Wednesday, April 6, 2011

John Adams by David McCullough

So, I found this great blog, Unputdownables, that is doing a read-a-long with John Adams by David McCullough.  I have never done one before and needless to say I'm really excited about joining these other readers.  The last book they read was Villette, which is obviously one of my favorites (hence my alias on this blog). Was truly disappointed I missed that read-a-long but since I am very, very new to this whole blogging thing, I only just came across Unputdownables site.

If I've understood correctly, this Friday everyone will be posting about the first chapter. As I really wanted to join in, I had to get my hands on a copy and fast.  Lucky for me, my local library, which to be honest, usually disappoints me, had a copy! So, I bundled up the babe and hightailed it downtown where a very kind person had put it aside for me.  By the time we got back into the car, she had fallen asleep so, taking advantage of what could have been either 5 minutes or 45, I dove in, and was able to read the first 30 pages.  Then along with another few pages last night, I managed to get about 3/4 of the way through chapter 1. 

If you would like to join in the read-a-long, you can find a link to Unputdownables under Blogs I Like.  There you can find all info regarding scheduling and posts.  Wallace also has a link to discussion questions in case you're stuck about what to post about.


  1. I love history and spend plenty of time watching documentaries, but somehow I can never seem to get into non-fiction. Hope you enjoy John Adams -- he's a fascinating man!

  2. I do prefer fiction,and love historical fiction in particular but so far I'm really enjoying this. It's really well written and very engaging. And you're right! He is fascinating.