I don’t even want to know how long ago Destiny and I decided on a read-along for It. I know some people did this last year -and probably will again this year-, but since I was entirely committed to my monthly challenge back then, I didn’t even consider joining. This year.. This year is different! I’m going to keep myself accountable by hosting this read-along, together with Destiny, which means October will have two challenges.
The other one is my fixed OWNtober-challenge, where I’ll be reading
only mostly books I have on my shelves already. With this IT-read-along, I’m actually killing two birds with one stone since this monster has been on my TBR for ages as well.
Anyway! Because It is, like I said, a monster of a book, I’ve put together a bit of a schedule. That way, everybody participating has some extra motivation and you can talk to the other participants if you’ve read until the weekly mark without spoiling each other! I’m not sure how many people will want to join, but if you feel like joining and want to be added to our group chat, let me know! I’ve started one on Twitter already!
As for the schedule…
I’ve used my own copy (ISBN 9781444707861) with 1392 pages for this – and made sure the weekly marks are at the end of a chapter. I’ll also include the chapter number for those with different versions!
Start: October 1st
Stop 1: October 8th at 345 pages – end of chapter 6
Stop 2: October 15th at 738 pages – end of chapter 11
Stop 3: October 22nd at 1063 pages – end of chapter 18
End: October 31st at 1392 pages
I’m going to try and post on every stop with some of my own thoughts, questions and stuff like that. Feel free to do the same, or simply use the comments to go on an all-out IT-speech/rant!
Honestly.. I’m curious to see whether I’ll make it till the end or not. It’s a huge book and I just know I’ll get distracted by other books as well. Time will tell, I guess.
Have you read IT yet? Do you want to?
Are you going to join this read-along?