Lies of Locke Lamora read along – teh plan!
Posted March 1, 2012on:
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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.