So it is now officially fall. I am half happy about that and half not. I love the fall weather but it just means winter is right around the corner and winter and I are not friends! I hate the cold, and don’t even get me started on the snow and ice.
The fall weather induced me to stop my housecleaning yesterday and snuggle on the couch to finish The Poison Tree, by Erin Kelly. First off, it was amazing. My cousin has been after me to read it for weeks and now I see why. But anyway, I feel like this type of weather inclines me to read a lot more. In the summer, I would rarely just pick up a book in the middle of the day and read for hours, but I find myself doing it a lot more now. I am loving it.
My book club met this past Thursday to discuss Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles.
As you may remember, I loved this book, so I recommended it to my book club. As is always the case when I recommend a book, I was nervous that they would all hate it (ahem, The Elegance of the Hedgehog anyone?), but the response was overwhelmingly positive. They really enjoyed the time period, as well as Katey’s story in general. I seemed to be the only one who wasn’t a big fan of Katey. One minor reason was the way she let Tinker go and failed to tell him her true feelings, but my fellow book clubbers did point out that she likely would have acted differently were it not for the accident.
At the same time, they really hung Tinker out to dry, where I sympathized with him more. They were disgusted that he “whored” himself out to Ann, whereas I didn’t see it as quite that negative. I am not sure why my reaction wasn’t of the same magnitude as theirs, because Tinker’s situation does sound like that of glorified prostitute, but while reading the book and being immersed in their lives, I just didn’t have that reaction.
*end of spoilers*
Next month I suggested we read something that goes along with Halloween, and the choice was made to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. I am really excited by the the selection, but also a little nervous because it is a longer book. I hope they all love the series as much as I did!
As for today, I am reading some paranormal YA fiction, which is very different for me–Cold Kiss, by Amy Garvey. I don’t know that I will get a ton of reading done, since I have to work later, but I am enjoying the change of pace and I am flying through it. How do you plan on spending your Sunday?