Hellooooo… Anyone out there on the heath?

10 Dec

ROTN Hebdomadal Check-in

Are you lost on the heath?

Are you following the paths from Mistover Knapp to Blooms End?

Have you plunked yourself down next to the reddleman’s van?

Where are you in The Return of the Native?

Please share your place in the comments.


Posted by on December 10, 2012 in The Return of the Native


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13 responses to “Hellooooo… Anyone out there on the heath?

  1. AprilApril

    December 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I started chapter 5 last night. I just met Eustasia. I had a terrible time with pace in the first two chapters, but now I am more engaged. The post about polygons helped (and interested) me in what is up next.

    I am reading this on a Nook. Usually for “lighter” novels, this works fine for me. I am finding, however, I am frustrated a out looking ahead when I see where others are in the books to see how far behind or to help place their comments in context. I may have to pick up a library copy as well.

    I am thankful for the companionship of this group.

    • Gina Monge

      December 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

      I know, those first 2 chapters were a little rough!!

      • Christine

        December 12, 2012 at 6:11 am


    • Christine

      December 12, 2012 at 6:10 am

      The first book I read on kindle was Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and I didn’t have a paper copy with which to compare. That was rough–but at least the free kindle version had page numbers and I could look at the table of contents and see how long the chapter was. For Mme Bovary, I read it on kindle with a paper version next to me: comparing–moving my bookmark, etc. For me it just took a while getting used to the ereader. I had been taking notes in my paper copies and now I’m highlighting things. (true confession… I may “touch” a word in a paper copy to find its definition.) I’m confident that you’ll find your groove and what works for you.

  2. Gina Monge

    December 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I’m on book 2, chapter 4.

  3. Norma carey

    December 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Into Part V – what a cat fight between daughter and mother- in – law! Pace has really picked up.
    Discovered that my daughter Lisa took a class on Thomas Hardy at GVSU with just 5 other male students. The professor did his dissertation on Hardy!
    ( I must confess that I have a cold and so have been “resting and reading”

  4. Jeannette

    December 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I agree, April – the first two or three were the worst. I’m on Book 3, Chapter 5.

  5. Ruth Lopez

    December 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I just finished Book Fourth, but have not ventured into Book Fifth, yet. I played hooky all last week and didn’t read, so I have fallen behind.

    • Christine

      December 12, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Hooky is nice. I’m reading quickly so I can play it before Christmas.

  6. Christina Joy

    December 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I finished Chapter I of Book Third way too late last night. A pattern I just keep repeating, and repeating, and repeating. It’s a good thing the reading has gotten a bit more interesting, or I’d never make it.

  7. Tonia

    December 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Just finished Book 3, chapter 3 today. The beginning was a bit rough but I’m finding my reading groove now.

  8. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    December 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Chapter VIII of Book Second. (Sorry I’m late checking in!)

    • Christine

      December 12, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Ack, I’m late too and it’s my own post! As of Monday I was somewhere in Book Fourth.


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