I love it when I love an author.
Seriously, it can make or brake how you view a book. I just finished reading "Arranged" by Catherine McKenzie, and I had mixed emotions on this one. I simply devoured her first novel Spin last year, and was just on pins and needles waiting to get my greedy paws on this one.
A chapter and a half into this one and I was not sure I could handle it. I did though and very glad I did. I'll have the review and hopefully the interview up next week sometime on my book blog.
Without giving away any spoilers, I have to say, I felt like I was reading my own life. Catherine McKenzie is one of those brilliant writers who some how manages to capture a piece of modern society like a perfectly timed snap shot.
Dude seriously, I was tempted after one chapter to email asking if she'd been reading this bloggy-blog. Which tells me, if a nearly total stranger can write a reflection of society like that and mirror back to me pieces of my own life, I can not be as alone in this world as I have come to believe.
In other words, there are other women out there who think and act like I do.
Think about that for a second and take a deep breath. And if they can make their worlds a shinny one, so can I damn it.