A Paradise Lost Read-Along

Carolyn at Rosemary and Reading Glasses is hosting a Paradise Lost Read-Along that will happen over the months of January and February.  Since I have always wanted to read this poem but have been too scared to read it by myself AND because I have had a great start to my reading for 2014, I’m in!

Here’s the scoop:

January 1st will mark this blog’s one-year birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with an epic (literally) readalong?  I’m hosting a Paradise Lost readalong from January 1 to March 1, and I hope you’ll come along to brighten up the winter doldrums.  I’ll be tweeting with the tag #ReadPL if you want to follow along.

January 1:  Introductory post

January 10:  Books I & II reaction

January 20:  Books III & IV reaction

January 30:  Books V & VI reaction

February 10:  Books VII & VIII reaction

February 20:  Books IX & X reaction

March 1:  Books XI & XII; Wrap-up

I’m so excited about this read-along that I’m not even feeling guilty in the least.  Please join us if you can fit it in!

4 thoughts on “A Paradise Lost Read-Along

  1. I really wish I could read it with everyone, but my January is so stuffed with other books it looks like a Christmas turkey. Sigh… one day! Have fun!

  2. Oh, I wish you could too! The more people participating, the more help we can be to each other. I'm really enjoying so far, much more than I expected. I had the same experience with The Iliad; I thought I wouldn't like it but it ended up being one of my favourite books.

    Thanks for the good wishes!

  3. How do you like the Paradise Lost so far? I was really intimidated by this book, so it's so nice to share the experience with other bloggers. I'm both reading the book and listening to an audio book. It's been helpful in understanding what's going on.

  4. Oh, I'm so glad you're reading Paradise Lost too!!! I absolutely love it! I know next to nothing about poetry but I can feel how well the verse flows and the images Milton gives us are stupendous. I can tell right away I will read this again and again.

    This same experience happened to me when I read The Iliad: I thought it was going to be so difficult and that I wouldn't like it, but it turned into one of my top 10 classics.

    An audiobook is an excellent idea. I'm trying to read it aloud but an audiobook would be alot less work. 🙂

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