Gillian Flynn- I would love to be a fly on the wall while she writes a book.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has taken the book world by storm- it’s one of the books on many people’s mind and lips- plus, with the news about the book being turned into a movie- well, it’s quite a buzz.

Having just discovered Gillian Flynn myself after reading Gone Girl, I was interested to read her earlier books. I bought Dark Places and Sharp Objects for my Kindle- and read Sharp Objects this weekend. I feel now as if I need a light and fluffy read after reading Sharp Objects– the book is disturbing, dark, and good. It takes the saying “Girls are sugar and spice and everything nice” and shows the reader how far from the truth that statement can be.

As I was reading the book, I tried to picture what Gillian Flynn thinks about when she writes these kind of books. Looking at a picture of her, she looks like an everyday, normal girl- a woman that probably has tons of friends and a really exciting life. Her writing- dark, mysterious, disturbing tones at times- but a style that grips the reader and does not let go till the reader knows how the book ends.

Gillian Flynn- not sure if her plan was to shake up stereotypes that women can’t write books like this; but if it was- well-played, well-played.

 

Teaser Tuesdays (July 10)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My Teasers:

I knew I liked her then, really liked her, this girl with an explanation for everything.

There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.

Gone Girl- maybe page 10- (I’m unsure as I read on my Kindle)

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- A Giveaway

Ok in past blog posts, I’ve been mentioning how excited I am to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The book cover and description sound AMAZING and for a girl who loves a little true-crime suspense (I watch Law and Order, Criminal Minds, CSI, Discovery ID, etc like my very life depends on it!) this book sounds like a dream book. Plus, whether it’s becoming of me or not- I’m generally the one that will quickly proclaim “The Husband did it!”

So, if you are like me and like a little crime/suspense book (even though after reading them, I lay awake and listen to every creak in the house absolutely convinced that there is someone coming to get me)- then enter this giveaway for Gone Girl! And if you don’t happen to win- check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your local independent book seller for a copy.

Stephanie’s Written Word ( the blog that the giveaway is being hosted by) or if Twitter is more your speed- tweet this by June 17 Stop by @SWrittenWord 4 a chance to win GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn http://tinyurl.com/7odyhc4 thx to @TLCBookTours @CrownPublishing #giveaway

Happy Reading!