I’m super excited to finally read DUNE by Frank Herbert and it’s even better to read books with others! I’ve wanted to read DUNE for a couple of years — it’s one of those books I’ve always heard about & last year it was voted one of the top Sci-Fi/Fantasy books by NPR readers. BUT I could never find a copy in a bookstore and it isn’t one I’d borrow from the library (too long…). So I finally broke down and ordered a copy online. Now the read-along is almost here!
This read-along is hosted by Melissa @ One Librarian’s Book Reviews and starts on July 8th! Melissa @ 1LBR decided to spread the read-along out over the last three weeks in July (not too fast and not too slow…perfect!). The schedule is below…I hope you decide to join in!
July 8-14: Book 1, discussion questions posted on July 14th
July 15-21: Book 2, discussion questions posted on July 21st
July 22-28: Book 3, discussion questions posted on July 28th
(Yes…I feel the need to always type the title in all-CAPS because it just seems like a word one should yell. DUNE!)
A little about DUNE:
Author: Frank Herbert
Series: Yes (of course it is!)…Herbert wrote five sequels. Since his death his son has written prequels and additional sequels with another writer. It has since become more than just a series of books…it’s movies, TV, games. You name it — there’s something DUNE related.
Awards: DUNE won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
- Wikipedia – The more popular a series, the more information you will find on Wikipedia. Holy smokes…DUNE is a whole new world! It’s good to know that if I ever get lost while reading, Wikipedia will help me.
- DUNE Wiki – Of course, there’s also an entire Wiki dedicated to DUNE (and it has a map!)
- Dunepedia – Any series that needs it’s own encyclopedia must be awesome! (The tricky part is learning how to navigate all of these wikis,etc)
- Star Wars Origins – DUNE is one of the inspirations for Star Wars? I had no idea…(this site also goes into Herbert’s inspirations for writing DUNE AND compares DUNE and Star Wars)