You voted and selected this title over Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, so hopefully this is the one you voted for.
I have very little experience with Lawrence. I read Sons and Lovers by him last year and was left feeling a little..."meh" about the whole thing. However, I have heard that this title is far superior and I am looking forward to reading it.
If you aren't sure if this is something you are interested in, here is a synopsis taken from Goodreads.com:
"Perhaps the most famous of Lawrence's novels, the 1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover is no longer distinguished for the once shockingly explicit treatment of its subject matter--the adulterous affair between a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman and the gamekeeper who works for the estate owned by her husband. Now that we're used to reading about sex, and seeing it in the movies, it's apparent that the novel is memorable for better reasons: namely, Lawrence's masterful and lyrical writing, and a story that takes us bodily into the world of its characters."
It certainly sounds interesting, doesn't it?
I have organized this readalong into two posts. Each post will cover half of the book and will take place on the following two days:
- Post 1 will be posted on April 15: Post 1 will cover the first half of the novel (the first ten chapters-in my edition it is 146 pages)
- Post 2 will be posted on April 30: post 2 will cover the second half of the novel (chapter eleven to the end-in my edition it is just over 150 pages)
If you want in, please comment and leave me a link to your blog so I can link you here (that way we can all cheer you on!). Keep in mind that all participants of my readalongs who complete the readalong are getting something special (more on that when you finish one!), so sign up if you're interested!
I only require my participants to make their post and link it here. You don't have to comment on other participants' posts, but of course, that is always encouraged.
Please spread the word around so that someone (hopefully YOU) might decide to join me. :)
Lit Addicted Brit
Unfortunately my experiences with this one are very bad. I read it back in 2001 and at the time, I NEVER gave up books even if I hated them, and yet I gave this one up 2/3rds of the way through because I just could not care what would happen next. I didn't even have any interest to know! I could have asked Jason to tell me the rest of the plot, but I didn't even want to know that. My friend Karen is trying to get me to read another one by him this year - I believe Sons and Lovers - and I'm a little leery about giving him a second chance, but I will. Hopefully it goes better than this one (and hopefully you'll like this one better than S&L!).ReplyDelete
Allie - I'd like to join in please. I've never actually read it before, although I know all about it because of its impact on English obscenity laws. My blog link is:ReplyDelete
I read this one in high school and would like to read it again...since I'm also addicted to ReadAlongs I'm going to try and jump in there with you :) I'll get my post up soon :)ReplyDelete
I hated Sons and Lovers, but I might consider this because it is so infamous. I'll see what April looks like, and see if I'm willing to give Lawrence another try.ReplyDelete
I definitely want to read Lady Chatterley's Lover again! I'm constantly being told that I'm the only person in the world who likes D H Lawrence (but he just writes so beautifully!), so hopefully this will prove everyone wrong! My posts on it will be here:ReplyDelete
I'm a maybe for this one. I really disliked Women in Love, but i've wanted to read Lady Chatterley for a long time, mostly because of it being banned in the UK and the changes to obscenity laws etc. If I can get hold of a copy, i'll definitely join in!ReplyDelete
I read this one in January and really enjoyed it. I thought the history of its publication was just as interesting as the book itself. Have fun with your read-along!ReplyDelete
As with so many books, I've had this one for a while now and not got around to reading it. I actually haven't read a whole Lawrence novel either so I'm definitely in on this readalong! Can't wait! My post is here:ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting again! :)
I would love to join the readalong! (Actually I just read it, but I haven't yet written a post about my reactions and would love to hold off until I can be part of your discussion.)ReplyDelete
I think this is the first time I've ever had the honor of saying this to you (my literary queen), but I've already read it!ReplyDelete
LOL. I really liked this book. It wasn't at all what I expected. I hope you (and all) enjoy it! :-)
Hmm...being new to the book blogging community, I think that I would like to participate (this will be my first read-along). I have read Sons and Lovers and got so frustrated with the characters, that it would be interesting to read this and see how other people feel as well.ReplyDelete
I'm in! I bought my copy at a used bookstore today.ReplyDelete
Grace @ www.feedingmybookaddiction.blogspot.com
Like Vanessa I am new to blogging. I have always wanted to read this book and would love to read it with all of you.ReplyDelete
This will be my first read-a-long, and I know I'm a little late in signing up, but I'd love to join in! I just ordered the book so I should get it an a few days and be able to catch up!ReplyDelete
I know you've been busy, but are you still hosting this readalong? Just wondering so I know if I should hurry up and start reading this soon. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Great! I'll get started on it tonight.ReplyDelete
My very first readalong! I'm excited, :)ReplyDelete
Becca @ http://ireadthatonce.blogspot.com/