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Jun 20

I have talked several times on this blog about the writer David Foster Wallace (too busy to link). If you have any interest in this writer and/or his novel ‘Infinite Jest’ well maybe it is the perfect time to read his epic novel, because the infinite summer website is offering a great deal of help in reading this novel starting tomorrow - from June 21st to September 22nd (hence you will be able to complete the 1,000+ pages of this novel by reading 75 pages a week - 10-11 pages per day).

I can tell you reading the book is an ‘interesting experience’ based on my 2 journeys through it. I plan to start my 3rd, with everybody else, starting tomorrow.

There is all sorts of support, tips, tricks, Google calendar schedule, progress tracker app, flickr pool, guides and everything else at infinite summer - someone is even twittering the entire novel 140 characters at a time.

“Michael made some Infinite Summer bookmarks with the schedule printed right on them. We were totally going to do the same thing, but whatever we would have cooked up would have looked pretty lame compared to those.

In addition to creating a Google Calendar and iCal calendar for the I.S. schedule, James also says he’ll be blogging his reading of the novel at his website.

Ralph created a Google Apps Progress Tracker. “I’m not graphic designer, obviously, so it’s very very plain right now,” he says. “But any and all suggestions welcome.”

At Infinite Zombies, five six seven writers intend to chronicle their reading of the book in a format they describe as “part book club, part Fight Club“.

Carolina created a Flickr pool. Photos are also being posted on the Facebook wall.

The Infinite Summer Ravelry group has hit 50 members. The Goodreads page has 87. The LiveJournal community continues to grow.

Bitch Ph.D says she’s on board. Marc says that, on June 21st, he’s going to turn his weblog into “my own journal of the Infinite Summer project/book club.” Kev and Emily are going to “post our gchat convos while we read infinite jest.

Katie is keeping track of her favorite DFW quotations of a Tumblelog. Someone is tweeting Infinite Jest 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

Meg is trying to talk her wedding guests into reading the novel so everyone will have something to talk about at the reception.”


Go give it a whirl - I think it should stimulate your brain - and hence brain health.

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