We love hearing from you each week in our Tuesday community events, and one of the requests you made was to know the schedules further in advance.
Tomorrow we’re hosting Children’s Classics, and there’s no theme, but here’s a sneak peek at the schedule. You’ll have a chance to weigh in with your suggestions tomorrow in the comments.
January 13 — Any Children’s Classic
February 10 — A.A. Milne’s — Share your favorite work (or read one for the first time)
March 10 — Beatrix Potter
We asked for input for the Classics Bookclub and you came through. So we now have a nice long schedule. Keep the suggestions coming, because I am filing them all away, even if they weren’t used here. I try to balance the selections somewhat in terms of length, time-period, and style.
February 3 — I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
March 3 — Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
April 7 — Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
May 5 — The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
June 2 — to be determined perhaps Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
July 7 — Any work by Louisa May Alcott (maybe use the long summer months to do a read-aloud or family read)
August 4 — to be determined perhaps The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
September 1 — Any work by Mark Twain (maybe use the long summer months to do a read-aloud or family read)
I know it was Christmas, but the turnout for the quarterly 5th Tuesday “I Read It!” carnival was the lowest ever this time around. We are considering dropping it or replacing it. Do any of you have any suggestions for a 5th Tuesday community event?
Thank you! Thank you! This does my planner soul a world of good! = )
I like the idea of I Read It! I’ve put several books in my To Read file but it’ll be a few months before I can get to them.
As one of the 3 people who actually posted in the last I Read It!, I like it. I think the holidays prevented people from posting, so maybe give it at least one more shot before nixing the idea.
I like I read it! but I forget about it since it’s a quarterly thing. Give us another shot please!
As a newbie, I hope you’ll keep the I Read It! carnival. I’d like a chance to participate! Maybe a better central location on the sidebar for dates, etc., would help. Or maybe, as a newbie, I’m just not aware of something like that that already exists. ; )
Carrie, Reading to Know says
Oo! Oo! Rebecca! I haven’t read that one in awhile and would LOVE to reread it! Great pick (if we go with it!)
Jennifer, Snapshot (and 5M4B) says
Okay– you have all sold me, we’ll definitely stick with “I Read It” for a while.
I do think that Christmas week was the problem with this one, and even the one before — people hadn’t necessarily had time to get to a book that they wanted to read. So get your reviews ready for March 31st!
And Amy — the schedule is always at the “Join In” page on the nav. bar, which I used to mention, but haven’t in a while. I do think that a sidebar widget would be a great idea.
Thank you Jennifer! I also forgot about it and actually, still as a newbie, when I first read the “requirements”, didn’t understand what the carnival was looking for. I’ve read a few books that were suggestions or reviewed so I had something to post. Sorry.