Book Club Nuts and Bolts

We will be reading one book a month. We will have weekly group discussions if you are interested with a final discussion at the end of the month. The new book choice for the following month will be posted at least two weeks before the beginning of the new month. You can pick and choose if you want to participate. We will have at least one giveaway each month for our readers! If you have any book suggestions, please email either Jessica or MiMi. We are in new territory, so we might have to work out some kinks as we go along. We hope you make new friends and have fun!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Extra Credit

Hi Ladies!
As we've been reading through the comments, we've realized that some of you are very fast readers, who have already finished our pick for this month.
We thought we'd let you know that if you would like to join us, we are going to be reading another book this month. It's not an official Read With Girlfriends pick, but we, like most of you, are fast readers and don't want to sit around twiddling our thumbs waiting for next month to start reading a new book.
We are going to be reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I've always wanted to read this one, and when I read that they made a film based on the book, to be released this August 14th, I totally badgered convinced Jessica that we should read it. That way we can go to the movie and see it, cuz even if we don't like the book, we love us some popcorn and soda! Also, maybe we can convince the husbands that it's for "research purposes," right?
This is just an extra book we'll be reading, and thought maybe you all would like to read it too. Let us know if you will be joining us, so we know if we should do a couple posts on it. We don't want to bore you with rundowns of a book you aren't reading.
This coming week is going to be exciting! Well, as exciting as a book club can be, anyway.
Stay tuned for:
Spoiler Alert Tuesday: we'll be discussing chapters 1-6. Get those comments ready!
Interview With a Girlfriend Wednesday: we've already got our Girlfriend lined up and she's a riot!
Thursday: we'll be doing our drawing for the necklace giveaway! Go here to enter, if you haven't already.
Also on Thursday, we will be announcing our pick for next months book!! I'm super excited about that, because it's by one of my favorite authors.
I think there was a comment on the last post suggesting that we collectively choose our books, so we all have a say. We think that's a great idea and had thought of starting out that way. Then we decided to pick the first 2 months just to get it up and running and figure out how it's all going to work and get the wrinkles ironed out.
In the future, I believe we will be selecting some books and putting them up to a vote. We aren't sure of the process of choosing the books to vote on as of yet, so bear with us.


  1. I finally got my copy of this months pick and just started reading it. I just might have to pick up the extra credit book too...ya know because I want to be teacher's pet and all.

  2. i'm make sure to pick up the new book...because i'm slightly awesome and finished the first one!

  3. I'm skipping this particular book because I'm deeply embroiled (is that a word?) in a series book challenge! However, I will try to remember to pick up a copy of "The Time Traveler's Wife" in time for the next book.

  4. omg - i still haven't gotten the dang book from the library. I'm so behind

  5. This extra credit book sounds really good, but I too haven't even started the 1st one. But I am sure I can finish both by the end of the month so count me in for both of them!!!

  6. Okay, okay, I'll read faster. But--for once in my life--I have the extra credit portion of the work done! Apparently, I don't get news under the rock where I live...I had no idea The Time Traveler's Wife movie is about to hit theatres!!!

    The only other time I read a Nicholas Sparks book I finished it on an airplane and was crying as I left the plane.

    And, ummm, I'm sending good vibes that I'll be the necklace winner...

  7. I won't be reading this one with you guys b/c I've already read it. I will say it's a GREAT choice! I knew it was one of my top 10 favorite books before I even finished reading it! Can't wait to see what everyone thinks.

  8. Okay girls I am going to pass on the extra credit book. I read the first 38 pages last night and know its not a book I will enjoy, not one that I would recommend to a girlfriend. So, I am looking forward to the August book.

  9. If I can grab this before I leave for vaca Saturday, I'm reading it! I already had it on my GoodReads to-read list!