Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Scarlet Read-Along Starts Today!


Welcome to the Scarlet Read-Along!

Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer and I are proud to present this read-along event to you. The two of us have been wanting to read the same book at the same time and discuss it together for awhile. After we both bought this book in September, it just seemed like the perfect choice. Then we realized how fun it would be to make it into an event and include other bloggers in on this. That way we can all read and discuss it together! Once the word got out about the Read-Along, the author of Scarlet herself, A.C. Gaughen, offered up bookmarks for the event. So, there is also a cool giveaway for anyone wanting to participate in this read-along.

We'll be using the hashtag #Scarlet on Twitter (Marie and I are @SweetMarie83 and @Jess_Sankiewicz) for read-along related posts and tweets.

If you stumble upon this read-along somewhere in the middle, feel free to still join in! It shouldn't take you too long to get caught up. Click this link to be taken to all the posts related to the event.

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The Book

Scarlet

~GoodReads ~ Amazon.com ~ Amazon.ca ~ Book Depository ~ Chapters/Indigo~
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

The Author

A.C. Gaughen

~A.C. Gaughen's Blog~ ~Twitter~  ~Goodreads~
I am shamelessly addicted to staying up far too late (it feels like stealing time), diet coke (it burns so good), Scotland (stupid country stole my heart and won't give it back. Interpol has been ineffective for prosecution) and thieves (so I guess I'm not that mad at Scotland).

Want to know more? Just ask!
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The Schedule


November 1st - 2nd: Chapter 1
November 3rd - 9th: Chapters 2-5
November 10th - 16th: Chapters 6-9
November 17th - 23rd: Chapters 10-13
November 24th - 30th: Chapters 14-16

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November 1st: The first day is all about sign-ups!
~Your only assignment is to read the first chapter.
November 2nd: First Thoughts.
~Tell us what you thought of the first chapter.
November 5th: What do you love about Robin Hood?
~Tell us what you like about it or why you were drawn to reading this story.
November 7th: Quote or teaser of the week.
~Share your favorite from the last week.
November 9th: Weekly Link Up.
~Tell us what you thought of the chapters you read this week.
November 10th: Picture of you with your book.
~Let's see those pretty faces with this awesome book!
November 12th: Favorite Robin Hood anything (movie, etc.).
~Tell us about something Robin Hood related that you love.
November 14th: Quote or teaser of the week.
~Share your favorite from the last week.
November 16th: Weekly Link Up.
~Tell us what you thought of the chapters you read this week.
November 18th: Sherwood Forest Feast!
~We're having a feast and you're invited! What would you bring? What would you wear? Who would you bring? What games would you play? Share pictures, recipes, drawings, and/or descriptions of any or all the above!
November 19th: Who is your favorite character?
~Tell us about them and what you like.
November 21st: Quote or teaser of the week.
~Share your favorite from the last week.
November 23rd: Weekly Link Up.
~Tell us what you thought of the chapters you read this week.
November 26th: Could you be one of the merrymen?
~Share your thoughts on this subject!
November 28th: Quote or teaser of the week.
~Share your favorite from the last week.
November 30th: Weekly Link Up.
~Tell us what you thought of the chapters you read this week.

Feel free to post your review anytime starting November 30th!

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The Giveaway

We have some bookmarks to give away to some lucky participants in the read-along. Here's how you can snag some...

  • You earn 1 entry for signing up. This is the only mandatory entry.
  • You can earn 2 entries per week by linking us up to your weekly post about your thoughts on the book.
  • You can earn 5 entries by linking us up to your review. It can be on your blog or on Goodreads.

Here are the rules:

1. You must be a participant.
2. You must be over 15 years old.
3. This is open to international followers.
4. This contest runs from November 1st through December 7th.
5. Winner will be selected at 12:01 a.m. on December 8th via Rafflecopter random selection.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Sign Up

Scarlet Read-Along


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I can't wait to see your thoughts on this book!


2 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing new look, Jess! I can't wait to start on the first chapter.

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    1. I know, right? I can't wait to start too!! :D

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