After a long lead-up, finally we're at the start date. From now until August 23rd is the official read-time as part of the Lostpedia Book Club for "Carrie" by Stephen King. I hope everyone who wants to take part has got a copy of the book by now! A little warning - Ben's description of Carrie as "depressing" isn't far wrong apparently, so don't blame us if you can't hack it! :-p
Anyway, for those ready to put on their reading specs, the main discussion thread for the book can be found here on the Forum for when you're done. This will be for general chats about the book, your thoughts on themes in relation to Lost, etc etc. You can of course also post other threads if you want discussion on one aspect of the novel in particular (or maybe even discussions for people at certain points like Chapter 6, etc), but please try to keep book report style comments to the key thread, so the place is kept tidy.
Other than that, Saturday August 23rd is when the live chat will take place - the plan is still 2pm EST and 6pm GMT, and if that changes there will be an announcement). You can also use Lostpedia Chat to discuss the book in IM anytime (for a guide on how to get hooked up, see here). That place is probably best for when you've finished the book though, so you don't get spoiled!
All that is left for me to do is say happy reading, and thanks so much for taking the time to be part of this! Its been fantastic to see how many of us want to do this! Oh, but before I go start reading myself - I must state - September's book will be.... Lord of the Flies!!! The William Golding book will be read as part of the book club from the beginning of September, giving you from today a month to source the book! I'll post a further reminder about this book a week before we start it (August 23rd, you see my scheduling there?), but if you wanna get organized uber-early, see public library locations or Amazon (USA links).
Bring on the pain, Carrie!