Join The Historian Readalong for RIP VIII!



It’s getting to be that time again. Shorter days, rattling leaves, a breeze in the treetops. OK, maybe everywhere except Texas. It’s just hot and miserable here. BUT, it is almost RIP time! This year is the 8th annual RIP event, hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, and The Estella Society is thrilled to bring you The Historian Readalong!

We will begin reading The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, on September 1st and read through October 14th, because The Historian is an especially chunky monkey at 700ish pages. You might want to download the e-book so as not to hurt your wrists.

We’ll do a midway check-in on Monday, September 23rd with discussion questions that cover material through chapter 40, and we’ll have a wrap-up linky at the finish line! For now, go ahead and proclaim your intention to read with us! And don’t forget to chat us up on Twitter with the #ripviii tag!

29 thoughts on “Join The Historian Readalong for RIP VIII!

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  2. How did you guys know I got about 20% into the book before putting it down? Good reading, just moved slowly and I had little motivation to continue. I hope it’s spooky for the Halloween season!

  3. I am REALLY interested in this one, but need to check to see if I can join in. I’m hosting two different readalongs during this time and want to make sure that I can commit the time that I need for all of them!! I will keep you posted!

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  5. Thank you both for hosting this. I’m really looking forward to it. The RIP VIII post went up just now along with information about this here group read! Can’t wait to share this with all of you.

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  9. Woohoo! Will definitely be re-reading this with you guys, even though I’m not on Twitter and don’t have a blog so I can’t really do the social networking thing. This will be fun!

  10. I’ve signed up! I really need to finish The Historian, got about 100 pages in when I first got it and then never went back to it! I’ll be joining in from September 5th as I’m away until that day, will take it with me if I have room :)

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  12. I’m going to give it a shot! I started, but didn’t finish, this one a few years ago and it has been taunting me from it’s spot on the shelf recently. Happy RIPping!

  13. This is the first time I joined in with the R.I.P challenge, and when I saw the read-along, I knew I wanted to try it. I do not know if I will manage it (time-wise) but I loved the book the first time I read it and I really want to read it again.

    Kind regards,

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  15. Finally, finally finished! I posted some thoughts on my blog, and I can’t wait to see what the dicussion questions for part 2 are. I only gave this book 3/5 stars because it was well thought out and written, but the characters were off for me and the story was very, very dry.

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