There are a lot of downsides to having your best friend live 800 miles away. For starters, you cannot go shopping together. If you want your BFF’s opinion on a shirt, you have to slip into some abandoned aisle where they stack like shoelaces and soccer cleats, and awkwardly send photos of the potential clothing options and wait for like forty minutes until your BFF gets out of yoga and can answer your million messages, and then your data bill for the month is like $$ and you still don’t even know if you like the shirt.
Another downside of long distance BFF-ships: the time change. Like, I cannot wake up at 7 and text Bean with some randomly exciting early morning news and have her respond immediately. (Just kidding. This has literally never happened. Bean is always awake hours before me, despite the time change, and also, nothing exciting ever happens before noon.)
The point is, there are a lot of downsides to long distance friendships, and not a lot of upsides. In fact, there’s like only one upside: when you do get together, you get to justify spending loads of money on take out and clothing because “omg, this never happens!” and just hanging out turns into a special occasion.
Recently, Bean and I were talking about how we wished we could have a book club, but apparently spending $700 on a plane ticket for book club is “extreme” and not a business expense???? What gives, idk. Rather than letting distance get in the way of our love for reading, we decided to start a virtual book club. And guess what? You’re invited, too!
Our first Rosie Bean Book Club selection is WHEN WE COLLIDED BY EMERY LORD.
We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…
Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.
Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.
Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.
In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.
This selection is really no surprise. We love Emery like we love pad thai and new episodes of The Mindy Project–she just makes us feel good inside. Follow her on Twitter and just watch as your self esteem rises and your inner feminist lioness emerges. (I think “feminist lioness” is prob a phrase only used on sarcastic Internet memes of a lion like trying to maul a man, but I’m being really serious!) Her books are equally as fantastic, which really isn’t an easy feat.
So, here’s what you have to do to join our Book Club: read the book, tune in to Rosie and Bean on Wednesdays this month, and love donuts. (The latter is obviously not required but it’s strongly encouraged just as a form of self love.)
You have one week! (but who are we kidding, you’re def going to stay up until 2 AM reading this all in one night. Am I speaking from experience? …No. Maybe. Yes. Can someone pass the coffee?)
Alright, BFFS, you have one week. I feel like Professor Dumbledore (God rest his soul) sending you all out on a Triwizard Tournament task! Go forth! Eternal glory will be yours!
See you next Wednesday when we post our first Book Club chat.
Love and hugs and SAY NO TO DRUGS,