Speed Reading

07 Oct

We are very excited to hear that there are several people reading Pride and Prejudice along with us, and that many of you who have already loved and digested the novel are planning to revisit19th century rural England by means of our posts.  We look forward to lots of comments (hint, hint) and discussion.  And if you have a great idea for a guest post let us know, that’s one of the purposes of the handy-dandy “Contact Us” box to your right.

Since we’re all reading together, and yet not exactly ‘together’, I was recently asked about our reading goals and deadlines.  We don’t usually set a hard and fast deadline on our books, certainly not at first.  Typically, we all start reading, do a little chit-chatting once we’re a week or so into the book, and then figure out our average speed.  Following our progress we sometimes set a “It’d be nice if we could wrap this one up by so-and-so date” kind of deadline, but nothing hard and fast, and with no intermediate deadlines along the way.

We post as our schedules and reading allow.  If somebody proves to be super-speedilicious then they might post more, but stagger out the posts in order to prevent spoilers.

So, tell us:  Where are you in the book?  Have you already read it, but are planning to follow and comment along with us?  Do you think we’re all washed up and have no interest in reading or following along? (Wait, don’t answer that.)

I just finished Chapter 14.  I love these teensy little chapters.  They make me feel like I’ve accomplished so much by reading two or three a night.

Oh, and in case we haven’t mentioned it before, we’d love it if you would comment.  A lot.


Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Pilgrim's Progress, The Blog


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4 responses to “Speed Reading

  1. Christine

    October 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Where am I in the book? In the middle of chapt. 16. This is my first read of P&P. It’s also my first Austen book.

    And to those who have read P&P and disliked it, please also chime in with comments. We haven’t held back our feelings on any previous books!

    • Christina

      October 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Oh, yes! I didn’t mean to ignore the people who didn’t like it. By all means, give us your perspective!

  2. Bethany Kilcrease

    October 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I’m totally in. I don’t read as much non-work literature as I wish I did. I’m going to start reading P&P today! Because 19th-century Britain is totally awesome!!!

    • Christine

      October 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      We’re thrilled to have you join the group! I know where to direct history questions about the novel now!


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