Last night’s book club didn’t go quite as planned.
Some members had difficulties attending due to life arrangements getting in the way – time zones make this an ongoing issue. And there seemed to be a glitch with Google Hangouts last night as Mel got kicked out and then struggled to get back in and our guest of honour Yrsa Sigurdardottir also had technical problems at her end, so the upshot of the evening is that I am going to do a one on one interview with Yrsa and video it, and then put it on the blog. So if you have any questions in relation to the book we read, Someone to Watch Over Me, then let me know in the comments and I shall ask them.
Here is a quick video I found of Yrsa talking about one of her books and the wonderful setting of Iceland.
The book that won next months vote is The Rage by Gene Kerrigan.
Vincent Naylor, just released from jail, resumes doing what he does best, planning for an armored car robbery. Bob Tidey, an honest policeman, discouraged by his colleagues making deals with criminals and about to commit perjury, is investigating the murder of a crooked banker. A call from an old acquaintance will change his course of investigation. Maura Coady, a retired nun living on regrets and bad memories, sees something that she can’t ignore and decides to tell someone. She makes a phone call that sets in motion a violent fate.
We will be meeting in March on Wednesday 19th at 8 p.m. GMT. I look forward to seeing you then. If you haven’t yet plucked up the courage to try Google+ hangouts, I’d urge you to give it a try. None of us who regularly attend the meetings had used it before, but it is extremely simple to use and I am more than happy giving you any help and advice you need. A quick How-to post is on the blog Here. And the playlist of previous meetings is Here.