As you may be aware by now, we won’t be the only group reading The Dark is Rising this month! Author Robert Macfarlane and poet Julia Bird have announced #TheDarkIsReading Twitter book club which will be reading The Dark is Rising starting on December 20th (Midwinter’s Eve). They have over 1000 readers ready to go and they will be posting questions and prompts from their Twitter accounts as well as they would “love people to share their memories of reading TDIR, as well as photographs, artwork, poems, music and other responses inspired by the novel.”
You can read the full post here:
As for TDiR Readathon, like the rooks flying around Will Stanton, we will join along side #TheDarkIsRising readers and read with them but also keep with our plan of reading the whole Sequence. There’s still time to start Over Sea, Under Stone!
If you are on Twitter, participate with #TheDarkIsRising hashtag as well as our #ReadTDiR tag. I will be retweeting as much as possible on the @TDiRReadathon account and bringing the tweeted offerings to our Facebook group.
This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to join this many readers in reading Susan Cooper’s beloved classic. Bring your sense of wonder and your memories as we close 2017 in a way “beyond all imagining”!