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1Q84
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:31:38 PM »
Has anyone read this? It's been on my shelf for a couple of years and I think I'm finally going to commit to reading it. I know it will be awesome, it's just so long. Anyone want to be a reading buddy? It will probably take me a year or so, haha. If someone does want to read it with me, I could probably commit to 100 pages a month?

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 09:18:51 AM »
I've been meaning to read this as well and just keep passing on it because of the length. I'd be down for having a reading buddy! We can keep each other motivated! 100 pages a month is definitely doable for me.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 10:57:04 AM »
Yes! Check in here March 17 on the first 100 pages for me, Whitney, and whoever else is in!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 05:53:07 AM »
I am apprehensive to dive in, because there are probably 100 books on my "to-read" list before that one, but it is something I want to read and I normally don't have folks reading it along with me. I will attempt to give it a go. These days I usually only read the works I am teaching or if I get a couple days off, a Wendell Berry book or something.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 12:40:29 PM »
Wendell Berry is so great.
But yeah, you should read it with us!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 02:38:15 PM »
I had never read Wendell Berry until I was trying to finish up my degree a semester early and took a Topics English class in a Maymester. When I got in there, it was entirely devoted to Berry. 18 books in 21 days. Definitely my favorite 80-year-old Christian farmer-dude.

I will definitely try to keep up, though I am always juggling several books. I am trying to teach two books at a time in each of my classes, so it's a bit hectic. About to get easier, when I return to familiar territory in a few weeks.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 07:11:09 AM »
I'll read it too!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2015, 08:54:00 AM »
Awesome!! This will definitely keep me on track

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 11:33:42 AM »
Yay! I'm excited for this. This will definitely keep me on track, too, since I have a bad habit of starting a bajillion books at a time and not making much progress with anything.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 12:25:38 PM »
I'm on page 18! Haha

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 11:24:49 AM »
How's everyone doing?

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 07:33:22 PM »
Not very well. Plan on making up ground over the weekend, but between teaching, coaching baseball, and taking classes...no.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 11:11:34 PM »
That's why I checked in!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2015, 08:12:56 AM »
Yeahhh, not super well. I'm only about 20 pages or so in. I've got this weekend almost completely free, though, so it's on!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 09:59:18 AM »
I'm on page 26

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2015, 03:16:12 PM »
Becca alerted me to this! maybe I'll join in! :D
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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2015, 03:33:31 PM »
do it!!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2015, 09:45:38 AM »
I started reading today

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 11:10:16 PM »
Nice!!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 08:52:32 PM »
How many pages are you all reading tonight? I have 18 left!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2015, 10:53:00 PM »
do not read past here until finishing pages 1-100!

What did you all think?? What a cliff hanger to leave us on.
I'm not sure if I like Aomame or not yet but am definitely intrigued by time getting fuzzy for her. I like tengo and fuka-eri a lot and am excited to see who this professor is. I think it is awesome that it gets a little self referential near the end of this section...talking about reading long books and it taking time and stuff.

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2015, 01:46:52 PM »
anyone still with me? haha

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2015, 05:29:01 PM »
I'm with ya! Gonna add my input later tonight after practice or tomorrow morning!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2015, 09:42:03 PM »
Yes!!

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2015, 07:01:12 PM »
I finally bought the book! I am on page 120... The parallel story reminds me of Kafka at the Shore.I think the writing in this is a little more refined though. I am interested in seeing how the two stories come together. Does 100 pages a month sound good for everyone?