This morning, I took part in my first online book club organized by BookClubbish. This event was hosted through 'Facebook Live' via BookClubbish's Facebook page.
I read and reviewed Saving Ruby West by Catherine Adel West earlier this month. Shortly after posting my review of Saving Ruby West, I learned that BookClubbish's JULY’S BOOK CLUB PICK: SAVING RUBY KING BY CATHERINE ADEL WEST was happening! So, I decided to participate in this online book club as I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed reading Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West.
I am so glad that I decided to watch this 'Facebook Live' book club event!
I learned it took Catherine Adel West 5 years to write Saving Ruby King. I also learned that the character of Jackson was based partly on the author's father. The author's favorite character in her book was Calvary Church, which also happens to be my favorite character from Saving Ruby King. Lebanon was the easiest character for the Catherine Adel West to write. Ruby's perspective was the most difficult character to write for the author.
I also enjoyed learning what inspired the author to write Saving Ruby King. Catherine Adel West was originally going to write a short story, but decided to write a novel instead based on another person's suggestion. She talks about how the novel evolved, which was cool to hear. But it sounds like Catherine Adel West was mainly inspired by circumstances in her life and in her community when it came to actually writing Saving Ruby King.
Catherine Adel West is working on two projects currently. She's expanding the Ruby King universe. I'm looking forward to reading more by Ms. West.
So have you attended any book club meetings online recently? How'd you like it?