Last Tuesday was my second crack at a 20’s/30’s book club. It was a little more successful than the first one but it was mostly my co-workers who I convinced to attend.
Does anyone else lead or attend a young-ish book club? Are there titles you really enjoyed or advertising that works to get other to join? I’d appreciate some help in growing my club. I know there are readers in the community!
This book was probably a hard sell for most people. It’s a horribly sad story but it yielded really interesting conversations.
I would really love to commit more time to writing on this blog! I’m determined to do it. Hopefully I can come up with some more ideas of things to post about. And now, a day late, is what I am reading (and finishing) this morning. This actually works out perfectly because I have the Advanced Reader Copy of this book and it is released today!
Currently Drinking: Dark Roast K-Cup Coffee
Currently Reading: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland
So, either I’m too excited about reading or I’ve gone a little mental (perhaps both) but I’ve just started to run my second book club at the library.
I run a fairly successful fiction book club at my library that is mostly attended by women much older than myself. There is one exception. One woman who attends is closer to my age. She confided in me that she often is afraid to voice her opinions of certain topics in the books we read because the other women will judge her or get upset with what she says.
That made me think – I want younger voices! And I want to read YA books!
So, I have taken up the effort (along with a co-worker) and we are attempting to run a 20’s/30’s book club in our local martini bar. The first meeting’s attendance wasn’t great but I have faith for the future!
This month we read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Another graphic novel! This one is a graphic memoir by Roz Chast.
I asked my Book Club ladies to at least try it. There were reports from other book club leaders that some were grumbling from this choice – so, what did the ladies think?
Today’s Drink: Mocha
Today’s Read: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
This week’s children’s lit post is a chapter book! One of our librarians has been book talking this book so I gave it a try.
Reading Level: 3rd – 5th Grade
Genre: Science Fiction
Appeals: Animals, Friendship, Islands, Robots, Orphaned Animals, Survival, Leisurely Paced
This book popped up on my Goodreads account as a recommended read. A cursory glance at the plot (and, lets be honest, that gorgeous cover) made me literally yell out across the office to our YA buyer to put the book on order.
I run a fiction book club at my library. This month’s book was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. While I was pulling books last night for the book club ladies to read it occurred to me that this would make a good blog post!
We chose the book club book for this month before we knew the HBO show was coming out around the same time. The book club loved connecting to two and talking about what they liked and disliked about each.
Let it be known: I am a sucker for all things Old Hollywood. You put Audrey Hepburn’s face on it – or mention her as a character – and I am sold.
That being said, I’m so completely surprised that this book hadn’t found its way to me before this moment. But I’m happy that it came into my life at the right time. The whole series gave me serious According to Jane by Marilyn Brant vibes (one of my all time fav pieces of Women’s Lit). Now on to the actual reviewing!
Oh boy. The Monday after a holiday weekend is even more brutal now that I’m the one hosting relatives instead of the one visiting. Staying up late (I haven’t known the world past 11 p.m. in recent months) and waking up early to make sure everyone has someone to talk to in the morning and knows how to start the coffee maker means no time to sleep. Luckily my family is worth it.
Today’s Drink: Hot Mocha (much needed)
Today’s Read: Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay