Hello everyone who doesn’t actually read my blog!
I am not here to write a review of Middlesex. So, you might be wondering, why am I here? What is the point of this? What is the point of life? Is there a God?
…Woah there, got a little too serious.
Anyway, the truth is I have been having trouble starting Middlesex, I’ve tried and failed several times to begin it, and I really think it’s because I’m not in the right frame of mind. I am in summer mode. It was easy to read Treasure Island at the beach, when it was a story I knew and loved. An unknown book that contains a story that my mother is partial to? Much more difficult to read during the summer. Maybe when I’m in more of working mode (such as during the school year or when my summer job actually starts) I’ll be able to do it. But for now, I’ve decided to change my next book.
And I feel awful.
I know nobody reads this blog, but I said I’d read Middlesex next, and now I’m just being lazy and changing it to something else. I really want to read another book, but I need to ease into this project. The fact that I need to read the four books in a shorter period than I will in the future is not helping either. I hate looking stupid or unorganized, but this is my project and I can do whatever I damn well please. Jeez.
So, here we go.
Book #2 (for real this time): Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I have a feeling that this is more my type of book. As I have stated before, I love novels about families and romance and growing up, such as Jane Austen novels and Elizabeth Gaskell novels. I know that this is set in a different time period (Civil War, I think?) and that it’s not just all about proper behavior and marriage, but even so it’s way more up my alley than…the dreaded Middlesex.
What I know about this book is that it was made into a movie with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale. I have seen snippets of that movie when it’s on T.v., but never actually watched it. As stated above I think it’s set during the Civil War and is about a family, mostly women I suppose.
When I think of this book, I think of the episode of Friends where Joey and Rachel make each other read their favorite book. Rachel’s favorite is Little Women, and Joey gets really into it and very depressed when someone dies. I don’t know who dies, but if this is set during a war I’m not surprised someone dies.
The other day I was shopping at Goodwill, and bought a couple of books including Little Women. It’s just always been something I’ve wanted to read. So now I own it, for only 99 cents and have a plan to randomly buy these books from thrift stores. I’ll begin soon, I promise! However, I do have all summer to read only three books so I’m really not in a rush.
I won’t change-up the book again, I’m already too embarrassed about Middlesex.