Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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
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
Monday, June 11, 2012
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 *****