Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Doing the funky Gibbon

I have a notion of making my next big reading project to get through the whole of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a chapter at a time. The whole text is on-line here and elsewhere. I think I would like to pace it at about two chapters a week. I did start making notes on the earlier chapters at the beginning of this year, but paced it wrong and ran into the sand.

My question is, would anyone be interested in making this some kind of group activity? Perhaps set up a separate LJ account or community to cover it. I would commit to posting my own thoughts regularly, or indeed preferably spread that burden around other interested parties, starting in the first week of September.

On the other hand, perhaps it's entirely adequate to just post here, tagging appropriately, along with a master index of the kind I pasted into my Shakespeare reviews after I had finished them. That is certainly the default option.

Views welcome.
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