I have enjoyed my first read along so much that I am inspired to host mine own! Anna Karenina was a book I envisioned I will never pick up, much less finished, but a read along was just the Push & the support I needed. It was just so good to rant & rave with others who are at reading at around the same part as you!
Les Misérables is one I have wanted to read for soooo long. In fact, I purchased a second hand book nearly 15 years ago and it has just been collecting dust. I did try to read it once but did not past the first few pages. That was a really dismal effort which greatly dismayed a good friend of mine (who, by the way, devoured it in one weekend!). Seeing that another adaptation is on the way, I think it’s a really good timing to get this one dusted & read! My good friend (above) has agreed to read it again along with me but I thought I’d put the call out there too and see if anyone else would like to come along for the ride.
Here’s my proposed schedule (noting that the book is divided into 5 volumes):
15 Sept – 28 Sept: Fantine
29 Sept – 12 Oct: Cosette
13 Oct – 26 Oct: Marius
27 Oct – 9 Nov: Saint Denis
10 Nov – 23 Nov: Jean Valjean
1 Dec: Final Review
I know it looks like a long time (2.5 months) but we are practically reading a book every 2 weeks! Remember, this is supposed to be fun, no pressure with lots of support to read this Chunkster of a book 😀 I do hope that you will join in, whether you have a blog or not. If you wish, please click on Mister Linky below and add your link. I look forward to sharing with you all!!
Btw, you don’t have to have a blog to participate… you’re welcome to link your GR profile & I’ll look you up (or you can always look me up) and we can ‘rant & rave’ on GR 🙂
Grab a button here:
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Please do let me know if either linky / button doesn’t work, it’s my first time with both 🙂
Oh, and if you haven’t seen the trailer yet…