Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Introducing: The Affinity Readalong

After my "Stalking Sarah Waters" post, several of you expressed an interest in a readalong of this book! So, why not?!

The Affinity Readalong will begin on Monday, March 28th. There will be two discussion installments:

Monday, March 28th, Parts 1 and 2
Monday, April 4th, Parts 3, 4, and 5

I could've split this book into more parts, but the truth of the matter is that it's not that long at 337 pages so I'm assuming many of us will read straight through. It's also something of a shot in the dark the way I'm splitting up the parts. One of the downsides of e-reading is that I can't actually flip through to see how long each section is. So, in the grand tradition of adventure, I'm guessing!

For those of you who are on the fence about reading along, here's a blurb to get you interested:

Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870s, Affinity is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale.
Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates – the imprisoned spiritualist – Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.
Is that enough to convince you to dive in? I hope so! If you'll be participating, enter your information into Mr. Linky below...

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