so, after traveling about all over the place and finally settling down somewhere and selling my labour, i had no more excuses and have ordered a nice, shiny, hardcover edition of capital volume 1. to be precise i got the edition published by these guys, volume 35 of a 50 volume set of nearly everything marx and engels ever wrote. if you want to get the same one, look at their catalogue for the isbn (mine's from amazon - sorry libcom, i forgot to got through your link, though i got it from the us one anyway as it worked out cheaper).
it doesn't arrive for about another month, but i thought i'd start recruiting now for a reading group. so does anyone want to read it with me? we don't have to use the exact same edition. i read cleaver's reading capital politically, the aufheben review and his response (and the entire back catalogue of aufheben available online - really, i could have chosen something more exciting to abuse an unguarded printer at work...), and the fredy perlman reproduction of everyday life, but thought reading the actual thing might be better before other secondary stuff. i was thinking of having a look at cleaver's online materials for his courses to help (here), but really the best would be to discuss it with others reading it at the same pace.
so any takers? past reading groups seemed to die a fairly early death from the searches i did, but it might be worth a try.