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Reading Buddies: October Reminders

Can you believe it’s almost October? That means it’s almost time for Reading Buddies to start Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides!

Reading Buddies badge and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (cover)

If’ you’re unfamiliar with how these informal, laid back readalongs work, please check out the Reading Buddies page. I’ll be posting about Middlesex twice:

Discussion post: Friday, October 14, 2011
Wrap-up post: Friday, October 28, 2011

You’re welcome to post as often as you like or not at all, but I do hope you’ll stop by and join the discussion as you read. You can also join the Reading Buddies Goodreads group or sign up for monthly email reminders if you’d like.

I’m trying something a bit new this month. If you’re thinking of joining in, please leave a comment on this post saying so! You’re by no means obligated if it turns out you can’t participate this time around, but having some idea who’s most likely participating will help me keep track of everyone. Thanks!

Finally, don’t forget to vote in the poll for November’s book, over in the sidebar. The chosen book will be announced on October 7, along with any informal reads that might be starting up.

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  • http://zeteticat.blogspot.com zeteticat

    Oh!!! I might try to join you. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages, and have both the book & audio so perhaps I can make it happen. Still got a whole week to wrap up a few other things – I can’t believe it’s almost October either.

    • Erin

      That’d be great! I have both formats, too. A couple of bloggers on Twitter today convinced me with their ravings and endorsements to go with the audio, which is good, because I pretty much always have more listening time (and a freer listening schedule) than reading. I hope you’ll be able to join in!

  • http://www.ragingbibliomania.net/ zibilee

    Loved, loved, loved this book. It’s one of my favorites and it has a permanent place on my keeper’s shelf. Sandy and Jenner’s did an awesome joint review of this one too, free of spoilers. I hope you all enjoy it!

    • Erin

      Yay, that’s exciting! A couple of bloggers on Twitter today convinced me that the audio is absolutely not to be missed, so I’m thinking I’ll go that route. I’m looking forward to starting it!

  • http://www.quirkygirlsread.wordpress.com quirky girls read-jehara

    This book has been on my reading list for a while now. Not sure if I will participate or not, but I will be sure to check in on the discussions, which may or may not qualify as cheating. 😉

    • Erin

      No, that’s totally not cheating! Though they do usually contain spoilers, so if you dislike those, just be careful. Whether you participate officially or not, I’ll be happy to have you along!

  • http://www.iponderthepage.blogspot.com Amy

    This sounds fun! Count me in. I’ve been meaning to read this book.

    • Erin

      Great, I’m glad you’ll be joining in!

  • http://perduedansleslivres.blogspot.com virginie

    I meant to read this book for a while, so I’m in !
    I still have to finish Sea of Poppies. I made a short pause in my reading but will finish reading by the end of month.

    • Erin

      Sounds good! I’m still finishing Sea of Poppies, too. It was certainly a long book!

  • http://ardentreader.wordpress.com Christina

    I read Middlesex earlier this year so I won’t be joining in for the readalong. But it was such a thought-provoking book for me that I’m sure I’ll join in for the discussion.

    • Erin

      I’d love to have you join in the discussions, Christina. Your thoughts/reactions are most welcome.

  • http://estellasrevenge.blogspot.com Andi

    This sounds like a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ll be able to dive into Middlesex by the 14th because of other reading committments, but I can’t wait to get your thoughts on it. It’s been on my TBR for a ridiculously long time.

    Am pulling for The Woman in White in November because I started but need to finish that one.

    • Erin

      It’s been on mine for forever, too! Reading Buddies has certainly been getting me to tackle books I’ve been meaning to read forever. Woman in White is certainly kicking butt as of now!

  • Anita

    I’m planning to read along on this one. I haven’t voted on November’s poll yet because I can’t make up my mind — they all sound good!

    • Erin

      Haha, I know that feeling. We can always read the others another time :-)

  • http://www.eclectic-eccentric.com Trisha

    I’ve already read this one, so I won’t be joining you guys, but I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I really enjoyed this story.

    • Erin

      Feel free to jump in with the discussions! A lot of people have said they read and enjoyed this one. I’m really excited to read it…finally!

  • http://TheHouseoftheSevenTails Amy

    I have read Middlesex so I won’t be reading it wirh you but I am really looking forward to your thoughts on the book.

    I’m also excited for you because it’s such a great book, Erin!

    • Erin

      I hope you’ll join in the discussions, Amy! I’m thrilled Reading Buddies is finally getting me to read it — I feel like I’ve had it on my shelf forever!

  • Rainer Maria Rilke

    I’ll definitely join in, but I’m going to be reading The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge instead of Middlesex, and I highly recommend others do, too.

    • Erin

      Hmm, that should make for some interesting discussion… What, a book group meeting plus one…or was it TWO…posts here isn’t enough for you?

  • http://jillianreadsbooks2.wordpress.com/ Jillian

    This one is on my to-read list and I own a copy. I can’t take the time to read it now, but one day! :-)

    • Erin

      I definitely know how that goes. I hope you get to it eventually :-)

  • http://www.notesoflife.co.uk/ Nikki-ann

    This sounds like a great idea! Unforuntely, I’ve got quite a bit on my plate atm (reading-wise), otherwise I’d join in :)

    • Erin

      Keep an eye on it, there’s a readalong every month! I totally understand about having a full reading plate. I hope whatever’s on yours is at least good!

  • http://destinationwellread.blogspot.com/ Kelly

    Now that I know you do Reading Buddies, I will join you in the future! Great motivation! :)

    • Erin

      That’d be great, Kelly! It’s one of my favorite parts of blogging :-)

  • http://www.louisereviews.com Louise

    I’m a bit swamped at the moment so can’t join in for Reading Buddies in October but have already signed up on Good Reads and voted for Catch-22. It’s one of my top ten classics that I’ve never read so it seems like an omen that it’s on the list.

    • Erin

      I completely understand that feeling! I’d be very happy to have you reading along any month it works for you.

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