Twitter really is a wonderful place. You can credit it with the birth of a lot of things! Last night it inspired me to write this post, and since I could use some inspiration, I am going to take full advantage of it. One of my favourite authors when I was a young adult was Madeleine L'Engle. Over the years I have read most of her books and I encourage everyone to read her!
I was on the library website the other day (big surprise) and I saw that they had all of her Time Quartet in audio format. Since I hadn't re-read the series in a while, I was thinking about it and mentioned it to Nymeth. She has read the first book, but not the rest. Then, you get talking about it in a public forum and other people start noticing and mentioning they want to join in, too! Someone suggested it could be a read-a-long like some of the others that are going on next year, so I decided to write a post about it to see if other people were interested. I was thinking of a very easy schedule:
January - A Wrinkle in Time
February - A Wind in the Door
March - A Swiftly Tilting Planet
April - Many Waters
Then, you technically should read An Acceptable Time. I consider it book five in the Time Quartet. (If Douglas Adams can turn a trilogy into a series; than L'Engle can turn a quartet into a quintet.) It seems to depend on who you listen to, though. (I was on her main web site and they have it as book five, so it is not only me.) There is also The Arm of the Starfish, Dragons in the Water, and A House Like a Lotus.
So, what are your thoughts? Is there an interest in a read-a-long? What do people think about the schedule? I know there is a lot going on next year, so I didn't want to make it too restrictive, but maybe it is too relaxed... Let me know!