Monday, April 21, 2014

The Strain Read-a-Long - Information, Sign-up, and {Giveaway}

WINNER - CAROL
ATTENTION: GIVEAWAY EXTENDED UNTIL I GET SOME ENTRIES. DON'T WORRY...YOU WILL GET THE BOOK IN TIME TO CATCH UP. ;)


Welcome to the information and sign-up post for The Strain Read-a-Long! We will be reading the book in May and June in anticipation of the FX network series which starts in July. Want to win a copy of the book? Giveaway details at the end of the post!

Here is the reading and post schedule. I've also decided to host two Twitter chats at the end of May and June. Hashtag will be #thestrainRAL

First reading section: 
Pages 1 - 93 (starting with The Legend of Jusef Sardu)

First discussion post goes up here at Castle Macabre:
May 16

Second reading section:
Pages 97 - 207  (starting with Awakening: Regis Air Maintenance Hangar)

Second discussion post goes up here at Castle Macabre:
May 30

First Twitter chat:
Friday, May 30 at 8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET (#thestrainRAL)

Third reading section:
Pages 211 - 290  (starting with The Old Professor: Knickerbocker Loans and Curios....)

Third discussion post goes up here at Castle Macabre:
June 13

Fourth (and final) reading section:
Pages 293 - end  (starting with Replication: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center)

Fourth (and final) discussion post goes up here at Castle Macabre:
June 27

Second Twitter chat:
Saturday, June 28 at 9:00pm CT/10:00pm ET (#thestrainRAL)

Sign up to join us in the linky below. I hope you will!

GIVEAWAY

I have a large, mass market style (meaning it's not the small mass market paperback) copy of The Strain to giveaway to readers in the U.S. only. I cannot mail internationally at this time due to finances. Sorry! You must be signed up for the read-a-long to enter. This is going to be a fast one so I can mail the book out this weekend. Please leave me a comment below if you're entering and leave me your email address in case you win. Last day to enter is Thursday, April 24 at 11:59pm CT.

Sign up HERE!

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11 comments:

  1. Me too! So glad you're joining. Yay! And we have lots of time to read it. :)

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  2. Just got the email today to join group. Am I too late to enter to win a copy?
    Thanks.

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  3. Nope...you're not too late. I extended the giveaway because I had no entries. It is open for a few more days. Thanks for joining us! :)

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  4. I actually read the first two books in this trilogy as a buddy read with my eldest daughter. I really enjoyed The Strain (even more than the second installment) as I am originally from NY and recognized some of the scenes, plus the excellent writing.
    By the way, this is Rita from My Home of Books, but I have also started a new blog, My Home of Mysteries, exclusively for my extensive mystery & thriller reading, and that is the blog that I will be hooking up to any of your challenges. Thanks for the invite!
    (p.s. I don't need to enter for the book, as I have a copy)

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  5. Tobe BuffenbargerApril 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Looking forward to the reading... Been sitting on my shelf for too long!

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  6. What is your Twitter id please? :)

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  7. Kelly, are you entering the giveaway?

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  8. Nope, already have the books. :)

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  9. Carol, as the only entry, you are the winner of the book. Congrats! Please email me with your U.S. mailing address and I'll get it in the mail tomorrow. truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com

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  10. sent address via Goodreads. Thanks.

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