It’s getting to be that time! Canelli and I agreed to do a simultaneous reading of Infinite Jest, and we’re running out of excuses to postpone it. So I’ve put together a reading schedule for us. This is ripped directly from the Infinite Summer Schedule. Check out that page for a bunch of super-important notes that go with the schedule.
The idea here is that, for each date listed below, we should have reached the corresponding page in the text. For example, I’ve put the “start date” at Monday, Dec 21th. By that date, Canelli and I (and whomever among you who choose to read along) should have read up to (and beyond if one is so inclined) page 63. By Friday, Dec 25, we both should have read the next 31 pages up to page 94. By Monday, Dec 28st, we both should have gone another 43 pages, up to page 137. Also, note that the schedule runs parallel to the beginning and end of Winter. I thought that would be, like, symbolic or some shit. HashtagInfiniteWinter
So the reading pattern is clear: reading deadlines are 42-43 pages by each Monday, 31-32 pages by each Friday. This does not include footnotes.
With any luck, Canelli and I will both emerge from our winter hibernations having once again conquered one of the greatest pieces of American literature from the late 20th Century. Along the way we’re planning to extensively blog and podcast about our reading experiences. It’s an invitation to you, dear reader, to join us on this adventure. Because misery loves company.
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