New to the book club? Go here for a quick primer.

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

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.