I am gathering info and questions to put together a discussion post for the March/April book “St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves”. I hope to publish the post by Wednesday. In the mean time, I am using a suggestion from Beast Momma about how to handle the book selections for the May/June vote. Her Idea was to ask people for titles to be voted on. So…. the first four books that are posted by you in the comment section of this post will be the four titles we will vote from for our upcoming reading selection. Only one title per person/comment please. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! The deadline is this Wednesday, April 30th!!!
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What is SO funny about this… I’m nervous to suggest a book! I want to be selfish and throw out the title I’m reading right now so that I know I’ll have it read AND give me more motivation to keep at it. But I don’t want to suggest and take a spot that might prevent another more exciting option! So, I’ll come back later and see what’s happening and if I can jump in for the 4th spot, cool. PRESSURE!
I gave my copy of StLucy’s to Eva of a Striped Armchair so I don’t have it to refer to but a few good questions: your favorite story, favorite main character, moral dilemma that most bothered you, did you read this in order, use of setting as character… I did love the energy of these stories and I am really starting to like shorts and novellas, too.
I’d like to suggest Matrimony by Joshua Henkin for a couple of reasons. The author is going to do a guest post on my blog next week. I’m sure he’d be happy to chime in over here when it’s time to discuss the book. Another online book club (Every Day I Write The Book Blog) is also doing this book for May and maybe we could somehow combine the two clubs or possibly attract some readers from there to this club, or at least get people from there to comment over here about it. Oh, and it sounds like a great book.
Every Day I Write The Book blog is giving copies of the book away (while supplies last) to anyone who wants to read along. Mine is already in the mail. Here’s the post about it:
Cool Cool Cool!!! Oh, and happy weekend ladies!!!
Care~ Don’t wait too long if you want to get a title on the list. It would be fine with me if you nominated the book you are currently reading. It’s up to you. Also, I will use your questions for St. Lucy’s in my post if that’s alright?
Lisa~ MATRIMONY will be the first title on the list! I’ll go read about the book at Borders.com and see what all the fuss is about.
I love your idea about how to link the book (if it wins) to these other events.
Thanks for all the great ideas!
I am going to nominate Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (not sure if I spelled his name correctly). Unlike Care, I am going to be selfish and nominate a book that I need to read for other challenges. Also, I believe that at least some of the book takes place in warmer times and I am still freezing here in Seattle, so it would be nice to read about a warmer place.
Question for the St. Lucy’s…..: What did you think of the animals that were selected for each story? What did the animal add to the moral dilemma?
OK, I’ll go against my better nature and turn up the dial on my selfishness:
Occasion of Loving by Nadine Gordimer. Lots of stuff in this one: ambivalent mother, regrets about childhood, racial conflict, sexual tension, set in South Africa in the late 50’s/early 60s so just comparing culture and times = fascination.
It’s on the list!! Thanks for submitting it. HOpe you have a lovely day!