Monday, May 11, 2009

Will We Be Able To Finish?

Hi all,
I was emailed today by a member of the club who, due to personal circumstances, isn't sure they will be able to finish May's book in May.  They have read the book before, so they don't want everyone to change their plans just for them, however, I am currently on chapter 7.  So I thought I'd put my feelers out there and see how everyone else is doing.

Are you plugging right along?  Will you be ready for a discussion on June 5th?
Are you struggling with a book that's every bit as large as Moby Dick?  Do we need to give ourselves an extra month, or even two weeks to finish the book?

My opinion is that I can handle it either way. (Whatta cop out I know.)  

I have already decided to continue our current theme through part of 2010, so adding one more month to the books I have planned isn't going to be a big deal.  

I also know, that one or two quiet Sunday's after church will get me caught up on my reading, so I can still start a discussion on time if that's what everyone wants to do.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
(And don't forget to leave your thoughts on Around the World in 80 Days, and vote for June's book.)


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I hate to admit this, since I actually voted for this book, but I gave up after a few chapters. I'm blaming it on pregnancy brain; I just can't focus on any reading, and Anna Karenina is proving too much of a challenge for me. As I'll have a new baby at the end of the month, I don't think I'll be getting much reading done next month, either.

I hope that everyone else's reading is going much better than mine!

Anonymous said...

I would enjoy some extended time, weather two or four weeks. I usually read the introduction of the books, for they are interesting, and this one is quite lengthy. I am starting the actual novel today. I am still an English language learner, and quite often I have to reread a passage or search the meaning of a word or expression in the dictionary. The extra time would make the difference between "having to" and "wanting to" finish reading it.Oh, I usually have quite after- church afternoons, which I usually use to take a long nap to recover from the drainning week and play with my daughter. So, all my reading is squeezed in during the week! But if the group decides to keep the dead line, I am fine with it. Even if I am not done, I'll be able to comment on what I have already read up to then.
Thank you all!

Shimmy Mom said...

Alright, I'm going to postpone. Good luck with the baby Mrs. Mordecai!

*hugs* to you all

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