Did you get stuck in or gave up on #Donquijote #Donquixote? Join Lory at Emerald City Book Review and Emma at Words and Peace starting the week of March 18. It will be a slow and very manageable read along of Don Quixote, about one chapter/day, with a recap with questions and comments once a week, alternated on Lory’s blog and Emma’s. All are welcome to join. Follow the blogs to get details when all is ironed out.
Zoladdiction is a yearly dedication to the French Naturalist writer, Émile Zola. For a month every April Fanda Classiclit will do Zola-ish things. Why April? Because it’s Zola’s birth month (he’s born on 2nd April 1840). The main object is to promote or (if you haven’t known him) to get to know Zola’s writing and works. Sign up for this challenge here.
Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is coming once again on April 6. What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October. The readathon will begin promptly at 8 am Eastern time. Register here.
Laura at The Book Corps has announced a Gone With the Wind read along on her blog for March. Sign up and join in with Laura here.
Nick at One Catholic Life has chosen four books for 2019 for his Chapter-a-Day Read-Along: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Lilith by George MacDonald, and The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. If you would like to join in, get copies of the books you’d like to read. Then post about it on your blog. Download the daily schedule and commit to reading a chapter a day.
Rachel at Hibernator’s Library is working on a plan to take on Shakespeare in 2019. She will read and share four of his comedies, and, to help her out, Erica at The Broken Spine will read and share four of his tragedies. Rachel is still looking for someone to read and share four of his histories. Let The Classics Club or Rachel or Erica know if you might like to join in or offer support for this venture.
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