September 28, 2012

Announcing the MATCHED and CROSSED by Ally Condie Read-a-Long!

Hello! So, I am part of this awesome promotion for Reached, the third book in the Matched Trilogy, and I had an idea to host a read-a-long before the release of Reached for the first two books in the series, Matched and Crossed. Then I sent an email to my contact at Penguin, the one organizing the campaign (more on the campaign later) and she was very supportive. Then I realized it would be too much work to organize it all myself, so I sent an email out to all the other bloggers participating seeing if they were interested an Enna from Squeaky Books was the first to reply, and she has been super supportive and has made all the lovely graphics for this event. So, here's the deets:
  • Starting October 2nd, each week we will read a portion of Matched, and then later Crossed and then discuss. Every time someone comments on the discussion, they will get an extra entry into a mega awesome giveaway.
  • There are no right or wrong ways to read it! You can read along with us (which will be really fun, because everyone will be reading at the same time), you can read them all in one night and just remember what happened so you can still discuss, you can listen to them on audiobook, you can read along with us on your ereader, ect. WE DON'T CARE HOW YOU READ 'EM, WE JUST REALLY WANT YOU TO REAM 'EM SOMEWAY!
  • If you are an avid fan of both books and want to read them again, feel free to sign-up! I love both books and can't wait to read them again! If you haven't read either yet, sign up! We'll remedy that for sure!
  • Keep it respectful. We understand if you aren't liking the story, the characters, the plot, anything. Voice that. But please do not bash Ally, us, fellow participants, Penguin, or anyone. This is a celebration of Ally's amazing work, so let's try and keep a festive mood about it!
  • After each reading there will be a separate discussion question on each of our blogs. You can get an entry from commenting on my blog and Enna's blog and the other way around!
Here is the schedule:
10/2: Starting Line! 
10/9: Read to Chapter 12 of MATCHED!
10/16: Read to Chapter 22 of MATCHED!
10/23: FINISH MATCHED! (Giveaway Too!)
10/30: Read to Chapter 14 of CROSSED!
11/6: Read to Chapter 35 of CROSSED!
11/12: FINISH CROSSED! (Giveaway Too!)
It's pretty simple!

Ready to Sign Up?
Perfect! I knew we could win you over! Now... 
So we realize some of you may not have copies of Matched and Crossed and therefor might not be read it! Don't worry, we've got you covered! As long as you sign up to partake, you can enter this giveaway for...
3 Winners Will Take Home...
A paperback of MATCHED!
A Hardcover of CROSSED!
Some awesome Matched Trilogy Swag!
We know what you're thinking... you're thinking HELL YEAH I WANNA WIN THIS STUFF. And because you are sly and cunning you know there is also extra ways for you to win! Here are two:
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I'm participating in the Matched & <i>Crossed </i>read-along! The last book in the series, <i>Reached,</i> comes out November 13th, and I want to make sure I'm totally ready for it. Luckily there's a big read-along happening just for that purpose!<br /><br />
This is a great chance to get caught up on the first two books, and win some awesome prizes! You can even enter to win just by signing up! Check out the host blogs (<a href="">Squeaky Books</a> and <a href="">The Non Reluctant Reader</a>) to find out more!<br /><br />Come read with me!
After you've signed up, and/or done all the things you can for an extra entry, fill out the giveaway form after the page break!

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  1. Awesome! Love it! Can't wait to re-read with you!

  2. This is going to be amazing! I cannot wait! It is so much more fun to read along and discuss like a book club than to keep all the questions bottled up in your head!

  3. Can't wait to refresh my mind again with the books and then get reached afterwords

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