15 January 2011

Let's Read Together

Anyone interested in reading some good old-fashioned literature? Why don't a group of us have a virtual get-together and read the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne? You can download it for free from this page at Project Gutenberg. There are several different formats. You can read it on your computer screen, download it to your Kindle or several other formats that I'm not sure what they are. :) OK, there are 24 chapters. How about if we read 3 chapters a day. The chapters are relatively short so it shouldn't be too much of a struggle. I will set up a posting for 3 chapters each and we can each write comments about what we're thinking as we read--such as compare and contrast then and now and whatever other ideas you may have. I haven't read this book since I was a sophmore in high school (early 70s UGH) so I'm getting excited about reading it again. If the pace is a bit fast for you, that's ok because you can always go back to where you're at and leave your comments too. Let's get reading--first assignment "due" on Monday, 17th of January...

NOTE added 20 Jan. 2011: Didn't get too much interest in reading this so maybe we can do this at a later date with another classic book. 
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