Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reading For Book Club

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

I'm in this really cool book club through our local library. Each time we meet, one of us picks the next book with only two criteria - it has to have been made into a movie, because we watch it prior to the meeting too, and it has to start with the next letter in the alphabet.

So May is 'R' and the book/movie selection is Rob Roy.

That's right up my alley because I'm writing the first in a new series set in Scotland, and that's where Rob lived and robbed!

However, even though I was an English major and have read some pretty heavy stuff, I thought those painful days were behind me. No such luck. Rob Roy was written by Sir Walter Scott in 1817 and it's not an easy read. All 500 pages of it. Every single page.

But as our moderator says, the whole point of a book club is to read the book no matter what, to explore stories we wouldn't otherwise pick up. And she knows her stuff.

I'll finish the book. But maybe I'll take a break and watch the movie. That looks way more interesting.

How about you? Are you in a book club? What are you reading?