Who Wants To Do A Read-Along?

10 Apr

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I’m going to go ahead and do it. Is anyone interested in doing a read-along? Before you answer, let me tell you how I think this would shake down.

  1. We choose a book (I’ve elected four, see below)
  2. Every two weeks we all commit to reading about 50 or so pages
  3. On a selected date, all participants would propose one or two questions about the material covered in the past two weeks
  4. Within the next week, all participants would write a blog post answering the questions that were asked by other readers
  5. We all link to each other, comment on each others posts, and have a general community of happy reading times.

That’s really all I’ve got right now. Have I piqued anyone’s interest? Maybe? Maybe not? This is something I’d like to continue doing for a while and try to build a community around.

I’ve picked four books I’d like to choose from this first time and Β then I would open it up to those participating going forward. It’s like a book club, but slower reading and more blogging!

You can either leave a comment or email me at my new email address, SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. If you’re going to read with me or follow in the blog, please vote for the title you’d like to see below!

Until next time, write on.

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17 Responses to “Who Wants To Do A Read-Along?”

  1. nicolejacob86 April 10, 2014 at 1:07 PM #

    i’m in. and since i’m 100% of the votes… my choice wins? lol

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    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM #

      We’ll see if anyone else is interested first haha. I think it would be really fun!

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      • nicolejacob86 April 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM #

        I think so too!!

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  2. katk303 April 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

    This sounds cool!

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    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM #

      Make sure you vote and I’ll take the one with the most votes!

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      • katk303 April 10, 2014 at 2:54 PM #

        Hmm I’m conflicted because I’ve already read two of them but I don’t want to take them out of the running for that reason πŸ™‚

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      • Sam April 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM #

        I wont’ stop bothering you until you pick one.

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  3. katk303 April 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM #

    waaaait I take my vote back… holy crap I forgot what that book was about

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    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM #

      Can you vote again? I’ll remember to take that one off.

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      • katk303 April 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM #

        Katherine Kendig: Making Simple Processes Difficult Since 1990

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  4. Ashlee April 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM #

    I’m interested! I need some more blogging in my life, and if it’s attached to reading then it might actually happen. πŸ™‚

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    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM #

      That’s awesome! Please don’t forget to vote πŸ™‚

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  5. heartofsultana April 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    This sounds awesome I’d love to participate! Casted my vote πŸ™‚

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    • Sam April 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

      It looks like the jury’s out on this one, haha. Hopefully we get another vote or two to break the tie!

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  6. lynnsbooks April 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM #

    I really would like to read the Maze Runner and think this sounds like fun. Will wait to see what your final winner is.
    Thanks
    Lynn πŸ˜€

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    • Sam April 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM #

      Be sure to vote for it to have your say. It will be great to have you join us.

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