Friday, February 26, 2010

Book #5

This month's Book Club Book is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Here is a quick summary of what you can expect from this Best Seller:
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town...

Hostess: Blythe

Date: TBA (possibly mid-late march)

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

***I will post an update to the time, date and location of next meeting as soon as it is determined

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Book Club Meeting for "New Moon"

The Book Club will be meeting tonight (Thursday) at the Rave theatre on Bayou Blvd at 9:30pm to view the midnight showing of "New Moon"...I am sooo excited and can't wait to see it!! While in line, we will discuss "Lovely Bones," the next genre, next meeting time, and play some fun Trivia games about "New Moon"...I hope that you all will be able to attend!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book #4

The next book has been chosen!!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Hostess: Blythe
Date: TBA

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.

"So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her — her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

***The next book club meeting will be held at the end of October, I will post the details at a later date

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Book Club Meeting

This month's book club meeting is finally scheduled, yay!!

What: Book Club meeting #3
Where: Carmike Theatre on 9 mile rd
When: Friday September 18th at 7:30pm

***We will be discussing The Time Traveler's Wife as well as picking next month's hostess and genre...I will put a post up after the meeting with all the details of the next book and tentative meeting date.

***If you would like to be this month's hostess then please let me know :-)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

7/26/09 Meeting Notes

We had a great time at Olive Garden for Sunday Lunch and wish that you all could have been there!! Here are some notes from the meeting:

I. Overall everyone enjoyed "Keepsake Crimes" and a few of the members are even continuing on with the series (Yay!!)...Here are some of the questions that Bridget asked us...

1. Consider the ending...Did you expect it or were you surpried by what happened? Was is neatly wrapped up or was it unresolved?
--None of us guessed who the murderer was and definietly did not expect the reasoning behind the murder...It was wrapped up for the most part but we all wanted to know what happend with Carmela and Shamus ( I am personally hoping that they get back together, bc I really liked him!!)...We all loved the invisible ink (clever Carmela!!)

2. Can you pick out a passage that strikes you as particulary profound or interesting?
--"Never argue with someone who buys ink by the gallon"

Fun Facts:
-St. Cyril's Cemetery does not exsist in New Orleans
-Oven wall vaults are used in St Louis Cemetery in New Orleans
-Vanishing ink pens for scrapbooking do exsist!

II. Next Book Club Meeting
--The next Book Club Hostess is Samantha
--This month's book is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
--Can be purchased at Barnes and Nobles for $14.95
--The next book club meeting will be held at the Rave movie theatre to enjoy a showing of this movie (Time and date to be determined at a later time)

"The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

2nd Meeting

Only 10 days left until our second book club meeting...We will be discussing "Keepsake Crimes" by Laura Childs....

Where: Olive Garden (Bayou Blvd)
When: Sunday July 26th @ 11:30am

I hope that you all can make it!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Book!

The new book for the July 26th meeting is "KEEPSAKE CRIMES" by Laura Childs.

  • ISBN-13: 978-0425190746

  • Paperback

  • $6.99

  • In-Stock at Barnes and Noble

As the bawdy Pluvius parade rolls through the streets of New Orleans, something goes very wrong atop the giant sea serpent float. Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine, a scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter, is shocked when a body is suddenly handed down - a dead body! If that isn't bizarre enough, her soon-to-be-ex husband, Shamus Meechum, quickly comes under fire as the number one suspect! As Carmela kicks off a new round of scrapbooking classes and designs a commemorative scrapbook for St. Cyril's above-ground cemetery, Shamus appeals to her for help. And Carmela uncovers an important clue in a very unlikely place - one of her customer's scrapbooks!
Hope Everyone Likes It!