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“The Odyssey” Read-a-long October 18, 2010

Posted by Heather J in Reading Ideas, Uncategorized.

Are you planning on reading THE ODYSSEY for the Really Old Classics Challenge?  Maybe you should!  Trish @ Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is hosting a read-a-long of this fantastic book in November.  It’s always more fun to tackle a classic with friends, so do consider joining in.

Here are the details, from Trish’s blog:

The Odyssey is divided into 24 books and we will read 6 books each week.  The schedule is as follows:

Nov 1-8: Books I-VI; 1-6
Nov 9-15: Books VII-XII; 7-12
Nov 16-22: Books XIII-XVIII; 13-18
Nov 23-30: Books XIX-XXIV; 19-24

I’ll put up a recap post and a Mister Linky on Mondays so you can link to your recap posts as well (except the last week which ends on Tuesday–think of it as an extra day for Thanksgiving).

A few notes
**The Odyssey will completely fulfill the requirements for the Really Old Classics Challenge!  Go sign up!
**My translation is by Robert Fitzgerald but the Robert Fagles version is supposed to be fantastic
**Consider listening to the audiobook version! This tale was originally told in the oral tradition.
**We’re all a little scared of this classic–you’re not alone in your timid feelings!  It’s OK.

You can get more details and sign up by clicking here.  Happy reading!



1. Trish - October 19, 2010

Heather–thanks for putting this up. 😉

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