We had the most tantalizing glimpse of spring last week, and it was followed by a Sunday afternoon mix of snow, sleet, and hail. Blerg.
I wonder if I am not the only one with the need for a little pick-me-up these days...
If you are feeling a little anxious waiting for the arrival of SPRING! try this activity to cure the winter blues:
1. Realize a talented author is living in a neighborhood mere minutes from your house.
2. Get your book club to agree to read her latest novel. (Not difficult to do).
3. Use the fact that you once worked in different divisions of the same school to embolden yourself to contact her and ask if she would consider meeting with your book club.
4. Introduce your fun and interesting book club to aforementioned talented author. Enjoy good food and wine and discussing of books. Laugh a lot. Happily realize that said author is indeed as delightful as you would hope the writer of some of your favorite books would be.
I guarantee that following steps one through four will cure your cabin fever, or distract you from it at the very least. However, if you are not fortunate enough to be able to recreate the above scenario (What? You're not ALL loosely connected to talented neighborhood authors?) I can offer you the next best thing - one of her books!
Our book club was so fortunate to enjoy the company of Katrina Kittle as we discussed her most recent novel, The Blessings of the Animals. Of course the best way to keep a favorite author writing books is to support her by purchasing her already published books. I'm very happy to do my part by giving her books as gifts and that includes giving one of them to one of YOU! As a bonus, Katrina has agreed to sign the giveaway book with a personal message, and she may also share some swag from her publisher.
To enter the giveaway just comment on this post by Monday, February 28th. Any comment will do, but it would be highly efficient to check out the books on Katrina's website and tell me which of her books you'd like to receive if you are the lucky winner. I also welcome stories of both wonderful or horrific book club experiences. (Is there such a thing as a horrific book club experience?) One entry per person, please, and feel free to spread the word. If there are more than thirty comments I will give away TWO books. (The winner(s) will be chosen by random number generator.)