March 25, 2013 Whitney Event 3 Comments

Fanda at Fanda Classiclit is hosting a month long event in April to celebrate Emile Zola — Zoladdiction.  Emile Zola is an author I have heard about but not yet tried.  I blame his daunting Les Rougon-Macquart. 
Anyway, I’ve decided to join in, and there are three levels to play along.
1st level: Maheude (reading 1 book)
2nd level: Gervaise (reading 2-3 books)
3rd level: Nana (reading 4 books or more)

Notes: The levels were named after three of most popular female characters in Zola books. Maheude is from Germinal, Gervaise is from L’Assommoir, Nana is from Nana.
All you have to do is… 
  • Posting about your intention to participate in this event, including the level you choose (you can upgrade it later if you want), and books you are going to pick, if you already have the idea.
  • Put links of that post in the linky below.
  • Help us to spread the Zoladdiction, either by putting the Zoladdiction button on your sidebar, or by discussing the event on Twitter using hashtag #Zoladdiction.
  • Start reading Zola’s works when your calendar turns to April 1st, of course 🙂
  • The master post would be up on April 1st with a linky where you can put your posts about Zola’s books.
  • At the end of the event, o and I might prepare some questions to give you ideas to post your wrap-up (we still have to discuss about this).

I found (as I did with Leo Tolstoy) is when an author is thought to be intimidating it is best to start small so I am choosing Level One: Maheude I will also be reading a small book The Dream the 16th book in his Les Rougon-Macquart series.  

3 responses to “Zoladdiction

  1. Thanks for joining!
    That would be great if you'd read The Earth, seems most of us would go with Germinal 🙂
    Now I can't wait to kick this off, April…come along soon… 🙂

  2. Hi Whitney,

    I am also going to be taking part in Zoladdiction. I haven't read any Zola before, and I have decided that I will read two books during April.

    I chose Germinal and The Masterpiece.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts on The Dream.

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