Monday, May 14, 2012

There's Gonna Be An OUTLANDER Read-A-Long! Sign Up Here!

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives
-(summary from Goodreads)


Have any of you ever wanted
to read Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER
but have just never taken the time?


OR…Have you read it already
but really want to read it again?


BOY! Do I have some news for you!

YOU GUYS! 
There’s gonna be an Outlander Read-A-Long!
And everyone is Invited!

Maybe you’re like me and you’ve always wanted to tackle 
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series
or maybe you’re a huge fan and you really want to read it again. 
Either way, this is a perfect chance for you to join up with a group of readers 
and tackle this chunkster together!

I’ve checked this book out of the library before, not once but twice! 
I’ve had friends and coworkers tell me over and over how it is incredible 
and I NEED to read it, but I’ve just never taken the time. 
I was super duper excited to find it at a library sale for only $1 a few months ago. 

THAT’S RIGHT!
I bought a Trade Paperback copy
for just ONE DOLLAR.



Y’all, I absolutely LOVE a Trade Paperback. 
LOVE.

It would be SO EASY and SO FUN for you to join us in this read-a-long! 
You could use your local library to get a copy of the book 
(just plan on renewing it a couple of times). 
Or you can find it at:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository / AbeBooks
Half Price Books


This is not my first read-a-long! The last one I participated in was a re-read of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, and I really had a great time. I loved re-reading the book for several reasons and I met so many great bloggers that have become really great blogging buddies. While last time I was just a participant -  I’m beside myself with joy that this time I’m actually co-hosting! I expect nothing but fun times ahead because this is a fantastic group to be sharing co-hosting duties!

I encourage every one of y’all to consider joining up with us 
to read this book that promises to be really amazing.
I can’t wait to dive into it!

I’ve heard this one is really spicy and, um, a must-read.
*big smiles*



Here’s the schedule for the Read-A-Long,
including which blogs are participating as co-hosts:



June 11th
Questions for chapters 1-7 announced at Gone with the Words

June 18th
Questions for chapters 1-7 answered & questions announced for chapters 8-14
on 
Stalking the Bookshelves

June 25th
Questions for chapters 8-14 answered & questions announced for chapters 15-21 on Tangled up in Blue

July 2nd
Questions for chapters 15-21 answered & questions announced for chapters 22-28 on Into the Hall of Books

July 9th
Questions for chapters 22-28 answered & questions announced for chapters 29-35 on Logan E. Turner

July 16th
Questions for chapters 29-35 answered & questions announced for chapters 36-41 on The Reading Housewives

July 23rd
Questions for chapters 36-41 answered on Gone with the Words.
The end. 


Each Monday, that week’s host will also have a linky for participants to link-up their discussion questions so everyone can hop from blog to blog and see other reader’s thoughts!




How do you participate?

  1. Officially sign up by writing a participation post and linking up in the linky below. 
  2. Share the news! Tweet & tell others about the fun...The more, the merrier! 
  3. Answer the weekly discussion questions that will be posted according to the schedule above. Post them on Mondays throughout the months of June and July. Go to the hosts blog, link up, and visit other linked-up posts to see other readers' thoughts! It's fun! 
  4. The linky is the same on each host blog. You only have to enter one time! 

GRAB A BUTTON & PUT IT UP ANYWHERE!









AND…here’s the linky where you can sign up!

14 comments:

  1. How fun!!! We all love the read-alongs...:) Im going to try and do this one with you guys!

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    1. I think it'll be fun Tina! You're such fun & I hope it works out so you can join us!

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  2. ME! I want to read Outlander!! I have also heard great things about it and checked this book out of the library before, only to return it unread:( So I'm signing up! This will be my first readalong:)

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    1. HEATHER YAY!!!!!!!

      I'm SO EXCITED to see that you want to do this with us!!! REALLY EXCITED!!

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  3. Oh my. I think I might have to sign up for this one. I've read it before, but I'd love to do a reread. Will check to see how bad school will be at that point. With any luck, it'll be smooth sailing!

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    1. EMS!!!! YAY!!! I hope it works out... I need to check the starting date for you so you'll know exactly. I hope it's smooth sailing so you can join us!

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  4. I'm starring this post in my Google Reader because I'm SERIOUSLY considering joining in this one. I've got a copy of Outlander on my Nook, and like you, I've always wanted to read (or at least start) this series!

    P.S. I love library book sales. :)

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    1. Natalie, I saw your last library haul and it was SO GOOD!

      I hope you can join us! This book has literally made fun of me for ages, probably because of its length and how busy I am. But with readalongs, it is fun and easy because it is broken down. I'm really excited and SO HAPPY that you're at least considering it. HOPE x 10000 that it works out for your schedule!!!

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  5. Thanks for hosting this with my Asheley! It will be buckets of fun!

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    1. I'm excited Jacinda!! Everything I've ever done with you has been buckets of fun. :)

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  6. YAYYYY! I can't wait for you to read this!! I can't wait for all the first timers to read it, actually. I love it so much. :)

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    1. I'm excited too! It's staring me down, right here beside my bed.

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  7. I hope you realize this means more kilts on your blog. Lot's more.

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    1. So I've heard! BRING. IT. I'm all for the sexy sexy.

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