Book club is on Thursday. I am notorious for waiting until the last possible minute to start reading the book because I am either reading something else or I am too busy or tired to read. I also read books rather slowly because I only read at night. After about five minutes reading in bed I drop the book on my head because I fall asleep and forget everything I read the next day. Although I checked out this month’s book about 3 weeks ago, I procrastinated long enough that the book was due back to the library before I had even read past the prologue.
The rest of my book club’s members were either done and had passed the book on or were in the same predicament. The book was due last Friday, and we weren’t even close to being done. I made the decision to keep the book – a decision not made lightly as I am a rule follower. I don’t want to be indebted to the library for even $1.50. But being able to speak intelligently about the books at book club is important to me so I sacrificed my integrity and the change in my wallet in order to read Jodi Picoult’s Change of Heart.
WHAT A WASTE! I do not like this book at all. I’m already not really a Picoult fan, but her books are usually pretty easy to get through albeit tear-jerkers. This one is just weird. So, I’m returning the book today and paying my debt upon return. I will attend book club because I enjoy the evening with friends and the free meal. But I will have to resort to unintelligently talking about the book. What a disappointment.