L. M. Montgomery Read-Along Begins!

Today is the start of the L. M. Montgomery Read-Along at Pages Unbound!

How do you participate?

  • To start, you can comment on this post to give everyone a head’s up that you’ll be participating!
  • Next, set your goals for the read-along by visiting our list of Montgomery’s works.
  • Read any book(s) by L. M. Montgomery!
  • Post your reviews on your own blog.  Then come back here and link them up by clicking the green Mr. Linky graphic near the bottom of this post.
  • Feel free to grab some of our badges below to show off what you’ve read!
  • You can also post movie reviews, discussion posts, or other Montgomery-related post on your blog and link them up during the event.
  • Have fun!

What will be happening at Pages Unbound during the Read-Along?

  • Book reviews
  • Movie reviews
  • A quiz
  • Polls

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11 thoughts on “L. M. Montgomery Read-Along Begins!

  1. Renae @ Respiring Thoughts says:

    Ahhh! You’re having an L.M. Montgomery read-a-long? Why did I not know about this? Ergh, I love L.M. Montgomery—she’s my go-to comfort read/notstalgic author. This is perfect.

    So excited, guys, you have no idea. 😀

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    • Briana says:

      We only posted one “preview” post a month ago, so it might have been easy to miss! I’m really glad you’re excited! Montgomery was my favorite author before I discovered Tolkien, but I still love her!

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  2. jennasthilaire says:

    Sweet! I’m definitely in for at least a Kilmeny of the Orchard review. If I have time, I might try for the Pat books, too.

    I love her, too–grew up with Anne, of course. Recently I read The Blue Castle, and that’s a new favorite–I loved it so much that after reviewing it, some friends and I drew up a fantasy cast. 🙂

    Looking forward to all the read-along events!

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    • Krysta says:

      Kilmeny is a great choice! I always thought it was notable for being narrated from the guy’s point of view. That doesn’t happen too often in Montgomery! And The Blue Castle is a fabulous choice as well! (Well, it’s Montgomery. What choice isn’t fabulous? :D) I enjoyed your fantasy cast!

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      • jennasthilaire says:

        Glad you liked the fantasy cast–it was fun to make. 😀 I’m working on the Kilmeny review now, and hoping to post it tomorrow.

        I agree with you–I adore pretty much everything Montgomery ever wrote! Although Emily was a very long time in getting around to the happy ending… but the first book was so splendid that I can forgive that. 🙂

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  3. David says:

    EmilyKazakh and I are trying to plan a Hobbit Read-Along for the fall, to lead into the release of the movie, but neither of us have any experience organizing in these things (I’ve never even participated in one, really). Have you any thoughts on how to do one for a single book, involving multiple bloggers? Right now the best thing we can think of is assigning each blogger a chapter in rotation, for maybe two posts per week, and possibly a second set of posts by two different bloggers about some topic related to the book. We’re just in the brainstorm phase — if you’re interested either in participating or at least helping us plan, I’d appreciate any ideas you can give us!

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    • Krysta says:

      A Hobbit read-along sounds like so much fun! I’m not very familiar with read-alongs, either, but I think the format is really up to you. If you want to do it by chapters, you’d probably just have to invite people/put up a post asking people to sign up. (You might have better results extending a few personal invitations, just in case people are hesitant to invite themselves, so to speak.) Then whoever is hosting the event can post the links to the submissions so everyone can find them. If you want other people to read-along with you, you can put up a Mr. Linky like we have. Maybe that was all obvious, though. Perhaps Briana has something more substantial to add.

      My only question with what you have so far is whether there would be danger of overlap with the chapters and the themes. For instance, if someone read a chapter and then wrote about what they saw as the main theme in that chapter such as luck or predestination or whatever, would someone else later write about that theme in regards to the entire book, or would that theme then be off-limits?

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      • David says:

        I’m not sure about the theme idea: it’s something Emily had suggested. It seems that there would be a lot of overlap. Hm. Well, I’ll give it some more thought, and then start inviting people/brainstorming with them. Can I count you interested in participating, then? +)

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      • Krysta says:

        There are probably enough chapters in The Hobbit that another set of posts wouldn’t be necessary, but let me know what you come up with. I am definitely interested in participating! Thanks for inviting me! 😀

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