The Importance of Being Earnest Readalong

30 Jul

Very excited about this one from Unputdownables.  Check it out and join us.

Some Facts About the Read-a-Long:

  • You do not have to be a book blogger to join.
  • We will be reading the book in August (first three weeks), with the first discussion happening on Friday, August 3rd / the book is 54 pages (paperback, Dover Thrift edition) so that’s roughly 3 pages a day.
  • Don’t be intimidated. We will be going at a slow pace and discussing the book throughout our reading. The discussions are quite fun, and make the reading process very enjoyable!

What is The Importance of Being Earnest about?  

Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades. (via

Interesting tidbits about the author, Oscar Wilde:

Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Irish writer Oscar Wilde is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as for his infamous arrest and imprisonment for being gay.

For more information and several videos, visit Oscar Wilde’s page on the Biography website.

Also – fun fact – his house in London has just been put up for sale! See the article inThe Telegraph.


Beginning Friday, August 3rd and ending Friday, August 17th.


Week #/ What to Read:

Week One/ Act One
Week Two/ Act Two
Week Three/ Act Three


Post #/ date post should be up on blog:

Start up Post/ Today!
Week One/ August 3rd
Week Two/ August 10th
Week Three/ August 17th (Final Review)

** Please don’t forget to come to this blog each week to share your thoughts in the comments section of the weekly Read-a-Long discussion (see below for more information).**


Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Books



2 responses to “The Importance of Being Earnest Readalong

  1. Anna

    July 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Found this stumbling around Amazon and thought you guys doing this readalong might find it handy if you have a kindle or a kindle reader app. Enjoy!

    • Anna

      July 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

      P.S. forgot to mention it’s free


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