Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

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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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:

M. Dunham said...

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

Michelle McLean said...

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

Christine Fonseca said...

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

Angelina Rain said...

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.

Joanna said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

Thank you :-)

Angela Brown said...

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

1000th.monkey said...

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 ;)

Angela Brown said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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

David P. King said...

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

Linda Jackson said...

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

Charlie Holmberg said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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!

Krispy said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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.

Clarissa Draper said...

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.

Tanya Reimer said...

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

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Peaches Ledwidge said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Carrie Butler said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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 :-)

Emily R. King said...

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

Laura Barnes said...

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

Tara Tyler said...

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

Nadja Notariani said...

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

Medeia Sharif said...

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

I just downloaded this book. It sounds awesome.

J.L. Campbell said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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

Miranda Hardy said...

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

mshatch said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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

Mike Keyton said...

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?

Angela Brown said...

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.

Heather said...

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

Lydia Kang said...

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

M Pax said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

Lol! You're too sweet.

Angela Brown said...

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

Candy Lynn Fite said...

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

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

Candy Lynn Fite said...

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!

Angela Brown said...

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.

Angela Brown said...

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

Shelley Munro said...

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.

Ciara said...

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

Christine Fonseca said...

I am excited to have you read it ;)

Christine Fonseca said...

Thanks!

Christine Fonseca said...

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

Christine Fonseca said...

Best format ever!

Christine Fonseca said...

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

Christine Fonseca said...

Thank you both!

Christine Fonseca said...

Thanks Medeia - I hope you enjoy it!

Christine Fonseca said...

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...