Sunday, December 13, 2009

Book Club

I had a little wild hair telling me that starting a book club with Lisa Harland would be a great idea. Luckily I didn't pull that wild hair and decided to go for it. The first book we decided to read was The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright.  I was a little worried at first about the book club. Most of you know I am not a big reader. I can't even remember the last book that I have finished. But I was determined to make this book club work. If only to proof some jokers wrong that teased and made jokes about me going to the library.

So I rushed off to the Statesville library, Virginia in tow.  First I had to get  a library card. To be honest libraries always make me a little nervous. They are always so big and finding my way around them sometimes is a challenge.  The ladies at the library were very helpful and I was on my way. I got my book pretty quickly. Then I decided since I was getting a book that I should get Virginia one too.

We made our way downstairs to the children's area.  I some what remember what the Gastonia libraries children's area looked like. But I was truely amazed at the set up that the Statesville Library had. They took up the whole downstairs. There was an area for kids to use computers. Then the best of all they had each section organized by age.  It was very easy for me to find the baby section and find a good first book for Virginia. Her first book was a great Peek A Boo book. Virginia has fallen in love with this kind of book. So when we returned my first book I found a great series called Peek A Boo!

Overall I was very happy and our book club was off to a great start. I rushed home and jumped right into my book. It took me about a week to finish the whole book. It wasn't to long or to short of a book. It made me cry, laugh, and say what? I would recommend this book to anyone. It has a little romance, mystery, and full of emotions. I also enjoyed being able to call Lisa up and discuss with her what was going on in the book. I started reading the book a few days before Lisa. Which was a good thing because I remembered that Lisa is a super fast reader.

Now we are on to our second book which is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I just picked it up from the library yesterday. I read a little last night and so far so good. But I am a little worried at how big this book is. I am sure that it will be ok and that Lisa will keep me motivated though this book.

If you guys have any suggestions on books that we should read, please leave me a comment and tell me the name of the book.

3 comments:

Susan said...

Good for you!! I haven't read anything in a while but I read a lot in Pittsburgh. Lisa may have already read my suggestions to follow cause they're not new but I thourghly enjoyed them.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven & Tuesdays with Morrie both by Mitch Albom.

A Thousand Splendid Suns & The Kite Runner both by Khaled Hosseini

Then once you get over your fear of long books a MUST read is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Have fun!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

very impressed. I agree with Susan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is just about my favorite book ever.

You can't beat the library, I love it!!

I may read your book, but I tend to like the murder/mystery stuff better.

Susan, I've never read Pillars of the Earth.

Susan said...

Oh, Pillars of the Earth is awesome! Joe and I both throughly enjoyed it. It's set during the 12th century. Loved it!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Book Club


I had a little wild hair telling me that starting a book club with Lisa Harland would be a great idea. Luckily I didn't pull that wild hair and decided to go for it. The first book we decided to read was The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright.  I was a little worried at first about the book club. Most of you know I am not a big reader. I can't even remember the last book that I have finished. But I was determined to make this book club work. If only to proof some jokers wrong that teased and made jokes about me going to the library.

So I rushed off to the Statesville library, Virginia in tow.  First I had to get  a library card. To be honest libraries always make me a little nervous. They are always so big and finding my way around them sometimes is a challenge.  The ladies at the library were very helpful and I was on my way. I got my book pretty quickly. Then I decided since I was getting a book that I should get Virginia one too.

We made our way downstairs to the children's area.  I some what remember what the Gastonia libraries children's area looked like. But I was truely amazed at the set up that the Statesville Library had. They took up the whole downstairs. There was an area for kids to use computers. Then the best of all they had each section organized by age.  It was very easy for me to find the baby section and find a good first book for Virginia. Her first book was a great Peek A Boo book. Virginia has fallen in love with this kind of book. So when we returned my first book I found a great series called Peek A Boo!

Overall I was very happy and our book club was off to a great start. I rushed home and jumped right into my book. It took me about a week to finish the whole book. It wasn't to long or to short of a book. It made me cry, laugh, and say what? I would recommend this book to anyone. It has a little romance, mystery, and full of emotions. I also enjoyed being able to call Lisa up and discuss with her what was going on in the book. I started reading the book a few days before Lisa. Which was a good thing because I remembered that Lisa is a super fast reader.

Now we are on to our second book which is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I just picked it up from the library yesterday. I read a little last night and so far so good. But I am a little worried at how big this book is. I am sure that it will be ok and that Lisa will keep me motivated though this book.

If you guys have any suggestions on books that we should read, please leave me a comment and tell me the name of the book.

3 comments on "Book Club"

Susan said...

Good for you!! I haven't read anything in a while but I read a lot in Pittsburgh. Lisa may have already read my suggestions to follow cause they're not new but I thourghly enjoyed them.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven & Tuesdays with Morrie both by Mitch Albom.

A Thousand Splendid Suns & The Kite Runner both by Khaled Hosseini

Then once you get over your fear of long books a MUST read is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Have fun!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on December 13, 2009 at 5:20 PM said...

very impressed. I agree with Susan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is just about my favorite book ever.

You can't beat the library, I love it!!

I may read your book, but I tend to like the murder/mystery stuff better.

Susan, I've never read Pillars of the Earth.

Susan said...

Oh, Pillars of the Earth is awesome! Joe and I both throughly enjoyed it. It's set during the 12th century. Loved it!!!