I feel like I've been neglecting Jane in June in the preparations for Fairy Tale Fortnight, but I just want you to know, behind the scenes I am scurrying away trying to get things in order, figure out my books and posts, contact authors and what have you.
I've also been drumming up some new ideas, and I have one I want to present to you now.
This year, I'd like to do a Read-Along. For those of you unfamiliar with the idea, basically, we would pick 1 book, and those interested in the RA would sign up to participate, and then read along as a group. The book would be split into sections, and there would be set days (like every Monday, or something) where we would all post our thoughts for that week's section of the book. You can so a blog about it, a vlog, a silly conversational post, whatever you want. And then you'd come over, link up your contribution to the RA for that week, and check out what other people had to say.
I think this could be pretty cool, like a giant Jane book club, just for that one month. And then you have the whole month to read (or reread) the book, so there's less pressure. You don't have to be scholarly, or do a review -- you just chat and get conversations going.
So, I need to know, are you guys interested in doing a Read Along?
If you are:
- Which book should we read for the Read Along? There's a poll in the sidebar: GO VOTE! --->
I'll leave it open through the end of the month, and then if there's enough interest, that will be our book!
- How structured should the RA be? Do you want me to post discussion questions for each section, or would you guys rather just talk about whatever you want to talk about? Or would you rather I post them, but have the option of whether to answer them?
- Any suggestions?
Can't wait to hear what you guys think!