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Written by Clellie
(10/21/2009 5:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Summarizing my first "group read" experience..., penned by Jeffrey
This was my first, but I unfortunately found the Group Read to be always at odds with how I would have read, on my own. Whenever I was on a roll, and wanted to read more, I had to stop myself. Whenever I needed to just go back over the text, I was two hundred pages behind, and struggling to pay attention.
Sadly, I don't think I'll do it again. P&P is coming up in the spring, which is my favorite Austen, but I don't think I'll reread it at so slow a pace. I'm going back over it, underlining favorite passages, and writing in the margins, which should be fine. By the end of spring, I hope to have Emma and Mansfield Park under my belt, as well as a dozen or so other novels.
I don't think the pace will ever agree with me, with my luck. I need to be able to read a book in a day, or nibble at it for a few weeks. If I find Emma boring, and want to read "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" to distract myself, and let separation make the heart grow fonder, I personally need to be able to. But it was nice to be able to tell what I had been writing in my reader's journal, to actual people, though I have not been commented on, except to reject my use of M as my last initial. It was against the rules, I imagine.
So now I await any other kind of reply, and look for a way to edit one of my messages, to fix a run-on sentence. I wish someone had pointed *that* out to me.
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