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"BOOK OF THE MONTH" Club

Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:00 am

Welcome, everyone to our "Book of the Month" Club!!

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
- Mark Twain


We are still in the very early stages so we will learn as we go. As it stands now, basically we will all decide on what the current book will be and that book will change on the first of every month. I will post the month and book title here.

Unless we find it's going to cause a problem, we can discuss the book at will. Although, I think it would be a good idea if at the very beginning of your comment, you put something like "RE: Chapter 10". That way if someone hasnt read that far yet, they will know to skip your comment. We might find later that we may have to break the book down into sections. I think it's just going to depend on the book.

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January~~~~~~Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert-This book is divided into 3 sections, Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3. I have started a thread for discussion of Book 1 and Book 2 in Chit Chat. Here is the link for BOOK 1and here is the link for Book 2. And finally, here is Book 3!

February~~~~~~Night Swimming by Robin Schwarz
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:51 am

I'm game! I was actually thinking the same thing the other day! I think a month would be a good time frame as to give everyone plenty of time to finish. Usually doesn't take me that long, but I spend way to much time here and not enough reading. :blush: I could really use a push to move outside of the "normal" reading for me and try some different stuff.
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by LiLBLondeDancr1 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:47 pm

That is a great idea! Any suggestions?
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Sign me up!
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by DeePG911 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:46 pm

i havent read any good books in a very long time....there has to be someone here who reads a lot and is up to date with whats hot on the "book reading" circuit.....come on you book lovers out there....suggest a book and let's get this thing started!
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by sheri » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:51 pm

It's a great idea, Dee. I'd love to join the group. Gotta come up with some titles, though. :shrug:
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:12 pm

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is one book there has been a lot of talk about and I would like to read. Any other ideas?

Another suggestion I just found

For One More Day
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by jalper » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:05 pm

Count me in for sure!! I have heard hype about both of those books. They both look great!

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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:31 pm

oh, oh oh! I have another one!

My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult

If it is anything like her other book that I read (19 minutes) there is sure to be plenty to discuss!
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by jalper » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:08 am

So what did we decide? I like all of the choices! I've never been in a book of the month kind of dealy. Do we read the whole thing then discuss or do we discuss while we are reading? I'm getting excited. Hey maybe our first book should be the SBD book?!!

Just kidding. :wink:

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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by Redrockrunner » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:11 pm

I want to join also! I am in the middle of Eat Love Pray and it truly is a wonderful book..

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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by Anzura » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:14 pm

julta2 wrote:oh, oh oh! I have another one!

My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult

If it is anything like her other book that I read (19 minutes) there is sure to be plenty to discuss!
That was a GOOD book! We have a book club at my kids school. Some of my favorites are:

Kite Runner
Water for Elephants
Time Travelers Wife

There's more, but I have to pull out my book stash to remember. Those are the ones that stick out in my mind as being really good!

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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:30 pm

jalper I've never done one either so I don't have any idea of how it works. But I'm going to place my vote with Eat,Pray, Love since I just bought it and am excited to read it. I also know several people who have not checked in here that have read or are reading it and would probably join a discussion. So how about I just make the choice this month! :rofl:

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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by Anzura » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:00 pm

julta2 wrote:jalper I've never done one either so I don't have any idea of how it works. But I'm going to place my vote with Eat,Pray, Love since I just bought it and am excited to read it. I also know several people who have not checked in here that have read or are reading it and would probably join a discussion. So how about I just make the choice this month! :rofl:

Now what?
I won't be able to really start a book until after the holiday break. It's hard for me to sit down and read when my kids are out of school. I suggest having the "Eat, Pray, Love" book as the January book club book. At the end of the month, just start posting about your thoughts on the book. Take a few days to discuss and then pick another book for Feb.
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:52 pm

Sounds like a plan to me! That should give everyone plenty of time to read the book and time to pick the next book.
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:29 am

I think we should start it on Jan 1st.....

Lets go with Julie and Debis' suggestion of "Eat, Love, Pray" by Elizabeth Gilbert....

Check out Elizabeth Gilberts website! http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/eatpraylove.htm

I suggest that we discuss it as we are reading it......

Is everyone OK with this?

If so, ready, set,.......READ!!

(In the meantime....let's start compiling a list of suggestions for February!)


Editorial Reviews from Amazon.com

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Gilbert (The Last American Man) grafts the structure of romantic fiction upon the inquiries of reporting in this sprawling yet methodical travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery. Plagued with despair after a nasty divorce, the author, in her early 30s, divides a year equally among three dissimilar countries, exploring her competing urges for earthly delights and divine transcendence. First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights - the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners - Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis in grueling hours of meditation, struggling to still her churning mind. Finally, a balancing act in Bali, where Gilbert tries for equipoise "betwixt and between" realms, studies with a merry medicine man and plunges into a charged love affair. Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry - conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor - as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression.
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At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery, with three main stops: Rome, for pleasure (mostly gustatory, with a special emphasis on gelato); an ashram outside of Mumbai, for spiritual searching; and Bali, for "balancing." These destinations are all on the beaten track, but Gilbert's exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings: recalling the first time she attempted to speak directly to God, she says, "It was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work.'"
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by Beeyatch on the Beach » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:19 pm

I'm in! Had just finished Eat, Pray, Love in mid Dec. but will review it and reread, and happily contribute thoughts on the book. I loved it. , BTW, I did NOT notice it was grafted with the "structure of romantic fiction" at all, despite what Publishers Weekly had to say, nor did I find it methodical. Sheesh..did they miss the point much? :shrug:
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Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:35 pm

BTW...as of today, this book is #1 on the Amazon Bestseller's list!
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by julta2 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:40 pm

I'm excited to start reading! :nod: I also like the idea of discussing it as we read as long as we make sure not to get ahead of anyone.
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:50 pm

julta2 wrote:....as long as we make sure not to get ahead of anyone.

:lmao: Julie, i actually hadn't even thought of that.....

maybe what we can do before we post a comment is put at the top of the post, something like "RE: Chapter 10", so that anyone who hasnt reached that point yet knows to skip past that comment......
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Re: How about a "Book of the Month" club?

Post by jalper » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:28 pm

DeePG911 wrote:
julta2 wrote:....as long as we make sure not to get ahead of anyone.

:lmao: Julie, i actually hadn't even thought of that.....

maybe what we can do before we post a comment is put at the top of the post, something like "RE: Chapter 10", so that anyone who hasnt reached that point yet knows to skip past that comment......

This is definitely a good idea. I'm so excited. I'm going to go out and get the book tomorrow. But I probably won't start until 1/1. Just soooooooo busy!! Happy reading everyone!

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Re: "BOOK OF THE MONTH" Club(January's book is"Eat,Pray, Love")

Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:04 pm

I am ordering mine from http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... R&v=glance as we speak.....
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Re: "BOOK OF THE MONTH" Club(January's book is"Eat,Pray, Love")

Post by DiDi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:12 pm

I'm in!

Maybe we can set up a guideline to keep us on track. I haven't got it yet so I don't know how many chapters but maybe try to break it down into smaller section to discuss.

I have heard many great things about it and wanted to to read it.
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Re: "BOOK OF THE MONTH" Club **edited 12/25/2007**

Post by DeePG911 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:20 pm

I just edited my first post....please go check it out..............
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Re: "BOOK OF THE MONTH" Club **edited 12/25/2007**

Post by Redrockrunner » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:46 am

I just yesterday finished Eat Pray Love and I want to find Elizabeth Gilbert and hug her. I will talk more when you all post your .02

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