Happy First day of March! In like a lion and I am praying out like a lamb, because the winter lion has worn out his welcome. But on the plus side, winter does allow for snuggling under a blanket with a good book. But of course laying on the beach with a good book is rather enjoyable as well. 😉
Our February book was chosen by me, and I have to admit that I didn’t love it…
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is the story of Richard Haddon, a British artist, married to a beautiful French lawyer, and living in France with their 5 year old daughter. This story is told from the perspective of Haddon, who begins by sharing his extramarital affair. His wife, Anne, discovers his dalliance, and this book is truly the story of a desperate man, trying to win her back, and realizing just how in love he is with her.
I just wasn’t a fan of the entire situation which made the book hard for me to enjoy. Years ago I worked as a personal trainer and discovered that two trainers (who were happily married to other people) were having a serious affair. I came home devastated, telling Chris about it and crying. I loved these people and worked with them on a daily basis, and just couldn’t understand how they could do such a thing. Chris and I swore to each other at that moment that if we ever even had a wandering eye, we would immediately tell and talk about it and fix what was clearly wrong with us. (Thankfully, we’ve never actually had to have those conversations!). Anyhow, the point is that I do not handle news of extramarital affairs well, so I have trouble sympathizing with the main character.
I know, I know….womp womp…. The book was indeed well written and had it’s moments, but it just wasn’t for me.
So moving on to something I have heard some rave reviews about, we’ve jointly selected for March…
This one sounds like a psychological thrilled and I can’t wait to dive in this week!
Make sure to check out the other blogger book club reviews! I will add their links as soon as they are live.
Our Fifth House
Gourley Girl & Guy
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