I am a nutcase. I do not know how I find the time to read, but I somehow finish my books. Usually, when I put my mind to something, I do not like to fail or give up (although sometimes I have to admit defeat). When I commit to something, I just do it. So this is what I have gotten myself into now:
To spare you my crazy life details, I will only say that I am preparing myself (mentally, physically, psychologically, hysterically) for this read-along. Unfortunately, I do not remember how it all happened; all I know is that it had something to do with Cleo at Classical Carousel, and Bam! now I have committed myself to reading ancient English, or something like that.
|My attempt at copying art after reading Book One|
But in all seriousness, here is the truth: several years ago, I developed a curious interest in The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser, after reading Book One to my children. It was all about knights and dragons, and it was exciting and familiar. Of course, I had to use outside resources to help comprehend it; but I hoped someday to read the entire work, even just to myself.
Then I found out about this read-along, and I was sucked in. Now I am finally going to read the entire thing. It's a little intimidating because of the language; however, I am more concerned about keeping up because lately I have witnessed my reading time being depleted before my eyes for baseball games, practices, lessons, recitals, school commitments, personal obligations, and a million other responsibilities.
So I am hoping that by the time the end of April comes, some of life's pressures will abate; then I may breathe easier and focus on something deep and complex, and be able to contribute to this little read-along.
Here is a reading schedule:
April 25 - May 1 - Book I
May 2 - May 8 - Book II
May 9 - May 15 - Book III
May 16 - May 22 - Book IV
May 23 - May 29 - Book V
May 30 - June 5 - Book VI
June 6 - June 12 - Mutability
If you are interested, Cleo has more info.