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Carrying on with Thoreau

LucyI appreciate everyone weighing in with their pros and cons about the Walden book club.  Even though the votes were approximately evenly split, I think we're going to carry on, with a couple of subtle changes.  First, I'll start making my sum-up post at lunchtime so we're not watering down the koolaide.  And, since I'm telling you this so late in the week, I think the deadline for next week will be Wednesday instead of Monday.

I have to admit that the decision to carry on is entirely selfish.  I know I won't finish Walden without you, and I hate to stop reading books in the middle.  Plus, I'm really getting a lot out of hearing analyses from people who disagree with me.

Those of you who gave up in disgust might consider just skipping the beginning and starting with chapters 7 and 8 (The Bean-field and The Village).  I feel like the book is gathering steam as we pass the halfway point, and you don't need to worry you missed anything.

Let the reading begin!



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Well, I, for one, thank you for deciding to carry on, because that's my best bet for finishing it too (and, like you, I just hate stopping in the middle of a book . . . it feels like such a failure). So I will continue on with my reading and hopefully have something to add to the conversation next week! :)
Comment by Ikwig Thu May 24 22:20:21 2012
Ikwig --- Glad to hear we're on the same page! For all of it's flaws, Walden is a good book to be dipping into a bit at a time during weeding season. (Especially the first chapter for next week, which is all about hoeing....and is shorter than I thought it was!)
Comment by anna Fri May 25 07:03:08 2012

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