This page was created to share our love for books and reading. We both belong to book clubs and like to share what we are reading with each other, and thought it’d be cool to share them with you as well. We only have 1 rule (so far): Please don’t comment on details of the book until we have finished reading it! For obvious reasons — NO SPOILERS PLEASE!! Thanks.
Aug-Sept Book Club read:
UPDATE: Aug. 29, 2011
Our book club in July got postponed until August, so I get to finally review my book! I found it very interesting, and really enjoyed it. I like the fact that the author wrote so that it was so easy to read, which, in my opinion can be difficult when writing about historical events. Having to keep the dates and details correct and wrap a story around it is difficult.
There is something about Abraham Lincoln and his assassination that people find enthralling. I thinks it’s the desire to see in our minds eye how and why something like this could happen, and try to place ourselves there in that time period. I think the author did an awesome job of presenting the facts in a way that could be easily understood and followed. I would definitely recommend this book.
**Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. ~Abraham Lincoln**
(I just realized the quote I chose above is from Abe Lincoln and my book is about Abe Lincoln, I love it when that stuff happens purely by happenstance.)
I have missed the last 3 books we have read due to being extra busy and trudging through a book I want to finish. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I have heard great things about it, but can’t seem to stay riveted by it so far.
Update: I finally finished Edgar Sawtelle, and have to say I did not like the ending! It did get more interesting as it went, I had a hard time getting into this book, mainly I think because I was too busy to spend a lot of time on it, so I was only catching small increments of time here and there, and wasn’t able to really get into it. My thoughts: I felt the ending was weak. **Quit reading now if you don’t spoiler ** Here is this boy who ventures off on his own and is able to keep not only himself but his dogs who tag along alive and under the radar. He is obviously a very smart kid. He is aware of the poison and has seen the bottle, he knows Claude is, well a CLAUDE! and has even seen how he killed his dad with the syringe. So I have a problem at the fact that he didn’t think to not turn his back on Claude when he goes back into the burning barn, he had already thought it to himself that Claude didn’t come in the barn to help him out. He should have known that there was something going down, and if he didn’t watch it, it’d be him! I cannot stress how unhappy with the ending I was.
So there are my thoughts. All in all it is an alright read, especially for those who don’t like happy endings or even an ending with some kind of descent closure at all!
Our book club is reading Murder By Design this month. I haven’t started reading it yet because I was vassilating between buying it for my Nook, or buying the hard copy. I have finally decided to buy it for my Nook — easier to take with me.
Two months ago, the club read The Help. I never got around to reading it (shocking!) and Christy has been after me to read it. I will be reading it as soon as I finish the other book, plus I want to read it before the movie comes out. I have to admit that it doesn’t seem like a book that I would enjoy, but I am going to trust Christy and all the ladies in my book club. I will update my thoughts on it after I read it — I would love to know your thoughts on it if you have read it!