I love to read. I've always loved to read. I have a very eclectic style - reading anything from history to scifi to classics. Because I (for the most part) don't tend to read one specific genre or author, I often find myself stuck as to what book to read next. Going to the bookstore is a bit daunting because there is so much to choose from. I've also tried asking friends for selections without much luck.

A year or so ago, I found out about subscription boxes. I tried a few different book subscriptions, but the books were selected for you and if that book was a bust, well you just wasted your money. Then last year I came across Book of the Month Club. I had remembered it from the mailings my mother used to get when I was a kid. (I liked playing with the book choice stickers). After finding a coupon code (three months for $20 or so) I decided to give it a try, figuring it'd be like the others and I'd drop it after the trial.

My first book was Smaller and Smaller Circles. Wow! It is a book I probably wouldn't have picked up in a store, but I loved it. Same with Bohemian Gospel - again, a book I wouldn't have picked up but it took my breath away. Now I find myself looking forward to the first of the month to see what the selections are. Each month there is at least one book that I want. And once I get my book, I love the discussion area so I can share my thoughts with people who chose the same book.

Amanda with her pets: Rose (big dog), Jake (little dog) and Percival (cat)