Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reminder - Lonesome Dove Read Along is Coming Up!

This is just a reminder that the fabulous trio of Melissa, Amy and I are going to be hosting the Lonesome Dove Read Along! You know that Pulitzer Prize winning cowboy loving masterpiece? SO if you were on the fence about joining us this is your chance to join in!

Here's how it's going to work: every Wednesday we will discuss 10 chapters of the book on one of our 3 blogs and if you are reading along to it too then we will just point you in the direction of the discussion. The first discussion will be Wednesday, October 6th so we will start reading the 1st of October, with 10 chapters every Wednesday. This book is big so we will take it nice and slow. So get your cowboy hat out of closet, put on some sweet country tunes, kick up your boots and start reading! Just let us know in the comments if you want to read along with us. We sure hope you do!

Here's the full reading schedule:

October 6th--Chapters 1-10--My Friend Amy
October 13th--Chapters 11-20--Amused by Books
October 20th--Chapters 21-30--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
October 27th--Chapters 31-40--My Friend Amy
November 3rd--Chapters 41-50--Amused by Books
November 10th--Chapters 51-60--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
November 17th--Chapters 61-70--My Friend Amy
November 24th--Chapters 71-80--Amused by Books
December 1st--Chapters 81-90--Gerbera Daisy Diaries
December 8th--Chapters 91-101

Need a teaser from the book to still entice you? Then here you go: A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Now I have one more photo this week to entice you! This is to show you that we all have a little cowboy/girl in us. In my past, I used to have to dress up like a cowgirl (I think the white boots were my favorite part) and we took professional photos. You know, others would take photos in a studio in fancy dresses? I would take them dressed up like a cowgirl. All I am saying is, I am surprised I don't read more Westerns. All I can say in defense of the below was, it was the 80s. Also, maybe you have some too and so therefore, it's meant to be that you should read this book as well!

Therefore I give you Exhibit A (I'll show you Exhibit B next week when I harass you again to join our read along!):
I call this: 'Sassy Cowgirl'. Friends of mine have threatened to blow this very picture up to poster size and make this the theme of my 30th birthday party. What you can't see in the photo is the shirt is red and white checked with little cows on it, yes cows.


  1. I amy laughing as I write this....i remember that photo shoot! you were darling and still are!

  2. I will be reading along :) I love this book!

  3. I really wish I could join you in this readalong. I am so tempted but I know I would fail miserably, I just have too many books I have to read & others things going on. I will be reading your review posts & look forward to your discussion.

    Enjoy & Happy Reading!
    ~ Amy

  4. I've heard wonderful things about this one, but not ready to read it yet after (2) 900++ Ken Follett books ...LOL

  5. How could I have forgotten about this? Unfortunately I'm just not sure I can commit to another huge book right now and into December. But I'll be cheering y'all on from the sidelines (with major envy!).

  6. I'm so glad so many of you are thinking of joining in - yeehaw!


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