Fiction Book Club Riding With the Queen by Jennie Shortridge Buy book: $11.66
From an exciting new voice comes a tale of a down-and-out rock-and-roll singer forced to return to the home she fled half a lifetime ago. But taking the long way home has left 34-year-old Tallie Beck looking to retrace some wrong turns--and figure out where she really wants to go.
It seems interesting, but there was a major inconsistency in the first installment. She said she ran of cigarettes...yet when she went into the restaurant she had a pack...did I miss a key statement where she found some?
Towards the end of the next to last paragraph in the first installment: "after a quick stop at the cigarette machine...."
I'll have to read a couple more days before I make a total commitment to this one. Seems kind of fun, but I don't know that I want to give it priority over some of the ever-accumulating stack of to-be-reads.
When I read about the cigarettes, that is exactly what I was thinking. Where did she get the cigarettes. I also do not know what to think about this invisible friend. The author is quirky though so I am looking forward to see what else she has up her sleeve.
I can't imagine not talking to my sister for 17 years and then going to stay with her. I laughed outloud when she got her boobs wet in something! And I like the invisible friend and looking forward to more of her sightings. Even though my life is very different than hers I can totally get inside this book.
Another book about someone trying to pick up the the lost pieces of her life. I don't know - sounds like a lot of other stories. Maybe its a formula authors use: Home life is lousy; kid runs away; kid finds the world too hard; kid comes home for reconciliation. Am I being too hard on this?
I agree with Marsha. It seems like so many of the books nowadays follow that same theme... going back home and making amends with the family/the self. So far it seems pretty interesting, but I'm not sure it's something I'll want to continue reading. I'm not sure I like the main character well enough to want to know her story. Although, the hair thing was pretty scary, so I may need to find out about that!!
I don't usually enjoy stories about showbiz people, fiction or non-fiction. This one seems to be somewhat on the seamy side and that makes if less palatable to me, I think. It is depressing. The language doesn't offend me because I have been around long enough to have heard or read it all.
Just another reader saying I've joined the group. I wonder if I'm the only member of my library reading this, because it was there for me on the shelf. Now I have it in hand, but think I'll keep reading these bits daily, just to be part of things. Suzanne, I'm so open to suggestions and I wonder what the two movies were that you enjoyed.
Hi, I, too, wonder what we have to do to get Suzanne to tell us the names of those 2 movies? Should we email her directly? Will she give it up, do you think. This story is OK...better than I thought it would be from the jacket, also, but I really liked last week's read alot..just didn't have time to read them all right away and post for Curve of the World. Would really like to finish tht one. When did Doris come back? Someone else wanted to know where she was, too, a few books back..I guess it was a title we didn't know what to think about it!
Took a little breather cause I did not find books that interested me - or maybe was just me -
Don't quite understand your statement concerning my return - was it a positive or negative response - just wondering - but of course, you know me, if a book poses a question for me,etc. I'll be right in there with lots of questions and responses - Doris -
Speaking of questions - in the good news category - which I joined this week because of the "differentness" of it in the description - I do have questions and puzzlements - so am looking into the author, etc.
As you will see in my responses in that section - I am sort of in a quandry over that one - so if you have any enlightmentment for me PLEASE respond in that forum - thanks - doris -