I am very slow with completing books during this LAST year of law school while I am in the midst of wedding planning and daydreaming about making my life in a new state and figuring out how to find and create my dream job, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.
I finished reading Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson just in the nick of time for a book club meeting tonight. Overall, I thought the book was interesting. However, I had a very hard time being sympathetic with the narrator. I had trouble with the infidelity. On the plus, Partner to-be and I agreed that the writing itself is beautiful. The novel contains lots of lovely images of love and relationships. I am still not sure if the narrator is male or female. When I think of the narrator as male, I find myself less sympathetic towards his behavior. When I think that the narrator is female, I am more sympathetic. I did not realize that I had such sexist thinking within me. I talked a bit more about this difference in my post last week.
After tonight's book club discussion, I will post my review.