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I wanted to make sure we got everything ironed out and all the "i's" dotted and "t's" crossed so I could roll out the red carpet on our summer reading.
We have decided to go with particular themes in choosing our books just to shake things up a bit!
Our summer theme is Blockbuster Movie Summer Reading Fun!!
First, I'll tell you the July pick and how to follow along with the bookclub for that month. Then I will explain the Blockbuster Movie tie-in to the book and how that will work with our August pick. 'Kay?
The book for July is....drumroll please...
We are linking up with our favorite Twi-fans, Trixie and Tess, to read and join in the discussion for this book.
I know he looks different, but trust me, it's the same dude.
dude!! I just thought of something else...the guy plays edward in twilight...and jacob in WFE! hello, if you read twilight, you know what i'm talking about...edward/jacob?! okay. i'll stop now.
Are you following so far?
This is where we make the next step in our breadcrumb trail that leads to our Blockbuster Movie Summer Reading Fun. (BMSRF from here on out because I'm tired of typing all of that out.)
One Blockbuster that is coming out very soon is Eclipse, a Twilight Saga movie.
(don't worry, we aren't making you go watch it, but really, why wouldn't you want to see all that hotness?? Jacob....mmm....Edward...mmm...somebody trying to kill Bella...oh yeah, that's the best part.)
The Twilight Saga was written by none other than Stephenie Meyer. Since we're sort of on this Twilight theme here...why not make our August pick a book by Ms. Meyer? We figure some of you avid book
Not only is this book by the author of Twilight (which has edward in it; played by rob pattinson. rob pattinson is also in WFE; hence our july pick.) but this book is also going to be a movie!!
And last, but not least, Jessica and MiMi will be traveling to Forks, Washington in September for Stephenie Meyer Day!!
Actually. Hmm. Does that have anything to do with this book or anything...? Well. Yes. I'm gonna say yes. In a roundabout, follow the breadcrumbs and don't fall into the quicksand that is my brain, way.
And that, ladies, is our announcement!
Summer is for Blockbusters and for reading, so why not combine the two?
July's pick is Water For Elephants, linked up with T&T.
August's pick is The Host, by Stephenie Meyer.
What do you all think? Good? Bad? Ugly?
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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**Note**This is the second Grits book. There is another one called "The GRITS Guide to Life and Puttin’ on the Grits" if you'd like to read both. I thought this was the perfect giveaway for our pick this month; a book about strong southern women!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Come back next Tuesday when we begin our April's pick, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Please go pick the book up or put it on hold at your library in order to have it for April.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she's gone from six figures to unemployment checks and she stops to reconsider some of the less-than-rosy attitudes and values she thought she'd never have to answer for when times were good.
Filled with caustic wit and unusual insight, it's a rollicking read as speedy and unpredictable as the trajectory of a burst balloon.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
**Stay tuned for an announcement on next month's book pick!!**
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February's book is:
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Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom/Click the book to go to Amazon's page.
Synopsis from Amazon.com.
What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together?
In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere.
Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.
Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.
Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.
As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds--and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.
In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.
Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story.
Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.
Click on the picture of the book to go to Amazon if you would like to purchase this book. My mom recently bought it for 11 dollars from Amazon; regular price is 25.
Or put a hold on it at your local library. It's pretty popular!