Wednesday, February 04, 2009

What I'm Reading Next

Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)

If you live in Oregon, are you participating? Why not?

I'm reading this right now. Won't you join us? You have your pick of book groups in the area. My book group is Tuesday, February 17.

Madame Bovary (Oxford World's Classics) Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)

Much as I enjoyed blogging about Moby-Dick, I'm going to cut back, but still do a little bit of reflection here. Maybe you'd like to read along. An old translation is available here. I've been enjoying the book groups, more on that later. I'm reading the Penguin translation by Geoffrey Wall.

My schedule:

  • February 8-14: Beginning - Part Two, Chapter 3
  • February 15-21: Part Two, Chapter 3 - Part Two, Chapter 11
  • February 22-28: Part Two, Chapter 12 - Part Three, Chapter 5
  • March 1-7: Part Three, Chapter 6 - End
  • March 22: book group
(March 17, book group on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I've read that, but plan to squeeze it in again. I keep meaning to read other books by Sherman Alexie.)

The Metamorphoses of Ovid The Metamorphoses of Ovid

I'm reading this translation by Allen Mandelbaum. There are all kinds of free ebooks available in other translations if you want to read along. On the one hand, this book is THICK; on the other hand, the verse takes up only half the page.

My schedule:
  • March 8-14: Books 1-4
  • March 15-21: Books 5-8
  • March 22-28: Books 9-12
  • March 29-April 4: Books 13-15
  • April 5: book group
I've got my reading cut out for me.

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