Announcement: The Ackerly Green Book Club

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Get ready, Mountaineers!

The Ackerly Green Book Club begins Monday, January 14, and our first book choices are The Monarch Papers Vols. 1 and 2!

Starting next week, we will be covering 4-5 chapters per week and discussing themes, Easter Eggs, inspirations, lore, (our shared love of the Cagliostro) and more. All you need to do to participate is read the chapters for the week and join the discussion here on the forum!

Each Sunday, a Guild Leader will post the theme and topics of the following week, with questions to initiate discussion. There will be periodic Hangouts with author CJ Bernstein, and a wrap-up week at the end of each volume. Everyone is welcome to share their insights, questions, theories, and memories!

You can also look forward to random giveaways and Q&As with CJB, as if rampant internet speculation wasn’t awesome enough.

Put on your tinfoil hats, Mountaineers, and join us.

The schedule for The Monarch Papers Vols. 1 & 2 will be as follows:

VOLUME ONE: Flora & Fauna

Week 1 (01/14 - 01/20) Chapters 1-5: The Lost, The New
Week 2 (01/21 - 01/27) Chapters 6-9: The Mountaineers
Week 3 (01/28 - 02/03) Chapters 10-13: The Book of Kings
Week 4 (02/04 - 02/10) Chapters 14-17: Scurry for the Truth
Week 5 (02/11 - 02/17) Chapters 18-21: Magiq is Willpower Manifested
Week 6 (02/18 - 02/24) Chapters 22-24: Love, the Revelation
Week 7 (02/25 - 03/03) Chapters 25-26: Beyond the Veil
Week 8 (03/04 - 03/10) Closing Up Vol I: Open Floor

VOLUME TWO: Cosmos & Time

Week 9 (03/11 - 03/17) Chapters 1-2: Aftermath
Week 10 (03/18 - 03/24) Chapters 3-5: Detective Work
Week 11 (03/25 - 03/31) Chapters 6-9: Hope, Illumination, and Despair
Week 12 (04/01 - 04/07) Chapters 10-13: Ghosts and Wells
Week 13 (04/08 - 04/14) Chapters 14-16: Deeds
Week 14 (04/15 - 04/21) Chapters 17-18: Old Heroes, New Friends
Week 15 (04/22 - 04/28) Chapters 19-22: Law of The Wild
Week 16 (04/29 - 05/05) Chapters 23-26: In Knots
Week 17 (05/06 - 05/12) Chapters 27-31: Finale
Week 18 (05/13 - 05/19) Chapters 32-33: Changes of the New Age

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Yay! A time line and events!

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#3

Yes, Mounties… join us.

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#4

Are these happening at certain times?

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No. Each week is a full, open week of discussion of the questions and themes of the week, along with a simple (optional) creative project.

The only thing that is scheduled is the Q&A sessions, and the times for those will be finalized closer to the dates of.

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#6

I’m so excited I could die!!! :cjheart: :skull_and_crossbones:

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#7

But don’t die tho :eyes:

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#8

Yes please do not die CJ I think (thought permitting, of course) that we (us permitting, of course) like you. (and that’s that.)

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This book club had me rereading the first few chapters of Flora and Fauna on the bus into school today! It’s a pretty long ride, about an hour, and I had a few people leaning over and asking about it!

Yes converts, join the madness

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