Yesterday, Brenna of Literary Musings blogged about her favorite book blogs (which you should really check out because there are some really great blogs listed there). I was only familiar with three of the blogs on her list, so I checked out the rest and added them to my RSS reader.
One of those blogs is Dog Ear Discs, and Brenna mentioned that he had started a project to read all of Margaret Atwood’s fiction (novels and short fiction collections). Be still, my heart. That was the first post I read when I went to check his blog out, and I immediately started looking at my reading “schedule” to see if I would be able to join him. (If you don’t know of my love for Margaret Atwood, let me tell you that I would have found the time to do this no matter what.) Here’s what Dog Ear has to say about Project Read All Of Atwood:
Of course, it will take me some time to read all of her work so I have some rules.
- I will only be reading her fiction – novels and short story collections.
- I will only read one book per month, so as not to get in the way of the rest of the TBR and review copies.
- I will talk about each book here once I’ve read them.
- I will, of course, be starting with her debut and ending on her most current work at that moment.
He is urging others to join if they’re interested, so if any of my readers would like to join in, please head over to Dog Ear Discs, read his Project Read All Of Atwood post, and let him know that you’re reading along! He has posted the reading schedule/list of books in his sidebar–I have done that here as well–and the first book is The Edible Woman, which we’re reading this month.
Now, Atwood is one of my favorite authors; I have read all of her novels and two or three of her short fiction collections, but it has been a long time since I’ve read some of them–too long, really. I could not be more excited about this project, not only because I’ll be re-reading some of my favorite books, but also because I’ll be reading the short story collections that I hadn’t gotten around to reading, yet. Thank you, Dog Ear, for starting this wonderful project, and thank you, Brenna, for bringing it to my attention!
But enough talk… on to The Edible Woman!