Word Shakers Read A Long February Pick

It’s has been since last fall that we have a group book discussion through Word Shakers On Line Book Club.  Finally after the business of the holidays and the recovery time, I am ready to dust off this read a long and hope that many of you will decide to join me.

This year I have taken an interest in Elizabeth Berg’s writing.  This is an author that has surprised and delighted me with her style and I am thinking if I had been missing out of this amazing author, how many of you have not had the opportunity to read her either?  The book for this read a long will be Elizabeth Berg’s most recent release:

As onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend for their fortieth high school reunion, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heart-throb. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice, it’s a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet—or at least that’s what he tells himself. For Candy, the class beauty, it’s the hope of finding friendship before it’s too late. As these and other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen.

This book will be a new one for me as well as I have been reading many of Elizabeth Berg’s books, but have yet to read this one.  On another note – joining in for the read-a-long will fit in nicely with another event I will be posting later this week.

Here is how Word Shakers works:

Fill out the form below with your interest in participating.  Read the book between now and March 15th.   On March 6th an email will be sent to all participants with questions on what you thought of the book.  Participants will fill out the form that will automatically come back to me.  I will compile the results in a review that will be posted here on March 22.  A linky will be available on that post for you to attach your reviews of this book as well.    *You do not have to have a blog  to participate in Word Shakers book club.

If you have already read the book you are still welcome to join in.  If you would like to be included in a mailing group that will be notified each time a new read is announced, leave me a comment below saying so and I will add you to the group.  (*You do not need to post your email, I receive it with every comment)

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34 Comments on “Word Shakers Read A Long February Pick

  1. I hope you enjoy this book – I actually put it down a few weeks ago… after reading over half of it. I was expecting something different. I will finish it, with the rush of planning for vacation I just wasn’t in the mood. I have felt this way over Berg’s last few books (I loved her first few novels).

    THere is something not believable to me in this story… I was hoping/expecting a story closer to what could really happen (for me). I only mention this… in hopes that you really enjoy the book, go in thinking it’s going to be a good weekend read.

    She does write well, doesn’t she.

  2. Just filled out the form and can’t wait to buy the book and start reading!

    Have a great week!

  3. I just signed up – my first book with you guys!!! I am looking forward to reading and discussing this with everyone!

  4. After reading all of your reviews, I keep saying that I must read some of her work, but haven’t yet. This is the perfect opportunity for me to actually pick up one of Berg’s books!

    • Thats why I picked a Berg Bonnie – hoping to give everyone a chance to experience her – I hope it is a good one… they have been so far 😀

  5. I met this author last year when she came to our library. I bought this book from her then, but haven’t had a chance to read it. I hope to get it read now though!

  6. Elizabeth Berg is a name I remember suggested to me a while back. Not sure if I’ll have the time to join you this time around, but I’ll keep a look out for your next group read. 🙂

  7. I’d love to join in but I’m too strapped for time with work and school right now. I will add this to my TBR list and pick it up at a later time! Maybe I can catch you next time around!

  8. Hi Sheila,
    Getting ready to start this book, just wanted to confirm that I did infact actual sign up.

  9. Please add me to the mailing list. I am thinking about joining but it will have to wait for now. Love your blog!

  10. Just recently started to follow your blog. I noticed that you did, still do? an online bookclub? I would love to sighn up!

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