Saturday, September 11, 2010

Reading Group Reminder- Moby Dick

This week begins the final entry in our Reading the Classics Reading Group.  Our final book is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.  I would encourage everyone to join in.  We are going to go at a very leisurely pace with this one, aiming at finishing around the end of the year. 

This first week, we will read through the section titled "The Pulpit" which, in my edition, will take us through page 46.  If you would like join in the reading group, simply get a copy of the book and read this section by next weekend (I try to get the reading group posts up on Fridays.  I try really hard.) 

Here's Orson Welles as Father Mapple from the John Huston film version (which was written by Ray Bradbury in case you didn't know!)


  1. I may try, though I'm already falling behind in the tentative reading schedule I tried setting for myself to finish War and Peace and Don Quixote. Admittedly, I have a desire to be very thorough with these and leave time to revisit them and not just do a single read through.

    But if you're going slowly, perhaps I can fit it in. 46 pages in a week's time should be doable. I'll try!

  2. Excellent! I decided to make the readings bite sized for just that reason (and to hopefully, if I've planned correctly, neatly end the series at the end of this year.)

  3. It really really bugs me every time I scroll past this post that they don't have an apostrophe in Father Mapple's Sermon on the Youtube video.