It’s Book Club Time

Hubby attends a book club in St Albans, I say attends, but in reality he is yet to make his presence felt at a meeting. He has purchased the books and has the intention of going though. So he sort of attends in his head. For this, he must be commended. I’m rubbish, the thought of a book club is a bit much for me. Being required to read something that is prescribed, when A) I have no time and B) there are so many fabulous books in the world to take my pick from, having someone else chose for me has always put me off. I’m opinionated, everyone else is wrong. I might as well remain in my own book world.

However, thanks to various people I’m trying to be a bit more open minded about things and take advantage of opportunities as they arise. This week an email popped into the box, since they are few and far between, this was a major event! Would I like to join the Telegraph.co.uk‘s book club? Ok, why not, I can find time to read, it’s for the blog, a good excuse. The book in question is the sequel to Alexander McCall Smith’s online novel Corduroy Mansion’s, The Dog Who Came In From The Cold.

According to the press release;

This is the second online novel Alexander McCall Smith has written for the Telegraph.co.uk. McCall Smith is an award winning novelist, renowned for his successful no.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and Corduroy Mansions won numerous industry awards for its literary innovation last year. As with the last online novel, you will be able to access a new chapter of The Dog Who Came In From The Cold everyday starting from the 21st September. If you haven’t come across it, you can find out more information here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/onlinenovel

I must say, I tried to read the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and I gave up, not my sort of thing. But I really did enjoy the television programme, so I thought I would give it a go. Sad but true, I like reading high brow factual stuff, on nature, archaeology and history and the odd bit of crafting, travel writing and poetry. I read a bit of chick lit, but I’m quite partial to a proper story, just not a horror or detective one. The last book I read properly was about 9 months ago and I can’t even remember what it was. Sorry. Anyhow, privileged to be part of this book club. I promise that I will try my hardest. There will be a few blog posts discussing the book and hopefully some of you will join in!

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4 Responses

  1. Emily O 20th September 2009 / 8:50 pm

    Just read on her blog that A Modern Mother is doing this too (should I have left out the 'A' then to make it more grammatically correct?). I've been a member of an online book club for nearly a year now although it's on a break at the moment and I haven't heard when it's starting up again. It's made me read a lot of things I wouldn't normally have considered. Some

  2. Mel 21st September 2009 / 1:05 pm

    Hope you enjoy it, may have to have a look, I think book clubs can be great at introducing you to stuff you wouldn't ordinarily look at or a pain putting pressure on already precious time, will look forward to finding out how you get on.!

  3. Metropolitan Mum 21st September 2009 / 6:01 pm

    I am looking forward to your reviews – as I said before, I admire you for the talent to describe any kind of product interestingly and detailed. Plus, I love your writing. So I am having high hopes to get a few great recommendations. The last three books I read were either interestingly written, but the story a bit on the shallow side, or the other way round. <br>PS: Bought the teether you

  4. Ladybird World Mother 22nd September 2009 / 5:14 pm

    Joined a book club some years back… and in fact have enjoyed it… reading books I would never otherwise have read. How I find the time is still mystery to me. And to Husband. Who would like me to stop reading in bed. Oh. Right. Not. Usually. <br>Anyway, enjoy the online one. Looking forward to hearing about it.

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