Monday, May 31, 2010

Some questions....

Here are some questions to think about.  You can answer them here, or maybe think about it for our meeting.

  • This book was originally written for adults, but has achieved its success as a Young Adult novel.  Apparently it has been published and marketed in the U.S. as a book for teens.  Do you think that this is appropriate reading for teenagers?
  • There is some unusual use of language in the book.  I have read some reviews on the internet where the reviewers found the use of language distracting and annoying.  Do you agree/disagree?
  • Finally, did you like this book?  Why?  (or why not?)
Reminder: the next meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd June at Woy Woy, from 6.30pm.  Email me if you need my exact address.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Club Get-together

Let's get our diaries out and organise our next get together (for 5 mins discussion of the book and a couple hours of eating, sipping and general gossiping!!)

I was thinking of the first week of June.  Can you all nominate which date suits:

Mon 31/5 OR
Thurs 3/6 OR
Fri 4/6

and preferred location:

My place in Woy Woy, with food provided by K.B. Thai
A restaurant/cafe at Erina Fair
A restaurant/cafe at Tuggerah

I don't mind whichever, but I know that we take in the entire expanse of the coast and beyond in where we live!!  Majority rules, so make sure you get your votes in!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Death as the narrator

So, what did everyone think of "Death" as a narrator?  Did it confuse/annoy you?  Or did you like it?  Why?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Book Thief - Anyone need a copy?

Hi all. 

I encourage everyone to try "The Book Thief" (if you haven't read it already!).  It is such a wonderful book, very different and very moving.

I have a box of 8 copies on its way to me, so if you'd like one send me an email or leave a comment here.  I may even have some available for our get-together on Friday.