So on Thursday I mentioned that I was starting Daniel Deronda . Sarah promptly said what a coincidence--she was currently rereading it for a paper she needs to write; we could read along together. Sylvia quickly scored a library copy and committed to reading it with us; next Eva said she'd like to join in on all the fun as well. Danielle succumbed to the allure of Eliot over the weekend (a handy way of postponing D.H. Lawrence for a tad longer; don't I know how hard those first 200 pages of The Rainbow are to get into and through), Red Room Librarian said he found Eliot hard to resist, and folks, that's how easy it is to get a reading group formed.
Sarah needs to complete her reread by Thanksgiving. If you can't imagine making your way through a book this size in that amount of time, keep in mind that at a two-chapters-per-day pace it could be done in 35 days--and a lot of the chapters are fairly short. But really, it's okay if you take longer than that. It's even okay if you go a little nuts and have the whole thing read by next Friday.
Expect a lot of Eliot on all our blogs in the coming weeks. And for anyone else toying with the idea of reading along with us: please do.
Edited to add: Staci has joined the group! Welcome, Staci.