Welcome, friends, to our first-ever Summer Read-Along! This post is gonna be short, sweet, to the point, and all that jazz (click here for the reasons I chose this book). There’s no reading due today–we’re just popping in to say howdy to each other. So if you’re just now finding out about this, THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN THE FUN!!
(In fact, if you click this link and buy the book rightnow on Amazon, I think I get 13 cents of your purchase. Cha-ching!) EDIT: It’s 41 cents!! FORTY-ONE!!
Speaking of getting rich, a huge thank-you to my husband who spent 9 hours on jury duty today for a whopping TWENTY DOLLARS, then came home and designed this fun little read-along logo for me for a whopping ZERO DOLLARS. You’re a champ, G.
It’s summer, friends. And summer is all about laid-back, carefree, come what may (or so they say). So, in the spirit of our footloose and fancy-free read-along, here’s all I need from you today if you’re planning on/thinking about/probably, maybe joining us for the next few Tuesdays:
1. Your name (as much of it as you’re willing to share).
2. Your place o’ residence (I’m thinking more city/state, less house #).
3. What intrigues you about this book (in 25 words or less–this is going to be SO hard for some of you, so I’ll extend grace in advance to the wordy).
4. Your favorite picnic food.
Oh, and your homework for next week:
*Read the Preface and Introduction. Come back next Tuesday (June 12) ready for some discussion.*
If the assignment seems a bit light to you, there’s a reason. Three actually. 1.) I don’t want to scare away our more commitment-phobic friends. 2.) I know several people still haven’t gotten their book yet, and there’s still time to invite your friends! and 3.) I underlined over half of the entire introduction, so there’s plenty to talk about.
The reading assignments will be much longer in the weeks to come, so feel free to read ahead (if you haven’t already read the whole thing).
The plan for next Tuesday:
1. Stop by at any time during the day (my posts usually go live at 12:01am the night before, if you’re a night owl or a west-coaster), read the post, and comment as you feel led.
2. Stop by as many other times as you’d like to see what people are saying/respond in a KIND, RESPECTFUL manner, even if you vehemently disagree.
3. Write your own post (if you feel like you have way too much to say in a comment) and let us know about it. In the past I’ve done a link-up, and I wasn’t going to do it this time, but if enough people want it, I will.
And that’s it.
So, in the comments section below, just answer the four numbered questions above the three numbered statements above. (Tee hee hee.) Here they are again so there’s no confusion.
3. Why you’re here.
4. Fave picnic food.
See you back here Tuesday for what should prove to be a lively discussion on faith, doubt, God, and monkeys!