First, Jeff is hard at work on the mailing list software we're going to be using for the reading groups. There are still a few details to work out, but we're moving along enough that we'll be starting the reading groups the first week of February.
Some of the fine tuning needs to be worked out a bit. We'll have a few web pages about this in a few days you all can comment on.
Also, please contact me
by forum PM letting me know which reading group you are interested in. The forum doesn't give me access to who voted for what.
For the Pharr group (currently 5 interested, with an extra 3 non-textkit regulars possible) I'd like to suggest this schedule which isn't set it stone but we should decided on something much like it.
1) Two lessons a week, work due on Mon and Th.
2) Every three weeks, drop to one lesson a week with additional review (not sure what form the review will take - probably questions)
3) Schedule for next month posted enough to keep schedule available for two months into the future. This gives us a chance to slow down if neccesary, and to accomodate holidays in places I know less about, without requiring massive editing on my part.
Finally, if all the participants agree, I'll be using some of the questions and answers to refine and update the Pharr Key I've slowly writing at Aoidoi.org. I'll bring this up again on the mailing list, but feel free to contact me with questions or objections.
This is for more advanced people. If there are at least 3 of us, we're on.
Schedule: once a week (Tuesday? Wednesday? I prefer the later just slightly but don't care much), 15-20 lines. We should try to break it up in reasonable ways, giving sometimes more lines, sometimes fewer, though I hope never less than 10.
Again, we'll project the schedule only 6-8 weeks into the future to allow for random acts of entropy.