The Infinite Jest Reading Schedule

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.

 

Date Page Pages Read Percent Complete
12/21/15 63 63 6%
12/25/15 94 31 10%
12/28/15 137 43 14%
1/1/16 168 31 17%
1/4/16 210 42 21%
1/8/16 242 32 25%
1/11/16 284 42 29%
1/15/16 316 32 32%
1/18/16 358 42 36%
1/22/16 390 32 40%
1/25/16 432 42 44%
1/29/16 464 32 47%
2/1/16 506 42 52%
2/5/16 537 31 55%
2/8/16 580 43 59%
2/12/16 611 31 62%
2/15/16 653 42 67%
2/19/16 685 32 70%
2/22/16 727 42 74%
2/26/16 759 32 77%
2/29/16 801 42 82%
3/4/16 833 32 85%
3/7/16 875 42 89%
3/11/16 907 32 92%
3/14/16 949 42 97%
3/18/16 981 32 100%

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