Do you find a book you like and then want to read all the books by that author? It happens to me often and I just did it again. The author was Curtis Sittenfeld and this was the first book that hooked me in.
I won't lie, I liked the cover and when I read the description, I thought it would be a good read. I really liked this book - it's a mirror of the life of Laura Bush - beginning with childhood and ending when "Alice" leaves the White House - very interesting.
So, then, I moved on the only other book the library had by Ms. Sittenfeld - I really liked this one too, the tale of identical twin sisters who both share ESP powers, this story also begins in childhood and continues on to adulthood - the two sisters are complete opposites in life - but share that unmistakable bond of twins.
After reading two books, I wanted more so I had the library order the other two for me - not so good, it was all downhill from there. I read them but didn't really enjoy them, especially "Prep" which was a Best Seller book - it was torture to get through, "Man of My Dreams" was only marginally better.
Last night I started this one, I really like it, I read seventy five pages last night, but I'm safe, I've already read the author's two other books.
For the first time, I'm linking up with Literary Friday - maybe I'll find a new author to try!