Category Archives: (B)Read-a-Long

(B)Read-A-Long #3: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Time to alohamora those dusty Harry Potter books or begin reading the books as the third (B)Read-a-Long delve into the first of the magical series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

For our third (B)Read-a-Long (and 2014’s first!), we will be reading the wonderful introduction to the most brilliant series to ever exist in the fantasy genre, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling!

For the two weeks of the (B)Read-a-Long, we will open a new post for discussion on the B:READ Bookswap page. We encourage participants to chip in and discuss the book. It doesn’t have to be a literary breakdown or analysis. We are happy if you contribute with a “<3″ or a </3″!

CHAPTERS PROGRESSION

Week 1 — 16 to 22 June 2014: CHAPTERS 1 TO 8
Week 2 — 23 to 29 June 2014: CHAPTERS 9 to 17

Participants are required to fill in a form here!

You can find a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone either on your own bookshelf or at your local Best Eastern!

Check our FAQs to find out more about (B)Read-a-Long.

(B)Read-A-Long #2: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Grab your towel and a cup of tea, we are running away from the Vogons in our second (B)Read-a-Long as we read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams!

For this second (B)Read-a-long, we will begin reading on 19 August 2013. The book progression will be quick, spanning out for a fortnight only.

For the two weeks of the (B)Read-a-Long, we will open a new post for discussion on the B:READ Bookswap page. We encourage participants to chip in and discuss the book. It doesn’t have to be a literary breakdown or analysis. We are happy if you contribute with a “<3″ or a </3”!

On the Saturday of week 2, participants are able to discuss the book with each other more personally through a meet-up. Location will be determined in the B:Read Bookswap page

CHAPTERS PROGRESSION

Week 1: CHAPTERS 1 TO 19
Week 2: CHAPTERS 20 to 35

Participants are required to fill in a form here!

Check our FAQs to find out more about (B)Read-a-Long.

 

(B)Read-A-Long #1: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

[Edit: Read the summary of our first (B)Read-A-Long! Yes, we quite enjoyed ourselves :)]

We are happy to announce that our first ever (B)Read-A-Long book will be The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien!

(B)Read-a-Long will start on the first week of January 2013 and will span out to six weeks, where the last chapters will be read in mid-February.

Each week, we will open a new post for discussion on the B:READ Bookswap page. We encourage everyone who is participating to chip in and discuss the book. It doesn’t have to be literary breakdown or analysis. We are happy if you contribute with a “<3” or a “</3”!

CHAPTERS PROGRESSION

Ideally, we would like to read the book together by chapters. Feel free to read the book ahead if you want. However, weekly discussions will revolve around the chapters we are reading that week in order to accomodate to slow readers.

Week 1 (1-7 January): Chapters 1-3

Week 2 (8-14 January): Chapters 4-6

Week 3 (15-21 January): Chapters 7-9

Week 4 (22-28 January): Chapters 10-13

Week 5 (29 January-4 February): Chapters 14-16

Week 6 (5-12 February): Chapters 16-19

GETTING THE BOOK

  • Copies of The Hobbit are available at Best Eastern at a limited stock from each branch. So, go get them now before they run out!
  • Check your local library; some libraries carry The Hobbit!

Participants are required to fill in a form. Click here to participate.

Check our FAQs for more information on (B)Read-a-Long.