I have hosted a number of read-a-longs in the past (Gulliver's Travels, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Tempest, and Cranford). Personally, I really enjoy read-a-longs. I find that they are great motivators to read books that are fun and challenging. The company is great and I love the community aspect of it.
I have been taking a break from hosting read-a-longs in recent months. Mainly because as a host, they are time consuming to coordinate (at least I find it to be so). I also had some mixed results from hosting. Cranford was a big success, where One Hundred Years of Solitude was kind of a dud. That happens when interest is not high, so I was to be assured of having some successful read-a-longs in the future.
I would love to reinstate read-a-longs hosted here at A Literary Odyssey, but I am looking for some feedback. If you would be so kind, please give me some feedback about the following:
- What are your favorite parts about read-a-longs?
- Least favorite?
- What classics would you like to read as a part of a read-a-long?
- How do you feel about multiple posts for read-a-long books? Do you prefer one post at the end of the slotted time?
- If I host more, would you participate (obviously if the book interested you)?
- Anything else?