The time is upon us, and that time is Christmas time. Each year so far on the blog we’ve organised a Christmas Read-Along. Mainly so myself and Sophie have an excuse to read something together. But last year so many of you got involved in our read-along of My True Love Gave To Me it became a whole lot more community based and exciting! It fueled us to do a very similar event this year!
Last years read-along worked so well because it was short story based. Each day we read a different story from My True Love Gave To Me, and it worked because everyone involved was focused on a particular story. Meaning that we could all discuss the exact same thing in the evening or next day, leaving no-one behind (except when we didn’t have time to read, oops!)
This year we decided to find another festive themed short story collection for our read-along, and i honestly cannot wait for this one to begin! We will be reading…
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
I’ll Be Home For Christmas features the likes of Juno Dawson, Lisa Willamson and Non Pratt, all authors i am unbelievably excited to read from. The book is a collection of YA stories which center around the theme of ‘home’ during the festive period. It was published in 2016 with £1 of every copy sold going to the charity Crisis.
We will be completing the read-along on the 24th of December (as we did in previous years). Which means this read-along will begin on the 11th of December. The first installment will be a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah entitled Home and Away.
I’m so excited to start the read-along this year, i think it will only push me further in to the manic festivity that i’m already feeling this year (and to be honest, have been feeling for the last few weeks). I hope you can all join us with our read-along. It’s open to absolutely everyone to jump in and out of as you please, the more people we have involved the more interesting the conversation is!
Use our hashtag #TLCCReadAlong on Twitter (@TLCCBlog) to get involved!