We read Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, right around the time that the movie "The Hours" was showing. This might have been a coincidence, a "synchronicity" of sorts. This has happened a number of times with our group, reading a book and then having the movie come out soon after. It might be that these books are more visible among the media when a movie is in the offing, so our nominators have them in the back (or front) of their minds.
Not much in the email archives about our Mrs. Dalloway discussion:
One of the questions Patty mentioned when she nominated the book which I thought was interesting as I read the book is, "Why is this book still popular today?" This doesn't just mean because of the current movie, The Hours, but why has the book remained popular into these modern times in general.
Austin may be planning to read Holes, by local author Louis Sachar, but Austin is also very much reading Mrs. Dalloway right now! I'll bet more people in greater Austin are reading Mrs. Dalloway right now than ever before combined!