I am suffering today, the morning after the book group before. Gaaaah. Those women are a bad influence on me. Four out of five of us really liked Carry Me Down anyway, although my friend C, as predicted, hated it. "Why would anyone want to read such a miserable book?" she asked. "I want books about happy things, that cheer me up. I don't want to read grim stuff. God, I hated it!"
You can't read happy stuff all the time, the rest of us said.
Why not? she asked.
Because... Well, that's not real life, is it? we said.
I don't want real life, I want escapism!, she said. I want nice stories with happy endings.
Oka-a-a-a-y. Well, there's no arguing with that. (Except of course we all did.) Anyway, the next book choice is Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel. We all know already that she is going to hate it.
I am about to pop over to Kate's for the Novel Racers' coffee morning to see how everyone is. I am really enjoying being in this race, especially after my triumphant word count addition yesterday. This novel is turning out more light-hearted and girly than the last one I wrote, more fun to write too, and I'm pleased with it so far.
Have a good weekend, one and all!
At Hawthorn Time ~ Melissa Harrison
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