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Birds of a Feather Read Together?

birds at breakfast

The Breakfast Crowd In the summers at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Rogers Pond can be a busy and noisy place at dawn as hundreds of waders, shorebirds and waterfowl have breakfast together. Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

On Wednesdays we “talk” books on this blog. I love books. I love to read them. I love to write them. I love to talk about them with other readers. So I was trolling the hub’s Flickr page looking for images for my Monday blog and I saw the one above and I knew I wanted to use it this week and I thought how on earth and then it hit me.

What if the birds are talking books? Or the bird version of talking books.

Not sure what that is, but it could happen.

Maybe.

Or the image is a metaphor for Goodreads.

I’ve said it before, and I still believe it, reading a book is an intensely personal experience. No one will ever have exactly the same experience from reading a novel. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has read a book, been excited and gotten a “What?” look or comment from a friend. Or been the “What” person.

Usually not liking the same book does not end a friendship, but there are some authors that may make me pause BEFORE starting a friendship. lol I try not to be that kind of person, but yeah, books can be the first indication that you might not have a lot in common. I’m not as hardline as I used to be. I can accept that we might find other areas of interaction. But, but…

BOOKS!

There’s nothing quite like meeting a friend in an unexpected place and having them say, “Have you read [fill in the blank with book title] yet?” And you’re like, “YES,” or “NO, I didn’t know it was out.” And then you buy it on your phone while you’re talking and it’s all just so great, even if you are getting weird looks and people are giving you a wide berth.

Who doesn’t need a wide berth anyway?

So, have you ever been talking to someone and thought, “We can never be friends because you like XX author.” Or thought, “FRIENDS forever!” All the time smiling and trying to act a normal person?

You know I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month. And just because it’s hot and BOOKS!!! turn on an audio book! This month, I’m also participating in #AugustAudio with some other authors. Follow the hashtag and check here each Friday and Saturday in August if you’d like to try to score a book listen!

Perilously yours,

Pauline

P.S. In Girl Gone Nova, Doc has a book friendship with Sara from The Key. It’s a small thing in the overall story, but yeah, they are book friends. You can get the first part of Girl Gone Nova or The Key FREE or buy either book as a complete novel. Because BOOKS!

cover art for PE series.