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!
The book which we will be reading together in August is
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows!
Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Romance
Date published: June 7, 2016 (hardcover)
May 9, 2017 (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?
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!
– 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|
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!
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!