This event has ended, though you’re welcome to continue sharing links to the corresponding book. Thanks for participating!
We will be hosting four sync reads throughout 2013, in conjunction with the events already organized on the Club Events Page:
April 10 through May 30 – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston June 10 through August 30 – East of Eden by John Steinbeck September 10 through October 10 – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf November 1 through December 30 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
(Rereaders are welcome!)
Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)
What is a sync read?
A sync read is an opportunity to find other club members who are reading a particular title, and sync your read.
A sync read is not a readalong. The moderators will not ask discussion questions here, provide information on the author of the book, expect you to write posts, or offer prizes for reading.
Rather, we want to encourage you to come here if you’re reading, and touch base with others. We want you to guide your own reading, and for the sync read to focus on offering an opportunity to be social, check in, encourage one another, etc — rather than offering assignments throughout the read. This is a read for the people who like to do their own research, keep their thoughts pretty back-burner until they finish a book — but still yearn to read along with other folks, now and then.
So a sync read is nothing but a reading room. We’ll toss a post up when the read starts, one or two throughout, and one at the end of the sync. Which will say little more than, “The read starts today. Check in with your thoughts if you’re reading.”
If you all want to write up discussions and such at your blog, you’re more than welcome to do so, and link them within the room we provide. But it isn’t necessary. The point is to keep it pressure-free and low key, and make sure everyone feels welcome to weigh in wherever they are in the book and however they like to respond to literature.
The activities on this site (memes, check-ins, sync reads, etc) are intended to contribute to the reading journey of those who seek a bit of connection with the group. None of these extra activities are intended to curb your reading joy. If you prefer to work on your list quietly and save any remarks for your personal book post, that’s respected and encouraged, too. This extra stuff is because some people like book mingling. 🙂
That said – Please remember to send your events to Arie Stotle, if you’re hosting something for The Classics Club in 2013. We’d love some more children’s events, Victorian Events, feminist-centered events (maybe a Persophone Reads Event), an African-American Lit Event, a Transcendentalist Event, Translated Works Event, World War One Event, maybe a Thomas Hardy event. Readalongs.
It’s up to you if you want host something. No pressure. 🙂 Go to the Events Page to see our current schedule.
Twitter hashtag: #cceventsched (for classics club community events)
Anybody planning to join in on the sync reads this year (one or more?)
Feel free to share titles for future syncs below, if you like the idea. 🙂
– The Club