Welcome to my new blog hop/meme In Bed With a Book! Why limit ourselves to just Sundays anymore? Stop by anytime during the week to share what book is in your bed, and be sure to hop to other blog participant’s sites as well. I’ll post a new link each Sunday, but you can add your post any day of the week.
At this time I would like to feature a new book blogger every week, so if you’re interested, go ahead and email a picture of what book is in your bed this week to be featured next Sunday. Emails can be sent to midnightbookgirl (at) gmail (dot) com.
This morning I’m reading:
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
This book is why I love my book club! We read a wide variety of books because we all get a month to pick. This often leads to some interesting selections, books I might otherwise never have picked up. It seems like a lot of pressure, trying to pick a book 12 people will like (and we do have a man in our book club, but since he lives far away, he doesn’t make it often to book club), but honestly? We always enjoy the meetings about books we don’t like. This book is probably one of the largest books we’ve tackled in several years- back when the Midnight Book Club was still young and I ran it through Meet Up, I picked The Passage when it first came out, which is super long and only 1 other person showed up to the meeting and she hadn’t been able to finish it. After that I shied away from choosing hardcover, long ass books, but now that our book club is older and established with awesome women and (1) men, we can handle it.
Dangerous Women is an anthology, and yeah, it weighs in over 700 pages, but the stories are all fairly short and I’ve promised myself that if I get to one I really don’t like I can skip it. So far that hasn’t happened, although I have liked some stories more than others. I love anthologies, well good ones at any rate, because they introduce me to new authors. Most of the authors in this series write fantasy, paranormal or science fiction, so I only know a few of the authors. Of course, I’m horribly excited about George R.R. Martin’s short story because it takes place in his Game of Thrones world, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m also taking notes on this book, which I usually only do for books that I’m reviewing for a tour, but with all these stories I figured it would help when it comes to the discussion.
What are you reading (or wish you had time to read) in bed this week? Are you reading the book you thought you’d be reading, or has today found you with a surprise? Link up below! I’m going to try running this more like a blog hop, so feel free to add the link in your meme posts!