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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vote for our January pick....

Hi gize! I'm kind of a "lurker" member of the book club, since I rarely am available to participate in Sunday evening discussions and never remember to post our reviews. But, we read most of the selections, some of them aloud as a family. Jenny asked us to pick the January books, or maybe it was February?

At any rate, we came up with two of them, both of which we've already read and enjoyed. We can't decide, so you get to vote. The first is this one:


It's a story about the German occupation of the island of Guernsey in the English Channel during WWII. It's not a YA book, per se, but it was clean and we read it aloud on a road trip. It's written as a series of letters, which is kind of different. We LOVED the characters and the story was fun and entertaining (which is not what you expect from a WWII story). We loved it.

The other book is this one:



It's written from the perspective of a fifteen year old girl going to a special private school that trains girls to be spys. We thought the writing style was kind of fun. It's more a "teenage" book than the other one, but even Sam enjoyed it almost as much.

I'll take votes until Friday morning, then I'll post the winner.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

To be perfectly honest, I haven't finished reading this month's book and I'm the one who selected it. I'd forgotten how long and boring it is and how busy December gets.

Ok, so we will postpone our discussion until next Sunday. Please submit your reviews at that time and don't worry about the playlist.

If you have finished the book, check out the quiz at this cool website. See you next Sunday.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Discussion for The Age of Innocence tomorrow at 9 pm MST. Be there or be square.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dear SMRB

I must express my gratitude to the SMRB.

I have read every book since I joined this steenking group and I have loved every last one.  Some I loved because I could secretly mock shallowness, some I loved because of how much others hated them, and some I loved because reading keeps me sane.

I am always out of book ideas and right when I am at my wit's end with the local library (waiting on book numero tres of The Lightening Thief which I voted against but totally regret now because they are the most awesome books ever) I come to this site and I see a new read waiting for me.  Lately I have taken to reading both the also-ran as well as the final choice and I have not been let down yet.

I am frequently unavailable during the Sunday evening discussions but always go back and read to see your witticisms and keen eye to character development (as in "doyee he was totally, like, hot") and plot analysis ("lamerz!!") and reference to body parts (--reference deleted--)

I am writing this post because I missed my post on Hush Hush and I wanted to steal some time in honor of the season.

I have been insane and my only reprieve from the world is reading so graciasthanksmucho to all of you and most especially jepsy for the creation of this intellectual club of ladies and gent.