Thus begins round two! The book for this month is Lolita, among the most popular and highly regarded works of literary fiction of the 20th century. Given the length of the book and the nature of the narrative, I think some reading guidelines might be a good idea, so: August 1-7: Foreword, Chapters 1-18 August 8-14: Chapters 19 - End of Part 1 August 15-21: Chapters 1 - 20 August 22- : Chapters 21 - End of Part 2 Given that this is a work of great depth and filled with little games and patterns, I thought it might help to begin with a few questions for people to think about and come to answer as they read (and please do try to answer them, or at least think about them, so we can discuss the different ways this book can be read). 1) What does the information revealed in the foreword add to the way we read the manuscript itself? 2) What does the use of the name Humbert Humbert indicate? 3) What difficulties are there in acting as both sympathetic reader and impartial jury member, as Humbert asks us to be? 4) What patterns and linguistic games can you see developing? Feel free to pose your own questions to fellow readers, though try to keep from revealing information not covered in the allocated chapters so that the story is not spoilt for others. Most importantly, enjoy this amazing novel, and enjoy the discussion here! Happy Reading!