Hello! Recently, in a moment of inspiration, I decided to start the process of reading every Booker book (and shortlisted book). I started last week with The Finkler Question, and I will post my first review here soon. I chose Booker Prize winners and nominees because one of my absolute favorite books of all time - Midnight's Children - won the "Booker of Bookers"; I trust the committee's judgement. I have also read several other Booker novels over the years, including Life of Pi, Sacred Hunger, Alias Grace, A Fine Balance, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Satanic Verses, and The Handmaid’s Tale. I'm currently reading The Inheritance of Loss.
I have been an avid reader my entire life, and majored in English Literature back in college, but I have been feeling left out of the literary world recently. I recently moved out to the suburbs of Seattle, got a local library card, and find myself commuting on a bus a few days a week. So I have all this extra reading time and access to nearly every one of these novels. I am hoping that reading these books will help me feel engaged again, and that in contributing to this blog as a poster and a commenter I can find a community of people who share my interests and passions - and who can share their insights and contribute to my understanding and appreciation.
I started my own blog as well located here: http://issaquahbooker.blogspot.com/
It's nice to meet you all!