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.
I 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:
- 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
- January 18-24: Books 1-6
- January 25-31: Books 7-12