Anyway, I'm not complaining (much) because I am so lucky to get to read some amazing manuscripts and give suggestions while suggestions are still being taken. It's not quite as satisfying to have suggestions for already published books. :) I suppose that's what book clubs are for. Someone at church invited me to book club. I told her, that I would be a tyrant at a book club. I have too many opinions and want everyone to agree with them. She seemed to be willing to take that risk as she handed me the book and told me she'd see me there. She also promised there would be dinner which went a long way in overriding my fear of being too opinionated. So, I will report next month about how many enemies I made at book club. In the mean time I will practice biting my tongue. The funny thing is that I actually like most books so I don't know why I'm so worried. Maybe I'm worried I'll have to defend authors everywhere? Well, either way, I guess I'm going. My first adult book club ever. (I say 'adult' because I've had a few book clubs at my house with teens--those were fun.)
In other news, my agent started blogging! You should go check out her blog here. She's so fun and you'll get to see why I love her so much. Very entertaining.
You're NOT a tyrant! You always have good insights. The club will only benefit from your participation.ReplyDelete
I joined an online book club a couple months ago, but I think I'm done with it. I'm not crazy about two of the three books they've picked so far, and I read so slowly that the club pick takes up too much of my reading time. I'd rather select my own books.
I'm curious, what book are you reading for it? I think a book club would be fun, but mostly because I'd get a night out away from kids and husband. And if I don't have to make dinner, even better.ReplyDelete
Linda, you're too nice to me. :) But yes, I feel the same way about picking books I want to read versus "homework". So we'll see how I do.ReplyDelete
Ruth, Farenheit 451 which I think I read in high school but I don't remember it AT ALL. But yes, the night away and not having to make dinner might make everything worth it. :)
Not having to make dinner is a good excuse to do anything.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the book club, we've often said that when my soccer team can't run anymore we'd start reading.
I love book club. I've been doing one for two years and it's so much fun getting a night out with the girls. And the girls in mine definitely have different opinions. It makes things a lot more interesting! Have fun!!ReplyDelete
And Hourglass is awesome. I loved it. I still need to read Variant and Lola... Gotta get on that. :)
I've never been to a book club. I'll be interested to hear what you think.ReplyDelete
Oh, gosh, I know how you feel!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'll be interested to see how it goes. You are nothing if not passionate. ;-)ReplyDelete
I don't have time for book club anymore, but I loved it when I went.ReplyDelete
I know the book club of which you speak and I fear for you. Well, not really. My wife is a member (as you probably know) and she has strong opinions and does just fine there. I'm sure you'll have little trouble. And, like you said, food.ReplyDelete
Sorry you're overloaded. But, for the record, I tried to get you to toss my ms aside!
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