Read-along – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

A while back, one of my friends sold some of his books before leaving Thailand and going back home. He sent me a list and one of the books that caught my eye was Lolita, a book I’ve wanted to read for a long time. It’s a perfect hardcover edition complete with bookmark – he belongs to that group of people who can’t stand the thought of writing on the pages or, God forbid, bending them. Perfectly understandable, as I am the same when it comes to books. The book had been sitting on a shelf ever since, between a copy of Andrew’s On The Holloway Road , which I’ve read, and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, which I haven’t.

Now it looks like I’m finally going to read it. My blogging friend Vishy from Vishytheknight asked me if we could do a read-along and I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity. You’re more than welcome to join. I know December is a busy month so I’m hoping that by posting this in advance anybody who wants to join will have the chance to plan and maybe find the time to read with us. If you have a blog, choose one of the badges. If not, just leave your comments here or on Vishy’s blog.

The rules are simple:

1. Read-along starts December 7th.
2. Reviews will be posted from December 27th – 31st.

P.S. If you would like this story to be a surprise, do not read the introduction until after you’ve finished the book. I made the mistake of reading a few sentences and I think I stumbled on a major spoiler.

Lolita readalong 1

Lolita readalong 2

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11 Responses to Read-along – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  1. Vishy says:

    Quite excited about the readalong, Delia! I can’t wait to get started on the book. Thanks for the spoiler warning. I nearly read the introduction but luckily I read your spoiler warning first and then decided not to read the introduction.

    • Delia says:

      The introduction is probably best left until after we read the story. I prefer to go into a book knowing as little as possible. I like surprises. 🙂
      I did read a few pages but I think I’ll have to read them again in December. The language is lovely and sophisticated.
      Looking forward to the read-along!

  2. Caroline says:

    I love your badges. I hope to join you but I’m not sure.

    • Delia says:

      I hope you can join us, Caroline. It would be great to have you along. I had such a good time at our last read-along. We should do one again next year.

  3. Lolita is such a good book.

    I have really busy couple of months coming so I may not be able to join. If I can finish some other things I will join you.

    Are you planning to put up weekly posts or just one post at the end?

    • Delia says:

      Hi Brian,
      I understand, the end of the year is such a busy time. If you do decide to join us it would be really great. I don’t believe we’ve participated in a read-along together.
      It will be just one post at the end, and you can put it up on your blog anytime between December 27th – 31st.

  4. Priya says:

    Count me in! This is one of those classics I’ve always wanted to read but never got around to.

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