Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Roots - The Read-Along...Won't you join me? #Roots

Coming up on Monday, May 30, the History Channel is airing a new mini-series of Roots. This is the iconic story based on the novel by Alex Haley. I remember the original television mini-series had a profound effect on me when I was a girl and I've always been meaning to read the book. So, in honor of the new mini-series, I thought I would host a read-along before it airs. Are you game?

The read-along will take place in April and May. The reading and discussion schedule is listed below. Please note: I am not a huge stickler for rules so you don't have to join in on every discussion. This is quite a tome so go easy on yourselves. To make things less hectic, I'm going to post discussions every two weeks, and at the end, we will have a final discussion.

Note on which edition I'm reading: Picador 1977 trade paperback edition, 639 pages

Reading/Discussion Schedule

April 1-7: Chapters 1-20, pp. 9 - 82
April 8-14: Chapters 21-37, pp. 82 - 165
April 15: Discussion - join me here at True Book Addict
April 15-21: Chapters 38-52, pp. 165 - 246
April 22-28: Chapters 53-69, pp. 247 - 325
April 29: Discussion - here at True Book Addict
April 29-May 5: Chapters 70-85, pp. 325 - 406
May 6-12: Chapters 86-97, pp. 406 - 486
May 13: Discussion - here at TBA
May 13-19: Chapters 98-107, pp. 486 - 563
May 20-26: Chapters 108-120, pp. 563 - end
May 27: Final Discussion - here at TBA

If you just can't resist (and I hope you can't), please sign up in the linky below. Looking forward to reading an excellent book, and to some great discussion with my fellow book lovers!

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  1. Like you, I remember what a national event the first Roots miniseries was, but I haven't read the book. Great idea to do it now with the new one! It will be a "watch-along" too.

  2. Ordered my book today--looking forward to revisiting the book that invented the mini-series format!

  3. It has been years since I've read Roots, what a perfect time to reread it!

  4. Thank you for sharing this at The Book Nook at Create With Joy Michelle!
    I SO wish I had the time to join you on this reading adventure Michelle - the original series was so powerful - I am looking forward to the new one and very excited about what you are hosting!

    I will definitely follow along - regrettably I don't have the time to join you right now - but I am happy to help you promote this very worthwhile endeavor! :-)

    (Do hope to join you at the read-a-thon if I can - still have to check my schedule for that - know I have plenty thrillers begging to be read!)

    Have an amazing month!

  5. I bought this book about 6 months ago and have been looking for a reason to read it for a while. Though if I listen to the audiobook I won't be reading at the same pace as you. I'll try to join in.

  6. Looking forward to participating in the discussion. Having written a book about the author of Roots, Alex Haley, I hope to add context to the story itself.

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