However, the unexpected happened: I fell in immediate love with a women's fiction novel.
From just one heart-wrenching excerpt I was hooked. It wasn't as though I expected anything by Claudia Welch aka Claudia Dain to be anything less than superb, and I love, love listening to her read from her novels ( MUCH ADO ABOUT DUTTON, Olivia Kelly!), but for me women's fiction tends to be, oh, how can I put this delicately...gouge-my-eyes-out-depressing. It's like forcing me to eat meatloaf and wash it down with coffee flavored beer.
But this book! I haven't finished reading, but I've already laughed and cried and died in embarrassment right along with Laurie, Karen, Ellen and Diane as they made their way through pledging Beta Pi. And I know what you're thinking-Sorority Sisters?!
Those types of girls, always perfectly made up with matching outfits and beautiful hair.
Sluts, Snobs, Bitches and Wannabes those types of girls are called. I have different names for them: strong, smart, bitches ;) and...me. Laurie, Karen, Ellen and Diane are all of us, with the same song made of heartbreak, of love and of finding who they are in life, only with different lyrics.
So do me a favor: Read SORORITY SISTERS by Claudia Welch when it hits the shelves on Tuesday.
And for my sorority sisters from the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Delta Zeta:
Out of my windowLooking in the night
I can see the DZ flickering light
Starboard is green and port Killarney Rose
I can see the DZ light that glows
DZ, I would like to follow you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
DZ, you have treasures in your hold
You have friendships that are made of gold
So tell me, what book have you unexpectedly fallen in love with, despite its genre?