Saturday, October 8, 2011
Hey everyone! Today I got the privilege of going to the home of author Lisa Scottoline for her annual book club party. If you do not know who Lisa Scottoline is, you NEED to pick up one of her books. She writes suspense/thriller books with strong women characters and lots of comedy. Some of her books include "Dead Ringer," "Think Twice," and "Look Again." She also writes non-fiction stories about her own life featuring columns written by herself and her daughter Francesca. These I absolutely love because their family is absolutely insane and Lisa and her daughter have a great relationship. If you loved Gilmore Girls, these 2 are the real-life version of Lorelai and Rory. These books are just plain fun to read, and the 2 I love are "Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog," and "My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space." Lisa is a very generous person, and this party hosted at her own home is a prime example. She lives in Pennsylvania on a huge farm with lots of animals running around. To be invited to her party, you only have to take a picture of your "book club" (which can include 2 or more people) holding her latest novel and e-mail it to her assistant. This year 1,000 people were invited, and the party is split up over 2 days, so about 500 people attend each day. It's lots of fun and includes plenty of laughter. I will be posting pictures that I took at her house and go into more detail about the party if anyone is interested, but it was a great experience and if you like her books you will LOVE meeting her because she is such a down-to-earth person and really appreciates people who read her books. She is interested in the story everyone has to tell and will give you a huge hug when she meets you. I recommend reading her latest book "Save Me." Let me know if you are a Lisa fan!