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 Five: Read to Chapter XX
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I’ve always thought these posters, of an entire book framed, were pretty cool, but there was never one that I really, really thought I’d like hanging up. I LOVE this one. I can’t decide if it’s because of the windblown (who I’m assuming is) Cathy standing on the cliff of the moors (even though when I looked up where the Brontë’s lived I see no cliffs to the sea… wasn’t she placing them in a similar setting?), or if it’s because I am still adoooooring this book… but me likey!
In the comments last week, I was discussing with someone how it can be a bit jarring the way Brontë forgets to tell us about something until allofasudden (feels like that doesn’t it?) it happens. Oh, Cathy’s very, VERY sick! Oh, Cathy’s very, VERY pregnant! Oh, Cathy’s dead (see, readers, I wasn’t kidding about Cathy being sick). It’s almost as if she gets lost in creating the atmosphere and the drama and forgets to add in plot points to move the story along so quickly “insert plot point here” and moves on to haunt us again. The thing is – I don’t mind this. Not with this book. It’s possible that I am just loving the story so much (including the gothic, haunting atmosphere) that I’d forgive anything. How are you all feeling about this?
Again, I’ll jump in and converse with you in the comments… take it away! (Can you believe we’re more than half way through?! Only 126 pages to go. Sad.)
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!