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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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This is the last Spoiler Alert Tuesday for CeeCee!
Seems like it just flew by.
Maybe it was because, I personally, loved the book.
What did you all think?
What were some highlights for you?
Do you agree that the part of the novel about the hummingbird caught in the web of the beautiful (author's words, not ours!!) yellow spider was a direct paralell to CeeCee's life with her mother?

We really hope you enjoyed CeeCee, be sure to vote on our poll on the right sidebar.

Get ready to read our May pick:

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This is late, I know.
But what's new, right? I suck. I know. At least I own it!
Here is next month's book pick!
Click here to go to Amazon's book page for this pick.

From Publishers Weekly
Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spoiler Alert Tuesday/Winner

The winner of last week's giveaway was provided by
Congratulations Jane Anne!
It makes sense for you to win since you are a true Southerner!

Spoilers Below!!
First, why do you think the author decided to not have any male characters other than CeeCee's dad?
After the attack at the beach, Oletta tells CeeCee she must “reclaim her power”

to overcome her fears.
What are some times in your life when you had to stand up to reclaim your own power?
How did you go about it?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spoiler Alert Tuesday/Giveaway

What's that, you say? A Spoiler Alert and a giveaway?!
That's right.
I finally got my arse off the couch my act together and took a picture
and am posting a giveaway!
First up...
Whether they’re called Sweet Potato Queens, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisters, or Belles, everybody knows that Southern girls make the best friends. GRITS Friends are Forevah shows you how to tell if you have true GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) friends in your life. Do you know what her nose looked like before she "fixed her deviated septum"? Do you keep the secrets that even her husband doesn’t know? Do you find yourself giggling with her though you’re far too old to be behaving that way? From your first sorority rush to joining the local Red Hat society, and from long walks to long distance phone calls, a GRITS friend makes your victories sweeter, your laughter longer, and your pain gentler.
Whether Deborah is talking about Instant GRITS (young girls), or Seasoned GRITS (women over sixty), childhood friends, new-found pals, sisters, mothers, or even BYOB (Be Your Own Best Friend), she has tips for keeping the laughs and love alive, GRITS-style.

**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!

Spoilers Below!!
After CeeCee's mom dies her aunt comes to take her to Savannah. CeeCee's dad won't let her take all of her books. Why do you think books are such an important part of CeeCee's life?
The first portion of the book is sort of a "black and white" version of CeeCee's life.
After she moves to Savannah the book seems to spring to life in technicolor.
Do you think this has to do more with the characters and their quirks or the fact that CeeCee is no longer around her mom's illness?
There are so many different, vivid characters to choose from!

Who is your favorite character so far?

As usual, just comment to enter our giveaway!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spoiler Alert...Wednesday...?

Sorry, friends! I meant to post this yesterday. I thought about it all day long. But I never did it. Why?
I have no idea. I'm a loser.

Spoilers Below!!

When Ceecee's mom gets hit by the truck and dies, do you think it was purely accident or was she looking for a way to be "free"?
Camille wanted to move back to Savannah. Do you think the severity of her illness was intensified by being someplace she didn't feel was right for her?
What do you think of Camille's illness? Was it portrayed in a respectful way? What exactly do you think she was afflicted with?
Ceecee blames her father for her mother's death. Do you agree with that?