As I’m sure you’re all aware of, I’m a total bookworm.
I think it’s safe to say that one of my favorite things is getting wrapped up in a book…especially curled up on a couch with milky tea.
It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, it’s bliss. Typically I read about developing recipes and food styling, photography and exercise, gardening and composting, and occasionally knitting… not necessarily books that I naturally dive into and can’t put down, but helpful and informative nonetheless.
Over two years have passed since I last read The Hunger Games which happened to be the last time I was completely engrossed in a plot. Super lame.
In my search for something new, I’ve picked up books here and there but have been disappointed with most of them… so I’ve recently given up and stumbled upon something similar, but a little different than my norm…
Image from Diamond Gothic
Diamond Gothic is a collaboration between three incredibly talented women, Abigail Spencer, Bethany Joy Lenz, and JC Coccoli. It’s a rotating novel that’s written improvisational… meaning that none of the women know what will be written after them. This makes it incredibly fun as a reader, knowing that the content completely stems out of their spontaneous creativity.
Here’s a little excerpt from Hello Giggles written by the women themselves, explaining a bit deeper:
“In case you were wondering, Diamond Gothic is set in 1929 Savannah, Georgia. The story revolves around the ingenue (or is she?) Annabell Mason-Hayworth. At 18, she has all the privilege a young girl of southern comfort ought to have. She’s terribly excited to finally be a woman and to show-off her new womanly-ness to any boy who’s keen to notice. But this year’s annual stay at the Mason’s summer home in Savannah will bring about much more than new romance. A marriage is crumbling, a faithful friend is hiding a deep secret, an old nemesis returns– as does a handsome troublemaker, there are buried family secrets just dying to be unlocked and murder is in the thick, southern air…”
I know it’s different, but step out of your box today…
Drink tea instead of coffee.
Sport that new shade of red lipstick that’s been intimidating you from the bottom of your purse.
Read a rotating, improvisational novel instead of your typical cookbooks.