Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hobbit Read-a-long Sign up

Hey y'all. You guys still interested in the Hobbit Read-a-long? I'm going to open up the sign ups so everyone has time to find their copy before hand. I am proposing going at an easy schedule, aiming for the 40-50 page a week, you have time for your other reading commitments as well.

Proposed schedule:
Oct 1 - Start
Oct 8 - Chapters 1 & 2
Oct 15 - Chapters 3 through 5
Oct 22 - Chapters 6 & 7
Oct 29 - Chapters 8 & 9
Nov 5 - Chapters 10 through 12
Nov 12 - Chapters 13 through 15
Nov 19 - Chapters 16 through 19 (End)

I recommend that you follow my blog some how, or my twitter (new posts get posted there automatically) so you know when the posts go up. And by all means, spread the word!


Vonnie Rivera said...

Grr!!! I've been having such a hard time commenting. Explorer refuses to open up your Disqus (I could view other people's Disqus but not yours). I have to open up FireFox.

Anywho, sign me up for The Hobbit! So excited!!!

Sarah Williams said...

Great! And some people can post through the old Blogger way still when they have trouble with Disqus. Are the others using the old style of Disqus? I think I can revert back to it still.

Vonnie Rivera said...

Did you changed it? I'm no longer having troubles. Anywho...

Question: Are you posting a discussion by these dates? If so, will there be a specific time that we need to be online to discuss?

Sarah Williams said...

Yeah, I changed back to the old version. The 2012 version wants 8 or 9 as the standards, and in playing around, I couldn't find a way to get it to switch. The F12 thing only works for that session, so you'd have to do it every day. Not worth it.

I'm going to try schedule a post for which ever day. Most of the blog based ones seem to have just comment by the time the next post goes up, so I'd probably stick with that.

Tara said...

Hey... sign me up!

Bookishthingsandmore said...

Can't wait for this. I've been wanting to re-read before the movie. :D

Littlebearries said...

I'm in!

New follower here! This sounds like a great idea, I haven't read this book in years :)

I put a linky in my sidebar :)

Trish said...

Oh man! I wish that this was just a little bit later as I really want to read this one but am all booked-out for the month of October. Maybe I'll try to play catch up and read with y'all in November.

Sarah Williams said...

If you aren't able to, I noticed that Wallace at Unputdownables changed her last read a long to The Hobbit sometime after I put feelers out for it, so I'd recommend joining hers as well. I'll probably hop over there myself.

Sarah Williams said...

Awesome! I've been wanting to also, since they've announced the movie was a go.

Sarah Williams said...

Thanks for spreading the word!

Myra White said...

I'll sign up!

New follower - and I put a link in my sidebar. :)


Ravenaier said...

I'll definitely sign up. and put a link in my side-bar as well

Tiftalksbooks said...

I totally missed this!! BUT, I am going to see what I can do about jumping in! I love, love, love this book and have been wanting to re-read it!! Pulling out the book right now!