Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Read-A-Long: Code Name Verity [Sign Ups]

Hello and WELCOME to the third TBR Pile Monthly Read-a-Long with Rachelia from Bookish Comforts  and Yours, truly :) 

In January Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) & I kicked off our monthly read-a-longs, hoping that by reading books together as a community we can tackle our TBR piles this year! So far we’ve hosted three read-a-longs,DIVERGENT, DELIRIUM and WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON and a lot of you seemed to really enjoy it! Yay!If you haven’t gotten to post your final thoughts on Will Grayson, Will Grayson yet or link up your review, you can do so over on the wrap up discussion post.

This month we are reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. It’s won a ton of awards, and rightfully so. It’s also got great cross-over appeal, so if you normally stick to adult fiction, you may want to give this one a try! Read on to find out what it is about, and how to join us in this read-a-long!

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity) by Elizabeth WeinPublished February 6th 2012 by Egmont Press
I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.
That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.
He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.
We are a sensational team.

Having read Code Name Verity before Rachelia would like to offer a few tips. The first one is actually a bit counter-intuitive to this read-a-long, but don’t take the month to read this book! It’s suspenseful historical fiction, with an unreliable narrator and a LOT of details. I fear if you read the book for the first time over the entire month that details may be lost, and the story not as impactful. Read the book first at your own pace, and come back each week to discuss parts of the novel. We do a recap each week to help refresh, so it shouldn’t be too hard to remember details for answers! 

Second, the book is detail heavy and a bit confusing at first -- but go with it. The end result is amazing :)

The read-a-long will work as usual, with a series of questions posted (see schedule below) each week for you to respond to in the comments, so we can discuss the book as a community! So, don't hesitate and join our monthly Read-a-Long, whether this will be your first time reading Code Name Verity, like me, or re-reading it again, like Rachelia!

We encourage you to take pictures with the book, write about the read-a-long on your blog, invite your friends, family members and co-workers (cause WHY THE HELL NOT?! these books are EPIC!) and tweet your thoughts, favourite quotes and anything that'll pop into your head while reading using #TBRRaL hashtag!


Discussion Schedule for April: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

*The format of Code Name Verity is a bit unusual -- there are no chapters, and page numbers will differ by the format. We’re going by the code’s at the top of the page, or in the case of it switching to Maddie’s POV the bolded words that begin an entry. Hopefully the recap will clear things up each week :) 
4/5 Up to Ormaie 16.XL. 43 JB-S (paperback p. 108) (hosted @ Bookish Comforts)
4/12 Up to Ormaie 23.Xl.43 JB-S (paperback p. 222) (hosted @ Bookish)
4/19 Up to “I am Katharina Habicht now” - Maddie (paperback p. 327) (hosted @ Bookish Comforts)
4/26 All the way to the end (hosted @ Bookish)
4/30: Favourite quotes and moments, reflections, review and a place for YOU to link up your review/thoughts! (posted at @ Bookish and @ Bookish Comforts)
Sign up for the Code Name Verity Read-a-Long here:

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