Yayyyy, it’s a readalong reunion! Thank you Alley for taking on the awesomely huge job of planning and hosting a readalong You are a braver and more motivated lady than I.
So this is where we say stuff about why we’re doing this or the book or Jonathan Franzen. I’ve never read any Franzen, though I know that he’s generally seen as kind of douche-y, but mostly because he spews out opinions about stuff and not necessarily because his books are bad? And giving opinions itself isn’t really douche-y by itself (unless they’re racist/homophobic/classist/etc asshole-y comments), but I haven’t really followed a lot of the drama, and Wikipedia was only marginally helpful. Apparently he said something mean about Twitter?
Aaaand that’s about all I know about him. And I know nothing about The Corrections. I mean I read the blurb on the cover and apparently it’s about a family? And their crazy antics. Which could be really good, or really bad. Oh and I took a quick look at the Amazon rating, and it’s about 3 stars. But I’ve read books that had 5 stars on Amazon and I thought they kind of sucked, so that really doesn’t tell me much.
I’m going into this not really expecting to like the book, honestly. I mean I hope I do, but if it ends up being really good then I’ll be pleasantly surprised. Let’s face it – I’m here to hang out with your lovely faces and enjoy all the GIF-usage, and I am EXCITED.
I’m sure some of you have more experience with Franzen, so tell me stuff! Are you psyched? Looking forward to the book? Healthily skeptical?