The approved participants are: Nichole, Alice, Robyn, BookBelle, Amy, Jennifer, Audra, Shannon, Brooks, Kerry M, Marie, and Lindsey. By signing up, you've agreed that you will not link to Amazon in any of your Michael Chabon posts; that you *will* link in each post to either your own local (US) independent bookstore OR The Odyssey Bookshop for pre-purchasing the book; that you will link back to my blog and enter your posts into a linky on my blog each Tuesday; and that you will sacrifice your first-born child on a homemade rowan wood altar or attack the demon mayor of Sunnydale with hummus when I give the signal--the choice is yours. Oh, wait, that last bit belongs in a post about a Buffy the Vampire Slayer singalong that I'll be hosting later in the year.
Because I'm going to be vacationing for the last two weeks of June and the beginning of July, I basically scheduled this readalong to suit my own particular travel needs, so here are the requisite posts:
Tuesday, 3 July -- introductory post. Maybe say why you're interested in this particular readalong, whether you've read Michael Chabon before, and whether you think he looks like my friend Linford from Over the Rhine (you're gonna have to look up my old post or do your own Google image search here, peoples. I can't do all of your work for you).
Tuesday, 10 July -- Discussion of Part One--Dream of Cream
Tuesday, 17 July -- Discussion of Part Two--The Church of Vinyl
Tuesday, 24 July -- Discussion of Parts Three & Four--A Bird of Wide Experience & Return to Forever
Tuesday, 31 July -- Discussion of Part Five--Brokeland--and a wrap up of the experience reading along for a not-yet-published work.
Your books are being mailed this Friday, so they should arrive in plenty of time to get started reading for the first discussion deadline of 10 July. If you don't get the book by the end of this month, please leave me a comment here and I will work my magic from far afield in the wilds of Anguilla.