Book of the Month


February

posted Feb 12, 2012, 5:27 PM by K Coombes

This month the book club will be reading and discussing 2 books by Connie WIllis, Black Out and All Clear. 

Blackout follows several historians who travel through time when their lab and history seem to begin falling apart.  

All Clear picks up where Blackout leaves off in this journey through time and history. 

December 2011

posted Nov 27, 2011, 3:00 PM by K Coombes   [ updated Nov 27, 2011, 3:29 PM ]

This month the book club will be reading and discussing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Looking Glass by Frank Beddor.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ~ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in February 1885. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).

This book is widely available at most local libraries and/or may be purchased from a variety of merchants in both physical and eBook formats. This particular book may downloaded, in it's eBook version, for free from Google Books.



The Looking Glass by Frank Beddor ~ The Myth: Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook. The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyss' parents. To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the Pool of Tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are separated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong. Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.

This book is widely available at most local libraries and/or may be purchased from a variety of merchants in both physical and eBook formats.







May 2011

posted May 15, 2011, 6:06 AM by K Coombes   [ updated May 15, 2011, 6:09 AM ]

This month the book club will be reading and discussing The Outcasts of 19 Shuyler Place by E.L. Konisburg and The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkely. 

The Outcasts of 19 Shuyler Place by E.L. Konisburg 
Amazon.com writes ~ A companion novel to the award-winning author's acclaimed Silent to the BoneOutcasts is strikingly unique, incredibly interesting, and, with references to "Bartleby the Scrivener", and the rose windows of Notre Dame, exceptionally literary. In other words, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Placeis vintage Konigsburg. 
For the complete review click HERE


The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkely
Common Sense Media writes ~ John Berkely's The Palace of Laughter is a wonderful fantasy adventure. The story motors along at a pretty good pace and throws in enough fright and wild situations to keep even the most reluctant reader interested. 
For the complete review click HERE

Previous Book Club Books

posted May 15, 2011, 5:59 AM by K Coombes

The website may be new but the Book Club is not! In case you're new to the group or would just like to find a good book to read next this is the place. Check out past Book Club books and pick one up next time you're at the library.  

  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • The Lightning Thiif by Rick Riordan
  • The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet

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