This week I’m celebrating books bringing people together!
We had our second Family Book Club this past Wednesday where we discussed Shelby Bach’s Of Giants and Ice.
I admit I originally had no plans of reading this book when it first came out because I felt “fairy-taled” out but it’s amazing when you’re a local author who shops at your local independent bookstore and the booksellers discover you’ve written some books that fits well with their customer base and you’re nice to them that they end up wanting to promote your book! That’s how I came about to reading this book and I’m so glad I did and that we picked it for our Family Book Club.
Mixing real-life situations (Rory’s parents are divorced and she and mom move around a lot) and fantasy elements (Rory ends up attending a school where they train the students to become characters in fairy tales), populating it with familiar and diverse characters, readers are bound to find something to relate to and enjoy in this first book of the Ever Afters series. Plus, there’s plenty of adventure and a mysterious Destiny to want find out what happens next.
As I’ve mentioned, Shelby Bach is a Portland author and she was kind of enough to join our Family Book Club. She gave us lots of great insight about the stories and her writing process- and juicy details of what’s to come up next!
We had familiar and new faces- even a family who drove from Washington just to see her! Books bring people together!
What are you celebrating this week?