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A Tale for the Time Being starts with Nao focusing an awful lot on who her future reader might be. I want to focus on this for a minute because it’s kind of novel, and it puts me, as the reader, in the spotlight. Right off the bat, this book had me considering what it was I was doing in my life, exactly. In my experience, there are lots of great books out there (and I’m sure yours are different) that if read at the right point in my life, have changed my world. They have made me see it so differently that I couldn’t possibly continue living it the way I had been. But that’s the kind of thing that unfolds as I read through the narrative. The way this book begins, it is actually questioning what I have going on, and that made me look at it right away. I also enjoyed it because when I journal, it’s always to an ambiguous “you”. As far as I can tell, this goes back to junior high at least, and now I just do it out of habit. It’s like a letter to no one in particular. So, those are my thoughts on the very beginning of our first #KatyReads book.
Anyone else have thoughts?
I know we just posted one of these a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve had some very exciting additions, so we wanted to give you an updated list of what’s coming up in store:
- March 1 - March 31: Our #KatyReads discussion of A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki will be ongoing across our social media throughout the month.
- Thurs., March 6, 7 - 8 pm: Mystery Matters Book Club discusses Tough Customer by Sandra Brown.
- Wed., March 12, 7 - 8 pm: Shadow Pages Book Club discusses Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey.
- Wed., March 19, 7 - 8 pm: Young Adult Book Club discusses Fat Kid Rules the World by KL Going.
- Fri., March 21, 3 - 9 pm: KBB will be at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park to celebrate the release of the Divergent movie!
- Tues., March 25, 6 - 8 pm: Bestselling historical romance authors Shana Galen and Vicky Dreiling will be in store signing their latest releases, Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend and What a Reckless Rogue Needs.
- Wed., March 26, 7 - 8 pm: I’ll Take Romance Book Club discusses Stranger by Megan Hart.
- Fri., March 28, 6 - 8 pm: Colleen Hoover will return to the store to answer your questions and sign her new book, Maybe Someday!
- Tues., April 8, 6 - 8 pm: Melanie Bragg will be in store to sign her legal thriller, Crosstown Park.
- Fri., April 11, 6 - 8 pm: Indie sensation Ryan Winfield stops by to sign and discuss his first book with Atria, Jane’s Melody.
Keep in mind that going forward, numbers for the signing line at all of our author events will be given out in the order the new title is purchased from us. Also, make sure to save the date for KA Tucker signing Five Ways to Fall on June 25, 6 - 8 pm.