A few months ago, I was in two book clubs. Since that time, they have both become defunct. I miss having that. It wasn't that we really talked about the books that much, if at all. But, it was nice to expand what you would normally read to new authors, even if sometimes you hated the new authors (i.e. Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks.) Sometimes, though, you would read a book that you really wanted to talk about, and it was nice to have that. Even though I obviously don't need a book club to read, it is kind of like going to a movie alone. I can do that, but if it is really great, you want to share that. If it really sucks, you want to tear it apart with someone else. So, I am going to start sharing the books I read on here. I often continue to read books by the same author. Most of the time that turns out great. Other times, they are "one-hit wonders," if you will. Apparently, they wrote one good book by accident, like Lorna Landvik Angry Housewives eating Bon-bons was great light reading. Do not, I repeat, do not read anything else by her. You will be very disappointed.
So, currently I am reading Anita Diamant's The Last Days of Dogtown. It is a bit slow, really, though I am getting more interested in the characters. I read The Red Tent by her a few years ago, and loved it. Has anyone else read The Last Days?