Welcome to the Wuthering Heights read-a-long! We’re reading this book through September and October. You can see the reading schedule and guidelines on the Starting Post Page.
Week Four: Read to Chapter XVI
1.) Unputdownables is on Facebook! If you are on Facebook, be sure to follow and get updates on posts, read-a-longs, and BookRiot articles.
2.) With so many people (and a wonderfully big discussion with so many comments), I’m having a hard time keeping track when you use more than one handle to comment with. Please comment with just the handle (aka name) that you signed up with. If you would like me to switch your name, just let me know and I can do that if it’s easier. I saw a few people this week whom I didn’t have on the list – so you may not have been counted if you used a different name. (Eek! We don’t want that.)
Which cover do you like best? Which do you think fits the story the most?
Last week, I jumped into the comments and discussed with you – and I think I had a better discussion because I hadn’t put all of my thoughts up here. So, this week, though I am done with the reading already, I am going to do the same thing. I enjoy having things to talk about without repeating myself.
A few things in case anyone is stuck:
- Was Heathcliff to blame for Isabella’s choice, or is Isabella alone responsible?
- Was Linton fair in how he treated Nelly? Was Nelly right in delivering the letter to Catherine?
- Should we be worried that Heathcliff has no problem with hanging innocent dogs by their necks (how gothic was THAT?!)
- Cathy is pregnant… did anyone else catch that? Seems to be something that was mentioned and then moved on from.
- What is it with Victorian women getting so upset that they become fatally ill?
- How do we feel about Cathy now, in her weaker state?
Who’s Reading Along:
** Please don’t forget to come to this blog each Friday and share your thoughts in the comments section of the weekly Wuthering Heights discussion (see below for more information).**
Patty @ A tale of three cities
Meg @ A Bookish Affair
Ian Cann (@thebeercolonel)
- 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.
- Comments from the previous week’s reading will be closing Thursday afternoon (before the next discussion takes place on Friday). If you would like to be part of the discussion, please remember to comment before then.
- 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 (two weeks without a response and you will be taken off of the list — see below for details on why). You may have only one “off week” (which may not be the last week of reading for obvious reasons) and still be kept on the list, but you must let me know in the comment section by saying something like, “I’m catching up,” or “I’m still reading.” ***for all week’s discussions please refrain from posting ahead, even if you have read ahead, as to not spoil the book for others***
- If you are a blogger you may post a link to your blog if you are posting about each of the each week’s reading. If I, or other readers, have extra time we will gladly try to visit your blog; however, you must make sure to share your thoughts here on this blog, and be part of the main conversation or your comment will not be counted.
- 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 (*NEW GUIDELINE*, in order to get back onthe list, you need to a.) Have missed no more than two weeks of discussion, b.) Let me know you would like to be on the list again, and c.) consistently be part of the discussion for the next two weeks after requesting to be put back on 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!