What are you reading in March?

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What are you reading in March?

Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.

maaliskuu 7, 2007, 8:54am

I belong to a book club that meets the first Wednesday of the month (today) at a coffee shop. This month, we read Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is a book about her life living in Florida. I usually don't like nonfiction, but this was really good. It is funny, and she does a great job describing the beautiful scenery in the marsh area around Cross Creek.

Next month, we are reading Adelaide Piper by Beth Webb Hart who will be speaking at our annual Friends of the Library Luncheon the end of the month.

maaliskuu 7, 2007, 7:19pm

This month we are reading The Tale of a Dog by Lars Gustafsson.

maaliskuu 7, 2007, 9:20pm

We are reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

maaliskuu 9, 2007, 11:22pm

Our next book is Splendid Solution whihc is the All Iowa reads. It is about the Joseph Salk vaccine for polio. Our discussion is in April.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 10, 2007, 10:45pm

Adult book club: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
YA book club (I mediate): American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (discussion actually will be in April
YA Movie Book Club (I mediate): Where the Heart Is byBillie Letts
Read YA Lit (LT Group): The Giver byLois Lowry

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maaliskuu 10, 2007, 10:46pm

We're reading Irish Girls About Town, a collection of short stories by female Irish writers.

maaliskuu 20, 2007, 2:37pm

Much to my chagrin, my book club has chosen Rowing It Alone by Debra Veal. It's not a bad book but, in my opinion, not one that lends itself well to a good group discussion. I hope they prove me wrong.

maaliskuu 20, 2007, 4:40pm

Well, I skipped my March Library Book Club meeting (and book) because I knew I wasn't going to be able to attend.

We're reading Barak Obama's Dreams from My Father for my Women's Book Club this month.

maaliskuu 20, 2007, 4:42pm

In March we are reading (for the April meeting) several short stories by Henry James. I was really looking forward to reading these. I am into the first one, The Turn of the Screw and, I must say, I am STRUGGLING. I am really having a hard time following it all. I was going to do some forum reading, but I am afraid of possible spoilers. He seems so verbose - his sentences are ridiculously long. I wonder if he got paid by the comma ;-).

But seriously, I counted one sentence with 55 words. I think Mr. Roma, my high school English teacher would have failed me with that one.

Help, please, tell me something encouraging. I hope it gets better or I will never finish in time.

FYI - the other stories are The Jolly Corner, Daisy Miller, and The Beast in the Jungle. Please, someone tell me I have something to look forward to!

maaliskuu 20, 2007, 4:45pm

Have some hope, Concetta! I just read The Turn of the Screw last November, and I was very disappointed. I don't know anything about those other two stories, but I do remember really enjoying Daisy Miller.

maaliskuu 21, 2007, 2:42pm

Congratulations for persevering with The Turn of the Screw, Concetta. I very rarely give up on books without finishing them, but I just couldn't read it. I even tried watching an old film version of it, but had to turn that off too!

huhtikuu 11, 2007, 10:02pm

I love Henry James. I agree he's very verbose (to put it mildly), but the psychology behind his characters is phenomenal. To add to clamairy's suggestion, I would recommend What Maisey Knew, a novel from a child's perspective.