Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pick Book Fifteen

Help us pick book fifteen!

Here are the suggestions we have.

The Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Since Susan didn't provide authors, I'm just gonna pick the top Amazon choice for the following titles :)

Room by Emma Donoghue?

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Fifteen

Thoughts for book fifteen?

Leave your suggestions here by March 26th.

Remember, April 1 is when we start the new book, so keep your eye on the blog for updates.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, chat recap

Well, we have wrapped our first book/movie chat and I think it went quite well. Given the length of the movie and thus the chat, there will be no transcript posted. However, I think we overall agree the books are much better than the movie, but the movie is quite good as something separate from the books. We had some differing opinions on how close actors matched the characters we created in our heads, and how scenes and places matched or didn't match our expectations, but as a whole we enjoyed the book and the film.

For now, we will plan to start our next book on April 1st and in the meantime some of us will wrap up the series on our own.

Check back later this week or next weekend for a chance to pick book fifteen.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, upcoming chat

The chat for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is tomorrow, Sunday March 18th at 4pm PST.

This is a very special chat because we will actually be watching the Scandinavian film version of the book, as we chat. The movie is available on Netflix Instant, if you don't have Netflix but want to join go ahead and let me know so we can get you signed in for the film. The film is 146 minutes, so make sure you have some munchies ready for the extended chat.

Whether you are only 20 pages in or you have already completed the series, we hope you can join the discussion!

I know some have already moved along to the other books in the series, so we might wrap up the series for book fifteen and sixteen. However, start thinking about what book you want to read next because we will likely start fresh for April.