Saturday, January 06, 2007

Book Discussion Group: King Of Shadows


Positive responses from a range of kidslit Bloggers mean that the Scholar's Blog Book Discussion Group will begin in February. We will start by reading King of Shadows. King of Shadows is also available from Amazon.com (though with a rather less dramatic cover !)

My review was a Poetry Friday piece, if you want to take a look before committing yourself to participation. It's a combination of fantasy and historical novel - and I found it totally gripping. Discussions will be over on the Scholar's Blog Spoiler Zone and will begin on February 6. I'll post an announcement here to let you know they've started as well as posting on the Spoiler Zone. I look forward to seeing you over there and hope that you enjoy the book...

17 comments:

Liz B said...

I'm in; I've owned this for years and just have never moved it to the top of the pile. Thanks for the motivation!

Susan said...

Michele, I think this is a great idea. I will find this book and try to read it in time for the discussion.

Michele said...

Excellent ! I look forward to chatting with you both...

MotherReader said...

I love this idea! I don't know why none of us ever thought of it before - it's so perfect! I'm in and I'll post about it on my blog at the beginning of next week. Just promise not to correct my grammar or use of the elipsis.

Michele said...

To be honest, MR, I had the idea a few months ago, but was in two minds about it. It was the Cybils discussions that made me think it was at least worth proposing it !

And yes, I promise... !

Erin said...

I've been wanting to read this one for at least a year now - this will be an excuse to finally get to it! Just so my library can get it in time. . . .

Michele said...

Oh my choice was spot on, then ! I'm so impressed by my uncanniness !

Franki said...

I LOVE this whole idea--I don't think I can get to this month's but I am certainly looking forward to jumping into one of these as soon as I can. Jan. and Feb. are just a little crazy:-) Thanks for organizing! LOVE the idea! (Now, if we get a snow day and I get a free day for reading, I am totally in this round!)www.

Sheila said...

Sounds great! I love Susan Cooper and I haven't read this one yet, so it's perfect!

Nancy said...

This sounds great! I have to do my Cybils reading first, but should be able to add this in.

Michele said...

Excellent ! How nice everyone wants to join in !!

Franki, join when you can - the discussion won't close, so if you can get to the book until mid-to-late-February, post after that !

Sheila, you hadn't posted before on *this* particular post !

Nancy, of course your Cybils reading must come first...

Camille said...

I read this book when if first came out!! Oh boy, I get to talk about the dedication! Thanks Michele! This will be fun.

Michele said...

I knew you'd want to talk about the Dedication, Camille !!

schwartzbergj said...

Dear Michele,

May I join the discussion? I keep meaning to read King of Shadows and never have so this will prod me into it and I'm sure I'll enjoy reading all your comments!

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

Michele said...

Indeed you may and welcome...

I am purely astonished by how much everyone's fired up by this idea...

web said...

Got my copy today; I'm ready!

Michele said...

Excellent !!