Will they or won’t they?

Book group is tonight and we’re discussing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I didn’t expect to love this book — but I did. And I’m worried I might be the only one.

I heard about this book a while back, probably online somewhere. Then when we went to dinner with Clare and her then boyfriend for her birthday her boyfriend mentioned that his mom read it so he picked it up and read it.

Then Mali mentioned it in a blog post, although I had to look up Millennium Trilogy to know that was what she was talking about.

I suggested this book to my book group and one or two people thought there would not be enough to discuss, being a mystery and all. I’m glad the woman who is hosting thought it would be a good read, because I might not have read it otherwise.

The last book group book I loved was disliked by most of the group. I think I wrote about it before. I actually felt betrayed — and stupid. So when I like something no one else does — I’m stupid. When I don’t like something everyone else does — I’m stupid. Maybe I should just quit book groups…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is good in a Da Vinci Code kind of way, but I think it is smarter — and takes place in Sweden. What’s not to like? And I do think we can find things to discuss about it — like was it a woman’s book or a man’s? And why does the male main character get all the women?

Ok, my ride’s here — wish me luck.

6 thoughts on “Will they or won’t they?

  1. This book has been on my “to read” list for about 6 months… but I've never gotten around to it. I do know that it was called “Men Who Hate Women” in Sweden, which both somewhat insulted and intrigued me. (What does that say about me? ha!).I tend to like the offbeat things myself, so I have learned to take pride in liking something that others don't. And vice versa! This goes for my favorite little hidden places when I travel… to books, clothes, and even makeup. (It seems in retail everything I like gets discontinued, thus proving to me that I was just about the only one buying it!). How did it go??

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  2. I hope you get a chance to read it, VM. I wasn't so sure at first, but I really liked it. In fact I'm listening to the second book on my mp3 player. I just got back from a trip to Costco and didn't hate being there because I was listening to The Girl Who Played with Fire…The majority of the women at bookgroup liked the book. One thought it was gruesome, but spellbinding and another didn't have much to say about it. I suspect she didn't like what she read — she didn't finish it and didn't care if she learned the ending.

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  3. I don't actually have much to say, but suddenly I'm allowed into comments again, so I want to say hello and I'm reading!!!

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