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Funny September 13, 2007

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No one noticed on the voting that I wrote Huckleberry Finn by Tom Sawyer. HA HA HA HA HA. Or maybe you all were being kind to me since I have the “no brain cells left after 3rd child”


Titles for next 2 months September 13, 2007

Posted by Han in Book Club Books.

Okay so voting is done. I figured we could take the top two books for the next two months. Since we are getting started late and people need time to get books I figured we could take the A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soilder book technically for Oct…although we can begin in September as people get the book. Then Lets do Huckleberry Finn in November.




PleaseVote September 2, 2007

Posted by Han in Book Club Books.

Click on your choice for our next book. Please vote by Sunday 9th 12 midnight pacific time. HEE HEE

Book Club Book For September/October
1) Surprised By Joy by CS Lewis
2) Bleak House by Charles Dickens
3) Huckleberry Finn By Tom Sawyer
4) A Dog Year by Jon Katz
5) A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soilder by Ishmael Beah

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Book Selection for 2007-2008 August 3, 2007

Posted by Han in Book Club Books.

So this year wraps up with August. I was thinking for this next year instead of picking all the books out in advance picking out one or two at a time and those of us present or into the book or blog at the moment can vote suggest etc and decide that way. Then I will add the selections.

Would love to hear any ideas. Here are some books I was interested in reading click on the book and it will take you to AMAZON.





What do you have on your reading list???

Becoming a Member and New Book Selections May 15, 2007

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I have had several emails about becoming a member in the last few weeks.  So for those that are interested we would love to have you and hear your thoughts and ideas.  Jump right in on our current book and leave your thoughts.  When you have been active on a book discussion for a month email me or leave me a comment and I will send you the about you questions and access to that area of the blog and the coffee talk section.  You will also be given access to post when you commit to leading a book discussion.  I figured this was the best way to set up so that info in the protected areas requires active participation to be a part of.

For those that are members and have never commented….hey we would love to hear your thoughts!!!  HEE HEE.  As we near the end of this years book selections I will be setting up a new area for book suggestions.  I am going to give priority to suggestions coming from those who have been active at least on one months selection first.  I am hoping to keep this going next year but with a new baby soon to arrive I am going to need all the help I can get to pull it off.  So lots of suggestions and women willing to lead books would be great.

Thanks gals


Extension and Little Break??? April 3, 2007

Posted by Han in Book Club Books, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

Hey gals. We are still trying to wrap up this last book Madame Bovary. It seems like we have lost some steam so I was wondering if we took the month of April to Wrap up Madame Bovary and have a breather and then start the next selection Snowflower and The Secret Fan May 1st if that would help. Give everyone time to catch up? I know it is a busy time of year with many traveling and school wrapping up. If the majority want to keep moving ahead we can wrap up this last book this week and jump in Monday on the new book. Please comment and let me know.

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: 1989 – July 1, 2-4, September 1 February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.

The big finish … what did you think?  What would you have done in Norah’s shoes?

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: 1988 – July I, II, November February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.

I don’t want to give too much away here … but I was interested in how the Henry’s felt about things unfinished.  And also, do you think that Phoebe will get to live the life she dreams of?  What about the obstacles?

The Memory Keeper’s Daugher: 1982 – April I, II, III, IV February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.

What do you think about what happened in Pittsburgh was so life changing for David? And wow, what do you think about Rosemary and her influence?

Our Next Book Starts January 1st: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis December 18, 2006

Posted by Han in Book Club Books, Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.
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Just a reminder to pick up your next book for January



October Wrap Up October 19, 2006

Posted by Han in Book Circle Set Up, Book Club Books.
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Just a reminder that wrap up for Peace Like A River is by 24th. Then we will have a week to finish up discussions. The next book starts November 1st and will be led by Nicole. So if you haven’t picked up your copy of The Poisonwood Bible…hop to it. 😉


Peace Like A River: Starts Sunday September 27, 2006

Posted by Han in Book Circle Set Up, Book Club Books, Peace Like A River by Leif Enger.

Just a reminder if you haven’t already picked up the next book to do so this weekend. We will start reading and discussing Peace Like A River on Sunday!!


Bloggers’ Book Club Books For 2006-2007 August 9, 2006

Posted by Han in Book Club Books.

Here they are! The books for our year. Lead refers to the Member who will be leading the discussion on the book. Click on the title or picture to link to a description from Barnes and Noble. The books are listed in the order we will be reading. We will be starting in September so be sure to order your first books soon. I am taking the first one just so we can work out the whole topic posting thing. I will be giving you all information on setting you up to post on the blog in the next few days. That way you all are not just limited to commenting. When we start I will set up the books in their own archive and then the posts will follow chapters or sections. More to come on that in the next few days. I am pretty excited about the wide selection of books. I think it is going to be fun and give us a lot of things to discuss. Hope that you all are excited and ready to start too.


September 2006/Lead Bethany

Leap of Faith by Queen Noor




October 2006/Lead Heather

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger




November 2006/Lead Nicole

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver





January 2007/Lead Danielle

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis




February 2007/Lead Jaree

The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards




March 2007/Karen

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert




April 2007/Lead Anne

Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See





May 2007/Lead Michelle

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck




June 2007/Lead Sarah

#1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith



July 2007/Lead Sharron

The Gilead



August 2007/Lead Ashleigh

The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton


Reading List August 7, 2006

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I have gotten your emails and I am working on the list now. I am hoping to have it posted some time tomorrow. I am working on the final edit of the list and the order. Trying to give a balance to the months in terms of how the books read. (which is not easy when I haven’t read everything 🙂 ) I also had several of the same books on different lists so depending on how the draw ends up, you might be leading a discussion on a book that was not your first choice even though we might be reading that one. So be on the lookout tomorrow.

Almost there. It will probably all be up tonight. I am setting up links to all the books and pics of all the books. Sorry for you East Coast Gals…the time difference will probably mean you won’t see the list until tomorrow. Unless you are up Super late.


We are ready to pick books August 3, 2006

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Okay we have 11 members. So if everyone can email me at bethanyasj-bookclub@yahoo.com their top book choice I will start setting up the months. If there is anyone that doesn’t have a book choice or doesn’t want to pick one just let me know and I can fill in with the extra ideas people have had. Lets set a deadline of Monday for your book choices so that I can start working on the list and we can aim for everyone getting their books and starting in September.