Once again, the month is basically over as I’m posting this. I was so caught up in settling in here at the new domain, that I’ve not paid much attention to my (largely non-existent) blogging schedule. It’s still June though, so this does count for something.
As with the May edition, I do have every intention to read the book that Olena recommended. In fact, I already have it on loan. That part wasn’t difficult though since I already had it picked up from the library. It was at the bottom of my library stack though. After Olena recommended it, I bumped it up. It was uncanny really, how Olena emailed me the day after I shoved it to the bottom of the pile.
Before I forget to mention it, the book that Olena recommended I read is 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler. I was actually eyeing it because of the social media overtones. From a research standpoint in sociology and communications, social media is a fascinating topic which I actively pursued during my undergraduate days. Seeing how it’s dealt with in fiction is therefore all the more intriguing to me. Olena picked out 16 Things I Thought Were True due to the development of new friendship. I’m always game for books about friendships, so I’m right up there with Olena, hoping I’ll enjoy it.
The book I’m pushing on Olena is Converting Kate by Beckie Weinheimer. That book had all the elements I love to see in books. Kate has been the most real character to me so far this year. In my review I said I would remember Kate for a long time to come. Those word were definitely heart-felt, for I still think of Kate every other day. I can’t say that of any other characters I’ve come across in books. I think of Kate like a person I actually know.