Now that we’ve gotten Wuthering Heights out of the way, Trish and I have cooked up another read-along. Drum roll please….
It’s the Brothers Karamazov Ceilidh! Huh? Well, ceilidh is Gaelic for a party with music and dancing and sometimes storytelling. And we’re going to read The Brothers Karamazov. Yes, really. While I can’t promise any music or dancing, with this long of a book, there’s bound to be lots of storytelling. Besides which, it’s alliterative (say kay-lee) and difficult to spell, just like Karamazov and Dostoevsky!
So…do you wanna party with the K Bros? Get down with Dostoevsky? Oh come on, it’s bound to be The Event of the summer!
Here’s the plan:
My copy of the K Bros (you’ve got to be kidding if you think I’m typing Karamazov every time) is 776 pages of small print. However, the book is conveniently broken up into 4 parts. And each part has 3 books. That makes 12 books total (plus a short epilogue). It sounds much more manageable like that, doesn’t it?
We’re going to suggest reading a book a week (although if you’re a glutton for punishment and/or a procrastinator, feel free to do all of your reading the night before). But we’re only going to post our summaries/thoughts/pleas for help at the end of each part. Which means we’ll write our posts at the end of weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12.
The official start date for this adventure is July 10th. And here’s the official reading and posting schedule:
Book 1: 7/10-7/16
Book 2: 7/17-7/23
Book 3: 7/24-7/30
Post #1: around July 30/31
Book 4: 7/31-8/6
Book 5: 8/7-8/13
Book 6: 8/14-8/20
Post #2: around August 20/21
Book 7: 8/21-8/27
Book 8: 8/28-9/3
Book 9: 9/4-9/10
Post #3: around September 10/11
Book 10: 9/11-9/17
Book 11: 9/18-9/24
Book 12 plus the short Epilogue: 9/24-10/1
Post #4: around October 1/2
The End (you might want to consider a shot or two or three of vodka to celebrate)
So whaddya say? Are you in? If so, sign Mr Linky so Trish and I know who our fellow vodka drinkers, err, readers, are!
**A note on the button…when searching for an image, I discovered that there is a Brothers Karamazov movie, starring Yul Brenner. I may have appropriated the movie poster for use as a button. Doesn’t it look like they’re having a party? The movie also features William Shatner. I can’t begin to tell you how bummed I am that it’s not available on iTunes.