Okay. We’re coming up on the proverbial “birthday week“. The number one thing that I tend to ask for, for my birthday week, is a period where I won’t have to write any major essays. Glyph, bless his heart, has given me an essay that will cover, get this, not only NEXT Monday, but the Thursday following that and the Monday following that! The topic of his essay (it’s a corker, lemme tell ya) is Sandman. I think that his essay is *EXACTLY* what we need to kick off the bookclub and, as such, I’d say that I can finally announce that the first essay wherein we discuss the first two issues as found in The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes will be happening on October 11th.
Now, there are two final things that we want to hammer out for ourselves:
1) When it comes to the names for the club, there were three names mentioned that had people say something to the effect of “I second that one!”
Jason’s “Inklings”, Reformed Republican’s “Somniloquy”, and Glyph’s “Oneiricon”. Three titles have been nominated and seconded. Please leave your votes in comments.
2) Is there anybody who wants to write the write-up for issues #1 and #2? (Don’t worry, if nobody wants to, I can. I will always be the write-up guy of last resort.) What are we hoping for from the write-up of issues #1 and #2? For the Fringe Bookclub, I had posts where I broke down the episode in such a way that you could have missed the show that week and gotten most of the nuance… I had posts where the fundamental assumption was that you saw it and I just pointed out the stuff that I thought was shiniest. Heck, I don’t know which template would work best for reading chapters of a book. Do those of you with experience with this sort of thing have any advice for me/us?