Or should that read? Done and done! The latest book for Book Club was The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Luckily Britt found 4 copies of the book at the library, so we ran to grab them and start reading. Britt even joined the library to do so! I, of course, have been a member since the first month I moved back to town, so I casually strolled in like an experienced reader type person.
The first night I started the book, I read about 30 pages and was hooked right in. It was great, a love story mixed in with a fantastic time travel twist that continually surprised. But I was tired so I didn't read for long.
The next night, I happily got stuck in and read til late, and got through the first third of the book. I was hooked. I love it when a book can instantly transform your attention so that nothing else matters (except crying 4 month olds) and you can't wait to get back to it.
The next night, I went to bed at 9.15. For me, that is EARLY. But I was being sneaky, as it was for the sole purpose of reading a big chunk of this book. Big chunk! Understatement! At 1.20 in the morning, I finished it. I couldn't help it, I just steamed through it and each episode of time travel and part of the story was more and more amazing and I just had to know what happened next. And I absolutely loved it. Britt chose a great book and I told her so. Now I have to wait for 5 weeks for the next meeting!
I also have to put some thought into what book I would like to choose when it's my turn. I'm really torn between choosing something I already own and have read, so I can show my taste in books, or choosing something I haven't read before. If I pick something of a Top 100 or bestseller list I should be okay, but there are some fabulous books I own that I'd love to pass on, such as To Kill A Mockingbird. The Memory Keepers Daughter. The Smoke Jumper. The Moonstone. Wow, I could go on and on and on.
At the library, I also picked up a book I'd ordered which is a non-fiction biography about Marie Antoinette, which I have already started. Anyone who knows me knows I'm madly into Henry the Eighth and his many beheaded wives, although he actually only beheaded a couple of them. I love reading about Mary and Anne Boleyn and Katherine the Spanish Queen. I find real history absolutely fascinating, although I would have hated the constrictions of living in that time. Having to do everything a certain way, the corsets, the dressers. Did you know they used to bath with a giant sheet covering the tub because it was made out of wood and you'd get splinters? Ouch! So I shall keep you updated on my new obsession, the French Revolution. Nice. TTFN.