Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Odyssey Readalong Sign-Ups.

A very long time ago (almost a year ago), I volunteered to host a readalong of Homer's The Odyssey for The Classics Club. It was a commitment I made at the very beginning of the formation of The Classics Club, and one that I have been excited to fulfill. Even with blogging as of late, I knew that this was approaching and my excitement to share one of my favorite books with other book bloggers has me raring to go.

So, without further adieu, The Odyssey readalong:

I have a very soft spot in my heart for Homer. The Odyssey was the very first book that I read for my personal classics challenge, and a book that I often think about as I debate the purpose and future of my blog. Nothing is more exciting to me than being able to share this with you and help you discover one of the oldest works in existence. 

The readalong will not be a strict one. The general idea is to read the book within the 2-month timeframe and write a post at some point (or at multiple points) about your experience reading the book. I will be posting periodically about my own insights and experiences with the book, as well as (hopefully) offering some insight to the story and characters. 

The ending date for this is special to will end one day before my 4-year blog anniversary, and 4 years after I decided to sit down with The Odyssey to jump-start my classics journey. In many ways, I feel like this readalong is going to bookend a lot of what I have done here...and it will hopefully re-inspire me to continue forward with my classics journey. I hope you will be along for the ride.

To participate, please sign up using the Mister Linky below. I will have a master post on the first of July for you to link to as you post about your own "odyssey" through Homer.

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  1. Looking forward to the read along, Allie!

  2. What edition would you suggest?

  3. I'm in, even though this book scares me and it's not even on my classics club list!

  4. Count me in too! This will be my second attempt to read the book.

  5. I'm in. This one's on my Classics Club list and I've been wanting to get to it for a long time. Even have a Great Course around here somewhere that has been neglected for way too long. I read this many, many years ago. A readalong is probably a good way to go.

  6. It's been about 13 years since I read this one. High time for a re-read!

  7. I've had this book on my shelf, waiting to be read. So happy to have this read-a-long to motivate me!

  8. I studied Ancient History for my HSC (our final schooling exam in Aust). About half way through I decided to read the Odyssey for pleasure. That was nearly 30 years ago!
    At our recent Sydney Writers Festival I had the good fortune to attend a storytelling performance of The Odyssey by Daniel Morden.

    Since then I've been wanting to revisit the book.

    Yuor read-a-long is beautifully timed - thank you :-)

  9. I just got around to doing my sign up post and it won't let me join the Mr. Linky signup! Here's a link to my post: