Groupreading Updates

I just wanted to take a moment to mention some of the upcoming groupreads that I’m planning on participating in.  Anyone else who wants to join in is welcome!

I recently read Scott Lynch’s “The Lies of Locke Lamora” as a part of a groupread.  The Little Red Reviewer is hosting a readalong of the sequel, Red Seas Under Red Skies, which will begin next week.  So far the schedule is looking like this:

Start reading on or around April 21st. . .
part 1 – beginning thru End of Chapter 3, discussion questions go out Thurs April 26, posts go up Sat April 28
part 2 – Reminiscence “The Lady of the Glass Pylon” through end of Chapter 6, discussion questions go out thurs May 3, posts go up Sat May 5
part 3 – Chapter 7 thru end of Chapter 10, discussion questions go out May 10, posts go up May 12
part 4 – Chapter 11 thru end of chapter 13, discussion questions go out May 17, posts go up May 19
part 5 – Chapter 14 to the end, discussion question go out May 24, posts go up May 26

I’m also currently in the middle of a groupread of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire.  It’s an excellent book thus far, and we’re going to be groupreading the second two books beginning in late May/early June.

During the interim, I’m looking forward to a groupread of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.  So far, the schedule for that will be:

Read the Prologue through Chapter 5, May 13th-20th. Discussions for this section posted Monday, May 21st.

Read Chapter 6 through Chapter 6 through Chapter 12, May 20th-May 27th. Discussions for this section posted Monday, May 28th.

Read Chapter 13 through the end (Chapter 20), May 27th-June 3rd. Discussions for this section posted Monday, June 4th.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming readalongs.  I love participating in discussions while reading because everyone has such different ideas and opinions about the books and the directions that the plot might be heading.  It makes for a wonderful experience!

9 thoughts on “Groupreading Updates

  1. I am really enjoying the group read process. It has been so much fun. Its hard to believe that in July it will be a year since I hosted (and participated in) my first group reading experience online. That book (Dune) was so much fun to discuss. It set a high bar and I think we’ve matched it thus far in the books we’ve read and discussed. Glad you are joining in on Neverwhere.

    1. That was your first read along Carl? I don’t believe it! Cuz everything i know about running a read along, I learned from you, when we did Dune last summer. With Mistborn and Neverwhere, thanks for keeping the momentum going! 😀

      also, I’m super geeked to get started on Red Seas Under Red Skies. So much snark, so much infectious dialog!

      1. That was the first one. I had done at least one “buddy read” a year for a couple of years with Kelly (Kailana) but hadn’t even thought about getting an actual group together to do so. I saw folks talking about it on Twitter and it sounded like such a great idea that I had to try it.

        I’m glad I was able to pass on some of my experience, though to be honest it was everyone else participating that made it successful. All I did was throw open the doors and say “come on in!”. 🙂

        1. @Carl – I’ve discovered so many books through your groupreads that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise picked up, and the discussions have always been fantastic. It’s like being in a virtual book club. 🙂

          @Redhead – I’m excited too! I love the fact that Lies of Locke Lamora isn’t just a rehashing of Tolkein. It was such a fun read.

  2. I’m all for continuing the Mistborn series in a group read. Even just through the first week I really enjoyed the process and reading everyone’s comments on the first book.

  3. Wow you are busy…but it is a fun busy! I’m hoping to track down a copy of Neverwhere. I don’t see how I can miss this group read. I know the library has a copy. Now I just need to go get it and make sure that no one tries to take it from me.

    I hope school is going well. I bet you are looking forward to finals being over 🙂

    1. Good luck! I picked up mine a month or two ago when there was a major discount on the Kindle edition. It’ll be the first Gaiman novel that I’m reading, and I’m looking forward to it.

      I can’t wait until finals are over… summer is so much less stressful. 🙂

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