Crafty P suggested that I started a blogging book club. Because I am easily persuaded and I love to read I decide that I would.
I honestly have no idea how this will work. I really haven't thought through it too much. But I think I'm just going to throw it out there and see who is interested. I don't know if anyone is like me, but when I read or watch something really good, I immediately want to talk about it or share it with someone else (this is a recap of our conversation this afternoon Courtney). Perhaps this reveals some aspect of my personality, but I'm sure many have been at the receiving end of my attempts to get you to watch or read something. I know it can be annoying - but just so you know, it's all done out of love. I love knowing someone and being able to pass along something that I think they'll enjoy.
If you didn't notice, this time last year I created two lists on my sidebars of books and shows/movies that I had read or watched. Some of you have told me that you've actually used it to find a book or a movie. That made me so happy! I must also apologize for giving it up pretty quickly. Maybe one of these days I'll start updating them again.
Is a month long enough? I don't think I would do this every month so don't worry that you'll be sucked into something that you don't have time for, but I want to make sure that allowing a month to get the book (Libraries are a wonderful thing. If you don't have one yet, get a library card!) and read it is long enough.
Also, I'm not sure how we would do the discussion? I might try and a find a list of questions to help you process it when you're done or I could just leave it totally up to you to share what you thought and let everyone bounce ideas and thoughts off of one another. Or I could get really crazy and we could do some sort of live chat. Lots of time to think about that and I hope those who are interested give some feedback.
Now, the moment you've all been waiting for. The first book for the blogging book club (completely lame name - any ideas?) is ......drumroll please.....
Love Walked in by Marisa de los Santos
I actually read this book last year, but I am one of those who don't mind reading a really good book again so I will read it right along with you. This book is an easy read, but well written/narrated. It's not chick lit fluff (not that there's anything wrong with that - I read it!) and you'll be drawn into it pretty quickly. My suggestion is to borrow it/buy it but don't read anything about it - even the back/inside cover if you can help it. I think sometimes the general synopsis gives away too much.
Now it's up to you. Leave a comment and let me know if you are interested in participating. I'll iron out the details soon - don't worry I won't be too much of a stickler with the end date. The whole point is to enjoy the book and discussing it (however that happens) friends.
Looking forward to reading with you!