Anniversaries Readalong: January 15 – 11, 1968 Here is the post for any and all discussions about passages from January 15 – 21, 1968! For the main page of this read-along, please go here. Liked it? Take a second to support The Mookse and the Gripes on Patreon!Share this:ShareEmailPrintTweetShare on Tumblr By Trevor Berrett|2020-01-14T23:15:21-04:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: Anniversaries Readalong|7 Comments Related Posts Anniversaries Readalong: August 19 – 20, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: August 19 – 20, 1968 August 16th, 2020 | 2 Comments Anniversaries Readalong: August 12 – 18, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: August 12 – 18, 1968 August 9th, 2020 | 0 Comments Anniversaries Readalong: August 5 – 11, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: August 5 – 11, 1968 August 2nd, 2020 | 2 Comments Anniversaries Readalong: July 29 – August 4, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: July 29 – August 4, 1968 July 26th, 2020 | 1 Comment Anniversaries Readalong: July 22 – 28, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: July 22 – 28, 1968 July 19th, 2020 | 1 Comment Anniversaries Readalong: July 15 – 21, 1968 Gallery Anniversaries Readalong: July 15 – 21, 1968 July 12th, 2020 | 0 Comments 7 Comments Colette Jones January 17, 2020 at 1:23 pm I am still reading! fulcherkim January 20, 2020 at 9:09 am I am as well, although I do find the story hard to follow at times since I’ve read so much else since character X / incident Y last occurred in my reading (even when the entries are consecutive days). I am for example completely lost as to the origin of the court case in Jerichow – can anyone explain what that is all about? Colette Jones January 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm Lisbeth overheard a conversation that is very bad for one of the men discussed, but I can’t work out much more than that. fulcherkim January 21, 2020 at 7:24 am OK not just me then. The book has this sort of tone where it is referring to things as if the reader already knows about them (e.g. the NYT bits are always more a commentary as if you’ve read it yourself) that I find a bit grating, particularly when this reader at least is often completely lost. Colette Jones January 21, 2020 at 7:58 am No, not just you, but I don’t find it grating. I have changed how I am reading – rather than reading every day I am now catching up between other books that I read, so it’s approximately weekly. The daily reading was better for trying to figure things out. The way I am doing it now, I am not taking the time to suss out every day’s entry. When I was reading the other way, while simultaneously reading other books, they all seemed to get a little mixed in. For example, Siri Hustvedt’s Memories of the Future was mainly set on Riverside Drive. It seems like everything I was reading had some similarity to Anniversaries when I was reading concurrently. Colette Jones January 21, 2020 at 7:59 am Just a note – I don’t think the issues I have had posting were down to Android after all. I just had similar with the comment above (using desktop) whereby the Post Comment button did nothing, so I copied my text and re-entered the website. Sam January 22, 2020 at 2:22 pm I am enjoying the writing of the diary entries that started on January 19. First, we have an ironic ongoing accounting of the NYT reporting of Eartha Kitt’s criticism of the Vietnam war to Lady Bird Johnson (worth googling if you don’t know the details,) followed by the wonderfully crafted story of Gesine in the water butt. This has been one of my favorite entries so far. It is worth examining on a second and third read. The subsequent entry is of Semig’s departure and continuing into next week’s reads, we have more interesting entries contrasted with the Eartha Kittry. story. What wonderful writing and translating! Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.