A Chapter a Day

Reading a chapter a day is an interesting experience. I usually don’t restrict my reading in any way. Most of the time, I just enjoy getting caught up in my book and keep on reading. This George Eliot Readalong this year is a different kind of challenge for me. I am, so far, only reading one chapter a day of our current book: Adam Bede. What I find so interesting is that I read the chapter first thing in the morning, and then I find myself thinking about it during different times of the day. I’m thinking about what happened in that chapter, about what the author wanted to do with it, about the characters introduced or some new action initiated. I ruminate a lot about one chapter. I like that!

6 thoughts on “A Chapter a Day

  1. iliana

    This is a great way to approach a reading project. I am reading a poem a day but I read mine in the evening but it’s nice to just focus on one work. I often read it twice. Hope you continue to enjoy this classic!

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  2. Lesley

    I’m sort of doing the same thing with my re-read of A Fine Balance. I read a chapter while sitting in my cozy “office,” saving my other book for bedtime. I may continue doing so when I finish. I’m eyeing The Winds of War, which is quite long (a mass market with1047 pages!). It’s been in my stacks for years!

    Good luck & enjoy!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Les, I love that you’re taking on some of those chunksters this year! I’m enjoying this chapter a day approach because it’s a non-intimidating way to take on those longer books, and I continue on with my other reading as well.

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  3. Nan

    Really a fascinating observation. I wonder if it would happen with a newer book. Or if it is the density (for lack of a better word) of the book that makes the reader think more about it.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Nan, I think it would work with almost any book. I just really like giving myself “think time” instead of just zooming through a book (although I still do that, of course).

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