Behind already??

I was ahead after my first reading session, and I think I somehow figured I was WAY ahead. Now, I’m behind.

I just spent 15 minutes bookmarking each ‘spoiler line’ page in my Treo, so that should help me stay at an appropriate pace… when I pass a bookmark I’ll know I’ve done what I need to by that date.

I don’t mind getting a bit ahead, but I don’t want to be so far ahead that I inadvertently post spoilers. (As a natural speed reader, I’m hyper-cautious about discussing books with people who’re still reading.) Of course, I also don’t want to be behind, because then (like now) I can’t read the posts here for fear of getting spoiled myself.

So I will get caught up over the weekend and be ready to post something insightful (with any luck) on Monday!

In the meantime, I am certain that my colleagues’ lovely long posts over the last few days are brilliant. I will read them on Monday and then know for sure. 🙂

Heather, who vows NOT to get behind again!

One thought on “Behind already??

  1. James Martin July 2, 2009 / 9:40 am

    There are a few resources already linked on IS that I’ve found useful in making sure my comments don’t stray past the spoiler line. The first is Dr. Keith O’Neill’s very brief scene-by-scene synopsis (don’t read too far ahead, or it’s a spoiler in-and-of-itself):

    http://faculty.sunydutchess.edu/oneill/infinite.htm

    The other is the page-by-page annotations over at the Wallace Wiki:

    http://infinitejest.wallacewiki.com/david-foster-wallace/index.php?title=Infinite_Jest_Page_by_Page

    These are both by page number, and I realize you’re reading on an electronic device, but the official schedule over at IS also has the Kindle locations listed, do those apply to the Treo as well?

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