Book Club

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Our family made its own little book club – there are usually 5 or 6 of us reading the same book at any given time.  We choose our books based on dates of birth – Sophie is first because she is born in February, Sarah is a July baby and so on.  We had always skyped our end of book discussion which was difficult sometimes with everyone’s crazy schedule.  Tiffany lives in Oklahoma now so there is a time change and Gloria works Saturdays so we really struggle to skype our meeting. The last several books we read we did a text meeting – the facilitator would put up the question and we would text the answer based on our feelings on the book.

We have read some great ones that we loved like The Time Traveler’s Wife, Tuesdays with Morrie and The Book Thief.   I loved Girl on a Train and A Man Called Ove.  We all struggled with Wuthering Heights.  Sorry Tiffany!

Our latest book is Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.  We have really dropped the ball on this one. School started, everyone got busy and after about 2 months we are still not finished.  Sarah returned her copy to the library unfinished.  Gloria bought her copy and is determined to read it and I am on chapter 14. These young girls with their busy lives are beginning to cramp my style – I need to connect with people while reading.

I just heard about a Global Book Club.  Its called Big Library Read.  This program is facilitated by Overdrive, and is a reading program through the library.  Readers throughout the world  can read the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

I went to the Archdale Library because I just could not figure out how to get this eBook onto my I phone  – (I am of the typewriter generation – it takes me longer). Matt Shaw, Library Manager, and Rebecca Fleming, Asst. Manager explained the program to me and actually downloaded the Overdrive  app onto my phone for me and set me up.

The book beginning October 12 is The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti.  The website biglibraryread.com is where you will get a glimpse of the book, and an interview with the author. There is also a Discussion Guide and Author Letter available.  I also love the idea of downloading a book for 21 days and not having to drive to the library or buy another book.

What kind of books do you like to read?

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