Quixote! Get yer Don Quixote!
Bud Parr of the litblog "Chekhov's Mistress" has started an intriguing new website - called 400 Windmills, it's an open call for people around the world to read Cervante's masterpiece Don Quixote at the same time (starting this April) and then to blog their thoughts and comments as they're doing so, all in one central location. You don't have to be a scholar, or even know anything about DQ, to be a participant; you just have to be an enthusiastic reader, who wishes to join the group conversation that will be taking place this year concerning the book. (Disclosure: Mr. Parr is an acquaintance of mine, and most likely I'll be participating in the project as well - in fact, since I'll most likely be reading the Gutenberg edition on my Palm instead of a paper version, I'll likely be posting the converted .pdb files to the site as well, for fellow Palm owners who don't want to go to the trouble of converting the text files themselves. Many thanks, by the way, to Scott Esposito for ooriginally pointing this out.)