I am thinking of hosting my very first blog party. In September. A Tolkien-themed blog party, starting on Sept. 22 (Bilbo and Frodo's birthday) and running that whole week (commonly celebrated as Tolkien Week among enthusiasts). A blog party with games and giveaways, the whole nine yards.
A blog party that would kick off a three-month-long read-along of the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy. Also complete with the occasional giveaway, guest posts, and chapter-by-chapter discussions.
You see what I meant about a lot of work? And a lot of fun?
I got the idea because I've run across comments on lots of blogs lately from people who haven't read the trilogy yet, but would like to. People who might be a little daunted by the thought of reading 1000+ pages without some kind of external motivation/enthusiasm to keep them going. Or people like me who haven't re-read it for a while, and have been needing an excuse.
So, my bloggy friends, what do you think? Would anyone be interested in joining me for a Middle Earth blog party and/or a LOTR read-along? Starting in September? Please let me know!
EDIT: Saying you'd be interested would not obligate you to participate -- I know stuff happens in real life that derails plans. Also, you could join the blog party, but not do the read-along, or skip the party and just do the read-along.