Thursday, October 13, 2011

January Book Club

Hey Ladies!  So the next book club will be January 10, 2012.  We felt with the holidays and everything we would do the next one in January.  We also decided to have everyone pick their own book and then at book club, you will try to convince us why we should read that book.  We thought this might give us lots of books to put on our list for the year.  We will update closer to January with location details. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

October Book Club

The Giver Summary

The Allure of a Perfect World
Lois Lowry's The Giver tells the story of Jonas, who lives in a futuristic society and who, until the age of twelve, has led a peaceful and normal, albeit regulated, life. Jonas has two parents, a mother who is happily employed at the Department of Justice, and a father who is happily employed as a Nurturer. Jonas occasionally quarrels with his younger sister Lily, and he enjoys riding his bicycle, visiting with his friends Asher and Fiona, and musing about his future. In Jonas's world, everything (from an individual's desire, to the weather, to a person's career) is regulated. The community's rulers see to it, for example, that every member of this nameless, timeless community occupies a productive role in the society. The plot of The Giver develops out of Jonas's changing perceptions towards his community after he is selected to be the Receiver of Memory and discovers that nothing about his idyllic community is what it seems to be.

In Jonas's community, a child receives a professional assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, at which time s/he becomes an adult. Jonas, who has waited apprehensively to find out what his assignment will be, grows increasingly agitated during his long-awaited Ceremony. His friends have received desirable and appropriate assignments like "Fish Hatchery Attendant," and "Assistant Director of Recreation," but it appears that he, Jonas, has been bypassed. Finally, after all of the other Twelves have received their assignments, Jonas learns that he, because the elders recognize his intelligence and courage, and because he has the "Capacity to See Beyond" (the ability to see colors), has been selected to become the next Receiver of Memory.

Book Club this month will be October 11, 2011 @ 7:00. By popular demand we decided to have it at a home (156 Butternut Lane) and everyone is welcome to bring a treat to snack on, sweet or savory. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Book Club

This months book we are reading is The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra's life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace - the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century - Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself. 

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Friday, July 15, 2011

August Book Club

A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

July's Book

This months book selection is Anne's. Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
A little about the book:
In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes. (from Book club this month is on July 12, 2011 @ 7pm, place to be determined.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June's Book

This month's book is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  Recently there has been some controversy on this book and its author.  Click here if you're interested in learning more.
We'll be meeting on Tuesday June 14th 7:00pm at Zea's to discuss it.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

March Book Club!

This month is a Robyn choice! We are gonna read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and  March 8th is the day! 

Summary of the book taken from

Inside Afghanistan from the Russian invasion to date. The intimate tale of two women whose paths cross and the friendship that evolves. It is the tale of their struggle to survive - the violence, fear, treatment of women, and the need for humans to find and enjoy small pleasures in life.
Deeply moving, well written, interesting reading. Raises the reader's awareness of the religious beliefs, moral choices, and harsh, tragic history of the Afghani people.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We had fun!

Book Club this month was great! We read Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. We ate yummy food at Texas Road House and chit chatted. The consensus was that the book was good and everyone liked it. It was a little hard to read for the pregnant folks though, but even they still liked it. Overall it was a great choice. Looking forward to reading next months book.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Don't Forget.....

Its here! Tomorrow is our book night out! 7 pm Texas Roadhouse, YUMMY! I am gonna call ahead for seating so let me know if you think your gonna make it. Can't wait to see y'all and talk about this great book!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

February Book Club!

Hey y'all! It's Tiffany. I picked this months book it is Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. The book can be found at the library as well as book stores. I heard this was a good one, I can't wait to read it. We will be meeting on February 8th at 7pm.... can't wait to see ya and chit chat!

Here is a little about the book from
With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death.

The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if—as Sibyl's assistant later charges—the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?

As recounted by Sibyl's precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives—and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Book Club

Just a reminder that our January book club has been moved to Tuesday, January 18th instead of January 11th.  Thanks!  I'm looking forward to getting together with y'all!  :)