I've read and reviewed books on the blog in the past, and for me this usually involves neither specific criticism of the literary quality nor reviewing the book as a whole. Rather, I've posted on my interest in particular passages that impressed me or made me think and are relevant to my situation. I've come to enjoy this format, so that's what I'm going to stick with for now. But this time there will be the added fun of other people having recently read the same book and being familiar with the context.
Anyone who has read Middlesex recently, feel free to post anything you like on the topic in any manner that you find interesting. You have a ready audience familiar with the material, and the discussion group shouldn't be monopolized by the convener.
So... besides the current book of discussion, there are a few other details. According to a highly scientific sidebar blogpoll, most clubbers want to vote each month on a new book club title. So, I'm opening this post's comments up for suggestions for October's book which should specifically include a book's title, author, and a brief blurb as to why we're all going to love it. The folks who have already suggested a title should re-provide that information, and they are:
- Samantha: And They Were Not Ashamed
- UDude: Stephenie Meyer trilogy
- JohnGalt: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay