Cue the circus music…the IT-along is on!
Since we have some people who are already reading/listening, we decided to go ahead and start. But don’t worry, we’re still giving you plenty of time to read this Chunky McChunkster…2 months of time, to be exact.
Here is everything you need to know (and if it isn’t, just ask…we’ll make something up!):
Who: Princess Clown Nose and I will be your ring leaders.
What: We’re reading Stephen King’s IT. You can read it, or listen to it, or heck, even watch the film version. Whatever floats your boat. But please think about joining us…our goal is to make this fun! (Because rumor has it, it’s one scary-ass book.)
When: Now through October 14th. Like Trish’s Standalong (why mess with a good thing), we’ll be doing a mid-way check-in, as well as a final post.
(Basically, this whole adventure is because of The Standalong. We heart Trish so much, we decided to torture her and make her keep reading Stephen King. (Also, getting ahead of myself, but I want to mention this since I’ll most likely forget…I really think we should consider The Shining next. Only because I so want to use the hashtag #shineon.))
Suggested reading/posting schedule (don’t worry, we won’t kick you out of the clown car if you don’t stick to it):
- Sunday, September 16th: read through Part 3, but not the Third Interlude, and post your thoughts. In my copy, this is page 608 of 1098, making it slightly more than halfway.
- Sunday, October 14th: finish, and post your final thoughts.
Where: Both here and on Princess Clown Nose’s blog, Reading Thru The Night. I will post here with Mr. Linkies on 9/16 and 10/14 so you can link up to your mid-way and final posts. If you’re on twitter, we’re using #italong for any IT-related tweets. And just like the past few weeks, we will continue with the occasional clownish interlude (including encouraging you all to post your clown nose pics after the noses arrive!)
Why: Because clowns are fun! And there’s safety in numbers! And because you know you want a clown nose (but supplies are limited, so make sure you hurry on over to the Princess’s blog and email her). Also, because King’s is pretty entertaining, even if his books are ridiculously long.
Many of you have already stated your intent to join in (and we love you for it!), but I’m going to ask you to officially sign up here (yes, that includes you, Trish’s mom…we want you to read it, too!), so we have all of your names and blogs (if you have one) on this official starting post. You can just link to your blog, but if you do write a post about joining us, be sure to link to it so we can all stop by with our condolences. Wait…I mean encouragement!!