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Wuthering Heights Mini Read-Along (leading up to the Royal Wedding)

Sometime around last Autumn, Jenny@Jenny’s books and I talked about reading Wuthering Heights together. Enticing it may be, the weather was too dreary to start on possibly a dark story such as this. So we decided to read this together in a better weather.

Now, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the breeze is refreshing, the flowers are blooming… Spring is here everyone and we are all ready for Wuthering Heights!

Anaamica of “What I have been Reading” too will be reading along, so pretty much the same as my last read-along with friends for Eat, Pray, Love, you have bloggers from 3 continents who come together and read a book (North America, Europe and Asia!).

Bookie Mee had read the book and love it. So while she couldn’t be a part of the read-along, we have agreed that she will read Jane Eyre and while I read this one to compare notes about the writings of the two Brontë sisters.

The mini read-along will last 5 weeks leading to end of April, where in the United Kingdom we will be celebrating the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the 29 April, a public holiday by the way.

The Read-along will end on the 30 April 2011.

If you want to join in, come along and leave a comment over here!

The Reading Plan

Volume 1 Chapter 1 to 8 (Page 1 to Page 85) – 86 pages.
Volume 1 Chapter 9 to 12 (Page 86 to Page 156) – 71 pages
Volume 1 Chapter 13 to Volume 2 Chapter 5 (Page 157 to Page 234) – 77 pages
Volume 2 Chapter 5 to Volume 2 Chapter 7 (Page 235 to Page 310) – 75 pages
Volume 2 Chapter 8 to Volume 2 Chapter 20 (Page 310 to Page 395) – 85 pages

Three of us will ask some discussion questions and we will try to answer them on our blogs for weekly or fortnightly review.

So I am really looking forward to this one, a classic that begs to be read. If you haven’t, now is the time!

More about Wuthering Heights, remember Kate Bush’s song on the same book title?

Last week in the UK, it was the Comic Relief week and Gothic comedian Noel Fielding did a comic sketch on this:

and what about this recently published book?
The Wuthering Heights effect is still very much felt.
So come along, read the book and / or watch the movie! (and tell me all about it).
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About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

Discussion

12 thoughts on “Wuthering Heights Mini Read-Along (leading up to the Royal Wedding)

  1. Good luck with the read-a-long! I read this book last year. Well, I must admit I only read some of it because I found it too dreary and boring.

    Thanks for the Red Nose Day clip. I don’t think I know Noel Fielding at all. Or I just didn’t recognise him. He makes a lovely Kate. I think he should have mimed the words, though, I didn’t like it that he didn’t do that, but I loved it how the dancing improved as he got along!

    Posted by Leeswammes | March 26, 2011, 10:36 am
    • Judith, LOL.. I like his cartwheel. There was an intro before the dancing where he talked about his annoyance with his two shadowing dance girls, wherever he goes, in the room or in the bath, they are with him. There are more funny clips on the Red Nose Day Let’s Dance TV show, it’s all in youtube!

      Posted by JoV | March 27, 2011, 6:58 am
  2. I started reading yesterday! Yayyyy!

    Posted by Jenny | March 26, 2011, 7:53 pm
  3. I’m joining in with this! This is one of those books where I would love to have an opinion on it as it really seems to divide ppl.

    Posted by Jessica | March 26, 2011, 8:32 pm
    • Jessica, We are happy to have you with us Jessica. Would be interesting to find out what you think about it. If it’s gripping, it may not take 5 weeks to complete. I’m nervous about the book too, as you said, it divides people.

      Posted by JoV | March 27, 2011, 7:00 am
  4. Good luck with the read-along 🙂
    I have one of my student reviewed this book when I was still teaching English, it doesn’t sound like my kind of book.

    Posted by Novroz | March 27, 2011, 11:59 am
  5. I haven’t started with it yet, but will today. This is my first read-along and I am excited. Thanks for hosting this, JoV.

    Posted by Anamika | March 28, 2011, 5:42 am
  6. Good luck with this read-along. Would be looking forward to some of your thoughts. All best!

    Posted by Geosi | March 28, 2011, 9:28 am

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

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Hold Tight
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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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