Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shakespeare Readalong: The Taming of the Shrew

These are the participants:
Ibis3
istop4books
katrinat
Extreme-Reader
Mahinaarangi

And the schedule (with links to the appropriate Book Talk Forum Threads):
- Thread 1, October 12, Induction - Act I **active**
- Thread 2, October 19, Act II-Act III **active**
- Thread 3, October 26, Act IV, i - iii
- Thread 4, November 2, Act IV, iv - Act V

And some other useful links:
- our book online and for free at Shakespeare Literature dot com!
- The Taming of the Shrew on Wikipedia--beware of spoilers!
- notes for the play at Spark Notes

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Bible in 90 Days Readalong

These are the participants:
bsliv1219
playtheman
classicfox
waderwoman
Cee-Blue
Miss-Owl
macewoman
thistle8
denny08
bearyfriend
pitluv4





And the schedule (with links to the appropriate Book Talk Forum Threads):
Thread #1 (Week 1), September 1st - September 7th (to Exodus 40:30)
Thread #2 (Week 2), September 8th - September 14th (to Deuteronomy 23:11)
Thread #3 (Week 3), September 15th - September 21st (to 1 Samuel 28:19 )
Thread #4 (Week 4), September 22nd - September 28th
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And some other useful links:
- different versions and translations of the Bible online and for free at Wikisource
- the Bible article on Wikipedia--lots of info!
- Wikipedia on the book of Genesis
- Wikipedia on Exodus

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summer of Shakespeare Readalong: Cymbeline

These are the participants:
Ibis3
playtheman
Elddau1
Nell-Lu
countdebeans

And the schedule (with links to the appropriate Book Talk Forum Threads):
- Thread 1, August 16, Act I-Act II, i **active**
- Thread 2, August 30, Act II, ii-Act III, iv **active**
- Thread 3, September 13, Act III, v-Act IV **active**
- Thread 4, September 27, Act V **active**

And some other useful links:
- our book online and for free at Wikisource!
- Cymbeline on Wikipedia--beware of spoilers!
- notes for the play at Spark Notes

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer of Shakespeare Readalong: Two Gentlemen of Verona

These are the participants:
Ibis3
Megi53
playtheman
buffra
Kiri
Mistlerose
Elddau1
NessMonster

And the schedule (with links to the appropriate Book Talk Forum Threads):
- Thread 1, July 12, Act I *active*
- Thread 2, July 19, Act II *active*
- Thread 3, July 26, Act III-Act IV, i-ii
- Thread 4, August 2, Act IV, iii-Act V

And some other useful links:
- our book online and for free at Wikisource!
- Two Gentlemen of Verona on Wikipedia--beware of spoilers!
- notes for the play at Spark Notes

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wuthering Heights Readalong

These are the participants:

thistle8
Ladybug768
Genie6999
meexia
Haugtussa
lovestoreadinmo
pashmack
GMadden
suedo
playtheman
bluecat07

And the schedule (with links to the appropriate Book Talk Forum Threads):

Thread 1: Chapters 1-3 (29th June to 5th July 2008)
Thread 2: Chapters 4-9 (6th July to 12th July 2008)
Thread 3: Chapters 10-15 (13th July to 19th July 2008)
Thread 4: Chapters 16-21 (20th July to 26th July 2008)
Thread 5: Chapters 22-27 (27th July to 2nd August 2008)
...rest to be added later.

This readalong is going to be longish, so lets try to keep it alive until the end.

And some other useful links:
- Wuthering Heights on Wikipedia--beware of spoilers!
- a Reader's Guide to Wuthering Heights
- Google map of the probable setting of Wuthering Heights
- SparkNotes
on the book, including chapter synopses and study questions.
- and the book for free online at Wikisource

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Changeling Readalong

A modern classic with a new introduction by Andrew Marr

Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charles Forbes, sees an uncanny warmth in his reticence and in his seemingly insolent smile. So he decides to take Tom on holiday with his own family...

This powerful novel explores one of Jenkins's consistent and most fruitful themes - how goodness and innocence is compromised when faced with the pressures of growing up and becoming part of society.

These are the participants:

canongatebooks
Nu-Knees
inkognitoh
swan-scot
KiwiinEngland
Rivercassini
sheepette


The discussion will begin on:
14th March. canongatebooks will post the main thread in the morning.



And some other useful links:
- the BBC page on Robin Jenkins
- Canongate's web page for The Changeling
- buy the book at Amazon UK
- study notes from Monifieth High School - beware of spoilers!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another Anna Karenina Readalong



These are the participants:

thistle8 - Texas
londonlife
-
UK
spaceystacey - New Jersey
ireland424 - Wisconsin
katrinat - UK

LauraLeterboxer - UK
ladybug786 - Oregon
Nu-Knees - UK
elizardbreath - Oregon
cobradawn - California

jennannej - Nebraska
pashmack - Florida

mahinaarangi - New Zealand
bookworm76 - Australia
Week 1 - Part I, Chps. 1-16 (Sunday, Feb. 10) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5123857/1

Week 2 - Part I, Chpts. 17-34 (Sunday, Feb. 17) Thread 2
Week 3 - Part II, Chpts. 1-17 (Sunday, Feb. 24) Thread 3
Week 4 - Part II, Chpts. 18-35 (Sunday, Mar. 2) Thread 4

Week 5- Part III, Chpts. 1-16 (Sunday, Mar. 9) http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5211538/1
Week 6 - Part III, Chpts. 17-32 (Sunday, Mar. 16) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5232303/19

Week 7 - Part IV, Chpts. 1-12 (Sunday, March 23) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5251070/1
Week 8 - Part IV, Cpts. 13-23 (Sunday, March 30) http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5270902/1

Week 9 - Part V, Chpts. 1-16 (Sunday, April 6) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5287991/8
Week 10 - Part V, Chpts. 17-33 (Sunday, April 13) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5304564/5

Week 11 - Part VI, Chpts. 1-16 (Sunday, April 20) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5321037/1
Week 12 - Part VI, Chpts. 17-32 (Sunday, April 27) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5342889/1

Week 13 - Part VII, Chpts. 1-12 (Sunday, May 4) http://www.member.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/5361822/1
Week 14 - Part VII, Chpts. 13-31 (Sunday, May 11)

Week 15 - Part 8, Chapters 1-19 (Sunday, May 18)

Anna Karenina will take us fifteen (15) weeks to read. The weekly reads are being divided up so that they are manageable and not too overwhelming! Thanks to Nu-Knees for suggesting this schedule. I think its a good one! All of the weekly chats about the book will be posted on a bookcrossing thread under Book Talk. The first thread will begin on Sunday (February 10) and then we can have all week to discuss that thread while we are reading for the next Sunday's thread). If you can't post that Sunday, you can post all of that following week for the assigned section. Anyone can feel free to start the thread --- just put the title in the thread i.e. Anna Karenina readalong, Part I, Chpts. 1-16. And also, please make sure no one else has started the thread. Also, please do not post ahead of schedule so that we can avoid spoilers! I will provide the threads next to the schedule so that you can just link on to them right here!

I am really excited to be reading this along with all of you. I heard it is a wonderful book! Happy Reading!

p.s. this is the first time I've done a readalong so please feel free to suggest anything or things I can do to make it easier!

And some other useful links:
- our book online and for free at Project Gutenberg!
- Anna Karenina on Wikipedia--beware of spoilers!
- SparkNotes on the novel, including chapter synopses and study questions.

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