(Just a reminder that I’m over at BookRiot today as well with — now onto the read-a-long!)
Welcome to the Anna Karenina read-a-long! Remember, this read-a-long is for bloggers and non-bloggers alike. Want to know more about the book before you join us? Check out the sign-up page (if you are choosing to join us from now onward, please sign up in the current week’s (please make sure you are checking to make sure it is the MOST CURRENT update) comments section or it is very likely I will miss you and not add you to the list, accidentally. If this should happen, please just let me know in the comment section of the most current week, thanks!). Also… here is a link to a printable bookmark that has a character guide for Anna Karenina (thanks Oprah!). Believe me, you’ll probably want it.
The following is the reading and posting schedule for this read-a-long. Please note, we will be reading roughly 63 pages per week (about 9 pages a day). Fortunately, there are fairly clean breaks (i.e. ending at chapter breaks) this time, so I was able to mark which chapters we will stop at each week (the last week is 10 pages shorter than the others, and will give you a little extra time to catch up if you need to). To make the reading less overwhelming, I try to make sure that we do not have too many pages to have to plow through per day or week, but feel free to read ahead if you are on a roll, or at least read to the next natural breaking point. That said, please note that not everyone will be doing so, and I ask that you do not comment on things that happen outside of the scheduled reading (i.e. no spoilers, please). Thanks!
Beginning Friday, October 7th and ending Friday, December 30th.
Week #/ dates :: Place in which to STOP
Week One/ Oct.7-13 :: Part 1 Chapter XX
Week Two/ Oct. 14-20 :: Part 2 Chapter VIII
Week Three/ Oct. 21-27 :: Part 2 Chapter XXIX
Week Four/ Oct. 28-Nov. 3 :: Part 3 Chapter XII
Week Five/Nov. 4-10 :: Part 3 Chapter XXXI
Week Six/ Nov. 11-17 :: Part 4 ch XVIII
Week Seven/ Nov. 18-24 :: Part 5 Chapter XV (please note: this is Thanksgiving! Might want to get ahead the previous week.)
Week Eight/ Nov. 25- Dec. 1 :: Part 6 Chapter I
Week Nine/ Dec.2-8 :: Part 6 Chapter XX
Week Ten/Dec.9-15 :: Part 7 Chapter VII
Week Eleven/Dec.16-22 :: Part 7 Chapter XXIX
Week Twelve/ Dec.23-30 :: Finish book! You made it!! (please note this is Christmas week! Might want to get ahead the previous week.)
Post #/ date post should be up on blog:
Start up Post/ Today!
Week One/ October 14th
Week Two/ October 21st
Week Three/ October 28th
Week Four/ November 4th
Week Five/ November 11th
Week Six/ November 18th
Week Seven/ November 25th
Week Eight/ December 2nd
Week Nine/ December 9th
Week Ten/December 16th
Week Eleven/ 23rd
Week Twelve/ 30th (Final Review)
** Please don’t forget to come to this blog each Friday and share your thoughts in the comments section of my weekly Anna Karenina review (see below for more information).**
How it Works:
- Each week, on Friday, share your thoughts about the previous week’s reading. If you are stuck on what to comment about, you can respond to my post or others’ comments.Regardless, you MUST check in each week, even if to say you are behind in the reading (two weeks without a response and you will be taken off of the list — see below for details on why). *please refrain from posting ahead, even if you have read ahead, as to not spoil the book for others*
- Feel free to post reviews of the each week’s reading on your own blog (if you are a blogger), and to visit each other’s links. If I, or other readers, have extra time we will gladly try to visit your blog if you also leave a link to your post about this book. However, please make sure to share your thoughts here on this blog, as this is where the main conversation will be happening.
Who’s Reading Along:
*Please let me know if you are going to be commenting with a different name than is on the list (I check who’s still reading by using this list – so I want to make sure it’s accurate).
Walkie Talkie Book Club
Michelle @ The True Book Addict
(If you are participating and I don’t have you on this list, please let me know in the comments section. I did not include people who said ‘maybe’ so if you have changed your mind and are definitely reading along with us, let me know so I can add you. Also, if you are not going to be able to join us anymore please let me know and I will take you off the list. If you go for two weeks without commenting in my weekly update comments section, I will assume you are no longer participating and will take you off of the list. This is in no way to be discouraging, but helps to keep the read-a-long organized (and helps me remember who’s completed what read-a-long…there (ahem) might be something fun for different levels of participants at the end of the year! Thanks!)