Well, this happened.

This week, I was going to write a post about “Cetology,” that not-much-loved chapter of Moby-Dick, but then I got a little email from my library telling me that a book I’d requested had arrived. (Don’t worry, my pretties, we’ll get to “Cetology” yet.)

So, here’s the book I requested:

What have I done?

What have I done?

Now, there’s a way to look at this where this is all Rick’s fault.  He made a joke about how he ought to host a paranormal romance read-along, and then the joke became a reality, kind of like a turducken. I’m reading the post, laughing so hard that my neighbors were probably concerned, and apparently I lost the flow of oxygen to my brain, because I threw my hat in the ring too.

Oh lord. I’m about to read my first-ever romance book.

I would also like to add that I was too much of a coward to go pick it up at the library (the librarians know me now, you know?), and since I’m not good with disguises, I sent my husband in my stead. He’s a noble fellow.

So, here’s Rick’s timetable. Run out and get your copies now, folks. Seriously. Please don’t make me do this alone.

  • September 30: Introductory Post
  • October 7: First-third reaction
  • October 14: Second-third reaction
  • October 21: Third-third (?) reaction

I’d also recommend following Rick (@BlogAnotherBook) on Twitter. He claims he’s going to live-tweet the experience.

Excuse me. I have to go gird my loins.

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9 thoughts on “Well, this happened.

  1. Oh my! I hope you’ll be honest about your reaction. I have this feeling that I would actually really like such a novel but have a hard time admitting it! Did you know there’s actually a section in Barnes and Noble now called “Paranormal Teen Romance”? My brother-in-law saw it a few years ago and was so flabbergasted that he had to take a picture and post it on Facebook. These are the times we live in! 🙂

  2. You are hilarious! Well, I’d join you except I’m right now reading a love story about cannibalism also known as Ahab’s Wife 😛

    I am definitely curious to hear what you have to say about the book. If you like it, I will try it!!

    • I’m curious about what I’ll have to say too — also very, very afraid. I hope it’ll be fun!

      I just finished Ahab’s Wife but still have to put a post together, which I have a feeling will take a while.

  3. Yes!

    I actually got a post office notice yesterday that my books is ready to be picked up. I’ve becoming bizarrely excited to get this thing going. It’s going to be absolutely ridiculous. And I’m slightly terrified that I’ll enjoy myself.

    Thanks again for jumping into these dragon-infested waters with me. I can’t wait for the first dragon penis euphemism.

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