It was officially released on June 2nd, but in the absence of a one-day laydown, I managed to find a copy earlier. (I then held off on reading it for fear I'd disturb jd.)
On Saturday, starting at 9AM Pacific time, there was a group read-through of the book, led by the intrepid sarahtales. This process was largely insane, full of excellent discussion, and archived in marmalade_fish.
The chatroom stayed open, and did not close like a sane thing. This developed into further and stranger adventures from people who did not want it all to end. Sooner, rather than later, a plot hatched to send around a postcard, and mailmalade_fish was born.
I have developed several new friends, much to my surprise and delight.