Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Reading more Classics

I intend to say more about the book groups on The Iliad and The Odyssey. Murasaki looks forward to more slow shared reads, but I wonder if she's ready for the next one. I'm not sure I am, but one thing about book groups...sometimes you read a book you wouldn't otherwise, and usually you are pleasantly surprised.

Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up BookI figure I need a month for Moby-Dick. After that, Virgil's Aeneid, also translated by Robert Fagles. I'm going to give that one two weeks, as that's about all I'll have. I seem to recall from my college days it was an easier read than Homer.

I'm kind of interested in the Pop-Up Moby Dick, cover shown here.

My planned schedule:

Moby Dick

  • December 21-27: Chapters 1-34
  • Dec 28-January 3: Chapters 35-68
  • January 4-10: Chapters 69-100
  • January 11-17: Chapter 101 to The End
The Aeneid
  • January 18-24: Books 1-6
  • January 25-31: Books 7-12
So go ahead, reserve your library books and join me. And make comments. If I know you're reading along, I'll be better at keeping to my schedule. The readings are just about the right size for an average bus commute, think about that.


Jason Sacks said...

Sure, I'll read Moby-Dick with you.

Anonymous said...

yes I will too