Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Join the Wild West Wednesdays Lonesome Dove Readalong!

Earlier this year, I finally read the classic Gone with the Wind and fell head over heels in love with it. I have no idea why it took me 30 years to read it, but I'm so glad I did. Gone with the Wind is such a long book that I really enjoyed reading it in a readalong format that allowed me to A) Process it over time and B) Talk about it all the time (my life would be easier right now if I had such an excuse for Mockingjay!)

I decided at that time that I wanted to do another readalong of a chunkster and my friends Beth Fish Reads and Booking Mama (what? your friends don't have reading or books in their names? For shame!) had both so heartily recommended Lonesome Dove I decided to give it a try. Several other people seemed enthusiastic about the idea. Then by chance I learned Leah and Melissa were also planning a Lonesome Dove readalong and I thought...oooh maybe we can join together! The more the merrier! And so these two lovely bloggers agreed and here we are. By the way, Leah made this awesome button for us to use. We'll be posting our thoughts about Lonesome Dove every Wednesday starting October 6th. I REALLY hope you'll consider joining us. Because quite frankly, I'm a little scared of this book and nothing is better than facing your fear of books completely outside your normal reading comforts than facing it with friends. Am I right?

Here's a teaser from the book:
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

So....we're doing ten chapters a week, and we'll discuss the first ten chapters October 6th, right here!

October 6th--Chapters 1-10--My Friend Amy
October 13th--Chapters 11-20--Amused by Books
October 20th--Chapters 21-30--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
October 27th--Chapters 31-40--My Friend Amy
November 3rd--Chapters 41-50--Amused by Books
November 10th--Chapters 51-60--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
November 17th--Chapters 61-70--My Friend Amy
November 24th--Chapters 71-80--Amused by Books
December 1st--Chapters 81-90--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
December 8th--Chapters 91-101

Will you be joining us?


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