I just finished the reading of my first novel of the year, Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides. The novel was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2003 (Pulitzers are always a good choice of a read I think). My best friend in the whole world gave it to me for a Christmas present, and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. It was a long read, some 529 pages, but I learned so much. As usual, I marked, underlined and commented on words, wonderfully crafted phrases, and historical items for future study. It is one of those novels you will never forget. If you want to gain some insights into the Greek culture or the Greek Orthodox religion, this is a fine book. Eugenides also wrote the Virgin Suicides, which I am now determined to read as well. I love the discovery of a good author.
As for other news, I’ve been very busy writing poetry, working on marketing my Stories of the Confederate South and the very soon to be published children’s book with Pelican, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House. As usual, too much to do, and not enough time to do it.
Happy New Year, E. B.