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So the kids are settled back in school and after the laundry's done and the dishes are clean you sit back and say to yourself "Oh my what to do with the rest of the day?" (Yea, right but a gal can dream) How 'bout reading for Book Club? We had a great group going for a while but unfortunately the winds died down in the sails of the original Book Club, so let's get this thing going again! I will read most anything (in the last 3 weeks I've read Ray Bradbury, Mother Theresa, Of Bees and Mist and The Book Thief so obviously I'm all over the board as far as genres but I draw the line at 50 Shades of Gray) Anyone interested in re-reading a classic? I hear they're making a movie out of The Great Gatsby, I hated it in 9th grade but I'm willing to give it another shot. What about non-fiction? What are you currently reading? Dying to talk about it to someone? Let's get some response we'll pick a book and set a date. Hope to hear from lots of you literature lovin' ladies and see you all soon!
I am already part of a book group that you are welcome to join if you would like. Its mostly ladys from church but we just read the Immortal Life of Hennrietta Lacks. Let me know if you are interested.
I'm in! I'm actually not in the middle of reading anything right now (which is very unusual). I've just been super-busy the past few weeks. I enjoy reading mostly anything as well.
Christine! I was JUST thinking about the book club yesterday and was coming here to start this exact post! So obviously, yes, I'm in. I am all over the board too and also draw the line at 50 Shades. I've lately been reading Jodi Picolt, Jennifer Weiner, and Jennifer Haigh books. That kind of "better chick lit" as I dubbed them! Also love historical fiction authors like Alison Wier and Phillippa Gregory. The Help and A Thousand Splendid Suns are probably the best recent books I've read. I'm all for re-reading classics. Read Pride and Prejudice last summer and didn't love it as much as the Keira Knightly movie. :) But still good to read as an adult. Great Gatsby would be "great" to read. Read it in AP English 12 grade. My awesome teacher had this thing with the word "great." If we said it or wrote it in papers, we had to give him a quarter ( I think it went towards a pizza party at the end of the year). He said there were too many other words to use in place of great. So reading and discussing Great Gatsby was hard!
Anyway, I'm up for whatever. Glad to see this post!
Katie....did you have Mr. Pell at Spartanburg High School too??? :-)
Anybody have any fall reads in mind? Not horror but I love something with a touch of magic this time of year. Discovery of Witches was big last year but I never read it and now it has a sequel, plus it's now out in paperback which I prefer. Any thoughts?
I'm late, but I love reading! I'm an English teacher (and actually met Mr. Pell when I was student teaching), and I love The Great Gatsby. I loved A Discovery of Witches, too!
Yes, Mr. Pell. Loved his class! Never heard of Discovery of Witches, but I'm up for whatever everyone else wants to read.