In April I will be mostly reading…
January 4, 2011 § 2 Comments
Oh, it’s all so horribly DONE. But not by me – and maybe not be you. Care to join?
It has been decided – April is Proust month. I’m going to be 27 this year and I’ve been making excuses regarding Remembrance for the past ten years. And not just excuses – it’s the fact that it’s just so…there. Being off-puttingly obvious – the kind of thing you’re worried to read on the tube because then other people will think that you’re the kind of person who reads Proust on the tube so that they can be seen to be reading Proust on the tube.
But I’m sick of not having it as a reference point. And there’s always the chance that it could, as has been claimed, change my life.
If you’d like to be involved – April 1st is the day we start. April 30th is the day we finish – that’s only around 150 pages a day – with days off if you take a few lazy Saturday mornings to read in bed (if you’re lucky enough to have a steady date you can use them as a book stand.) My friends and I will be celebrating with a black tie dinner party – I would advise you to do the same. There might even be madeleines. Good luck.