#readbyatt: A ‘Possession’ Read-a-Long

by Kim on March 1, 2013 · 21 comments

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Happy Friday! Today is doubly exciting: It’s the end of the week, and it’s the day that Lu (Regular Rumination) and I chose to announce the super informal read-a-long we’ve organized for A.S. Byatt’s Booker Prize winning novel Possession.

Why Possession? Well, it’s on my pile for the 2013 TBR Challenge, which is one appeal. But more importantly, it’s a book both Lu and I have tried and failed to read at least once before but that we really want to get through. Many readers that I know love this book, and I want to love it too (or at least give it the old college try).

We’re both resistant to hyper-organization, so this is pretty low-key. Our plan is to read the book over six weeks, posting updates each Monday starting on March 11:

  • March 11: Chapters 1 – 6
  • March 18: Chapter 7 – 13
  • March 25: Chapter 14 – 19
  • April 1: Chapter 20 – End

Although the first check-in is the furthest away, the first chapter goal is a little shorter to give anyone interested in participating time to get a copy of the book. There are no required posts sign ups or anything like that (although if you let us know in the comments that you’ll be reading we’ll know to look for you). Just grab the book and read and talk about it with us on our blogs or on Twitter using the hashtag #readbyatt.

I hope you’ll join us. Happy reading!

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