Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Eight: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

After the overwhelming response, we have voted on a new book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

We are looking at having our chat the weekend of August 26-28, so you best be going to Borders ASAP to pick up the book on close-out sale, or download the e-book this weekend.

Leave your availability in the comments section, and if you haven't already given feedback on the book club, do so here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Eight: Pick Your Winner

We are now ready for Book Eight, yay! I know I haven't posted the chat for The Devil in the White City, and I apologize. Google and I have been fighting recently so the chat needs to be copy and pasted from a few chat windows and then I must edit my "argh"s and "Facebook chat is better than you, G-chat!" remarks that really don't pertain to the chat.

So, in the meantime, lets move onto choosing the next book.

Since we went more quickly through Book Seven, and not everyone was able to participate, I thought it might be good to choose from our other Book Seven contenders.

So here are the choices:
1) We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver
2) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locks, by Rebecca Skloot
3) City of Thieves, by David Benioff
Cast your vote by Wednesday.

Also, give me some feedback on how the pace of the last book went. Did we spend not enough time reading it? Too much time reading it? Let me know how we can make this book club better. It has been over a year now, lets work on ways to make this experience more enjoyable.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book Seven: Chat Details

I'll be on today (7/17) at 4pm PST to chat if anyone can make it.

If you are not able to make it, let me know (by leaving a comment on this post) if next Sunday (7/24) at 4pm works.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Book Seven: Devil In The White City

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is our next read!

If your favorite didn't make the pick this time, just remember that we will be finishing this book around July 17 (leave your availability in the comment section) so we'll be starting a new book soon.