I’ve had my eye on this book for a while but at 866 pages, the length of it can seem rather daunting. (I am reading the e-book, and the progress bar goes all the way across the screen….) So I was happy to see a read-along mentioned on Yasmine Rose’s Book Blog. The read-along is hosted by Delia and Vishy and starts this Saturday. The book is divided into three volumes, so the read-along will take place over three weeks:
- Volume I: Mr Norrell – review to be posted on 18th January
- Volume II: Jonathan Strange – review to be posted on 25th January
- Volume III: John Uskglass – review to be posted on 1st of February
Volumes II and III are pretty long, so I am a bit worried that I might not be able to finish them within a week, but I guess I just have to read quickly. (Who needs sleep???)
Looking at the first page, I think I will enjoy the tone of the book:
Some years ago there was in the city of York a society of magicians. They met upon the third Wednesday of every month and read each other long, dull papers upon the history of English magic.