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...I haven't been able to sit down to read a chapter of The Old Curiosity Shop again in about at least a week...I've put it back on the pile.

Instead, I'm going to continue to read SOMETHING though, since I want to still try to get through all those other books on the list when I planned to. So, for now, it will be:

From July 20 to July 25: Ladies Must Live by Alice Duer Miller
From July 26 to August 8: Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
From August 9 to August 29: Dr. Dolittle
From Aug 30 to Sept 11: Autobiography of Buffalo Bill
From September 12th to October 1st: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells.
From October 5th to October 31st: Dracula by Bram Stoker
From November 1st to December 9th: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
From December 10th to December 19th: Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
From December 20th to December 24th: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
From December 26th (I'll be taking X-MAS day OFF) to January 31st: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
From February 1st to February 28th: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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mcpierce
Jul. 20th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a pretty aggressive schedule for reading. Why the push to read so much so fast? I've got a few books I've been reading through lazily (HP Lovecraft, The Ultimate Book of Number Puzzles, Winning Chess Strategies, Professional Jakarta Struts) in parallel and wish I could find the time in the day to devote to reading. And with the semester starting on the 19th of August I'll have even less time to ready. I envy you your spare time... :)
bfirrera
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
well, I read quite a bit when I worked at the video store, especially in the last two years.

When I was doing karaoke, it was only at night, so I had a lot of time to read during the day and was still managing to finish quite a few books.

At the movie theatre, especially during that first year, when business was lean, I did a lot of reading. Even when business is booming at the movie theatre you end up with spaces of time when there is nothing else to do since all of the movies are running.

Last year, I was reading quite a bit, 'cause I'd also discovered bookcrossing, which can be a fun hobby. However, this past year, I've barely made my way through three Star Trek novels. Maybe I'm just burnt out on them. I don't know.

However, I thought, hey, if I download a bunch of things from Project Guttenberg, 1) they'd be free and 2) they'd be available to everyone else on my LJ list if they desired to join me on my reading expedition.

I hope(d) to read at least a chapter a day of these books to complete this schedule (of course, it is subject to change). I also hope(d) that someone would respond that they would read some of the book with me and discuss the chapters as they unfold so it would continue to spur me on to continue to read so I wouldn't fall behind.

--the first book on the new list was not something I'd heard of, and I have never heard of the author either, but the title intrigued me. So far (one chapter of six) it's not a bad set up for a simple love story from the early 1900's.
derylykt
Jul. 20th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC)
Skip Dracula. It's pretty boring.

I think I'm going to read Lair of the White Worm (Wyrm) instead.
gnumoose
Jul. 21st, 2004 03:54 am (UTC)
I have to agree. The novel is boring. Go watch the Spanish language version of the 1931 movie. Filmed at night while Lugosi's version filmed during the day.
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