Sign up for the Wizard of Oz Read-Along!

December 5, 2016 Books 14

As I mentioned last month, along with my Wheel of Time Re-Read-Along I’ll be starting L. Frank Baums’ Oz series this coming January. This is your official invitation to join me!

I’ll be reading at a pace of 1 book per month. The series includes 14 books (well, the ones written by Baum anyway). I am a firm believer in the “you do you” school of book blogging. If you want to read faster or slower than that, it’s totally up to you. This read-along is really all about having fun with some classic children’s books!

You can see my official read-along page with the schedule and brief summaries of each book here:


How can you participate? It’s really up to you! Personally, I will be posting a brief review + discussion topic each month after reading a book in the series. You can join in the discussion in the comments on my blog, post about the book on your own blog, share your thoughts on the Lone Star on a Lark Facebook page, @ me on Twitter, spill your feelings into your diary, etc.

But that is a lot of books, what if I do not have the money/space for all this? First of all, go to your freakin’ library. Also, these Oz books are all in the public domain in the United States, which means you can usually find reprints for cheap — or you can just read them for free online (legally) at the Internet Archive or Project Gutenberg or similar sites.

Want to be included in that participants list? Please leave a comment on this post with a link to (a) your own blog page where you will track your reading, (b) your blog tag or category for read-along posts, or (c) a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing collection/tag or similar.

(Please do not add links for individual book review posts. This is meant to be an “umbrella” link that can be included on the official read-along page.)

Not tracking your reading online? That’s totally fine, too — just comment with the name/alias you’d like to be known as on the participants list instead.

14 Responses to “Sign up for the Wizard of Oz Read-Along!”

  1. Jenni Elyse

    Sounds like so much fun. If I weren’t in a reading slump, I’d join you for either or both, but I don’t think I could force myself to follow a schedule. I hope you have fun and look forward to your posts about them.

    • Louise

      Reading slumps are the worst, and trying to force yourself out of one on a schedule almost never works. Hopefully you find a book or two that gets you out of that slump.

  2. The Captain

    I’m ready to follow you on the yellow brick road too. Can we take turns with the ruby slippers? (Or silver ones if you’re a purist.)

  3. Warren

    Looking forward to starting. I will be leaning heavily on the online versions as Baum does not feature strongly in our public libraries anymore. Good luck everyone!

    • Louise

      Ah, too bad about the lack of Baum in your libraries, but at least the Internet can come to the rescue in this case!

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