Harry Potter Binge: A Free Range Readalong


All good things are born on Twitter or Facebook Messenger. This event came to light via Facebook Messenger when Heather mentioned wanting to re-read the Harry Potter books. Like, all of them. I think for many of us these books especially attractive during the holiday season, and as we all know, those are right around the corner. Amanda and I (this is Andi!) were quickly onboard, and the Harry Potter Binge: A Free Range Readalong was born.

Why free range you ask? Because we know that putting deadlines on things during the holidays just doesn’t work. We’re going to be reading the books sometime between November 1 and January 31. Amanda has re-read the books fairly often, so she was really only Jonesing for the sixth and seventh books, and that’s fine, too. This is YOUR READALONG, so make of it what you will.

All we ask is that you link up whenever you feel like it by checking in right down below. Also, use the hashtag (#potterbinge) when you’re chatting about it so we can find you!

RIPX: The Quick Readalong


The time has come! Were you able to read The Quick by Lauren Owen? Here are a few discussion questions and a link-up so you can check out other readers’ impressions.

1. What genre (or genres) would you say THE QUICK falls into? What genre or author influences do you see in this book?

2. Emily Richter figures into many of the book’s most pivotal early scenes. How much do you think she knows or doesn’t know about James and Christopher, and about Eustace’s change?

3. Did you notice the repetition of owls? What’s up with that?

4. Characters agree to the Exchange for different reasons. Are there any reasons that would tempt you to join the Aegolius Club?

5. Why do you think Mrs. Price turns children? How does their group compare to other family units in the book?

6. Why do the Club members refer to the living as the “Quick”?

7. How does Mould change over the course of the book? Do you think he remains a man of science to the end?

8. Charlotte’s quiet life is altered drastically by the book’s events. In what ways does it change for the better?

9. Had you heard of a priest hole before reading THE QUICK? Why do you think Owen chose to begin and end the book there?

10. The ending of THE QUICK seems to beg for a sequel. What do you think about it?

If you don’t feel like tackling the questions, we understand! Feel free to link up and share that way or chat in the comments.

The Quick Readalong is Coming!


You know how sometimes you’re planning a thing and then you’re planning this other thing, too? And you have all those things swirling around in your head, and suddenly you’ve mucked up some dates? That’s me, says Andi! I scheduled our mid-point check-in for one week prior to the end of this readalong, sooooo we’re just gonna hold off on that check-in until October 18.

In the meantime, you should really read Amanda’s post