This Friday Book Club is in honor of Terry Pratchett. I think I will curl up with Granny Weatherwax all weekend, because every woman needs a healthy dose of Granny Weatherwax in her life from time to time. I first tried to read Terry Pratchett when I was a teenager, and Granny did not work at all for me–she was the antithesis of the heroine I wanted to read about. Later I read Good Omens, which Terry Pratchett wrote with Neil Gaiman, and could not stop laughing the whole way through. Then I read Small Gods, and then I was hooked and tried the Granny Weatherwax novels again, and, with a tiny bit more wisdom in me than when I was a teenager, I realized what a priceless character Granny Weatherwax was. I do very strongly recommend her if you haven’t tried.
How many of you have read Pratchett? His wit and what I can only describe as intellectual grace will be very much missed.
In other books, this Monday author Jessica Scott will be joining us for the Unsuitable series, which we will do for the first time as a book club experience–discussing alpha masculinity in romance novels and both Jessica’s book ALL FOR YOU and a much-loved favorite of hers and mine, Laura Kinsale’s FLOWERS FROM THE STORM. So I was re-reading those earlier this week. (That event will start at 4:45 Monday, any of you in the area who want to join us.)
And, in case you missed it, Nalini Singh’s ROCK HARD is out! I had the pleasure of reading that a couple of weeks early, and it is so sweet and sexy and fun. I definitely recommend it.
What about you? What are you reading? Anything you’re looking forward to? Anything you recommend?