The easiest way for me to start a conversation is to ask a fellow bibliophile what he or she is reading. I’m not much of a chatter-upper when it comes to strangers but whenever I see a book I’ve read or want to read in the hands of another, on an airplane, park bench, or on the subway, I have to fight off the urge to ask, “How do you like that?” I always have my nose in a book and, let’s face it, I have a nosey nose. My nose wants to know what other noses like.
I’m about halfway through a wonderful debut novel by Nicola Keegan called Swimming. It is about an Olympic champion swimmer named Pip who hails from Glenwood, Kansas. I don’t know much about Ms. Keegan other than the one line bio at the back of the ARC that says, “Nicola Keegan divides her time between Ireland and France with her husband and three children.” But based on that alone I kind of want to be her. Not only for France and Ireland but also because I’m loving this book.
So I must ask, what are YOU reading right now? Do you like it? C’mon! Induldge me… As a bonus, I’ll choose one lucky blogger and send him/her my copy of the Swimming ARE once I am finished with it. (It will be gently read but still perfectly good!)