Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Me, Myself and I Book Club Meeting - Lacrimosa

Me:  Welcome, Myself and I, to our first meeting to discuss some thoughts on our book club selection, Lacrimosa.  Who wants to go first?
I: *sniffles* (then slurps loudly from her tea)  Sorry.
Myself: *rolls eyes heavenward*  I'll go.  First, I have to say that I was taken with the cover.  Look at that gorgeous angelic wing.  And she looks like how she's described.  Always throws me off when the character is described one way, like a blonde, then some raven haired beauty graces the cover.  Not cool.  This cover?  Very cool.
Me: I agree.  Cover definitely worked to attract my attention.  I, what about you?
I: *sniffles again then nods*
Myself: Okay, we'll take that as a yes.  Anywho, I have to get to the content.  I mean, wow, what an emotional roller coaster ride.
I: *moans, sniffles and excuses herself*
Me and Myself wait patiently, sipping from their drinks while waiting for I.  Two minutes later, I returns with tissue in hand.
Me: Should we reschedule?  Is everything okay, I?
I: *tears bubble over her eyelids, a spit bubble bursts as she opens her mouth to speak*  I loved it.  So many emotions!!!  Whydididhavetobethatway?
Me and Myself: Uh...wah?
I: Aydan!  Nesy!  And we read Dies Irae so come on Mikayel! (Get David Powers King's thoughts on Dies Irae here)
Me: I, we're in a public establishment.  People are looking at us.  Maybe you should calm down.
I: *eyes bulging but whispers*  I'll calm down when this story settles. A whole day has passed and I can't get Nesy and Aydan out of my head.  I don't know where Christine Fonseca found that pain and heartache, but she did and she stuffed it into this novel, that and hope.  But...whydidithaveotbethatway?  *sniffles*
Me:  I get it.  You were hooked by Nesy and Aydan's story.  I rather enjoyed the back and forth first person POV usage tagging each chapter with the character name so you knew who was talking.
Myself:  Definite page turner.  Very engaging.
Me:  Okay, so we know we're not big on star rankings or any other rankings.  So by a show of hands, would you recommend this book to a friend?
Me and Myself raise their hands
I does not.
Me:  So since you wouldn't recommend it, could you share your objection?
I:  Oh, you misunderstood.  I wouldn't just recommend it.  I'd buy a few copies and give them to people.
Me and Myself:  Ohhhh.
Conversation drifts off into items that would be spoiler(s) for this post.  Suffice it to say, Me, Myself and I thoroughly enjoyed Lacrimosa.

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Publisher: COMPASS PRESS
ISBN: 0984786368 (ISBN 13: 9780984786367)
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Are you a part of a book club?  If so, how are your meetings?  Interesting?  Talkative?  A group of wallflowers waving at each other in silent smiles?

68 comments:

  1. *giggles* Ok, I just love your interview style. :o) I am very excited to read it.

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    1. I, well, all of who I am really enjoyed this book :-)

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    2. I am excited to have you read it ;)

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  2. :D very nice. and I totally agree with all of the above :D

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  3. Thanks guys - and Angela! I LOVE this review so much

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    1. My pleasure. You really did a wonderful job with this novel, Christine.

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  4. This was so entertaining! The book sounds great. I don't normally get into YA, but I think I might give this one a try.

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    1. Here's the thing with this novel, we're dealing with angels and demons, lifetimes of emotions bottled up in teen bodies...definite wowsa happening.

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    2. Thanks - this is definitely more of a crossover YA - so maybe you'll like it.

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  5. How lovely to meet Me, Myself and I!! Brilliant! I love this review!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

      I'm sure Me, Myself and I will be making an appearance at least once a month to review a book.

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  6. Not in a book club, but when I meet up with my writing group, we often talk about books... though we have different tastes in reading material ;)

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    1. I bet that can be fun. Getting different book ideas from different perspectives can be enlightening.

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  7. Awesome interview, Angela. I just finished reading Dies Irae and enjoyed it. I'll have to check this one out, too. :)

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    1. Thanks, David. Hope you get to read it and share your thoughts on it as well.

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    2. Thanks for the nice review of DIES IRAE - I hope you consider reading LACRIMOSA too

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  8. Wow, Angela! How creative! I swear I'm gonna be broke from all these great books coming out. Oh, well, who needs food anyway...:)

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    1. LOL!!! Just tighten the belt and ignore that stomach pang. Books are food for thought, right?

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  9. I am not part of a book club... if I were, I'd have to rea what other people like and had deadlines for said reading. Boo that.

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    1. LOL! Well, you make a great point, Charlie. Book clubs aren't for everyone. I have a feeling if you ever join one, you'd make sure to pick the best books ever!

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  10. Wow, what an endorsement! I'm not part of an official book club, but Alz and I do talk to each other about all the books we read. We also used to do this with another friend but less often now because she lives further away now. She dubbed us the Three Duchesses. Haha.

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  11. After checking out you and Alz sharing your thoughts on those dystopia novels, I'd imagine a book club meeting with you both would be very entertianing :-)

    And I like that, The Three Duchesses. Very cool.

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  12. Um, I am in a book club but it's no way as exciting as the one you have going on with yourself and... your other self. Anyways, the cover IS gorgeous and I guess you like the book.

    Also, thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog.

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    1. You are more than welcome. Can't wait until your novel comes out in May :-)

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  13. Hahaha. Sounds like my inner dialogues about certain books. I'll recommend this read to my sister, she likes books like this.

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    1. Yeah, got to love those conversations sometimes. They can get interesting :-)

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  14. Fun interview. So excited for Christine. No, I'm not in a book club. Would like to be in one if I had time.

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    1. I'm super excited for Christine as well. Wishing her success with this and the other novels in this series.

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  15. Nothing to do with the interview. I just want to say you have the same name as my sister.

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    1. Thank for stopping by, Peaches. And I must shamefully say that your sister has a most wonderful name (lol!!!!)

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  16. Oh, I love the idea of having a book club with yourself. Brilliant, Angela! :)

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  17. And because I want to read at least two to three books a month, they'll be back to share their thoughts on another book pretty soon :-)

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  18. Memorable review, Angela. If you, you, and you enjoyed this book that much, it must be good! Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. We did, Emily :-) It was a very fast read.

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  19. Ha ha! I loved that review. And thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. You're very welcome. If you get a chance to read it, I do hope you enjoy it.

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  20. that was fun! a truly unique review! sure you dont have a split personality?

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    1. You know, Tara. I wondered about that. But Me and Myself disagreed. Go figure lol!!!

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  21. Your 'Me, Myself, and I' meme is so fresh and fun...can I add hilarious, too? Love it, Angela!

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    1. Thanks, Nadja. Glad you enjoyed our little take on Lacrimosa. I love talking about books. Sometimes, doing something a little different helps.

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  22. I loved reading this exchange between me, myself, and I.

    I just downloaded this book. It sounds awesome.

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    1. Awesome Medeia! As much as I'd like to guarantee you'll love it, I can only tell you that I enjoyed it very much and hope you're experience is positive when you read it.

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    2. Thanks Medeia - I hope you enjoy it!

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  23. Love your voices, Angela, even if they're not always in total agreement with each other. :D Lacrimosa sounds like a great read.

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    1. Thanks, J.L. It would be nice if all of me could be of one accord. Le sigh. It is not to be lol!!

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  24. Great interview! Love it. Wish all interviews were as entertaining.

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    1. My imagination gets a little out there sometimes. But all in all, I enjoyed the book and wanted to share my enjoyment in a fun way.

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  25. That was fun! So glad you enjoyed the book. I'm loving my current read :)

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    1. Thanks. So, I'm curious about your current read for sure. Glad you're enjoying it.

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  26. The book, with apologies to Christine, is probably not my cup of tea. But the review was funny. I'm still trying to work out who I like best between Me, Myself and I. Are you sure you haven't a fourth personality lurking in there, Angela?

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    1. I'm sure Christine understands that angels and demons wrapped up in the bodies of emotional teens is not for everyone. Even those into it will differ in opinion. I'm glad you enjoyed the review. I'd be tickled to find which you like best :-)

      As for the possibility of a fourth, well now, you never know. Actually, I don't know. Neither do Me or Myself. But if a fourth is there, I could see more fun and trouble to come.

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  27. LOL! I love the way you presented this, too awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. I have to admit, this was fun putting together.

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  28. This was such a clever post! *why didn't I think of that?*

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  29. It is a beautiful cover. lol I loved the way you wrote this. Great, Angela.

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    1. Thanks, M Pax. The beauty of being writer is that you get to hear and listen to voices and it's actually okay :-)

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  30. Angela, you freaking crack me up! I absolutely love your book club!!!

    The book looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing. :))

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    1. Speaking of Angel and Demon books, but have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone??? I may have missed you talking about it. I was so giddy about that book that I tweeted the author, whom didn't tweet me back, but that's okay! lol. She probably thinks I'm a stalker now!

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    2. My pleasure, Candy. Me, Myself and I make quite a trio. :-)

      As for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I have not read it. I've heard wonderful things about it so I have it on my TBR list.

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    3. Oh, and you are so not stalker lol!! I'm sure she appreciated your tweet though.

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    4. LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It is one of Aydan's favs and part of the Grand Prize giveaway I am doing with LACRIMOSA, actually...

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  31. LOL Me, Myself and I do great reviews. No book clubs for me. I haven't had much reading time recently, and I never make the discussion deadlines.

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  32. Wow, that is such a powerful recommendation. Now I really want to check it out. I love how you presented this. Memorable, for sure.

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