Anywho.... the deets:
It runs from Sept 2 - 23 with the following checkpoints:
- September 2: KICKOFF!
- September 9: Discussion through chapter 16
- September 16: Discussion through chapter 33
- September 23: Wrap-up
For the kick-off, a few introductory questions have been posed to us shinealong-ers.
1. Will this be a reread or a first-time read?
This is a reread for me, but like Tif, I read this ages ago so I am a bit fuzzy on the details. I remember the big stuff, but I read this back in high school and pretty much everything else is foggy.
2. Have you seen the movies?
I have seen both... Stanley Kubrick is amazing and The Shinning is one of my favorite movies to date. The made-for-TV version was enjoyable, and I would love to get my hands on it to watch again... anyone know where to find it?
3. What are your thoughts from your previous reads/watches?
No thoughts from my first read, since I can't recall much. I do know that I enjoyed it and liked it much more than other King novels (I went through a hardcore King phase in high school where that was pretty much all I read).
Like I said above, The Shining is one of my favorite movies. It is such a classic. I own it and have watched it countless times.
4. Why are you joining the readalong and what do you hope to get out of it?
I'm joining because I haven't revisisted The Shining in over 10 years. It also falls at a perfect time of year, both seasonally (yay Fall!) and during RIPVIII. Plus, with a huge stack of books to read, joining in readalongs help me to stay on track with my reading goals!
Also, I totally love the hashtag #shinealong -- that's reason enough, right?
So what are you waiting for?! Go grab your copy of The Shining and join in the fun!
ps: Doctor Sleep comes out September 24th, so immediately following The Shinealong, join in the Sleepalong and read the sequel together!! Eeeps!
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