March: The Friday Night Knitting Club or SLAM (or both!) Also, I think we should meet the last Monday of March instead of the first week in April. (I’m open for a different date… with Easter and spring break there’s room for flexibility!) April: The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. The… Continue reading Sarah’s Book Club Plan!
The library is inspiring and overwhelming! Sarah’s list of ideas is posted in a comment, and I’ll try to post it as its own post. Others I’d like to add are “The Girls from Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow, “The Abstinence Teacher” by the guy who wrote “Little Children,” (Peretto?) and I’m sure many others. Tonight… Continue reading So many books…
As I opened up my email tonight (and entered a contest for another free book!) I started wondering what book blogs or newsletters do you follow/subscribe to? I’ve listed a few links on the side and I’ll post more! Let me know your “goodies” and I’ll list them! Off to read!
discussion questions (from http://www.nicolebaart.com) 1. “Abigail Bennett was the definition of unexpected.” Explain. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? How does Abigail change throughout the book? What is the impetus for that change? 2. Hailey’s mental illness affects everyone around her. What sort of emotions does Hailey evoke in you? Do you… Continue reading Discussion Questions for “The Moment Between” by Nicole Baart
I’m almost halfway through “the Moment Between” and I’m enjoying it! I’ll post the discussion questions here and the Rochester Branch of the Walkie Talkies plans to meet on March 1 to walk and talk about the book. Hopefully that’ll work for all. We haven’t picked out our next month’s book, but we should get… Continue reading “The Moment Between” by Nicole Baart
I just finished the Young Adult book by Nick Hornby called, “SLAM.” Wow, I forgot how good Nick Hornby was as a writer. I think the only book of his that I didn’t enjoy was “How to be Good,” and I wondered at the time if it was because it was written from a woman’s… Continue reading What else are you reading?
“Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson “The Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert “The Glass Castle: a memoir” by Jeannette Walls “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski “The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year… Continue reading Book choices we discussed on 2/1/10
It comes out in paperback on May 4, so I think we should put it on our calendar for a fun summer read!
1. Who was your favorite character? Why? 2. What do you think motivated Hilly? On the one hand she is terribly cruel to Aibileen and her own help, as well as to Skeeter once she realizes that she can’t control her. Yet she’s a wonderful mother. Do you think that one can be a good… Continue reading Reading Groups Questions for “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
Here we go! Tonight was the first official meeting of the Walkie Talkie Book Club – Rochester Branch. We discussed “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and what a great discussion it was! It was followed by a great walk around the mall. And the added bonus of spying on jewelry buying lovers! 🙂 Ha! We… Continue reading Hello world!