Thursday, June 7, 2012
Summer Middle Earth Read-Along: You Can Do It, Too!
My wonderful, wacky friend EssJay, aka Popqueenie, the blogger behind Snobbery, has come up with a beautiful humdinger of an idea.
As my readers know, I spent a good chunk of last spring and summer in Westeros; in that spirit (and since I'm comfortably ahead on my 100 Books in 2012 progress) this year I'm joining EssJay and many of our friends in spending a good chunk of this summer back in good old Middle Earth. We're having a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Read-Along.
Here's the schedule she has kindly cobbled together for us. This will be my I've-lost-counth time reading this, so I don't know how much I'll have to say on each section, but I do like to talk about stuff, so who knows:
June 23 – June 27 Chapters 1-5
June 27 – June 30 Chapters 6-12
June 30 – July 4/5 Chapters 13-19
Fellowship of the Ring
July 4/5 – July 7 Chapters 1-6 of Book One
July 7 – July 11 Chapters 7-12 of Book One
July 11 – July 14 Chapters 1-5 of Book Two
July 14 – July 18 Chapters 6-10 of Book Two
July 18 – July 21 Chapters 1-5 of Book Three
July 21 – July 25 Chapters 6-11 of Book Three
July 25 – July 28 Chapters 1-5 of Book Four
July 28 – August 1 Chapters 6-10 of Book Four
Return of the King
August 1 – August 4 Chapters 1-5 of Book Five
August 4 – August 8 Chapters 5-10 of Book Five
August 8 – August 11 Chapters 1-4 of Book Six
August 11 – August 15 Chapters 5-9 of Book Six
We're especially curious to have participation from people who have never read these before! To participate, grab the icons she provided here and post on your own blog, or comment on her entries or mine as we go!
Party like Hobbits, people!