It is time, time for the official announcement for the Doctor Sleep Read-along!!
|Designed by Charleen of Cheap Thrills|
Over the last few weeks, Charleen of Cheap Thrills and I have been hosting a read-along for The Shining by Stephen King. We have been revisiting this horror classic because King is releasing a much-anticipated sequel, Doctor Sleep. In Doctor Sleep, we will discover Danny after the Overlook Hotel, where his life took him, and how the "shine" has impacted his life. We will finally get to meet the real adult Danny (despite his grown-up tendencies as a young child in The Shining)! I cannot wait!
Doctor Sleep is being released on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 -- one week from today! However, we want to allow participants enough time to get their hands on a copy of the book, so we are kicking off the start of the read-along on Monday, September 30. Unfortunately, I also have to wait to get my hands on this book, making it difficult to give exact breakdowns for this read-along. However, I do know how many total pages we are working with, so I have provided you with a general page number to work with in the meantime. When I post the kick-off post, I will share a more detailed breakdown. Here is what we have so far . . .
Monday, September 30: Doctor Sleep Read-along Kick-off!
Monday, October 7: Discussion #1 (approx. pages 1-180)
Monday, October 14: Discussion #2 (approx. pages 181-360)
Monday, October 21: Wrap-up Discussion (total 544 pages)
Let's also cover a few Frequently Asked Questions . . .
How will the read-along work?
You get our own copy of Doctor Sleep and read along with us! It is that simple! For each of the dates posted above, Charleen and I will post some general discussion questions to get the conversation rolling. We encourage you to answer our questions, raise your own, and share your general thoughts as you read.
Do I have to have a blog to participate?
No! You can share your thoughts with us by commenting on the discussion posts, chatting with us on Facebook, or tweeting as you read via Twitter. You may also find me chatting about it on Google+ and Instagram. If you have your own blog, however, we do encourage you to post with us to help spread the Doctor Sleep love! A linky will be available every week to share with other participants.
If you will be joining the conversation on Twitter, please follow us through the hashtag #sleepalong. I have loved reading quotes that stand out to other readers, general thoughts, etc. during The Shining Read-along (#shinealong) and I would love to see this continue through the sequel!
What if I can't stop myself from reading ahead of the schedule?
No worries! (I'm actually concerned about this one myself!!) In the case that you read ahead of our schedule, just be sure that you post SPOILER ALERT for those that may not be as far as you! We don't want to ruin the story before other readers get there!
I'm in! What do I do now?
Let us know by posting on your blog and linking up below OR by leaving us a comment! Feel free to use the button above, but please give Charleen credit for designing this beauty!
Are you ready and excited for the #sleepalong?!?