Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Stand Read-A-Long: The Beginning

It is time to begin The Stand Read-A-Long!!!!  After much thinking (and flipping through this HUGE book), I have decided to move this read-a-long to six weeks for those who are not speed readers (like myself)!!  Instead of reading for the entire month of April, I will be moving it until the middle of May.  So, for those who may not be able to start right away, those who take a while reading it, etc., we can all read it together and share thoughts wherever we may be!

I thought we could do a short little questionnaire to begin the Read-A-Long.  If you plan to participate or consciously are NOT participating for one reason or another, answer the following questions and share your initial thoughts before we crack the book (or get too far if you have already started).  Post the permalink of your answers in the Mr. Linky below and let's begin the adventure together!!

  1. Will this be your first read of The Stand by Stephen King or a re-read?  If you are choosing not to read  this book, why?  Does just the word King make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?  :)
  2. If this is a re-read, what has drawn you back to the book for a second (or more) time?
  3. Whether you know the story or not, which location would you prefer if you were a survivor of a gruesome plague:  Boulder, Colorado or Las Vegas, Nevada?
I will also leave you with a calendar of future check-ins for this event.  Don't forget to check back on these dates or follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #readthestand.
  • Monday, April 12th
  • Wednesday, April 21st
  • Thursday, April 29th
  • Saturday, May 8th
  • Monday, May 17th:  Wrap-Up!
If you have not yet signed up and would like to read along with me, click here.


  1. I think I'm going to do this, but I have to get a copy of the book first!

  2. The nice thing is that I've extended this until the middle of May for those who may be slower at reading this chunkster or who may be joining late! I would love to have you J.T.!!

  3. Wish I had started before tonight, but I love The Stand and it's a good excuse to re-read it!

  4. No worries Kate T!! I'm not very far yet myself!!! :) Glad to have you!!


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