My copy of Don Quixote came in the mail today. I had ordered an Oxford World classic edition in paperback because I had some amazon points I had to use and I wanted a paper copy so I could pencil in thoughts in the margins as I read along. There is going to be a lot of said penciling as the book weighs in at just under 1000 pages and about 960 of that is the novel.
Now the important part. The Tag we should all use. While all of use reading the book are part of the Buddy Read Group and we can comment there or post links to our own updates, not everyone following us is going to see everybody else's updates, go to the group, etc, etc. With a common tag, anyone following along can click the tag and instantly see in their feed all the posts associated with this read-along whether they are following everyone participating or not.
So without further ado, let us see what is behind Curtain Number One:
*insert long drum roll with some razzamadazzle at the end*
Don Quixote Buddy Read
I know, I know. I too was pretty amazed with myself for coming up with something so clever. But when you have a way with words like I seem to, I guess it is just pure talent shining through :-D
Ok, on a serious note, that just seems the easiest and most obvious. Once you use it the first time it will go to your group of tags so you don't have to try to remember it on subsequent posts. Any other thoughts, ideas, etc, please post away in the Group so we can all fight about discuss it. For the WP peeps, all the links are obviously booklikes oriented, but feel free to chime in anytime on any of the updates that I'll be crossposting.
How you decide to read, update, comment, etc is up to you. I'm not worried about spoilers and my updates will NOT be spoiler free. I will be labeling my updates by chapter numbers, so if you're worried about spoilers, you can easily avoid my posts until you're read up to that chapter. I'll be doing one more Pre-Read post next week with some final thoughts before I jump in on the 15th.