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.


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


    • 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!


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

        I think so too!!


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

    This sounds cool!


    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM #

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


      • 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™‚


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

        I wont’ stop bothering you until you pick one.

        Liked by 1 person

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

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


    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM #

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


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

        Katherine Kendig: Making Simple Processes Difficult Since 1990


  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™‚


    • Sam April 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM #

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


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

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


    • 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!

      Liked by 1 person

  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.
    Lynn πŸ˜€


    • 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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