Monday, August 19, 2013
Announcing The Book Thief Read Along!
It was inevitable that I would end up hosting ( in this case co-hosting) a Book Thief read along, right?
Well, let me tell you how it happened:
So I was sitting there minding my own business on Twitter when suddenly Kathy says, "Hey, do you think I should read The Book Thief before or after the movie comes out?"
Both Kami and I were like, "What? Dude! BEFORE!! Of course!"
And then Kathy was all, "But, I'm sort of worried about it, and I need to read it with someone or something!"
And we were all like, "AH!!! We will read with you! We can have a READ ALONG!!"
Because you know, even if I've read it twice already, I'd say it's about time for another read of this book. AND, because one can never read it too many times. And now there's the movie, right? And one should read it again before the movie comes out anyway, right?
Of course right.
So if you:
1. ...have never read this book before and feel that now is pretty good time to give it go...
2. ...love the book so much that you can re-read over and over and never get sick of it....
3. ...want to re-read before the movie comes out (on November 15, by the way)...
4. ....have never read the book and are like Kathy and are a little scared to, and want a support group...
5. ...want to just join in with us for a fun project and read along....
Then now is the time! Sign up today to let us know you want to participate!
Here's our plan:
We've divided the book into three parts, with the idea to read it slowly through the month of September. We will each (Kathy, Kami and I) take a part and host the discussion on our blogs for that part. The schedule look like this:
September 1: start reading
September 10: read through Part 3: Suey will host discussion here in this blog
September 20: read through Part 6: Kami will host discussion on her blog
September 30: finish the book: Kathy will host final discussion on her blog
Also, we'll be using the hashtag #bookthief to discuss it on Twitter. My particular plan is to tweet my thoughts and quotes that jump out at me as I'm reading, just like I did awhile back with I Am the Messenger. That was quite fun!
So? Are you with us? If yes, then post about it on your blog (to help us spread the word) and then sign up in the linky below with the URL of the post. Then join with us on the above mentioned days for our discussions either by commenting on the discussion blog, or writing up your own discussion on your blog and linking up on the linkys for each discussion.
I'm so excited! Can't wait to get started!