Thursday, February 19, 2015

Want to Join My "Little Women" Read-Along?

I've been meaning to write this post for simply weeks now, but other things keep taking precedence.  No more!  I hereby confirm that yes, I am going to host a read-along of Little Women, and yes, it will begin on March 1.


Like this banner says, it will probably take us several months to make our leisurely way through Little Women.  There are almost 50 chapters, and I usually manage to write a new chapter post every 2 to 3 days, so... yeah.  Not a slender tome!

In case you're wondering, let me tell you about how I run a read-along.  Obviously, we all read the same book at the same time.  I will do a blog post about each chapter, where I review what happened and post some of my thoughts on it.  I usually include a favorite passage or two, and a question for discussion.  Participants then get to comment on the blog posts as they please, and we have some lovely discussions that way.  If you want to see exactly how it all works, feel free to check out one of my previous read-alongs here.

There's no official sign-up sheet or anything, and I know lots of people have already expressed their interest on this page.  But if you think you want to participate, or just think it's a cool idea and want to spread the word, feel free to put one of these buttons on your own blog:




17 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to starting!

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  2. Great, I'm so glad to see that it's still happening. I can't wait to start!

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  3. I will be joining you, others, and the March family.
    And I've announced my plans on Beyond Eastrod.
    http://beyondeastrod.blogspot.com/2015/02/you-are-invited-join-me-in-reading.html

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  4. I definitely enjoyed LW last year; and the more I reread, the more I glean. This is one I want to dig deeper, too. I'm seriously going to consider doing it, especially given that you are hosting it. I'll get back to you.

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  5. Sounds great, and I love your buttons! : )

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  6. What a great idea! I've been wanting to re-read this and the pace sounds good, so I think I'm in. :)

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  7. Oh! I would love to join this! We're swamped in snow around here and I think that a nice Little Women re-read would definitely hit the spot.

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  8. Oh, my March is already packed; I don't think I can squeeze in Little Women. But if it really does run into April, I'll try my best to catch up. I'd love to reread this book.

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  9. Little Women was actually the book that made me fall in love with literature. So I can't wait to read it with other people!

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  10. Sign me up! It's been forever since I've read this awesome book, and I think it's very apropos, because Jo is about my age when the story starts. I can't wait to re-read it! Thanks for doing this one, it's going to be so fun!!!

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  11. Yay! I'm so excited to be participating in the Little Women readalong. I've never read Little Women, so this will be a good excuse to read it.

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  12. I'll definitely think about joining! I love Little Women, but I'm not sure if I can squeeze it in after my other commitments.

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    1. Well, you know, you don't have to comment on every single post. Just the ones you have time for!

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  13. Thanks for the excitement, everyone! I'm going to spend this week reading the introductions in my two copies so if they have any interesting insights, I can share them :-)

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  14. Okay -- you know ;), but to be quite 'official' -- I'm in!

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    1. ::Stamps "OFFICIAL" on your forehead in red::

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