Thursday, August 1, 2013
What's this, you ask. A new readalong? Yup! During the month of August I'm buddying up with one of my favorite blogging guys, Paxton (from Cavalcade of Awesome), to co-host a readalong of The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. It'll be a low-key affair but we hope you'll join us and readalong.
Why The Talisman? A year ago when I was reading my first Stephen King (The Stand) and enjoying it, I asked around for a good follow-up. Bob (of @guildedearlobe fame) suggested The Talisman and I happened to find a copy a few days later at a used book sale.
I don't remember how Pax and I decided to cohost an actual readalong of The Talisman (Ok, I remember but it's a long stoy), but here we are! I'm going to keep this short as Paxton, a pop culture guru and self-proclaimed geek, has a much more interesting post for you. He also created the awesome banners below. Basically I'm here for funsies.
What You Need to Know: The readalong will take place throughout August and we'll be using #TalismanAlong on twitter to track discussion (Pax can be found at @PaxtonHolley). I'd tell you about the book but you probably have already guessed I know nothing about the story. I have been told that The Talisman is more fantasy than horror in case you're worried. But don't worry--we made it through It and we can hold hands through this one, too.
What You Need to Do: Grab a book and start reading! And while there isn't an official sign-up, let Pax or I know if you're reading. Even more fun if you blog about the #TalismanAlong and leave your link in the comments.
So whatdoya say?? Join us Join us! And yes, I know it's August 1st already, but feel free to join in any time.