Tuesday, June 2, 2009
How long should it take to read David Foster Wallace's 1,000-page masterwork? 92 days, according to Infinite Summer, the new website/reading project bringing all of us "endurance bibliophiles" together this summer to stop the procrastination. You have until June 21 to pick up or dust off your copy of Infinite Jest, so the reading camaraderie and discussion can begin. The schedule asks that you read only 75 pages per week, then head over to Twitter, Facebook, or the website discussion forums to speak your mind through September 22nd. In these remaining weeks before the marathon begins, the website asks only that you "finish or abandon all books, hobbies, and/or relationships." Now you have a reason.