What are you reading this month?
Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.
Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
What are your groups reading this month?
8triviumacademy Ensimmäinen viesti
See my profile for the link.
The only complaint book club members made was that some of the characters were very stereotypical in a non-pc way. I, on the other hand, thought that was a reasonable device to use to distinguish real types characters without adding more of them.
We were thinking of reading My Sister's Keeper this month in my bookclub but everyone thought it was too depressing. What did your group think?
We read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time a few months ago and we loved it. It was very easy reading but we got a lot out of it.
A few months back I suggested reading Running with Sissors to my bookclub. Some people thought that the description of unpleasant things were too much. You'll see what I'm talking about when you finish reading it. I'm curious to know the reaction of your bookclub.
I know, I know, I'm being picky, but I found myself wishing the author had just left out things like that. Dances with Wolves is a novel with a similar theme, which is told much more believably, in my opinion.
I belong to the book discussion group at our local public library. I joined back in March when I decided that being a stay-at-home mom was making my brain mushy (sorry kids, I do love you). I have loved it ever since.
This month they are reading Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. This is the first dicussion I will be missing since I joined because we will be on vacation. Next month, we are reading The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright and I am NOT looking forward to it at all. It is a long book about a topic I am just not interested in. Anyone read it? I need some inspiration.
AND - The Thirteenth Tale looks so nice and spooky - great time of year to read that one. I am on the "hold" list at the library for it - who knows how many people are ahead of me. Can't afford to purchase it right now though - I went a little nuts buying Halloween themed books for the kids.
For November, we are switching gears and reading a memoir, Don't Let's go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood. I haven't started it yet, but I'm excited about it. Typically, I love memoirs.
Our next book is One Thousand White Women, so I was glad to read all the comments here about it. I'm looking forward to starting it.
Of course, it may not be fair to compare these, as I listened to Scissors on CD, read by the author. The other I read.
I just had to set aside Gilead, which I'm supposed to be reading for one of my clubs. It's just sooooo dry. :o(
My book club is reading Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, which is our first memoir. We meet on Sunday, so I need to get reading! I haven't started the book yet, but I'm excited about it.
Next up for December is a new genre for us, graphic novels! We're reading Blankets which is a graphic novel as well as a memoir. I'm past the first sectionn, and I'm just engrossed. I've never read a graphic novel before, but this one is so captivating. I'll post more when I read more, but so far, I would recommend it to anyone.
For January we are reading The Long Walk by Stephen King. Believe it or not, this will be my first King ever! I have never read anything by him, and only seen on film- Carrie. This sounds like an okay choice. It's more of a psychological thriller than a horror. I'll keep you posted.
We also have picks for February and March, which is also unusual for us. We typically do one month at a time. For February we'll be reading a non-fiction piece, Cross X by Joe Miller about a debate team at a Kansas City high school. Touches close to home as we are located in Lawrence, KS about half an hour outside KC. For March we'll be reading Cloudstreet, which I know very little about.
MyUtopia, please let us know if you enjoy Water for Elephants.
For February we are reading Toni Morrison's Beloved. I am almost done with it and can't really forumlate an opinion. I had so much trouble understanding the beginning that I almost put it down, but then it got interesting. I still am having trouble understanding some parts. I also find some parts so interesting that I am completely absorbed and others so boring that I can't wait until the book is done. I don't know.
I won't be going to the book discussion, though, because its being held on my birthday!!!!!!!!
31jeannieammon Ensimmäinen viesti
(Touchstones not loading.)