Damn I hate finishing a book.
At Christmas I bought a series of nineteen, semi historical bodice ripping pulp fiction easy readers that, despite the beginning of this sentence, had me enthralled and finding any excuse to sit somewhere quietly and read. I finished them last week and suddenly I look around blinking in the light of day and realise that my contemporaries are not Napoleon and Wellington and that muskets and swords are not my weapon of choice. At least Little Britain is on Wednesday night. Eh eh ehh.
I started another book that I got recently, but it just won't open up and let me in. It tells me the story as though I were a child on its knee, using language that is vaguely offensive in its belief that I need a level of simplicity to understand what the inquisition did to heretics. It's like watching the cast of days of our lives using words like "mayhap" whilst remaining perfectly made up in medieval France. But its pretty rear cover blurb coupled with its front cover artwork pulled me in.
I would like to be a part of a book club, but don't often have time to go physically to a venue to meet 10 other people who share my interest. I do however crave recommendation, warning and discussion on books from my peers. Bugger it, I'll take it from my betters too.
Is any reader in a similar position? If an informal bloggers book club were formed would you be interested? No pressure. No book finished by the end of the month stuff. We don't even need to read the same book. Perhaps a small blogroll area in a side column of people who are part of it, and an email to those people when you post a review. Or a joint blog with various members as authors, though I am not net savvy enough to set that up myself.
If you're not a reader, or don't feel in the mood to read, you could write about movies you've seen or the latest Cd you bought.
Drop me a line if you are interested.