This week it’s my turn to promote the Read With Us Collaboration going on between Kym, Bonny, me and . . . well . . . hopefully many of YOU. In case you need a refresher, we are currently reading the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. I actually finished it last week and I’m eager to discuss it but that will have to wait because our timeline is that we all read it in October and then we all discuss it in November. You know what that means, right? You’ve still got plenty of time to read the book and join us because our first week of discussion isn’t until November 5th.
Speaking of the discussion end of things, here’s how it going to work: we’ve divided the book into thirds so that each of us can host the discussion one week. On November 5th it will be Kym and she will cover the 1st third of the book. On November 12th it will be Bonny and she will cover the 2nd third of the book. On November 19th (I bet you know what’s coming!) it will be me and I will cover the final third of the book. Finally, on November 26th, we will do a wrap up and summary of the journey we all took with this book. For this time that’s going to be done by Kym because, frankly, this whole thing was her idea but going forward (assuming this works and we do it again) we will take turns with the summary and wrap up.
Each week of discussion will include some questions in the blog post to get us all talking. And, for now anyway, the talking will happen in the comments. You know I’m a big proponent of answering every comment you leave with an email but for the sake of this project, and so that it feels like an actual conversation, I’m going to try and answer your comments in . . . the comments. We’ll just have to see how I do with that!
So. Keep reading if you haven’t finished. Start reading if you haven’t started. And sit back and ponder if, like me, you’re already done. There’s a lot to unpack from this book and I’m very excited about diving into it with all of you.
I’m excited, too! I’m sure everyone understands the discussion details now, and like you, I hope many people will choose to participate!
I’m hoping to finish the book tonight (I think I have one chapter left) and am excited to start discussing it!
I am just over half way through the book – I am reading slowly because I am …wait for it… taking actual notes about what I am reading!
Vacation starts today…book at the ready! Thanks for all this Carole!
I took a bit of a reading break this week, but I’m almost finished — and really looking forward to the discussion. Thanks, Carole. 🙂
I will start reading this week. I have the problem of falling asleep while reading because of the drugs needed for my knee, but I hope to retain enough that I can get into the discussion end of things. This is a great book for discussion and I’m glad it’s the first book of your bookclub!
On the waiting list for this book at the library, but even if I don’t get it read before the discussion, I think I will enjoy the book and the discussion. Maybe next time we can get a little more lead time? I do think this is a great idea, and I hope it works out for everyone.
I won’t be able to join time around, but I hope you continue to do this! What a fun idea!
Thanks for the details. I read Just Mercy with my book group last year and so will lurk around the edges of
the discussion. It is quite a story. I checked it out from the library at the time.