Saturday, January 22, 2011

February Pick: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...

'We will be reading "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S Lewis... It is the 3rd book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, but it's not necessary to read the first two in order to understand and enjoy this one.

This story returns Edmund and Lucy, along with their priggish cousin, Eustace, to Narnia. Once there, they join Caspian's voyage on the ship, the Dawn Treader, to find the seven lords who were banished by the evil King Miraz who took over the throne. This perilous journey brings them face to face with many wonders and dangers as they sail toward Aslan's country at the end of the world.

This series is considered one of the classics of children's literature and has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages.'

If anyone wants to go see the movie, let me know!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

January Pick: "Left to Tell"...

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them.

The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.

We will be discussing this book January 20th 8:00pm at Geanie Rodgers' House.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

December Pick: "The Great Divorce"...

VERY SIMPLY, this story is about a man who, having died, found himself in Purgatory/Hell, waiting for a bus that would take him to the foothills of Heaven. There he would have the opportunity to choose one place or the other. The majority of the book is a collection of the conversations and teachings that he witnessed as people were implored and entreated to choose Heaven; most declined and returned to Hell. A few advanced to the glories unknown. The book's primary message is presented with almost oblique tidiness--"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'"

We will be discussing this book tentatively December 16th, 8:00pm at Stacie Cheney's house.

Monday, September 27, 2010

November Pick: 'Still Alice'...

"Alice Howland has a career as an esteemed psychology professor at Harvard, living a comfortable life in Cambridge with her husband, John, when the first symptoms of Alzheimer's begin to emerge. First, Alice can't find her Blackberry, then she becomes hopelessly disoriented in her own town. Alice is shocked to be diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, after which her life begins steadily to unravel. She loses track of rooms in her home, resigns from Harvard and eventually cannot recognize her own children. The brutal facts of Alzheimer's are heartbreaking, but this book is one of the unity that can come to a family who have to band together to love and nurture the woman who always loved and nurtured them."

We will discuss this book on November 18th, 8:00pm at Allison Larsen's house, 431 S Burgundy Bay Way!

Friday, September 17, 2010

October Pick...

"Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence, revolution and also riches.
Through this one humanly flawed Chinese peasant, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers throughout the world—is a universal tale of the destiny of men."
This book discussion will be October 21st, 8:00pm, Cold Stone Creamery, Eagle & State.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Whoever texts me first, can have it! 250-8202
We'll meet to talk about this on September 16th, 8:00 pm, at Jill's house: 11357 W. Hercules Drive!!

Email of Upcoming Picks and Tentative Schedule!!!

Hey y'all!!!

Now that vacations and boating and camping and traveling are all out of the way, and school is back in session, let's get back to business and hopefully get on a schedule! We met at Rembrandt's last week and talked 'a little bit' about 'The Midwife', and A LOT about everything else in our lives! Haha, such is our habit. Amazing pick, Kim, thanks!

We also set up a tentative schedule that MIGHT help with the organization of things. I'm still hanging on to the hope that we can have book assignments chosen a couple months in advance to give the library circulation some time and get available books around to each other so everyone can have the chance to read it (or at least start it) before we meet. Due to lack of attendance and/or volunteers, TENTATIVE assignments have been made.

If you no longer want to participate in Book Club, or you want to pick a book but not host, or host but not pick a book, or the month assigned isn't a good month for you, let me know and we'll fix it!! We have quite a few books that have been talked about and suggested (The Shack- [GREAT for discussion], Man's Search for Meaning and The Horse Boy) and also several available meeting places, so if you are having trouble with your 'assignment', speak up!!

September- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- Jill Baird
October- The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck- Luisa Perkes
November- Still Alice by Lisa Genova - Allison Larsen
December- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis - Stacie Cheney
January- Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza - Geanie Rodgers

February- Beth Webb
March- Jess Mortenson
April- Sharla Jenkins
May- Chelsea McClure
June- Katie Jones
July- Heather Soelberg
August- Brit Cooper
September- Kim Davis

As you can see, we have some new members! Please check the blog for addresses when it comes to their month to host, but I will also be sending out emails with updates and info.

Keep me updated on your thoughts, opinions and changes!!! Thanks!