Last month I mixed it up with some tweeters while on line. After a discussion on our love of reading and how much books meant to us we decided to assemble a book club.
I was so excited about the possibility of this. I have always wanted to belong to a book club but have never found one that would work around my erratic, crazy schedule. You can go here to read my original post on this awesome bunch of gals. In fact since I love these gals so much I am only going to feature their blogs this week on my blog roll right here to the left. Check them out.
The first book was suggested by Abby Mumford. I think out of the six of us &yes there are seven now, but on the day we started this A. Peterson was not on line with us but joined our club a couple of days later) Patty, Cynthia and myself were the only ones that had not already read this first book.
At this time I was not too worried about the selection. Abby and Elizabeth were going on about how much they loved it. Karla piped up and said we would not be disappointed. For clarification, I should mention that all of us are writers. Well the rest of them are, I am still a wannabe. Karla, Elizabeth, Patty and Abby are all young adult writers, Alyson writes fantasy and Cynthia is a published category romance writer, so I felt pretty sure they would not lead me astray.
But then I went to amazon to down load the selection for my kindle. I read the blurb on the book and found myself thinking, "Oh no." I was now officially worried. This book sounded like nothing I would have ever intentionally read on my own.
I don't like to think I am a book snob, but I prefer chick-lit and I am not ashamed of it. Some of the authors I enjoy are Nora Roberts, Jill Shalvis and Susan Elizabeth Philips. The book that was recommended was a young adult novel, which by that very definition made me take pause.
What I found was very surprising. I am a book snob, but like any other elitist snob once those braggart glasses were ripped off I found myself enjoying this read. Was I surprised? I sure was. Which begs the question, have you ever found yourself set on one course only to have your mind changed so completely? I really can't be the only one, can I?