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Part One
November 1st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 1-2
November 8th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 3-4
November 15th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 5-6
November 22nd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 7-8
November 29th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 9-10

Part Two
December 6th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 11-12
December 13th ~Atlas Shrugged Ch 13-14
December 20th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 15-16
December 27th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 17-18
January 3rd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 19-20

Part Three
January 10th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 21-22
January 17th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 23-24
January 24th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 25-26
January 31st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 27-28
February 7th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 28-30

Woot!

Several ppl on the forum have evinced a desire to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged but it wasn’t until I googled Kak’s profile line “Who is John Galt?” that I decided I had to read this freaking book before the Summit.

I’m not a fan of Ayn Rand. I’ve never read ANY of her books before. I have no clue what this book is about.

Since Atlas Shrugged has 30 chapters I need to read 2 chapters a week to finish by February 7th. I ordered my copy last week and started reading today. I’m four pages in and I already know from experience that

This is real literature.

And I want to discuss it.

If you’d like to join me I’d love to have you in this SCHEDULED book discussion. Really. I think you’re smart. Whether you’re 15 or 78. Get in here and discuss. What does that mean?

A Scheduled Book Discussion means:

1. We read at an assigned pace together.

2. Each week I summarize what the book said then we talk about what we think it means and how we felt about it.

3. We can only talk about that weeks chapters in that thread. There will be a new thread every week.

4. You CAN ONLY TALK ABOUT the chapters we have already read.

5. No spoilers.

6. NO FREAKING SPOILERS OR I WILL CUT YOU!!!


I can’t possibly make this an inviting and flourishing book discussion if everybody just reads the whole book really fast.

I want to read it together. WITH you. Not AT you. My intent is to ponder and wonder about the book NOT TEACH. I’ve never read the book and I will not be reading any summaries or cliff notes or websites about it. I’m jumping in with only my wits and a pen to underline stuff. Yay!

In other forums this type of structured book discussion has gone amazingly well and has resulted in some powerful paradigm shifts and great relationships. I’m hoping it will happen here but I have no idea. Y’all might just ignore me. I doubt it though cuz I’m entertaining and oh so much fun. Lol. Also, sarcasm. Ha!

Every week I will post a new thread with a summary of the two current chapters. IN THAT THREAD we can discuss what we got out of those two chapters. Please read w/ me!! But no spoilers!!!!!!

If you’ve already read the book PLEASE PLEASE come hang out! But don’t give spoilers. The beauty here is that we will most definitely get some stuff wrong and/or have differing (sometimes passionately so) views but that w/ humility we will change our minds by reading more and DISCOVERING FOR OURSELVES what the book has to say to us.

You’re not a sheep. I don’t have to tell you what to think. You can figure it out on your own. But figuring something out together is just more fun.

If you’re not interested.. no worries. If you are interested (and excited!) please order your book now because this is the discussion schedule.
 

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Several ppl on the forum have evinced a desire to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged but it wasn’t until I googled Kak’s profile line “Who is John Galt?” that I decided I had to read this freaking book before the Summit.

I’m not a fan of Ayn Rand. I’ve never read ANY of her books before. I have no clue what this book is about.

Since Atlas Shrugged has 30 chapters I need to read 2 chapters a week to finish by February 7th. I ordered my copy last week and started reading today. I’m four pages in and I already know from experience that

This is real literature.

And I want to discuss it.

If you’d like to join me I’d love to have you in this SCHEDULED book discussion. Really. I think you’re smart. Whether you’re 15 or 78. Get in here and discuss. What does that mean?

A Scheduled Book Discussion means:

1. We read at an assigned pace together.

2. Each week I summarize what the book said then we talk about what we think it means and how we felt about it.

3. We can only talk about that weeks chapters in that thread. There will be a new thread every week.

4. You CAN ONLY TALK ABOUT the chapters we have already read.

5. No spoilers.

6. NO FREAKING SPOILERS OR I WILL CUT YOU!!!


I can’t possibly make this an inviting and flourishing book discussion if everybody just reads the whole book really fast.

I want to read it together. WITH you. Not AT you. My intent is to ponder and wonder about the book NOT TEACH. I’ve never read the book and I will not be reading any summaries or cliff notes or websites about it. I’m jumping in with only my wits and a pen to underline stuff. Yay!

In other forums this type of structured book discussion has gone amazingly well and has resulted in some powerful paradigm shifts and great relationships. I’m hoping it will happen here but I have no idea. Y’all might just ignore me. I doubt it though cuz I’m entertaining and oh so much fun. Lol. Also, sarcasm. Ha!

Every week I will post a new thread with a summary of the two current chapters. IN THAT THREAD we can discuss what we got out of those two chapters. Please read w/ me!! But no spoilers!!!!!!

If you’ve already read the book PLEASE PLEASE come hang out! But don’t give spoilers. The beauty here is that we will most definitely get some stuff wrong and/or have differing (sometimes passionately so) views but that w/ humility we will change our minds by reading more and DISCOVERING FOR OURSELVES what the book has to say to us.

You’re not a sheep. I don’t have to tell you what to think. You can figure it out on your own. But figuring something out together is just more fun.

If you’re not interested.. no worries. If you are interested (and excited!) please order your book now because this is the discussion schedule.

Part One
November 1st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 1-2
November 8th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 3-4
November 15th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 5-6
November 22nd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 7-8
November 29th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 9-10

Part Two
December 6th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 11-12
December 13th ~Atlas Shrugged Ch 13-14
December 20th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 15-16
December 27th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 17-18
January 3rd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 19-20

Part Three
January 10th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 21-22
January 17th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 23-24
January 24th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 25-26
January 31st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 27-28
February 7th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 28-30

Woot!
This sounds fun!

No idea what it's about but it'll be an interesting thing to experience with others.


LETZZZ DO IT.
 
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It is a great book! My all time favorite book.
Please jump in and gently steer us forward if you ever feel like it. I trust you.
But no spoilers.
 

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I've enjoyed atlas shrugged. I've get the audio book. I'll listen to it again so I can join the discussion.

I know many people don't like Rands books but I really enjoy her view of personal accountability.
Looking forward to see how this goes.
 
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This sounds fun!

No idea what it's about but it'll be an interesting thing to experience with others.


LETZZZ DO IT.
Yasssss!! This will be fun!
 

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I’m in, was thinking literally yesterday I need to read it again.

What’s the policy on spoilers?

I had Titan lined up next, looks like I have about 8,000 pages to read for my next 2 books
 

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Several ppl on the forum have evinced a desire to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged but it wasn’t until I googled Kak’s profile line “Who is John Galt?” that I decided I had to read this freaking book before the Summit.

I’m not a fan of Ayn Rand. I’ve never read ANY of her books before. I have no clue what this book is about.

Since Atlas Shrugged has 30 chapters I need to read 2 chapters a week to finish by February 7th. I ordered my copy last week and started reading today. I’m four pages in and I already know from experience that

This is real literature.

And I want to discuss it.

If you’d like to join me I’d love to have you in this SCHEDULED book discussion. Really. I think you’re smart. Whether you’re 15 or 78. Get in here and discuss. What does that mean?

A Scheduled Book Discussion means:

1. We read at an assigned pace together.

2. Each week I summarize what the book said then we talk about what we think it means and how we felt about it.

3. We can only talk about that weeks chapters in that thread. There will be a new thread every week.

4. You CAN ONLY TALK ABOUT the chapters we have already read.

5. No spoilers.

6. NO FREAKING SPOILERS OR I WILL CUT YOU!!!


I can’t possibly make this an inviting and flourishing book discussion if everybody just reads the whole book really fast.

I want to read it together. WITH you. Not AT you. My intent is to ponder and wonder about the book NOT TEACH. I’ve never read the book and I will not be reading any summaries or cliff notes or websites about it. I’m jumping in with only my wits and a pen to underline stuff. Yay!

In other forums this type of structured book discussion has gone amazingly well and has resulted in some powerful paradigm shifts and great relationships. I’m hoping it will happen here but I have no idea. Y’all might just ignore me. I doubt it though cuz I’m entertaining and oh so much fun. Lol. Also, sarcasm. Ha!

Every week I will post a new thread with a summary of the two current chapters. IN THAT THREAD we can discuss what we got out of those two chapters. Please read w/ me!! But no spoilers!!!!!!

If you’ve already read the book PLEASE PLEASE come hang out! But don’t give spoilers. The beauty here is that we will most definitely get some stuff wrong and/or have differing (sometimes passionately so) views but that w/ humility we will change our minds by reading more and DISCOVERING FOR OURSELVES what the book has to say to us.

You’re not a sheep. I don’t have to tell you what to think. You can figure it out on your own. But figuring something out together is just more fun.

If you’re not interested.. no worries. If you are interested (and excited!) please order your book now because this is the discussion schedule.

Part One
November 1st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 1-2
November 8th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 3-4
November 15th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 5-6
November 22nd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 7-8
November 29th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 9-10

Part Two
December 6th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 11-12
December 13th ~Atlas Shrugged Ch 13-14
December 20th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 15-16
December 27th~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 17-18
January 3rd ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 19-20

Part Three
January 10th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 21-22
January 17th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 23-24
January 24th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 25-26
January 31st ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 27-28
February 7th ~ Atlas Shrugged Ch 28-30

Woot!
Who is John Galt anyway?

BTW, it's my hero Steve Job's favorite book. It must be good.
 

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I’ve read it three times now, aswell as her other novels and most of her non-fiction work... so I won’t be reading it again, but would like to join in the discussions - if it’s ok with y’all
 
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I’ve read it three times now, aswell as her other novels and most of her non-fiction work... so I won’t be reading it again, but would like to join in the discussions - if it’s ok with y’all
I’d love to have you participate. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it anywhere.. but just don’t give spoilers. Lol

And if we overlook anything really small but important shine a light on it! Yay!
 

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I’m in, was thinking literally yesterday I need to read it again.

What’s the policy on spoilers?

I had Titan lined up next, looks like I have about 8,000 pages to read for my next 2 books
Add the Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich to that list. You’ll have 2020 figured out.
 

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I'll join so I don't have to nod knowingly as if I know what folks are talking about when the subject comes up.
 

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Add the Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich to that list. You’ll have 2020 figured out.
Damn man, 1200 pages? These books make Unscripted look like a white paper.

Atlas shrugged- 1100
Titan- 825
Rise and fall- 1200
Unscripted- 400

It’s amazing to break it down though, somebody could read just 10 pages a day and get through them all in a year. That’s a lot of knowledge to gain with an investment of maybe 15 minutes a day.
 
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Damn man, 1200 pages? These books make Unscripted look like a white paper.

It’s amazing to break it down though, somebody could read just 10 pages a day and get through them all in a year. That’s a lot of knowledge to gain with an investment of maybe 15 minutes a day.
Could not put it down when I read it 35 years ago. At the same time, it never seemed to end!
 

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I read it a long time ago, it's a good time to reread it. I'll squeeze it in after Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday.
 

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It's not really a spoiler. Just my own personalsuper vague overly philosophical interpretation. Sorry though.
 

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Oh, I'm excited for all of you! Atlas Shrugged is a great novel.

One suggestion I have is to split the book into three separate readings. The book is conveniently split into three 'books', and I find them to be a natural stopping point. Atlas Shrugged can be...a lot (it's not necessarily dense), and I think stopping at the end of each book gives you a good bit of breathing room. Stopping at the end of a chapter (or in the middle of it) can make it harder to pick it back up.

I may not join you for the rereading, but if it's okay, I think I'd like to join in on the discussions! I'll avoid spoilers.
 

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It's always been on my todo list as it's so influential, I shall join. I just finished a book yesterday so the timing is perfect.
 

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I'm in. Last year I got to page 250...and got distracted by other books - this will be a great way to keep myself accountable. Let's do this! :clap::
 
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Don’t do that. It’s not cool. Shush yourself. Ppl get to make guesses if they’re reading the book. You wanna participate orb
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It's not really a spoiler. Just my own personalsuper vague overly philosophical interpretation. Sorry though.
That emoji looks mean when it’s big! Yikes! Tone is difficult to convey sometimes.

I only used it cuz I didn’t have a napkin to throw at you. I WANT TO HEAR your philosophical interpretations or I wouldn’t have invited you.. I just want to hear them while we’re reading the book.
 
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It's always been on my todo list as it's so influential, I shall join. I just finished a book yesterday so the timing is perfect.
YAY!!!

I'm in. Last year I got to page 250...and got distracted by other books - this will be a great way to keep myself accountable. Let's do this! :clap::
Wohooo!!!
 

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Don’t do that. It’s not cool. Shush yourself. Ppl get to make guesses if they’re reading the book. You wanna participate orb


That emoji looks mean when it’s big! Yikes! Tone is difficult to convey sometimes.

I only used it cuz I didn’t have a napkin to throw at you. I WANT TO HEAR your philosophical interpretations or I wouldn’t have invited you.. I just want to hear them while we’re reading the book.
Sorry again.
 
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Sorry again.
GAH! I wrote that and then meant to delete it cuz you’re not close enough to me to hear my voice at all. Dude I swear if you could hear me you’d realize I mean nothing but silliness. No offense at all to you!
 

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