I’m moving on to another WIP. It’s just an idea at the moment, so bear with me for the first few posts.
Hannah Wood looked around the room, watching the other five women as the group discussed the latest crime story by some up-and-coming new English author. She’d taken weeks to get through the book, bored from the very start, knowing the murderer from around page twenty five.
She listened as the debate was becoming heated whether or not the story was at all plausible and why on earth there was a sex scene in it all and was it really necessary. If yes, it could’ve easily been cut to two or so pages.
Heat crept up into Hannah’s recalling that part of the book. Unlike everybody else, it’d been one of the few parts she’d liked about the book.
She rolled her eyes. She needed to get a life.
Hauled back from her reverie, she stared at Liz, her friend hosting the book club tonight. “I’m sorry. I got distracted.”
Liz shook her head. “You didn’t like the book, did you?”
More heat shooting into her cheeks. “No. No, not … not at all,” she stuttered. “It … it was okay … ‘ish.”
Debbie stood and reached for her jacket on her seat. “Hannah, honestly. What are you doing here if you do not like any of the books we’re reading?”
The others got up as well, so Hannah followed. “No, I like the idea of reading something different every month. Otherwise I wouldn’t read at all.”
Placing a hand on Hannah’s arm, Liz suggested, “How about you choose the book for next month’s meeting?”
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While I’m sad there isn’t more of the other, I find this new snippet interesting. I wonder why she’s there, how good of friends are these really, and what is coming.
Thank you 🙂 I hope you’ll like this one just as much!
I also wonder what she’s there for. I found my best friends over books. Perhaps she will be bold enough to suggest something she likes, something a little shocking? Might be funny. I’d definitely read on..
Book Clubs are a great way to meet people … but like with everything it might take a while till people find the right fit 😉 Thanks for stopping by !
The other members of the group–or at least the group’s leader–seem a bit judgy. She should be able to like or not like the books.
I do book reviews and try to say something good about any book I review. Sometimes it’s hard to muster anything better than “it was okay…ish.”
I think we all feel a little protective of a book that we really liked reading, so when someone doesn’t like the very same book I’m sure there’s a couple of seconds of “wow, really?”, before “okay, fair enough” kicks in 😉 I suppose when writing reviews we all need to remember how much work went into writing the story, but we should be grateful to readers like you making the effort to write reviews … so THANK YOU!
Well she’s on the spot now! I wonder if she’ll pick a steamy read, given where her thoughts were going during the discussion. Enjoyed the snippet!
Thank you Veronica 🙂
You do such a good job depicting who are realistic and believable. From what you’ve shown us here, Hannah will be another. I loved her hesitant way of giving her opinion about the book.
Aww … thank you Ed! Yes, are we all a little hesitant when we’re the only one not liking something?