Wednesday reading experience #12

Journal or blog about a book as you are reading it. This is is a good way to get thinking about things like writing style, formulas, points of view, themes, characterisations, etc.

I am about to start reading Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and plan to make some journal entries about the book while I am reading it. I would have liked to do this with Ruth Rendell's A Judgement in Stone which I read recently because it really got me thinking, but it is so short that I read it in two sessions and taking a break to journal about it would have spoiled the mood. Crime and Punishment, however, is so long that I expect it will take several sessions to finish it, which lends itself perfectly to journalling.

I'm interested in seeing how others do this, so if you’re journal blogging about a book or planning to do so, please post a link in the comments to this post and I’ll check it out and leave a comment (or two).

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