Back in June, I noted that one of the producers of Oprah’s Book Club was planning to read Middlemarch this summer. Then her blog went completely silent. Now we learn that although she “hit the beach” with several versions of the novel and good intentions, she didn’t manage to read it, but she’s still trying. Maybe I should send her a link to my interview with Nigel–although I’m not sure I inspired him to finish it either. The good news is that other people have been reading the book because of her. I always think that the more people who read Middlemarch the better!