Join Me in Reading “The Things They Carried”

by Kim on July 2, 2010 · 32 comments

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Of all the books Tim O’Brien has written, I think The Things They Carried is the most well-known and well-read (but that’s just me). When I said I planned to read all of Tim O’Brien this summer, there was a lot of enthusiasm for this book in particular.

Because of that, I decided to encourage more people to join me in reading the book. My plan is to have it read by Monday, July 26 and put up a post that day. I’ll do a Mr. Linky so others can leave reviews or discussions, then I hope we’ll have a good chat in the comments.

If you can’t read the whole book, at least check out the short story it take the title from. You can read it online here, or King Rat (Rat’s Reading) pointed to a site where you can download an audio to listen to as well.

Nothing big, just the chance to read and discuss a book I think is amazing and is better when you have someone to talk about it with.

And with that, I am unplugged for the 4th of July weekend! I’ll be at my cabin, soaking up the sun and delving into some great books. See you Monday with another link-tastic edition of Monday Tally!

In case you’re wondering, I’m bringing Denial by Jessica Stern, Finny by Justin Kramon, The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, and Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones.

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