Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

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Welcome to the second Calendar Girls read-a-long, and the very first read-a-long which I am personally hosting! We are still trying to figure out the best way these read-a-longs will work for Melanie and myself, as well as (of course) the participants, so I would appreciate any feedback you may have! You can either leave your thoughts in the comments below, or contact me privately through my Contact page! If this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is a lot of fun! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

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The book which we will be reading together in August is

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows!

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Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Romance
Imprint: HarperTeen
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: June 7, 2016 (hardcover)
May 9, 2017 (paperback)
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 494

Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…

Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…

Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.

The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

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For those of you interested in participating in this read-a-long (whether you are a regular Calendar Girls Books participant or not), I would please ask that you sign up using the form below! This is mainly for me to keep track of participants, and whose name to connect to which blog, Twitter, etc. Please do not share any personal information like your full name or physical address in the form!

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– Schedule –

Date Chapter Discussions Discussion Location
August 1, 2017 Start reading! N/A
 August 9, 2017  1 – 8 Flavia the Bibliophile
 August 16, 2017  9 – 15 Flavia the Bibliophile
 August 23, 2017  16 – 23 Flavia the Bibliophile
 August 30, 2017 24 – 30 Flavia the Bibliophile

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And that’s it! Please stay tuned for the first discussion post! If you need reminders for when these posts go up, please be sure to subscribe to emails from my blog, or please let me know if you’d prefer to receive reminders through the Calendar Girls newsletter? (For which the sign up is right here). Otherwise, I hope that you’re just as excited as I am to read this awesome-sounding book together!

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THANK YOU FOR READING THIS POST AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE JOINING THE READ-A-LONG! IF YOU WILL NOT BE JOINING, IS IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK ALREADY? ANOTHER REASON? ALSO PLEASE GIVE ME ANY FEEDBACK REGARDING READ-A-LONGS YOU’VE HOSTED OR PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST (AND YOUR PREFERENCES), IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS, AND HAPPY READING!

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45 thoughts on “Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

    • Flavia says:

      YAY! I hope that you are able to and that you’ll join us! It’d been on my TBR for like ever too, and I’m so happy that I finally have the chance to read it.

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      • Stephanie says:

        I bet! I didn’t know what to expect then I couldn’t put it down! I so wish I could!! Really!! ❤❤ I’m trying to finish every ARC I have in the next week and a half since I don’t know how much reading or blogging I’ll get done the rest of the month and Sept, well for awhile until I get used to my schedule! I’m an English Lit professor and classes start Aug 17th, ugh, lol! And I’m finishing my PhD online and those classes start Aug 21st so until I get used to my teaching schedule for the semester…all 120 kids until they start dropping, lol and my own classload my blog will have to be on the back burner. 😢😢 I’d rather quit my job and read and blog all day 😂 Not sure that will go over well….but I’m going to check on how you guys like this book!! ❤❤

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      • Flavia says:

        Oh wooow an English Lit prof! *stares in awe* No wonder you’re trying to get through those ARCs! And finishing a PhD too. Wow. Busy busy. Best of luck with everything, and happy reading! ❤❤

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      • Stephanie says:

        Too busy! That’s why I’ll have no time to read soon 😢 But thank you! I need all the luck I can get, lol. Especially on the PhD😮 Enjoy the rest of your summer 😀❤❤

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  1. daniellethamasa says:

    Considering that I keep debating on whether or not I want to read this book, joining this read-a-long is rather tempting. I’ll think about it a bit more before I actually make up my mind though.

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    • Flavia says:

      Awe that’s too bad! Some of us don’t own the book either, but are borrowing it from the library (if that helps) hehe. We’d love for you to join us! 🙂

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      • Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

        I don’t think libraries in my country would have this, I bet it’s not even translated 😀 (libraries don’t stock many English books here, and never new ones.) Maybe I’ll join you another time! 🙂

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