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Lies of Locke Lamora read along – teh plan!

Posted on: March 1, 2012

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Edited on MARCH 4th to add:

Did we get lucky or what? we scored some author participation! Best. Treat. EVER.

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Thanks to everyone who has signed up to participate in our The Lies of Locke Lamora (and then Red Seas Under Red Skies) read along, we are so very happy to have you!  Haven’t signed up yet and want? Piece of cake, just comment on this post that you want to sign up, I’ll make the magic happen.

There are a few surprises in  store (especially if you’ve never rad the books!), and my co-hosts and I are very excited to get started.  In the meantime, ummm,  has everyone got a copy of  Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora? If not, now is the time hit up your local bookstore or library, or Amazon or B&N.  A basic paperback should cost you less than ten bucks.

If you’ve never participated in a “read-along”, here’s a crash course:  Your hosts are  Dark Cargo, @ohthatashley at SF Signal, My Awful Reviews, and yours truly.  I’ve chopped the book up into five digestible sections and we’ll read one section each week, see below for details.  Every Thursday, you’ll get a super secret e-mail from me with that week’s discussion starters. Wait till Saturday to publish your blog post of Locke Lamora discussion awesomeness.  We’ll take about five weeks to finish the first book, take a week off, and then take five to six weeks on the second book.  Easy as pie!

Don’t have a blog or have a blog and don’t feel like committing to a post? No problem!  I’ll be linking to as many discussions as possible, so just blog hop around and comment as you please.

Some of us have original printing hardbacks, some of us have imported editions, and some of us (like me) have super cheapo paperbacks. Because there are a lot of versions floating around  the reading schedule is based on chapter headings, not page numbers. It works out to about 120-140 pages per week.

that said, here’s the reading plan:

Week 1-  Read prologue thru end of Interlude called “Locke Stays for Dinner”. Discussion questions go out on March 8, posts go up on Saturday March 10

Week 2 –  Read Chapter three thru end of Interlude called “The Boy who Cried for a Corpse”, Discussion questions go out on March  15 , posts go up on Saturday March 17.

Week 3 – Read Chapter five thru end of Interlude called “The Half Crown War”.  Discussion questions go out on March  22, posts go up on Saturday March 24.

Week 4 – Read Chapter nine thru Interlude called “Orchids and Assassins”.  Discussion questions go out March 29, posts go up on March 31

Week 5 – Read chapter 14 thru end of the book.  Discussion questions go out April 5th, posts go up April 7th.

Make sense?  toss up some questions in teh comments if you got ‘em.

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31 Responses to "Lies of Locke Lamora read along – teh plan!"

I am very much looking forward to the read-along but I’m anticipating a problem. :)
I never read the book but what I can tell from reviews, I will probably love it so it will be difficult for me to prolong the reading into 5 weeks.
I’ll try and refresh my memory once discussion starts though. :)
I’m very impatient when I’m reading something interesting.

I think I’m going be having trouble with that too! If you read ahead, don’t worry about it, just try not to spoil the surprises for others. :)

I’ve never even heard of a Read Along before – it sounds like great fun, so count me in! :)

I just signed up on the “announcing” post, but just to make sure I get on the super secret email list, I’m signing up here, too. Seems like a manageable group of chapters, I think. Bring on the lunch hour!

yup, I gotcha on the list! Thanks for joining the read along! :)

Coincidentally, the weekly-ish Sword & Laser podcast is doing a read of this book right now.

no kidding! I’ll have to go check that out. . . .

I’ve read this before, but it has been a while so I think I’ll join in. I’m pretty sure my copy if upstairs… somewhere

I still need to get my copy, but worst case scenario I just download it on my Kindle. I’m excited!

I’ve never done this before, so do I make a post on my blog regarding my answers to the Discussion questions?

yes, that’s exactly how it will work. Everyone who has a blog is encouraged to post their own discussion answers, and then check out everyone else’s answers. the Co-Hosts will be linking around to everyone, and of course all participants can post links to everyone else’s discussions too.

Can’t wait to get the questions. I’m really excited about these books!

I’d like to join in if it’s not too late! I’ve been meaning to read these books for a while, and the read-along sounds like fun :).

not too late at all! :) we can add people all the time.

I just received my copy from the library. I cannot wait to get the read-a-long underway. I am excited to finally read these books.

oh, you are gonna love them! Yay for libraries!

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Hey! I’d like to join as well if possible. I’ve been waiting to read these books for ages but had so many other books to read and review I never got time. However, I’ve been a bit sick lately so I have plenty of backlog reviews to keep me busy while I read these. Horray for the unexpected upside! :)

Hi Michelle! Sorry you’ve been under the weather, I hope you are feeling better? I added you, you should get an e-mail from me mid next week with the first batch of goodies. So happy to have you along!

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Yes…high time i read it again. i’m in. Hi, Scott!

Scott Lynch is so totally awesome for publicising this and even giving us some little nuggets about the creation process. It’s not the first time he’s done stuff like this for the fans, either.

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