I never assigned a May book club book on my blog, because I think reading here is going to be my new focus.
So, since Middlemarch comes on most of our lists, I thought I'd propose those who'd like to read en groupe start the first week of May.
Alas, it looks terribly, terribly long. Editions range from 800 to 1000 pages. So here's what I was going to propose: reading it over 8 weeks, so May and June, and reporting in on designated chunks here once a week. I'm going to get my hands on a copy and confer with my Eliotian Spiritual Adviser to see if there are natural/recommended chunk breaking points. Then, people who want to read along at the same pace can; people who read faster/have read and log in and chat, and people who fall behind can have plenty of nicely paced time to catch up.
What do you guys think? Basically, I'll do this as long as one other person wants to play. This should not preclude other "book groups" here if other people want to read other books, too! Heck, I might do those, as well.