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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
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it was amazing

Well, I did it!
My seven-month #slowread of Moby-Dick is officially done and dusted.
If you've ever wondered if you should make the time to read this classic chunkster, then I say yea!
And I cannot recommend highly enough the #slowread approach.
Moby-Dick is improved and enhanced by taking your time.

The Atlantic | Aug 20, 2013 | David Gilbert
You cannot read this book for speed. It is designed for the long haul, the chapters never too long, naps seemingly built into the text. It is, dare I say, a voyage.

The advantages of the #slowread were numerous.

It gave me ample time for research, it made the 'tricky' chapters easier to digest, and I was able to read other books in and around it.

But the main benefit was how it created a richer, deeper, more immersive reading experience - one that I will never forget. Within that, was those 'tricky' chapters. I came to realise that all those tedious-seeming chapters on whale facts were actually a chance for Ishmael/Melville to offer up a bit of life wisdom/philosophy. If I had been doing my usual #fastread I would have missed most of these moments and therefore missed a huge part of the beauty and fascination of this story....
Full review here - http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com/2020/...
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Reading Progress

July 29, 2019 – Shelved
July 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 2, 2019 – Started Reading
August 2, 2019 –
page 4
0.58%
August 3, 2019 –
page 40
5.85%
August 5, 2019 –
page 44
6.43%
August 5, 2019 –
page 44
6.43%
August 11, 2019 –
page 48
7.02%
August 11, 2019 –
page 57
8.33%
August 18, 2019 –
page 65
9.5%
August 21, 2019 –
page 80
11.7%
August 21, 2019 –
page 80
11.7%
August 29, 2019 –
page 108
15.79%
September 1, 2019 –
page 115
16.81%
September 3, 2019 –
page 126
18.42%
September 6, 2019 –
page 126
18.42%
September 10, 2019 –
page 141
20.61%
September 15, 2019 –
page 150
21.93%
September 19, 2019 –
page 176
25.73%
October 12, 2019 –
page 236
34.5%
October 12, 2019 –
page 251
36.7%
October 17, 2019 –
page 263
38.45%
October 23, 2019 –
page 277
40.5%
October 28, 2019 –
page 318
46.49%
November 3, 2019 –
page 347
50.73%
November 8, 2019 –
page 355
51.9%
November 16, 2019 –
page 371
54.24%
November 17, 2019 –
page 376
54.97%
November 30, 2019 –
page 419
61.26%
December 10, 2019 –
page 429
62.72%
December 11, 2019 –
page 447
65.35%
December 28, 2019 –
page 496
72.51%
January 6, 2020 –
page 527
77.05%
February 1, 2020 –
page 589
86.11%
February 8, 2020 –
page 616
90.06%
February 23, 2020 –
page 635
92.84%
February 24, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Nancy Finished....hurrah!!


message 2: by Tracey Allen (new)

Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Congratulations on finishing (and enjoying) such a whopper of a classic. Sadly I couldn’t finish it but I love the sound of a #slowread approach.


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