2009 was a big (HUGE!) year for me reading-wise.
And I'm thinking this year will be even bigger because I went and joined a club. A book club. Or I created one. Or I helped create one. Whatever.
The point is this: 2010 isn’t just about the tiger anymore. It’s about the book club. And the Edward doll (or "action figure" if you prefer) (The Husband hates it when I call it a "doll"), but I'm not ready to go into too much detail about that yet, so...
I'm in a book club now. With ten other women. We started reading our first book on the first, naturally, and started with The Lucky One. So far I've only discovered one minor drawback. Well, one in addition to our argument over how to pronounce Thibault's name. (Is it Tih-boh? Or Tee-boh?)
We all love to read and, since several of us work together, we talk about books constantly. We were so excited to start a book club, but now there's almost too much excitement. We're finally reading the same book! At the same time! And I can't wait to hear what you think! And see what page you're on! And hear what you think will happen next! And exchange exclamation points! Hooray!
It makes it a bit hard to focus. Once I'm at home, alone, with the TV off, I'm finally able to relax and let myself get into the flow of the story and stop thinking about what everyone else is doing/thinking/feeling and I find I'm very much enjoying the book.
But the real problem is this: I'm next to choose a book. And I have to announce our next book on the 15th which means I'm quickly running out of time and this is just the sort of decision that makes me freak out. There are too many options!
Do I choose a book I’ve already read and loved? What if everyone hates it?
Do I choose something totally new? What if I hate it?
I’d choose a book I have yet to read by one of my favorite authors, except, with the last few SEP books I read I've done run out. That's it. So now it's either find someone new to love or… wait. (Judith McNaught, I’m looking at you. Tick tock, woman.) And I’d love to find someone new, but… who???
So, peeps? I’m turning to you. Any advice? Thoughts? Book or author recommendations?
Now remember who you’re dealing with here. I'd really love to be one of those people who’s all I'LL READ ANYTHING, but I’m not that person at all. So, while I’m totally open to all of your recommendations, let’s face facts and accept that I need at least a little romance action. Wait. I don't mean action action, I just meant action as in romance. You know, a love story. I certainly wasn't suggesting... oh, never mind...
That's all. The end. And thank you.