Happy Monday readers!! I’m sure it has seemed like I’ve forgotten about our GeekyNerdy Book Club lately (along with blogging in general), but the truth is, I’ve been thinking about our next read since our last “meeting” in December. I was hoping to kick things off in January, but a nasty head cold completely upset my schedule and pushed the pick post into February. Then, I kept changing my mind about what I wanted to read/suggest, which is how we’ve ended up going two months into 2017 without a single selection. BUT, that changes tonight!
While I normally like to offer up a few options to help ensure that we’re reading something we’re all interested in, after much debate, I’ve returned to my original choice – Cary Elwes’s As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.
I’ve always loved the film adaptation of William Goldman’s novel, so this book has always caught my eye when I’ve seen it displayed at Barnes&Noble. Then, as I was thinking about our next book club read, which would have been a nonfiction selection anyway, I finally listened to the Nerdist podcast episode with Rob Reiner, the director of the movie. While Reiner talks about many of his projects, his discussion with host Chris Hardwick about making the movie and his own behind-the-scenes stories made me even more intrigued about Elwes’s book. On top of all of that, the Library of Congress added The Princess Bride to the National Film Registry about week later, so it definitely seemed like the universe was trying to tell me something! (Full disclosure: I’ve worked at the library since 2015, but am not connected to the registry.) Plus, I’ve also just really been craving a good fantasy story lately, and this seemed like the perfect break from all of the dystopias on my shelf.
To ensure that we all have plenty of time to find and read the book, as well as revisit the movie, should we so choose, our discussion post will go up on Thursday, March 30. Hopefully you will join me then and, as always, feel free to share any suggestions you may have for future reads in the comment below!