Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Let's Read!

Hey Girlies! So I know I fell off the face of the planet. And that was rude. I'm very sorry! It seems like Book Club has come to an end? I'd like to start again, if anyone else wants to? I miss getting together and chatting. I miss you faces! Let me know!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tara Road Discussion

Since everyone missed Book Club this month, I thought I would post a couple of questions about the book. Answer if you wanna.

What role does the house on Tara Road play in the story? Can you parallel the restoration of the house to Ria and Danny's relationship?

Does Binchy portray the characters in this story sympathetically? Even Danny?

Do you think Ria is a loyal friend? What do you think you would have done differently or the same if you were in Ria's postition?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

February's Book

After wandering through the YA section at the library for an hour or so and not really seeing anything that jumped out at me for book club, I made my way to the *gasp* Adult Fiction section!

The book I chose for our reading pleasure this month is......

(And for those of you who can't read that itty bitty writing,)

Tara Road

by Maeve Binchy

Ria Lynch and Marilyn Vine have never met. Their lives have almost nothing in common. Ria lives in a big ramshackle house in Tara Road, Dublin, which is filled day and night with the family and friends on whom she depends. Marilyn lives in a college town in Connecticut, New England, absorbed in her career, an independent and private woman who is very much her own person.
Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find. Yet a chance phone call brings them together and they decide to exchange homes for the summer. Ria goes to America in the hope that the change will give her space and courage to sort out the huge crisis in her life that is threatening to destroy her. Marilyn goes to Ireland to recover in peace and quiet from the tragedy which she keeps secret from the world, little realising that Tara Road will prove to be the least quiet place on earth.
They borrow each other's houses, and during the course of that magical summer they find themselves borrowing something of each other's lives, until a story which began with loss and suffering grows into a story of discovery, unexpected friendship and new hope. By the time Ria and Marilyn eventually meet, they find that they have altered the course of each other's lives for ever.

PS Can everyone get me currant email addresses?


I just found out this was an Oprah book. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

January Book Club

We missed those of you who did not make it tonight and glad to see those who did. Miranda did a wonderful job on the cucumber sandwiches and the tea. Yummy!! Its always fun to get together. Looks like the next will be on 1/13 lets plan on 7:30 for now. Love ya all and happy reading.

This month I am going for a mystery... Again.

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The jury thought so too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her late husband.

A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner -- and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely -- and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills -- and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include every turn until it finally twists back on itself with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A gut-wrenching read (but in a good way.)

I just finished The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.
This was a quick read (I read it in about 4 hours) and so well written! It was hard reading it knowing that stuff like this really happens.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

December Meeting

Hey Ladies,
So fun to see you tonight. Sorry we missed you Liana, hopefully all is well with you and we will get to see you next time.
Next months book will be...

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott. It should be fairly easy to get at the library. (I just checked and they have multiple copies available now... well not now seeing as they are closed, but you could go tomorrow to some library and get the book [you get what I'm saying right?]) *AHEM* Anyway, we will be meeting on Thursday 12/9. We already know some people might not be able to make it and that sucks but December is a very busy month and it might be hard to switch it around. So let's just plan on that date at 7:30, hope to see you there.
If you have any questions please leave a comment or you can call/text me.