Be careful what you say in your year-end book wrap-up posts! In mine, I mentioned that I planned on attempting Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States in 2012 and then, all of a sudden, Jill from Fizzy Thoughts has organized a readalong for us!
We’re taking a very casual approach—one chapter a week. We’ll start reading next week (or feel free to start now), with the first chapter due on Monday, January 16th. There are 25 chapters (and an afterword that we’ll just include with that last chapter), so if all goes well, we should be able to put this readalong to bed by July 9th. (Yes … you read that right. We’ll be reading this book until July!)
Jill plans on posting her thoughts on each chapter each Monday. I will attempt to do the same. However, there is no obligation to post weekly … you can chime in whenever you feel like it or just leave a comment on Jill’s post.
Of course, it might help if we told you what the book was about—it’s a paranormal romance between a vampire and a werewolf that takes place in Las Vegas. OK, I’m kidding, but I’m sure we’d rope in a few more
suckers readers if that WAS the book description. Here is the real description:
Known for its lively clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of— America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor and immigrant laborers.
If one of your reading goals for 2012 is to learn more about U.S. history or read a long book really slowly, this is the readalong for you!
So I ask you: are you in or are you out?