1. Classics Club Readathon - 5th January 2013
Believe it or not, this will be my first ever readathon! No way will I manage twenty-four hours (I love sleep too much), but my husband is out for most of the morning so I intend to get a good chunk of reading done then. Unfortunately, I have packed most of my classics away for our upcoming house move, and War and Peace won't have arrived yet (see below), so I think I'm going to start with Bonjour Tristesse, as I have a copy of it to hand and it's nice and short, therefore satisfying for a readathon. To be honest, I'll be pleased to finish just the one book but I might also root around and start something new.
Information and sign up: here
2. War and Peace Read-along - All Year
War and Peace isn't even on my classics club list, but I loved Anna Karenina so much that I've jumped at the chance to read War and Peace in a group. Reading solo, it intimidates me but chunky books like this are so much easier when read with friends. The schedule is quite relaxed and runs all year, so I should still have plenty of time to read other books alongside it. I've ordered the Peaver and Volokhonsky translation as I thoroughly enjoyed their translation of Anna K.
Information and sign-up: here
I'm excited, lots of classics reading in the upcoming months! At the moment, all I want to read is classics, fantasy epics and 1000+ page chunksters.