Friday, October 20, 2017
Announcing Another "Lord of the Rings" Read-Along
Okay, I'm going to do this! I'm going to host a second read-along of The Lord of the Rings. You are hereby invited to join me! Whether you've read LOTR many times, or never read it. Whether you read it and liked it, or read it and hated it. I welcome all comers who want to read and discuss and learn!
There is no "sign up" process for this, but if you want to share a button on your own blog, or leave me a comment saying you plan to participate, go right ahead!
If you've never participated in one of my read-alongs and are curious about how they work, basically I will write a post for each individual chapter. Each post will contain my own thoughts on the chapter, some favorite lines, and a discussion question or two that I think people might want to ponder. All participants are then invited to discuss the chapter in the comments, both with me and with each other. You don't have to stick to the questions I ask!
I realize that NaNoWriMo begins that same day. I myself am planning to Nano in a small way, with the aim of knocking out the first draft of my next fairy-tale-reimagined-as-a-western. I intend to post three chapters a week, so it won't be a huge chunk of reading/discussing each week. But if you feel like Nano and a read-along would be too much, I'm okay with you catching up with us after you're done.
Also, I know there are quite a few holidays coming up in the next few months. While I will try to post 3 chapters a week, obviously there will be weeks where that's not feasible for me or for you. That's more like a guideline, actually, not a hard-and-fast schedule.