It's based on a children's tale/picture book by Freya Littledale. I was skeptical at first, wondering if it would keep my interest, but it turned out to be a beautiful book.
Light reading, touching and lovely.
I recommend it .
I read it a few months ago. I found it a bit eerie.
It was strange. I found her writing to be beautiful. This was her first novel.
Next month's book discussion is Gone Girl.
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We had a few months of really depressing, intense books and everybody appreciated the fact that this was imaginative and left a lot for each person to create in their own minds (especially the ending, and many aspects of the girl's life/existence).
My group has several creative types, though.
Skye, how does your group choose the books?
We do it like this- we rotate hosting in our homes, and whoever is hosting gets to choose the book. The group is supposed to be open to whatever the choice is, no complaining. Although, there's usually some complaining! But many times we will read a book we wouldn't have personally chosen and end up loving it.
We have a meeting in the summer and pick our books for the entire year. We all bring two or three choices (some people bring more) and then we vote. Because we want paperbacks and library availability, we have found that giving the members the knowledge of what is coming over the year works best. Also that way we find we get more of a variety.
Many years we find lots of Holocaust books recommended and not everyone wants that focus so we limit that to two a year. We also like to try to do a classic each year and that definitely needs a vote!
We also try to pick the book and month we want to host and present at that same meeting. Some people don't like to host and present the same month--others do, so we're pretty flexible with that.
We don't have too many creative types in the group I'm thinking of recommending The Snow Child to, which could be a factor.
The consensus was that Snow Child was a great choice.
Sorry. Had to whine
I only know neighbourhood mommies and I don't think most of them have the time to read or don't like to
One day last year I was walking the dogs in our development and a woman walked over and started raving about the dogs. We were talking for awhile and she asked me if I knew this other woman from the dog park and I said yes, of course.
She told me that they are in a book club together and I said I've always wanted to be in a book club. Then she invited me to join!!!
My point is- I think you need to get a couple of greyhounds and then you will find a book club!