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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Thursday, March 18, 2010


We have our April book pick ready to announce!
Are you ready??
We think this is gonna be a good one.
April's book pick is:

Go here to see Amazon's book page for this pick.
**This is a new release.**

From Publishers Weekly
Hoffman's debut, a by-the-numbers Southern charmer, recounts 12-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt's recovery from a childhood with her crazy mother, Camille, and cantankerous father, Carl, in 1960s Willoughby, Ohio. After former Southern beauty queen Camille is struck and killed by an ice cream truck, Carl hands over Cecelia to her great-aunt Tootie. Whisked off to a life of privilege in Savannah, Ga., Cecelia makes fast friends with Tootie's cook, Oletta, and gets to know the cadre of eccentric women who flit in and out of Tootie's house, among them racist town gossip Violene Hobbs and worldly, duplicitous Thelma Rae Goodpepper. Aunt Tootie herself is the epitome of goodness, and Oletta is a sage black woman. Unfortunately, any hint of trouble is nipped in the bud before it can provide narrative tension, and Hoffman toys with, but doesn't develop, the idea that Cecelia could inherit her mother's mental problems. Madness, neglect, racism and snobbery slink in the background, but Hoffman remains locked on the sugary promise of a new day. 

Please go pick the book up or put it on hold at your library in order to have it for April.


  1. Im really excited about this book. At first I was like "a debut novel?" but reading the review, I think its right up my proverbial alley. Tootie? I wonder if she has braces and is on roller skates?

    A crazy mother and an asshole father....sweet.

  2. I'm having dinner on Tuesday with two of my dear friends and will share this book title..

    Dorothy from grammology

  3. I am SO in for April. Ready for a good book :)