Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Sunne in Splendour: A Splendid New Direction

If you've looked at upcoming dates on the calendar page lately, you may have noticed that we are soon coming to the end of our scheduled #GuyWatch and #LucasWatch times. As a matter of fact, #LucasWatch ends mercifully (oh, John) next week, September 22, after which we have a weekend for #SparkWatch (Sparkhouse) and then we start doubling up on #GuyWatches, with Robin Hood filling the #LucasWatch vacancies on Saturdays. This schedule would have left November completely open, with nothing to keep us busy through that last excruciating month before The Hobbit movie.

But now the calendar has some new entries. @Sinjoor has added chapters and dates for a Twitter read-along of the book The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman.

The plan is to have chapters 1 through 5 read by Sunday, September 30 and be ready for discussion Sunday evening (North American times). Following that model, five or so chapters a week will carry us through February. We will be using the hashtag #RA4R3, and chats will be on Sundays, but follow the #GuyWatch/#LucasWatch times. It's fine to post quotes during the week, but no spoilers until after the Sunday discussions.

Why that book? If you are an online Richard Armitage fan, you can hardly have missed it, but just in case:

Conversation with Richard Armitage (Note: This interview contains many spoilers for other RA shows.)

King Richard Week

Fall into Splendour

I Want to Be a Collective Reader

If you wrote a blog post about it or read another great explanation of what we're up to, please put a link in the comments.


  1. I've been promoting it off and on since the decision was made.

    1. Thank you, Servetus!

      Everyone else: Click on her name (above) to be taken to her website.

  2. Technical question about the "tweet chats". Is there a private chat room for the discussion? Or is it only through Twitter?

    I find that the traffic jam to my twitter in box is off putting. But I'm relatively new to Twitter. So I wonder if there is a setting that I can switch to such that I receive the Armitage Watch event announcements, but not all of the tweets from Armtage Watch discussions that I'm not participating in?

    Thanks and Cheers! Grati ;->

    1. For those of you who didn't see the replies on Twitter, a few of us are tossing around ideas...

      @RAFrenzy plans to have a post about filtering Tweets later this week.
      And I think @Sinjoor is working on some kind of format for book discussion.