And now for something completely different...
A 40th Anniversary/Lifetime Achievement commemoration Worldwide Readathon of Susan Cooper's classic fantasy novel series "The Dark is Rising Sequence
" is set to begin on December 7th, 2013 with the first book "Over Sea, Under Stone".
For those unfamiliar, the series is a children's book series from the '70's set in the UK and it stands both the test of time as the world has moved into a new millennium, and the test of age as many people (including me) still re-read at least some of it annually far into adulthood. For parents or family/teachers looking for info for younger folks, the reading level and themes are comparable to Harry Potter, however with less overt violence/action and with strong ties to Arthurian legend.
If you've read it before, why not read it again? Or if you've never read it now's a great time. (But never ever ever watch the movie because it is 100% wrong, oh god. D-:)
Details and links to sign up locations and dedicated readathon blog are at the Dark is Rising LJ Comm
Any signal-boosting or word-spreading that people might care to do for this would also be awesome.
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