Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Club Meeting Another Success

Tonight we met at the public library to discuss our second book in our little book club. When I say "we" I am referring to some wonderful teachers and staff at the middle school where I teach(or attempt to anyway).

I started the club to have a chance to talk about books and see some people that I don't always get a chance to talk to during the routine of my school day.

The first time we met we read and discussed True Grit and there was only three of us.

Tonight we expanded to five members as we talked about Winter's Bone.

It was another success. It is important for us to have time away from students and the YA world. We spend so much time reading YA novels(rightfully so as they are really good). However, it is important to take a step away and just have some adult talk about adult novels. These two novels have lead to some great discussion as they both take on the journey idea of a young female in pursuit of find their father. This was not intended, but it worked out that way.

We have decided to read one more book before the school year ends. Time is of the essence as we have only about a month left until we are done for the year.

For our third book club we are going to read Heaven is for Real.

Have you read this book? Feel free to leave some insight, ideas, questions, etc.

Do you have any other book club suggestions. We found it humorous how out of touch we were with the non YA world and are in need of some suggestions.
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