Oprah's next book club selection will be announced on this Friday's show (Jan 26th). To explain the post title, I figure if Apple can just add an "i" in front of words to make it their own, I figure "Lady O" can do the same with her very own vowel.
It has been over a year since the last selection. Me thinks, the delay is just a O's fed-up-ness after the whole James Frey thing. Elie Weisel's "Night" was officially the last book club selection, but I am guessing it was already past the point of no return by the time the heat got turned up on the Frey-ing pan. Likewise, one remembers the O book club was almost permanently sent out to pasture when Jonathan Franzen refused to participate when O chose "The Corrections."
This past Friday afternoon, I received an email about the big book club announcement.
I chuckled when the email told me they "wanted you to be the first to know!"
Ummm.. they better tell their friends at O!mazon to hold their horses a little bit... since first thing on Tuesday morning (almost 4 full days earlier), I received this email:
Participating in Oprah's book club is kind of a mixed bag for me. I hate to be so Pavlonian (Must. Buy. Book. Now.)... but, then again, she hasn't lead me astray when it comes to her selections (though the Faulkner trilogy was on the cusp of being unforgivable).
I have probably read about 60-70% of her book club selections (when she was hot and heavy in the early days with a book every month I didn't keep up), so I guess I will just wait and see what the book is and go from there.
I will likely finish my 3rd book of 2007 before Friday (and have yet to blog about my 2nd book!)... plus I already have a backlog of five books that I have bought in the past several weeks, so it's not like I need another one... but being a chronic book buyer, that certainly has never stopped me before.
So keep your eyes on the upper part of the sidebar next week to see if jumped on the O-wagon O-gain!