Wednesday, 17 August 2011
The Passage Readalong - Co hosting with The Book Memoirs
I wonder if any of you noticed the lovely banner in my sidebar.
Well if you didn't notice it then I will let you into the big event. Today is the day I announce The Passage Read-along which I will be co hosting with Elle and Kate over at The Book Memoirs. We will be running the posts on alternate weeks but providing both blogs with links to it. We are all committing ourselves to reading The Passage over the next few weeks and providing you with our thoughts as we go along.
Why a read-along?
Well, if you have seen the size the of the book, you will know it is a real chunkster. Nearly 1000 pages which actually freaked me out even though I was desperate to read it. After a long discussion with Elle, we came to the conclusion that breaking it down weekly might be a better option. Elle has been superb, as she made the gorgeous banner and worked out the time table - all I did was the break the book down into manageable portions.
When does it start?
The read-along officially begins today with the first summary being posted on The Book Memoirs next Wednesday. So by next Wednesday we are hoping to have read Chapters 1 to 5. Here is a full list of the dates and chapter breakdowns for the following ten weeks.
24/08/11 The Book Memoirs Ch 1 - 5 End on pg 119
31/08/11 Serendipity Reviews Ch 6 - 11 End on pg 212
07/09/11 The Book Memoirs Ch 12 - 18 End on pg 331
14/09/11 Serendipity Reviews Ch 19 - 22 End on pg 418
21/09/11 The Book Memoirs Ch 23 - 29 End on pg 517
28/09/11 Serendipity Reviews Ch 30 - 41 End on pg 620
05/10/11 The Book Memoirs Ch 42 - 53 End on pg 728
12/10/11 Serendipity Reviews Ch 54 - 60 End on pg 815
19/10/11 The Book Memoirs Ch 61 - 69 End on pg 908
26/10/11 Serendipity Reviews Ch 70 - END End on last page.
Who can join in?
Anyone can join in. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me you will be taking part and we will provide a link each week so you can add your views on the book. Then each week just write up a post to tell us what you thought about the book. If you do decide to take part then we would really appreciate you spreading the word.
So if you have been desperate to read The Passage which everyone is talking about but have been put off by the size, this is the read along for you!
*Also in order to celebrate this wonderful joint venture we are giving away TWO copies of this book! The lovely girlies at The Book Memoirs and myself will both purchase an extra copy to give away as an incentive to join. There will be one UK copy and one international copy to give away. I will draw the winners out next week in my Really Random Tuesday post. So if you would like to is,then please leave you details in the entry form below.*