I have attempted Moby-Dick twice in the past, once in paperback and once in audiobook when I was sick. Both times I enjoyed as far as I got, but that wasn’t very far. Every chapter was read by a different person, some of them very famous: Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry, Bandersnatch Cummerbund. I don’t generally do audio-books, but when I’m sick I usually can’t read and this helped a lot. But then I got well and kind of let the whole thing drop, sad to say.
It’s here if you’re interested: http://www.mobydickbigread.com/
I also have a print copy which oddly enough, I know where it is. I may combine the two formats now as I am signing up for:
Hosted as you can see by Roof Beam Reader. I flunked out of his Ulysses readalong in January, but I still hope to finish that. The trouble being all these challenges I signed up for really don’t leave time for previously started books. Someone should make a challenge like that. But maybe other people don’t drop as many books in the middle as I do. But that’s beside the point.
I hereby sign up for the Moby-Dick readalong. I really hate hyphens. I think I won’t be hyphenating it. Hope 45 days is enough time. It seems like it should be doable, unlike Ulysses which I knew from the beginning was too short a time frame for me.