Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Going Graphic

For our next meeting, we're exploring the realm of graphic novels (memoirs). The plan is to pick a graphic work that interests you, read it and then share it with the rest of us at the May gathering on the 20th.

Here's a list of books I've read that I recommend (they are all available at the library):

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Stitches by David Small

Here are some links to articles about reading groups trying graphic works along with ideas about what to read:

No Honey... Graphic, Not Graphic!

Top 5 Graphic Novels to Get Your Book Club Started...

Going Graphic

And lastly, a link to award-winning graphic novels.

Choosing our summer reading

Here is the list of books from which we need to pick our books for July & August. Click on the titles for description and reviews:

Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

My Abandonment by Peter Rock

One Day by David Nicholls

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman

Tahoe Silence by Todd Borg

Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This Friday - A Reliable Wife

"The moonlight shone through the window. The faint blue light caught the glass of water by the bed, and he suddenly felt so thirsty he thought he would die. He reached out and held the glass in his hands for a long moment. He smelled it and paused, but only for a second. Then he drank the water, drank all the water, and with the first sip, from the faint smell and the bitter aftertaste, he knew the water was tainted. He looked into the bottom of the beautiful Italian glass. He looked at his lovely wife, sleeping peacefully as a child in the moonlight. He remembered Florence, his days of indolence. He knew he was being poisoned. And he didn't care. He just didn't care anymore."