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14 August 2012

Yes, I am double-posting today. Don't get mad at me. Shh. This is important. What's that sound? Is it behind me? Should I look? No? Okay.

Clearly, you all know my inane, insane fascination and love of (most) Stephen King books. So much so, Kathleen (who also has a Stephen King plan to read his books in order of publication) and I have a separate blog entitled The Stephen King Project to celebrate all of your bookish and filmish reviews of all things Stephen King. Then earlier this summer, Trish hosted the Standalong and I fell in love with Stephen King's The Stand.

So what am I supposed to do when bloggers come a-knockin' and they start talking about doing another readalong. And this time for It? You know, the one about... the clown? Oh, yes, bloggers are a persistent bunch. *iameasilypeerpressured*

Then they made thisbutton. People. How could I NOT participate? amiright?


So I am so. in. Here are the details:
  • ITalong hosts: Fizzy Thoughts and Reading Thru the Night (aka Annotated Reading)
  • Sign up post: Click here
  • Formats: Read, listen, watch the TV movie *gigglesnort* (if it's anything like the TV version of The Stand, it will require a lot of grains of salt to deal with all that cheese)
  • Dates: Now through 10/14/2012
  • Midway Post: Sunday, Sept. 16, reading up through Part 3 (not including the Third Interlude)
  • Final Post: Sunday, Oct. 14
  • Twitter chat? Heck yeah. Thanks to Trish's brilliant hashtag for The Stand (#standalong), you can tweet and chat using #italong
Am I scared? A little. I started reading this when I was a teenager on a family trip to the beach and for some reason I stopped because I was scared and meant to pick it back up. Obviously, I was a scaredy-cat with that so now, at the ripe ole age of 38, I have to dive in again. Why don't you join? It's much more fun if we alllll do it.

Bring it, clownie. BRING. IT.

11 comments:

  1. LOL, I'm so glad you're in on this one. Methinks there are many humorous conversations in our near future.

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  2. I am joining and getting started Friday. I hate clowns, but couldn't resist this! I know I am going to scare myself to death!

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  3. Happy reading :) I read IT late last year and I enjoyed it alot. The story is not only creepy, but King creates characters you wind up caring about. Especially since it's such a long novel, you really get swept away in it.

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  4. Bring it, clownie? I'm glad you're in...I don't think I could make it through without your one-liners. :-D

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  5. Looking forward to reading IT vicariously through #italong tweets, etc. Will be listening to THE MIST (much shorter) on audio in solidarity with all of you brave souls.

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  6. I'm totally scared. But I'm also looking forward to starting it! Just need to get through some of these others that are hanging around my ipod/bedside table.

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  7. I'm too nervous to be excited yet :) I'm waiting patiently for my library to get it in for me...just looking at the cover scares me. LOL! This shall be fun!

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  8. I have no doubt you'll have fun! I wish I could join it, but clowns scare me, so I'm staying far away from this one. Happy Italong!

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  9. I'm too scared to even read the posts about IT -- and now I'll have clown-nose nightmares!

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