July 4th weekend is just around the corner. Pack up your Kindles. Throw in your sunscreen. Get ready to lounge.
(photo taken while in Florida with T.)
We’re going to the beach house for the long weekend! And we’re packing beach reads. The beach house has a pool in the backyard, which has become my preferred location for reading, likely with an iced coffee in hand. You know me.
I’ve set-up almost the perfect weekend. Almost. The only thing missing are lovely people to chat with about the books! And then I thought: I love to read, I love to chat about what I’m reading, I love to chat with all of you (in the comments)… a Likes to Smile Book Club is in order! Who needs a lifeguard on duty when you have a book club on duty?! Grab a book. Let’s Rule the Pool.
I’ve been wanting to read Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada) ever since it was announced. My brain is captivated by the thought of picturing Meryl Streep as the devilish Miranda Priestly. Ooo, the deliciousness. The plot is that the former assistants have started their own high-end magazine and just when they think the past has remained behind them and Andy is about to get married… (duh duh duh)… they once again cross paths with the devil herself. Pass the sunblock, I’m hunkering down for hours to read through this one!
Allyssa mentioned this as her summer must read and now I want to read Someday, Someday, Maybe, too. The plot of this novel is described as: “a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It’s about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job.” Oh…and Lauren Graham admitted it was loosely about her life, which makes it extra appealing (minute 1:24 in the video). I’m mixing up a pitcher of fruit-infused water, finding the perfect angle for my lounge chair and diving right into that book!
Two books, one weekend and a Likes to Smile book club! Ah-mazing! This book club is officially on duty!
Here’s how it will work: read one or both books between now and just after July 4th weekend.
On Monday, July 8th, we’ll discuss Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. And on Wednesday, July 10th, we’ll discuss Someday, Someday, Maybe. My plan is to pose questions for all of us at the top of the blog and share my answers towards the end of the post. Everyone can discuss in the comments and I’m (obviously) going to join in on that discussion, as well.
UPDATE: I was not originally envisioning this as a link-up, but rather a discussion in the comments. But if you would like to write a post about either book, I would love to link to your post! Either leave the link in the comments on the day of the discussion or send me an email with the link and I will update my blog post to link to you! So fun! Lots of book goodness to discuss!
And you? Will you be “on duty” for book club, too? And if not… will you also be spending the long weekend with a (different) book?
Until next time!