'Slaughterhouse-Five' Reading Schedule

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Hi there bookies. As anyone with a Twitter connection may have guessed, Slaughterhouse-Five was not my first choice this month. Or second. Or ... Never mind. Let this show forevermore that I am merely the Julie McCoy of #1book140--I may be the cruise director, but I can't navigate the ship. As such, I've elected to spend this month in port. Accompanying you in your journey with Kurt Vonnegut will be our always trenchant, ever-witty Atlantic editor, Eleanor Barkhorn (Twitter handle: @eleanorbarkhorn). Look for her tweets as you work your way through the dark days of Dresden. As my last act before my brief sabbatical, I give you your discussion schedule (longtime readers please note: I've institutionalized the #1b140_X as the discussion area for anyone who finishes the book. The other hashtags are for people still reading)

• Week One (November 1 - 9): Discuss Chapters 1, 2, & 3 using hashtag #1b140_1

• Week Two (November 10 - 16): Discuss Chapters 4, 5, & 6 using hashtag #1b140_2

• Week Three (November 17 - 23): Discuss Chapters 7, 8 & 9 using hashtag #1b140_3

• Week Four (November 24 - 30): Discuss Chapter 10, and the book at large using hashtag #1b140_X

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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