Friday, March 8, 2013

March: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The votes are in and The Help by Kathryn Stockett is your pick for our March book/movie combo.

Please remember you can always add new suggestions to our book list by submitting requests here. There is no limit and for now I have no plans to close this form, so feel free to send as many requests as you want and whenever you want.

As for our March chat, it has been suggested that we consider having a longer chat or perhaps having two separate chats, the first chat discussing the book and then a follow up chat discussing the movie.

A Longer Chat? 2-3 hours (depending on if we decide to watch the film as part of the chat)
Since we are discussing two things, it might be better if we allowed more time to fully examine the two pieces. We could also have this as an option to watch the movie together and discuss as we watch.

Two Separate Chats? Each chat about 1 hour
With the separate chats, I imagine the first chat happening after reading the book, before watching the movie, and discussing initial thoughts of the book, maybe even discuss what we want to see in the movie. The follow-up chat would be post movie viewing and we can examine how the movie differed (good or bad) from the book and what we liked/disliked about the film compared to the book.

Which do you prefer for March: a longer chat or two separate chats? Let us know in the comments.

Available dates for chat: March 21-25 or March 28-April 1

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chat: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sorry for the late confirmation, but chat is scheduled for today at 7PM PST. Chat will be held in our chatango chatroom, here and Susan will be leading it since I will be unable to attend.

My version of the book has a reading group guide in the back with some questions to start the conversation. Rather than type them up here, this is a link to a site with similar questions.

Vote for the March read on the new google form, here.