Sunday, May 30, 2010

More on Page Targets and Other Editions

Welcome, new participants! The size of the group reading W&P together this summer continues to grow. We're not quite sure of the size of the group, but people keep jumping in. If you're thinking about joining, you should definitely do it. You have all summer to finish the book. And let me know if you'd like to join the blog as a co-author so you can put up scintillating posts like this one.

We've had some additional requests for guidance as to our reading schedule, as many of our participants are reading versions other than the Pevear and Volokhonsky edition to which the page targets in the sidebar here are set. (Also see the Table of Contents from the P&V edition in the sidebar.)

Here's a way to determine your reading pace, no matter which version of the book you're reading. First, we plan to finish the book by 9/1/10. So wherever you are in your particular edition, calculate how many pages you have left to finish, divide by the number of weeks left (~13), and that's how many pages per week you need to read. If you want to catch up faster, and be on schedule by the midway point (7/4/10), then calculate how many pages you have left to get to the midway point (in most editions, this is the beginning of Volume III), and divide by 5 (the number of weeks until 7/4/10).

My understanding is that the chapters and chapter parts are set up differently in different editions. To give you a sense of where we are in the P&V edition, by today, we are at the end of Volume I, Part 3, Section IV. By next Sunday, we will be at the end of Volume II, Part 1, Section 1. Drop a comment below if you have any questions.

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