Friday, September 13, 2013

A Discovery of Witches Real Time Readalong

If you are anything like me, you are always asking yourself "What am I going to read now?"  I have over 1300 books on my to-read list, but I still cannot decide what to read.  Sometimes I feel like I need someone to set up a schedule and tell me what to do.  Well, Deborah Harkness has done just that.  She is is setting up a reading of her book, A Discovery of Witches to be read over 40 days that coincide with the dates in the book.  I bought the book recently and haven't read it yet.  This gives me the perfect opportunity to read a book that I've been meaning to get to, but I get distracted by shiny things.

Take a look at this note from Deborah and check out her reading schedule.  If you want to join in reading, come find our A Discovery of Witches Readalong Group on Facebook for discussions and flailing.

From Deborah Harkness

 Real Time Re-reading of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Five years ago, around 7

 September 2008, I started writing what would turn out to be A DISCOVERY 

OF WITCHES. As many of you know, the main action of the book takes place 

over forty days between September 21 and October 31. Diana Bishop's first 

encounter with Ashmole 782, however, occurred on September 18. So if you're 

wondering how to spend your time between now and Halloween, and waiting 

for news about book #3, why not re-read A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES as the 

action elapses? Some days have more than one chapter, and others have none 

at all, but it's interesting to read it and have just as much time as Diana and 

Matthew did to absorb the enormous changes happening to them, and all 

around them. It may give you new insights .

Note: because the action of the book starts on a Friday, the days of the week 

will be wrong, even though the dates are right and you will end up, as they 

did, on Halloween.

September 18: chapter 1

September 21: chapters 2 and 3

September 22: chapters 4 and 5

September 23: chapter 6

September 24: chapter 7

September 25: chapter 8

September 26: chapter 9 and chapter 10 (which continue through September 29)

September 30: chapter 11

October 1: chapter 12

October 2: chapter 13

October 3: chapter 14

October 5: chapter 15 and chapter 16

October 6: chapter 17 and chapter 18

October 7: chapter 19 and chapter 20

October 8: chapter 21, chapter 22, and chapter 23

October 9: chapter 24 and chapter 25

October 10: chapter 26

October 11: chapter 27

October 12: chapter 28, chapter 29, chapter 30, and chapter 31

October 13: chapter 32 and chapter 33

October 14: chapter 34, chapter 35, and chapter 36

October 15: chapter 37 (which continues to October 19)

October 20: chapter 38 (which continue to October 21)

October 22: chapter 39 (which continues to October 28)

October 29: chapter 40

October 30: chapter 41

October 31: chapter 42

November 1: chapter 43

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