Monday, December 27, 2010

My Book Club

I have been so lucky to be part of a great book club for over 12 years now. We all used to teach elementary school together. A few are still at the school, a few have moved to other schools and a few have retired. This is a picture of some of us at our December meeting a year ago. Notice the cute little pre-reader in the front. Thought I would share some book club stats with you.

Our very first selection back in 1998: Patty Jane's House of Curl

Some of our favorites: The Book Thief, Still Alice, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Year of Wonders, Rebecca

Actual time spent talking about books during our meetings: anywhere between 4 and 20 minutes :)

Cool thing we did one month: we each picked a John Steinbeck book to read and then talked about all of them when we came together.

Book most of us hated: The Crimson Petal and the White

Upcoming selections: The Last Child, I Am the Messenger, Room, The Best of Times

Are you part of a book club? Reading anything good lately?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Reading

We have added 3 new books to our Christmas Collection this year. I wrapped the books in newsprint again and Abby opens one each night of December. Check out some of our old favorites here.