Morning Meanderings…

Morning!  Tonight is my first book club meeting of the year,  We will be reviewing The Heretics Daughter and unveiling our best book club read of 2009.  I will reveal that information tomorrow to all of you as well as who they chose for their favorite male and female characters from our 2009 reads and yes, even the book they voted the worst book club read of 2009.  I cant wait to share the winning book….but I can’t reveal to all of you… before I share it with all of them.


I have tons to do yet today to get ready so I will be in the office early.  I have a report to prepare as well as the layout for 2010… and yeah… I have procrastinated on getting this done so this is my own bad.  🙂

Are you in a book club?  If so, do you have any fun things that you do that you could share?  If not, why not?

27 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…

  1. Oh, I wish I belonged to a book club! I was in one back in the seventies, but it was disastrous! All kinds of untoward things happened! I even started a novel that had this club at its core…but then I set it aside to work on something else.

    I did visit a book club, where they discussed my book “Chasing Stardust.” That was fun!

  2. I loved The Heretic’s Daughter! Michelle Moran is such a great writer!

    I wish I could find a good book club in my area, but despite repeated attempts it just doesn’t happen.

    1. LOL Lydia… I think you are thinking of Cleopatra’s Daughter (Michelle Moran) Heretics Daughter is Kathleen Kent. I love Cleopatra’s Daughter too and will be interviewing Michelle here hopefully yet this week. 🙂

  3. I was in one and then it fell apart-my friend has invited me to hers but they are retired and meet in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday. I know I am the boss-but I do not think the boss would like me taking off to a book club in the middle of the week.

  4. I loved The Heretic’s Daughter! What a great idea to vote on best book group book of the year – I’ll have to suggest that to my book groups. I enjoy looking back over what I’ve read. I just posted my own list of top 10 books I read in 2009.

    Looking forward to hearing the results of your group’s voting!

    Sue

  5. No, I’m not in a book club. While I like to get the opinions and evaluations of other readers, I prefer to do it on my own schedule. I guess I love book blogging (and reading others’ blogs) and would have trouble with a book club commitment.

    Although you could say that my weekly Bible study group could count as a book club! Best book ever!

    Laura
    The Calico Critic

    1. I like to read at my own leisure and book choices as well Laura but the book club (Bookies) really have brought to my attention authors and books I never would have considered. A book club or group stretches you and many times in really good ways. 🙂

  6. Alexa Nernberg

    I am a bit reluctant to join a book club, given that I have a brain injury from a ruptured brain aneurysm. My fear is that I won’t be able to keep up the pace with the others. I also have a short-term memory issue that may also hinder my participation.

    1. I just love my group Alexa…. I know book clubs aren’t for everyone, but if you are interested in them I bet you can find one that fits you – and if not – you lead it so it does. 🙂

  7. Looking forward to what you think of The Heretic’s Daughter! And am stumped over what will be voted the worst book of 2009.

    I’m now in a few of the BN.com online book clubs, but never found a real-life club that fit.

    1. Should have reviews up tomorrow Alexia. I dont think I would blog my own personal worst book of the year, but as a group decision I will. 🙂 On this particular vote – I would say I agree with their decision.

  8. I am in 2 book clubs: one made up of about 8 to 10 moms who all have kids at the same elementary school, which has been going for about a year or so. We read mostly non-fiction. The other one I started with a friend in 1991(!) is made up of 8 women; we read mostly contemporary fiction

  9. I’m in an online book club (as you know!), but not one in real life. I’d love to join a local book club, but have yet to find one that works for me. You’re so lucky to have such a great group!

    1. The on line book clubs are fun Jody! I just need to keep them in my head as to when and where….I tried two different ones on line besides Word Shakers which is my own… and I really enjoy yours.

    1. Natalie they are an amazing group. There are times through the years I am just in awe of all we have been through together. I have great friendships that have built around a book. 🙂

  10. What fun! Hope you have a blast tonight. I don’t have a book club, only read-alongs on twitter.

    I sent you an email. Let me know if you don’t get it.

  11. I think I have mentioned it before, but I am not in a book club. I had a few people who I read with and stopped at designated points in the book to review what we have read and speculate what could happen. I loved doing this. We did it over are Barnes & Nobles forums. The others have been very busy with life the last few months so we have not been doing it. I am hoping we will be able to get back to the discussions again soon, as I really enjoyed it. Or maybe A few other people will come around that will jump in and go with the discussion fun. I like having it in writing as well there on the forum, so we can go back and look at our thoughts when done. You really get a kick out of them at times.

  12. librarypat

    We are starting a book club at our library. I have never belonged to one and have no experience with them except for being a guest speaker (on children’s Christmas books). I am sure it will take time to get it organized and working well. Fun things to do would be nice, but I’m not sure this group will develop that way. I’ll try.

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