20 September 2012

A Readalong for JK Rowling's New Book

Before all of the hype and the press sets in, I've decided to dive in with Literary Musings and Bookworm Meets Bookworm in their readalong for JK Rowling's first novel for adults. I'm nervous and hope that it will be a wonderful reading experience, and I have to remind myself that there is no magic in this book, that Harry Potter will not pop up in the background sitting in a diner drinking a cup of coffee. I have to really discipline myself to not expect any of that, and to not feel disappointed if it doesn't happen.

So here are the details:
  1. Grab the button above.
  2. Link up your post by clicking here.
  3. Thursday, October 4th: First post, no spoilers. No set page length to read up to.
  4. Thursday, October 11th: Final post.
It's a quick timeline to read it in, but it appears it might be a book that could be absorbed and read that fast. So why not join into the fray of reading JK Rowling's first book for adults before the hype hits and you get swayed one way or the other?


  1. Fun! I'm not that excited to read this -- I'm sure I will, someday -- but I will follow along and see what all of you think!

  2. What a great readalong! I will have to think about this one. I can't imagine what her next book will be like. Can't imagine it in the least.

  3. I am so excited about this book! I'm pretty much going to read it overnight and that's what's going to happen. And then I will want to talk about it with everyone. YAY. YAY.

  4. Yay! Glad you signed up! I keep having to tell myself it isn't going to be Harry Potter either. I think it's going to be fun.

  5. I would so love to participate in this! Even though I'm planning to read it, I'm getting it from the library, and who knows when that will be. :) There's a long holds list.

  6. Wait...you're forgetting Dueling Monsters! I'm sure you can squeeze that one in, too! ;-)

  7. I can't say that I'll join the read along, but I am intrigued about this book. Can it possibly hold up in popularity to Harry? I doubt it. I haven't pre-ordered it, but I'll be reading your reviews when they're up. And putting weight on your opinion vs. others.

  8. I will be curious to know everyone's thoughts on this one. I still haven't decided whether I will read it so I'm hoping my fellow book bloggers will be able to sway me one way or the other. :-) Enjoy!


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