06 June 2014

Caitlin Moran's How To Build A Girl: Who Wants to Read Along?


So...a couple of years ago, HarperCollins was gracious enough to let me host a pre-publication readalong for Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue. This year, I've talked them into letting me host a prepublication readalong for another of their authors, and I am eager to embark on this new adventure: Caitlin Moran's first novel, How to Build a Girl.

Since I mostly learned about Caitlin Moran and her contributions to the world of smart humor + feminism for the first time from many of my fellow bloggers, I cannot wait to explore her newest book together.

It's pretty simple.  We will start with an introductory post on Monday, 7 July, and post on a regular schedule every Monday thereafter through 18 August (exact reading schedule TBD). This readalong will be limited to 15 bloggers, most of whom must reside in the US. US bloggers will be provided with a physical ARC, UK bloggers are eligible with an e-galley.  All posts must link back to As the Crowe Flies and Reads and also include a link for pre-ordering the book from either Odyssey Bookshop or another independent bookstore of your choice in the US.

Are you a book blogger who would like to play along?  Please sign up in the comments below.  I will need both an email and a physical address from all of the participants, so please send them to me at emily [at] odysseybks [dot] com.

My sincere thanks to Anne DeCourcey (my sales rep who got the ball rolling) and Stephanie Cooper in the marketing department at HarperCollins who will be sponsoring this readalong!

edited to add: Okay, y'all, I think I have reached the 15-person cut-off (some people contacted me directly, not just via this blog) but I'll come back and let folks know if it opens up for one or two people. I'll also start a waiting list. I'm sorry if you didn't get the chance to sign up in time--I usually give lots more advance warning, but this readalong came together at the last minute.  

28 comments:

  1. I've been so excited for this novel for what seems like the longest time. My favourite part of the weekend used to be reading Caitlin Moran's columns in the newspaper and sharing them with my Mum. I live in the UK and I'd love to join in with the readalong if you'll have me. I'll send you an email now :)

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  2. Wow, how cool! Count me in! I'm sending you an e-mail now :)

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  3. So I REALLY REALLY want to play along. I am going to be without internet for some time in the middle BUT I think I can schedule the posts to go out in time for the Monday stuff. I just won't be able to leave comments for a little while. SO if that gets in the way and I can't play I understand. I'll just make mopey faces at everyone else's posts.

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    1. Alley, I don't see why lack of internet should keep you out. You can just double up on commenting at the end. Send me your address, please.

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  4. I'm in! I'll email you my address now.

    Thanks for hosting this - I've never read any of her work before, but she's been on my list for ages. I'm definitely going to read her earlier books before this starts.

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    1. This will be my first, too, but so many of my favorite bloggers already love her, so now I will, too. I've got everything I need from you already, so we're good.

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    1. Done. Is the email address you want the one I already have access to?

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  6. I DO AND SO DOES MEGS. *scribbles her name down*

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    1. Done and done. I'll need both of your physical addresses, por favor.

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    2. YOU SAVED ME A SPOT, ALICE. I am full of high school feels.

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    1. Congrats--you're #15. See my confirmation email!

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  8. May I take a spot in the waiting list? :)

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    1. Hi, April. Consider yourself the first on the waiting list! Why don't you go ahead and send me an email so I can have a better of getting in touch with you? Thanks!

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  9. :-( wish I could take part. Stupid Australia. Stupid timezones.

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    1. Kayleigh! Send me an email and we can talk. There's a possible workaround.

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  10. Ah, missed it! If more spots open up and there's room for a Canadian, I'd love to jump in. I will be stalking your blogs regardless :)

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  11. Oh I'm SUPER late here, but if a spot opens up, I'd like to join in! Things at work are FINALLY calming down. FINALLY.

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    1. Hi! Glad you're out under that heavy thing that was trapping you! Shoot me an email, Sarah, as there may be a possibility with an e-galley.

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  12. Hi I'm looking for your contact info for a book review/post?
    Can you email me at EdenLiterary at gmail dot com

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