Who's up for a David Copperfield read-along?? You know you want to!
I have finals week coming up here, and I'm in the middle of the fourth book of the Barsetshire Chronicles. Hm...I'm trying to decide how quickly I can realistically finish Framley Parsonage and I'm thinking that a week is about right. (I did not know when I decided to read all of the Barsetshire Chronicles that book 6 is something like 900 pages long. That's a lot of Barsetshire doings right there, my friends.)
How about this: I propose a David Copperfield read-along that starts ten days from now, on May 11. Three weeks is just the right pace for one of the big fat Dickens novels: you can knock it out in 35-40 pages per day, which means that you don't have to abandon the rest of your responsibilities but you also don't forget who Betsey Trotwood was. (Oops, I called her Betsey Trotter in the first version of that sentence. Can you tell I haven't read David Copperfield since 2000?)
It goes without saying that there's no pressure to finish the book in three weeks. I'll be blogging it as I go, but I'll be careful about spoilers. If you've never read it, you totally should -- it's the best* Dickens novel.
*I say this today. I can never decide whether it's really truly better than Bleak House and Pickwick Papers.