Monday, August 27, 2012


With September approaching fast, the next selection has a tie in to the month.  It deals with September 11th, and a boy's search to find answers.  Could the possible clues that are available, help him in his search?  Read with us and find out.

September 15th, 2012
9:00 AM
@ The Library!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I see the moon and the moon sees me...

Many people saw different things in the book club selection for August.  Some saw confusion; some saw history; some even saw a simple story with generations of Indian women.  Whatever was seen, it brought out a discussion that we have never done before. 

Aside from the confusion of who was speaking when (some were confused, others not) this book first brought about Indian life.  It made everyone think of just how much were the indians treated, and most felt not so great.  But, a deeper question was also asked.  If they weren't treated the way they were, and the white men took the land, would we be the America we are today?

It really is an eye-opening sort of read when you think of it. At only a little less then 200 pages, it may not have been the best all around read, but the book is really worth one for a interesting talk, and a historical biographical lesson.

Club was: August 18th, 2012
*** out of *****

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Some Books Can Be Ruff!

We've all had that special pet in our lives, or most, that have really made an impact.  Dixie, Dean Koontz's beloved rescued golden retriver, was his.  In "A Big Little Life," Dean recalls funny stories, and memorable moments from this dog's big...but little life.

The club shared moments or pets that have been involved in their lives.  The question came up however, how 'real' as in human-like is a pet?  Does it act almost human?  A fair split had said that yes, they have a human characteristic soul, and others were believed in that pets have a soul of their own.

No pet is more important that another.  It just so happened, that Dean Koontz had this pet dog, that became larger than life.  It was a good read.  It brought out a healthy conversation for about an hour and a half of pet stories, and things that were liked and disliked about the book.

No matter what type of pet you have, you always have a story.  All pets have a story.  This is Dixie's story.  No matter if you are a cat person, a turtle lover, a hampster chaser, or of course a dog lover, this book makes you apprecaite the near human things that are touching our lives.  The club seemed to enjoy the book as well.

**** out of five.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Again, we say goodbye to you.  We lost you, you came back, and now you are leaving again.  This time, I don't think you will return.  Thank you again, for a few more discussions that you had in you.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I say Po-tay-to you say Po-ta-to...

June's book club selection was an interesting read amongst our members. I think a general consensus was that it was slow at the beginning of the story.  While reading journal entries isn't everyone's cup of tea, this is how most of the book works, but it does work for this type of book.  It's a series of entries during World War I, and it is really more of a history lesson.  The members did enjoy the book, as a whole I believe.  But, like I said, it was slow at first.  Once you start reading the book, and progress through the pages, it is like a little history lesson.  This is rumored to be made into a film soon.  I think that it will make an interesting movie.
*** out of *****  Good read!

Monday, June 11, 2012

                                                    DID SOMEONE SAY "GUERNSEY"?

There's SNOW Business Like Book Business

Who wants to think about that white stuff in May?  I'm not talking about powdered sugar.  S-N-O-W is more like it.  I don't know about you, but at the cold weather scare, taking a chance of reading a book with snow, and snow in the title, was scary to say the least.  But...needless to say, May was safe, and so was it's selection from the club.

In what was a surprising read, Blink went beyond it's expectations.  You never know what might happen when you read an "independent" published book.  Not saying that there all bad, but sometimes you dont get the quality of a good read.  That is because when it's self published, anyone can put it out there.  But, this is not the case.  This book kept our attention; made us think; and was story driven.  The bonus was also, we think, that he is local, and Pennsylvanian.  References were made to lead some to believe that there was a "Grove City" area feel to the book.

Always try a local, or independtly published author sometime.  You never know what sorts of gems might be out there, and what you are truly missing in the book world.

**** out of *****