Category: Book Club

A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness (w/ Bookies Book Club review)

Patrick Ness has amazed me with his writing in the past (his Chaos Walking series is still a book series I recommend to those who enjoy YA Dystopian like myself).  A Monster calls, while completely different – still rang true with the unique writing…

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green w/ Bookies Book Club Review

Ahhh John Green… you are one of those authors that can do no wrong.  When I hear you have a book coming out my spidey senses tingle and I eagerly await the release date to see what brilliance you are going to add to…

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Who wouldn’t want to enter a group of people who are all about strengthening their marriage… it sounds so innocent so amazing…  trust me – it’s not.   ~Sheila In The Marriage Pact, Alice and Jack are newly married and receive an unusual gift from…

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris (Bookies Book Club Review) Audiobook review

A Bookies Book Club read and one I was glad I had an opportunity to explore….creepy good.  ~Sheila   Jack and Grace are the couple to envy.  Jack is handsome and attentive, has money, a good job, and charm… every girls dream in a…

Safe From The Sea by Peter Geye (audio book review) Bookies Book Club Read

First up…. I love Peter Geye.  He is genuine and funny and writes a pretty great story as well…  I hope you will indulge me here as I tell you about this one, and I do hope you pick up one of his books…

Morning Meanderings….. OH! What A Night!

Good Morning! I feel tired and energized all at the same time.  What is that???  😛 Yesterday I helped to continue setting up the book sale.  It is looking so good.  Today will be detail work…. hanging signs, prepping the Friends Of The Library…

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens – Bookie Book Club Review

I recently reviewed the book The Life We Bury.  This post is my book clubs review. I was excited for this review and curious what the Bookies would think about this read by a Minnesota author, centered around a college student, an autistic brother,…

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates w/ Bookies Book Club Review

Between The World and Me is a series of letters written by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to his 15-year-old son.  The letters consist of racial history and walks us through Coates life from a impoverish child in a hard part of Baltimore to attending Harvard….

Morning Meanderings…. The Book…. It Is Not About

I drove some of you a little nuts yesterday by talking or I guess, not talking about a book and not telling you what the book I was not talking about was. That was kind of the point. Yesterdays post was not about the…

It’s Not Always About The Book

This past Tuesday we had book club.  It was our annual December potluck, home made gift exchange, and donation to the library’s book in a bag program.  Normally, this is one of my favorite meetings of the year as I do love the little…

Bookies Review, Food, and Getting Into Character With Gone With The Wind

There is a reason our book club has a wait list. We.. are a ton of fun. We always enjoy taking our reads to the next level through excellent discussion not only on book, but author as well, often food to go with what…

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

How does one do a synopsis of Gone With The Wind? Well… for this first time reader and having never seen the movie (still haven’t), I will give you the synopsis in my own words as though I were telling a friend about this…