and now?

13 Aug

It’s okay.

Don’t be gentle.

Just blurt it out.

Where would we find your bookmark in Crime and Punishment?

Have you made it to the middle?

Are you almost to the end?!

Christine: Me?  I just reached part IV.   I know. I know!  I’m the caboose on this Dostoyevsky train we’re riding.  I promise to spend serious time with the psychopathic killer this week.

It’s roll-call time, so share your place in the comments.


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17 responses to “and now?

  1. Elizabeth Johnson

    August 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I’ve made much progress the past few nights! I’m now in part 3, chapter 5 or 6 (I’m too lazy to walk down to the bedroom and check my kindle). And I’m so ready for them to catch him.

    Side note – does anyone else get annoyed that they always seem to be “shouting”? Or is that just my translation?

    • Christine

      August 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      I think I remember some shouting. I’ll keep an eye out for it now.

    • Christina Joy

      August 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Like ALL CAPS SHOUTING!!!??!!! LIKE I CAN’T STOP DOING RIGHT NOW!!! Or just that Dostoevsky, like an inexperience grade school writer puts after every quote . . . ,” shouted Pyotr Petrovich.

      I haven’t noticed either, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Well, probably not the ALL CAPS one, I probably would have picked up on that. I THINK!!! BUT MAYBE NOT!!!! AGH!!!

      • Elizabeth Johnson

        August 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        The second. Where most people would say “he said” or “she replied” – Dostoevsky makes everyone “shout.” It drives me crazy!

      • Christina Joy

        August 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        I will now be on the lookout. In the future I hope someone does a translation of C&P where they note those passages by using all caps. Then again, maybe I’m the only one that would find that funny.

      • Elizabeth Johnson

        August 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        Ugh. I laughed when I read your comment, but I think that would be enough to make me stop reading the book. I CAN’T STAND when people do that! 😉

    • Christine

      August 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      There was lots of shouting and whispering in the chapter I read last night: Raskolnikov and Porfiry playing cat and mouse.

  2. Sandy B.

    August 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I got off to a very slow start but, like Elizabeth, I’ve been reading a lot over the past few days and I’m currently on Part 3, chapter 2. Now that I’m finally into it, I should keep up a pretty good pace.

    • Christine

      August 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      I’m having slow starts, slow reads, and slow to pick up the book times. I’ve been told that things pick up in part IV and V

  3. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    August 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’m afraid if I tell you where I am, you’ll kick me out of the club. Let’s just say — I’m bringing up the rear. These check-ins are helpful!

    • Ruth Lopez

      August 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Actually, Adriana, I think I’ll wear that hat. I just finished chapter one of part one today. But, hey! I’m finally on board.

      • Christine

        August 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        Hooray! We’re so happy to have you reading with us. (and we’re majorly wow-ed at how many novels you’ve already read!)

  4. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    August 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

    OH!!! Hooray!!! There are tears in my eyes! 🙂
    Girl, you are a MACHINE!!!
    I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!

  5. Lutheran Mama

    August 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    It was my toddler nap time book for a week, so I finished it a few days ago. Loved it!

    • Christine

      August 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      You are finished?! Impressive. (I’m also feeling optimistic about your having “loved it”. Maybe there’s hope for me yet.)

      • lutheranmama

        August 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

        Yes, there’s hope that you may love it! I wouldn’t have said I loved it early on, just that it was morbidly fascinating. I read The Brothers Karamazov a few years ago, and it was interesting, but not such a (without giving anything away) satisfying ending. 🙂

  6. Christina Joy

    August 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    This is one of the most exciting check-ins to date, Ruth is caught up, Lutheran Mama is finished, everyone is doing great. Yes, everyone.

    I’m in the middle of the very lengthy fourth chapter of Part Five. I haven’t read in a couple of days (or posted for that matter, sorry about that) but I’m hoping to get a little done this evening.


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