In February and March, Unputdownables is hosting a read-a-long for Jeffrey Eugenides’ Pulitzer prize winning novel Middlesex! Our first pow wow isn’t until February 10th, so there is plenty of time to grab a copy of the book and start reading!
I’ve never read any Eugenides before — for the silliest reason. I loathed, loathed, loathed the film The Virgin Suicides (I just can’t … appreciate … let’s put it that way … the directing work of Sofia Coppola). A friend even gave me the book and said I’d love it — nope. Still couldn’t open the thing. Then, I read an interview with Eugenides in the Paris Review (an aside — I went to middle school and college and, ah, the same piano teacher as the interviewer. Small world!) and was really taken with it — enough so that I PaperBack Swapped Middlesex and purchased The Marriage Plot.
In order encourage actually reading these purchased books, I put The Marriage Plot on my TBR Pile challenge for this year. I am so pleased that I get a bonus nudge with the Middlesex read-a-long over on Unputdownables. I have to overcome this illogical aversion because of a film released almost 15 years ago! Stubborn = me.
I hope you will consider joining us for the Middlesex read-a-long!
(image: Illustration by Dan Park)