Readalongs and Pottering with Potter

In addition to working full time and trying to be a competent parent, I’m also neck deep in course work. Right now I have 27 articles to read, chapters to analyze, and projects to start on.

Instead I’m blogging and anticipating reading a bunch of fiction in the coming weeks. Well see how those plans play out.


This weekend the first readalong begins. I’ll be reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier with Allie, Andi, and Heather. My goal is to finish my current read tonight or tomorrow and then dig into the gothic goodness.



The second readalong ALSO starts next week. I was browsing Twitter and was digging Alice’s witty commentary. I decided to check out her blog and discovered that a biography of Wilkie Collins readalong is starting June 14th. Yes, pleaseandthankyou.


Next up is The Readers readalong of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train. This readalong will be very special. I’m going with a few girlfriends to a cabin in Tennessee for an “book nerd summer camp.” Sort of like a readathon, BUT IN PERSON. A few of us are going to read the book and then discuss it on our trip.


This next readalong is my own invention and in honor of the 20th publication anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Pottering with Potter! Instead of re-reading the series (for the millionth) time in a mad rush, I’m going to slow things down and read one book a month until the end of the year.

June: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

July: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

August: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

September: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

October: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

November: Harry Potter and the Half  Blood Prince

December: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Let me know if you’d like to join in!

pottering with potter




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