This month I’m taking part in my first read-a-long.
A read-a-long is basically a bunch of bloggers (hmmm…what’s the collective noun for bloggers?) reading a particular book in sections and then discussing it on the host blog. In this case, the read-a-long is hosted by Bree at 1 Girl 2 Many Books.
So, what book will be the focus of our insightful comments and riveting discussion? It’s My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson. The blurb promises this:
“A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on one hundred moments from a lifetime’s sensual adventures. After the love, hatred and despair are done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel from one of Australia’s premier writers.”
But it was the testimonial from Geraldine Brooks that hooked me – “A woman reflects on her life as an erotic adventurer, and through these vivid stories of the flesh, a mind and a soul emerge in full. Susan Johnson is a writer in her prime, and her most enduring love affair is with language itself.”
Follow the discussion at 1 Girl 2 Many Books or sit tight for my full review once the read-a-long has finished.