I got my nails done the other day, and sitting down the row from me were two friends who--from the chit-chat that filtered down my way--hadn’t seen each other in a few weeks. But I didn’t get even remotely interested in eavesdropping until I caught little snippets about “Edward” and “Jacob” and realized they’d moved on to discussing the Twilight books.
For it thrilled me to know that book characters were such a part of their friendship that “where they were in the series” and “what they thought of the events” was part of their catch-up.
And it made me think of some of my friends, and how whether or not we’ve read the latest Stephanie Plum novel (by Janet Evanovich) is something we’ll discuss upon random meet-ups in Starbucks or pushing a supermarket cart.
(Incidentally, here’s a photo of Janet and me, taken by her daughter at the 2009 Romance Writers of America, and which I downloaded from Janet’s Facebook page--which explains why I get the last name and she doesn’t. And how fantastic is it that SHE’D feature ME, huh?)
Anyway, I swear, the only thing better than a great book is a great series! And what better way to celebrate friendships than to “share the wealth?”
Are you Twilight crazy, too? Wild for Stephanie Plum? Or maybe it’s Alyson Noel’s Evermore series? Be a friend and dish!