Friday, October 10, 2008

November Book

Thanks Kristin for hosting on Tuesday night. That book was so interesting and I think it gave us all a lot to think about. It was a great discussion...even if you guys made fun of me and Whitney for our "passages".

November's book is "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" by Mary Higgins Clark.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

October Book

Thanks Rebecca for hosting last night. We had a very interesting discussion about The Kite Runner. And delicious treats didn't make the night half bad either. Our October Book is "The Memory Keepers Daughter" by Kim Edwards and Kristin will be hosting it on October 7th.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

September and October Books

I've updated the site for the next two month's books. If anyone needs to borrow them, let me know. I have them both. And feel free to invite anyone to our book group that is interested.

The Host

Thanks girls for coming to book group last night. Michelle did a great job hosting. And, of course, the desserts were delicious. I actually think that most of our night was spent discussing "Breaking Dawn", but I doubt that could have been avoided. =) If anyone else wants to comment on The Host, feel free.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

"The Host" Book Night

Our book group night has been changed to Wednesday, August 6th at 8:30pm at Michelle S. house. Feel free to comment on the book if you've read it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Host and The Kite Runner

I have a copy of the "The Host" that I'm reading right now. Let me know if you want to snag it after I'm done. Also, I think Rebecca has chosen The Kite Runner for our September book.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


We had our book group meeting last night. I had a lot of fun girls! Thanks for coming.

I love this book. There are so many different elements of human nature going on here. Stargirl is the person we all want and don't want to be. Her kindness, love, sincerity, and innocence is something we can all aspire to have in our lives. On the flip side, her innocence was damaging to her when she fell prey to the "everybody" syndrome. This book taught me a lot about what I should be like and what I would like to instill in my own kids. But where do we start being Stargirl and stop before we become a freak? And what's wrong with being a freak? Freak is just a label I put on her because she puts herself out there more than I do. I love the passage about "groups". When Leo is telling her that we all belong to groups, and she responds asking if a group can be a planet too. She is always thinking bigger and more inclusive. She couldn't imagine excluding anybody. It was heartbreaking to watch her become "everybody". As she spun out of control, I cringed at what might happen next. Stargirl is proof that one person can affect lives, communities, and the way things are forever. Without a doubt, I would recommend this book to others and most definitely young adults (boys or girls). Although, to truly appreciate this book I feel that you would have to be older.

What did you think?