888: One more done
I finally finished another one of the books on my challenge list instead of all the other books I’ve been reading. I just stayed up all night reading. It was wonderful to be home, childless for the weekend, and indulge myself and read until I finished.
I read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, one of the Pulitzer Prize Selections. Wow, what can I say about this book that probably hasn’t already been said? My partner raved about it. Truly, while reading, she laughed out loud frequently, she had a difficult time not telling me all about it, and when she was done, she gushed. My experience was a little different.
Reading is usually just a brief break before I sleep. I realized as I was reading Middlesex that I was missing much of what Ju gushed about. I kept nodding off. Thank goodness she did tell me about certain parts that she particularly enjoyed because it would wake me a bit from my reading fugue and I would go back and reread. I feel a little cheated. I will have to put this on my rereading list for the future when I’m not chasing a toddler all day.
The characters were memorable, I loved the topic, and I’m very curious about Chapter Eleven. Also, I was happy to realize that the book did have a “place” called Middlesex. My first impression from the name was of a family saga that occurs in an old family home named Middlesex. I was surprised to find out what the book was really about. (What rock have I been living under — oh, that’s right, I have a toddler.)
So, on to the next book, after a short detour. I’m currently reading Secrets on Saturday: A Lois Meade Mystery by Ann Purser. Not on my list at all, but I’d already ordered it before we began the challenge. No concentration necessary with this one. I can fall asleep while reading and pick right up where I left off the next day.
Learn about the 888 Reading Challenge here: http://triple8challenge.blogspot.com/