Journey) so I thought it might be a good place for a small break (1 week). This will give anyone wanting to catch up and/or join in an opportunity to do so.

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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »
Stopping after part 1 seems like a good idea, I think :) I also approve of the one-week break; I'll be rather busy in real life next week.
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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2018, 01:09:10 AM »
I'm tied up in my other book series I'm reading, so I haven't caught up yet.  A break would be nice (for me) otherwise you'll lose me in the process. :hawkbit

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Re: The FHC WSD Novel Community Read
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2018, 01:37:31 PM »
We have reached the end of part 1 of the book. This week (27/8 - 2/9) we will take a break so any who want to catch up can do so. If you want to post simply do so in designated thread - and I hope to see you in one week to start part 2 of the book! :)
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