Saturday, August 27, 2011

Movie Night

Tonight (most of) our book club heads out to see the movie adaptation of one of our better book club picks (Thank you Elisabeth), The Help.

The casting, based on what I see in the trailer, seems spot on. I can't wait to watch. Any one have a review? Will we be disappointed or ready to go again? 


Friday, August 26, 2011

One Last Summer Fling

Can there really only be a week of Summer left? And yes I realize that officially the season stretches into September, but I always felt like summer ended with school, regardless of whether I was going or sending kids. When they start throwing out school supplies in July I want to start throwing pencils, why hasten the end of such a glorious season? Anyway, if you have one last weekend getaway or trip to the beach and you are looking for the perfect book to toss in your bag, Kate Morton's "Forgotten Garden" is a remarkable choice. I brought it along on our annual Chelan camping trip and it was the perfect side dish to my favorite week of the year. Three generations entwined in a way that never feels overwhelming and a catalogue of characters that will stick with you long after you've finished. While an easy to read and get hooked on story, it isn't the kind of book you'll feel embarrassed to have visible in your bag. 

One half of the book club on the lawn at Lake Chelan State Park

Go buy this book for one last summer fling!!!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Number Four Update

Good old Pitacus Lore is making a liar of me. Remember this little gem with it's unfinished business...

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Well, available only as an ebook, is this beauty...

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For only $3.99, you can have the backstory of Six. So here's where I eat crow about not giving into eReaders, but only because I have no choice. Fortunately, for me there's no big investment, I was able to get it on my phone. 

The brief review of both books on the official Number Four website does clear up any ambiguity about the nature of the sequel "The Power of Six".  If you wondered, like I did, if the book was about Six or about the remaining six, wonder no more. With the eBook we get Six's back story with the sequel..."The Legacies Develop", or so the cover promises.

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Anybody had a chance to read the eBook yet? Reviews? Comments?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wear Your Love

Want to advertise your love of the classics and flaunt your inner hipster? (And who doesn't)  Then you might just need to head here.....


Plus if you like to make fashion choices that are socially conscience, for every shirt they sell a book is donated through Books for Africa. I think I need to save my peso's for one of these beauties, anybody have a favorite?