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Monday, July 26, 2010

August Book: Linger

 

In honor of Maggie Stiefvater’s  much anticipated follow up (by me and many others) to her NY Times Best Seller Shiver, I have chosen Linger to be the book for the month of August. I follow her on twitter and I feel like she is one of the most personable author’s out there – someone tangible that truly cares about her fans and readers and actually wants to get to know us. Linger debuted as #1 on the NY Times Best Selling List last week and those of us that purchased it had everything to do with it! So congrats!

 
If you are a supernatural fan that enjoys werewolves then you will love this book. Linger is the sequel to Shiver and one I’ve anticipated reading since the day it arrived on my doorstep. I hope you won’t be upset that I didn’t conduct a book poll this month, but I knew based on the books we had read previously, many of you would want to read this one. All I can say is TRUST ME ON THIS :)
 
 
I wanted to let everyone know with enough time so that you could get a head start and read Shiver if you haven’t done so. When I opened the first page of that book, I had to fight myself to put it down and go to sleep. It’s THAT good. You will love the way she writes.
 
If you are a fan of The Twilight Saga, wait till you meet Sam and Grace.
Oh yea.
 
Click on the links above to go to Amazon if you need to purchase these books! But hurry!
 
xoxo
Nat

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella DQ’s

If you decided to read this novella with me, feel free to answer the questions below.

 

  1. What was your initial thoughts before reading on why this particular character was chosen for a novella. Why Bree? Why not Riley, who is technically more “involved” with the Cullens?
  2. In the beginning of the story, what do you think of Bree and her personality?
  3. Why do you think Stephenie Meyers wrote a novel coming from a newborns perspective?
  4. Knowing Bree has all of two or three lines in Eclipse, and not even four in the movie, how did you feel about her after reading her tale. Do you feel differently?
  5. What do you think of the her growing friendship with Diego?
  6. Why did Fred not use his “powers” on Bree like he did the others?
  7. Why do you think Diego “met the sun” as they say in True Blood and suffered his final death?
  8. Were you surprised to know that the Volturi knew what the newborns were planning? In Eclipse when Edward said to Jane “too bad you didn’t get to do what you came here for” did you read it like he knew?
  9. Did you find that you wanted to keep Bree alive even though you knew the outcome of Eclipse?
  10. Who else would you like to see Stephenie Meyers explore that spawned from the Twilight Saga?

xoxo

Nat

music note While writing this, I was listening to "Tracking" by Carter Burwell



Saturday, July 17, 2010

What’cha Readin’?

As my last post eluded to, I am sorry I have not been on top of the blog posting for book selections this past month. In my absence, I’d love to know what everyone has been reading.

Feel free to comment below telling all the other Page Turners what you have been reading. If you want to discuss your opinion of the book in the comments, feel free! I’d love to hear it!

 

PS. Stay tuned because Page Turners will be getting a facelift to match the awesomeness of this blog :)

xoxo

Nat

music note While writing this, I was listening to "Eskimo" by Damien Rice



July Book Selection

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for not posting anything for the month of July. It’s been crazy around here with me finishing my first novel and whatnot. With that being said, I know it’s not an excuse.

So I was thinking…

I have the new Stephenie Meyer’s book The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella. I was thinking that since it’s a novella that is pretty short, if you wanted to read it with me you could. If you don’t want to read it that’s fine. I will create a new blog post for everyone to leave their comments to discuss what books they read and their general thoughts on it. 

Again, I’m sorry I haven’t posted. I feel terrible. I have been reading, but in the audio format if that makes any sense. I have re-“read” the Sookie Stackhouse books 3-7 and Eclipse on audio book format through my iPod.

Let me know in the comments below if you are going to read the Bree Tanner book with me.

music note While writing this, I was listening to "Them Eyes" by The Black Keys

xoxo

Nat



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward DQ

First, Aukele and I would like to apologize for not posting these sooner. I did not get a chance to read this book and I don't believe she did either. If you take your daily routine and completely turn it upside down, that has basically become my life since deciding to move. Slowly, things are coming back to whatever "normal" was, but until then - posts are gonna be a bit scattered. Sorry for that.

On a sidenote, after reading the questions Aukele found on this book, I am going to be running back to the bookstore - or at least to get it as an audiobook so I find out what it's all about!

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What do you think of Ward's twist to the vampire mythos?

Does Ward's created language give credence to her twist on the vampire legend or does it trivialize it for you?

What is the most believable medical aspect of Havers's research on vampires? What's the least believable?

In a "Dark Lover" movie or TV series, who would you like to see cast as Wrath? What about the other Brothers?

Which of the Brothers do you think you would get along the easiest with and why?

What's your opinion of the lessers being the bad guys? Are they bad enough?

Do you think that impotence is a fair price to pay for eternal life, increased strength and stamina, and a lack of a need for sleep? What would you give up?

Compare and contrast Wrath and Mr. X as leaders of their respective groups.

Do you think that the Brothers' attitudes toward women are outdated and archaic, or would you like to be treated like that in a relationship?


xoxo
Nat

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Host: DQ #4

NOTE: I apologize for my absence. I have not been here because I have been packing and moving. I do apologize for those of you I left hanging. If you have finished the book, please feel free to answer the questions below regarding the remainder of the novel. 

Please use the remaining portion of the novel to answer your thoughts on these questions. 


  
  1. Ian tries to kill Wanderer. Do you think he would have done this had Jeb not showed up?  
  2. Why do you think nobody told Jamie about Melanie?  Do you agree that it was for his protection? 
  3. Jared is being a Class-A jerk when he eats in front of Wanderer and refuses her a pillow. Why do you think he is doing this to her?
  4. What do you think caused Ian to move from wanting to kill Wanderer to feeling bad for hurting her?
  5. Jamie is eager to hang out with Wanderer even after he learns her real identity. Why do you think that is? 
  6. What do you think of the human name Wanda for Wanderer? 
  7. Were you interested in the history of Wanda's adventures of the nine worlds? 
  8. Why is Jamie confused when Wanda tells him people come to see her while she sleeps but they see  Jared/Doc/Jeb/whoever is guarding her and leave? 
  9. Ian turns from the guy in the beginning to this guy that is really diggin' Wanda. S.M. said that when she wrote him she didn't see him as a big character and as she wrote, he made himself who we see (awesome, btw - happened to me as I wrote my first novel). What caused him to change? 
  10. Why do you think Wanda/Wanderer finally got the courage to tell Jared off for calling her "it?"
  11. What did you think about the soccer game? Was it a good way to show life continued with some normalcy or did you find it extra info that wasn't needed in this 752,365 page novel? 
  12. What do you think really happened to Jamie when he returns injured? 
  13. What are your thoughts on the names of the medicines given to Wanderer when she goes to the hospital? Cute or ridiculously childish and simplistic? 
  14. Were you surprised when Wanderer told everyone how to remove a soul? 
  15. How strange is it that Kyle's behavior changes towards souls when Jodi/Sunny come into the caves? 
  16. How did you feel after discovering Wanda didn't have to sacrifice herself b/c everyone liked her enough to find her a new host? 
  17. What did you think of the description of Ian caring for the cryotank while they searched for the perfect body? 
  18. How did you feel about the ending when the group goes out on a raid and discovers another group that has someone with them like Wanda? 
  19. When the book ended did you like it? Did it feel complete? Was the story finished in your mind? According to S.M. this novel was made to be a stand-alone. 
Sorry for the long questions post but I wanted to wrap it up quickly in time for the next book!

Thanks for reading!
xoxo
Nat

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Book Choice: Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

Winning 36% of total vote, Dark Lover by J. R. Ward is the chosen book for June 2010!! This book was nominated by Page Turner, Ivy.

Make your way to your nearest Borders, Barnes and Noble or used bookstore to pick up a copy today if you do not already own one. You can even borrow it from your local library.


Ivy, please email me so that we can get your Page Turner Profile up!!

Official reading of Dark Lover begins Tuesday, June 1st, 2010!

To submit a book nomination, please click here!

Page Turners Unite!

PS: Those of you that have not finished The Host, please keep reading it! Nat has been busy moving the last few weeks and has not been as available as she'd like to be, but she hasn't gone anywhere!! I'm not sure if Nat will continue to do discussion questions, or if there may be just a general post to open discussion on the book since it is quite lengthy, but keep on reading!! I am :-)

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Saturday, May 22, 2010

June Book Poll

As mentioned in the Book Nomination post's update, we will now have 5 books up for nomination at a time. These books will be chosen at random using RANDOM.ORG. Possibly if somewhere down the line there is a memoir book month, etc., we may choose to pick books of a certain genre or celebrating something else.

This month, books 5, 16, 4, 18 and 8 were chosen in that order on RANDOM.ORG. Below is a description of each book and concluding the post will be the book poll.

All descriptions from Booklist on Amazon.

5. Lament - Maggie Stiefvater

*Starred Review* Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan, a gifted harpist who regularly plays for weddings and other events, has the kind of stage fright that makes her physically ill before a performance, which is an inauspicious way to start a romance; but while vomiting before a competition she meets a gorgeous boy who comes into the restroom to hold her hair. He is Luke Dillon, a flautist who proceeds to accompany her in a truly stellar performance. As four-leaf clovers start appearing everywhere, Deirdre develops telekinetic powers and encounters strange, unworldly people who seem to bear her ill will. Her best friend, James, also a talented musician; her beloved grandmother; and her mother all are in danger, as Deirdre is targeted by the queen of Faerie. Deirdre eventually discovers that she is a cloverhand, a person who can see the denizens of faerie, and Luke, not the only immortal who has her in his sights, is a gallowglass, an assassin assigned by the queen of Faerie to kill Deirdre but who falls in love with her instead. This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction of Celtic Faerie lore and dangerous forbidden love in a contemporary American setting, will appeal to readers of Nancy Werlin’s Impossible (2008) and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Illustrations by Jeffrey are fitting. Grades 9-12. --Diana Tixier Herald

16. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) - J.R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

4. Thirst - Christopher Pike
As to blood -- ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like that as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty. And I am often thirsty....

Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.

Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life....

18. The Shack - William P. Young
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives as the shack on a wintry afternoon and walk back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book.

8. Apologize, Apologize - Elizabeth Kelly
From Publishers Weekly
Collie Flanagan's life is part Grey Gardens and part The Royal Tenenbaums in this beautifully written if unwieldy dramedy debut. Raised on Martha's Vineyard, Collie is the dull link in his flamboyant family: his adulterous, alcoholic father and cruelly pugnacious mother maintain a miserable relationship that overshadows even the overblown personalities of his pigeon-racing uncle and his prep-school failure brother. As storms of irresponsibility rage, Collie lives in quiet, stable success until a one-two punch of family tragedy leaves him reeling. Collie's relationship with his media magnate grandfather becomes contentious as Collie spins out of control and tries wildly different ways to make restitution and become a man. Kelly is a gifted writer (Collie's mother attacks with a verbal pitchfork. Before the night was over, just about everyone in the place had sprung leaks, blood and champagne spurting from all those glamorous human fountains), but her chops as a novelist aren't as refined: Collie is as pallid as the other characters are unbelievable, and though the crazed drama keeps the story moving, it's often incredible. Though hampered by these weaknesses, Collie's quest is worth reading for the elegant prose alone. (Mar.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

This month, I am trying a different polling site
to vote please click the link below!

Voting will begin Saturday, May 22 and conclude, Saturday, May 29

June Book Poll

Let us know what you think!

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Host: DQ #3

Use Chapters 6-15 to answer the following questions!

Wanderer viewed the mass suicide of the Sea Weeds as a tragedy and Melanie viewed it as admirable. What does this say about each of their characters?

We are never given the Seeker's name. Why do you think Meyer chooses to leave this character unnamed? Do you think it is effective?

Melanie says, "No one’s young anymore. Anyone who’s survived this long is ancient.” Why does she claim this?

Melanie shows Wanderer memories of Jared to distract her. Does it seem like Wanderer is developing her own feelings for Jared or are these emotions she is feeling towards him all from Melanie?

What would you bring as your last sort of food for a trip into the desert? (ie. Wanderer wanted doughnuts and chips)

While struggling through the desert, Wanderer allows Melanie to take over more and more. Why do you think she does this?

Wanderer doesn't refer to her body, thoughts, or memories as hers or mine any longer. She uses we and ours. What does this say about Wanderer's relationship with Melanie as the story progresses?

Why do you think Uncle Jeb tells Wanderer that Jared and Jamie never made it to the caves?

What do you think of Jared hitting Melanie/Wanderer?

Melanie realizes that Wanderer has true feelings for Jared. Feelings that were not fostered by Melanie. This upsets both of them. Do you think Melanie needs to be jealous over an alien that looks like a silver worm in it's human form?

Thoughts on the book up to now...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Host: DQ #2

After reading the first five chapters of The Host, answer the following questions...

Melanie was on the verge of being caught by the alien race, so she attempted suicide. Do you think you would do the same in her scenario? Die free or live a slave?

If the Souls are suppose to be so peaceful and non-fighting, why do you think the Healer and the Seeker where arguing?

Do you think the souls are more human in their characteristics than they think they are? Why or why not?

Do you like the name the soul goes by and do you think souls should take new names on new planets?

What is so important about the soul Racing Song who changed his name to Kevin?


Why is the mental fight between Melanie and Wanderer so important when Wanderer almost emails the Seeker to say the email she sent was about a dream?

Why do you think Wanderer has a harder time controlling Melanie when she is overcome with emotions?

What job would you take if you were a soul? Comforter, Healer, or a Seeker?

Most important question: WHAT DO YOU THINK SO FAR? Easy to read or hard??

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Page Turner Profile: brittny

1. Why did you nominate The Host?

I nominated The Host because Stephenie Meyer is the author of the Twilight Saga and all four of those books were amazing, so I thought it would be interesting to see if her other book was just as good or better.


2. What is your favorite thing about reading?

My favorite thing about reading is when I picture the characters' actions in my mind. I like how its better then a movie, at least to me. You get to picture the characters in a different way then others and your interpretation of the whole book is never exactly the same as someone else


3. What is your favorite genre of books and why?

I do not have a specific genre of books that I favor. I read anything from nonfiction, fact based things (such as How-To's and Education books) to fictional romance stories, to science-fiction. I do not like to pin-point a certain genre because I like to keep an open mind.


4. What is your favorite book and why?

My favorite book would have to be Brave New World. The book is a science-fiction book. The book is about the future. The book is full of controversy. I had to read it for summer reading for 12th grade English. The beginning is a little slow and confusing, but once you get past all that, the book keeps you on the edge of your seat.


5. Who is your favorite author and why?

My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. Why? Because every single one of his books have captivated me. They all draw me in and I end up staying up till 3 a.m. reading till my eyes just wont stay open anymore. His books are heartfelt and inspiring.


6. What is the most inspiring book you've read and why?

The most inspiring book I've read would have to be A Walk to Remember. (It’s my second favorite book) This book shows you that even though you may not have forever, make the best of the time you have. And this book also shows you that when you love someone, you never give up on them.


7. What draws you to purchase a book (i.e: summaries, reviews, suggestions)?

When I’m in Walmart or Books-a-Million, I search and search till I find something that draws me in. It isn't the cover of the book, It isn’t the summary either. It’s the first chapter of the book. I give myself enough time, when I go book shopping, to read at least half of the first chapter. If it draws me in, then I usually get it.


8. Where is your favorite place to read and why?

My favorite place to read is outside, on a breezy day. I like being outside when I read because, usually, no one bothers me. Outside, I can hear birds and wind rustling leaves. Inside I always hear people talking or a TV. I'd much rather read outside, where it’s bright and stress-free.


9. What is your favorite food to eat?

My favorite food is Mexican: tacos, quesadillas, nachos, etc. I love making it at home and I love going to Mexican restaurants.


10. Fun fact about brittny?

I am writing my own novel. Progress updates and such will be posted on my blog.

The Host: DQ #1

After reading the Prologue what do you think? 

What did you think by this introductory chapter?



What is your initial impression of the Healers, Seekers, and soul's in general?


What do you this is going to happen to the soul?


Why do you think they put this soul in this host's body?








In this introductory chapter were you hooked? Confused?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May: Get Caught Reading Month

In celebration of Get Caught Reading Month, please send in pictures of yourself reading this month's book club read, The Host (if possible)!! This picture must be taken at a place where you can be "caught" reading.

Get that book out of the bedroom!!!

A few examples of places would be on the beach, in a bus or at the doctor's office. The purpose of this exercise is to bring awareness to reading / literacy in hopes of encouraging others to read!

Pictures will be put together for a slide show that will be on the blog!! Please send your pictures to kelegirl6@gmail.com

Help others get caught reading by donating a book or giving a monetary donation to a local or national literacy program or your local library!

Get Caught Reading!
*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May Book Choice: The Host


Winning 18.6% of total votes, The Host by Stephenie Meyer is the chosen book for May 2010!! This book was nominated by Page Turner, Brittny!!

Make your way to your nearest Borders, Barnes and Noble or used bookstore to pick up a copy today if you do not already own one. You can even borrow it from your local library.


As books are chosen each month, the nominee of the winning book will have a Page Turner Profile done on them. This will be a fun way to get to know each other J! Brittny, please email me so that we can get your Page Turner Profile up!!

Official reading of The Host begins Saturday, May 1st, 2010!

Lastly, May is Get Caught Reading month. Stay tuned for more information on what we will be doing in honor of Get Caught Reading!!

To submit a book nomination, please click here!

Page Turners Unite!

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Last Song: Chapter 23 - Epilogue

The month is coming to an end and so is our first book discussion. This was a lot of fun and the book was a fairly quick read for me. I can't wait to see what the next month has in store for us! Now on to the questions...

  1. Where did Ronnie get a job? 
  2. Why was Ronnie supposed to appear in court?
  3. Will asks Ronnie how far she would go to protect a friend. Why does he do this? How far would YOU go to protect a friend?
  4. Why does Will let his mother control/guilt him into doing so much? 
  5. Who did Ronnie recognize at Will's sister's wedding? 
  6. What does Marcus do at the wedding to mess up things?
  7. Why does Ronnie get angry with Will towards the end of the novel? 
  8. Do you think Ronnie over-reacted and should have broken up with Will over this?
  9. What has Steve been hiding from his kids? 
  10. Why did Steve like to play the piano since moving to NC? 
  11. Ronnie makes a huge decision towards the end of the novel. What was it? Could you have done it? 
  12. What does Will do in the end of the novel that makes all of us sappy chicks happy? 
  13. What was your overall reaction to the novel? Like or dislike
Hope you like the way I set these up - if you have suggestions feel free to let me know!

xoxo
Nat

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May Book Poll

Its that time again to vote for our next book club pick. Nat and I decided to include all nominations into May's poll. For more info on the books, click here!!

Please stay tuned in the days to come as we will have more discussions questions up for The Last Song. Also, we will be doing an fun exercise during the month of May!!

Make sure to subscribe by email to keep up with the latest blog posts!

Voting is open
NOW and will close on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.



Page Tuners May Book Club Poll




We will be doing a Page Turner's Profile on the member who suggested the winning book of the month. This will help us to learn about other members of the group and possibly even form new friendships!!

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Last Song: Chapter 6 - Chapter 22

This is a pretty decent chunk of the book, but I think a lot of good stuff happens during this part. A lot of feelings are expressed and I see the characters mature very quickly. Discussion questions:

  1. Why does Steve build a wall around the piano?
  2. Why does Will fall for Ronnie? 
  3. Why does Ronnie fall for Will? 
  4. Who causes tension between Will and Ronnie as their friendship/relationship starts to blossom?
  5. How can you characterize Blaze's relationship with Marcus? 
  6. What is Steve and Jonah working on in the shed all summer? 
  7. What does Ronnie fight so hard to protect that brings her closer to Will? 
  8. What is your reaction to the book up to this point? 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Last Song: Prologue - Chapter 5

As you read Chapter 1-5 I am curious as to what you thought about the scenrio that unfolded. Answer the following in the comments:

  1. What do you think about the Prologue? 
  2. Do you have any ideas as to what has happened at this point? What conclusions have you drawn already?
  3. What is your initial reaction when reading about Ronnie? 
  4. Who do you see when Ronnie is described?
  5. Seeing that Ronnie is being a rebellious teenager - what do you think caused this? 
  6. Were you ever rebellious or had/have rebellious teenagers to deal with? 
  7. Why do you think Ronnie has sworn off the piano, even though she was good enough to play at Carnegie Hall at age 13? 
  8. What comes to mind when you think of Blaze?
  9. Why do you think Ronnie decided to talk to Blaze? 
  10. What is your opinion on Marcus? 
  11. What is Will's secret? 
  12. What do you think attracts will to Ronnie? 
I am sure I could ask a million other questions. If you have some you'd like to be added - let me know and I'll put them in here.

ENJOY :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Book Nominations

Hey there Page Turners!!

We need your book nominations!! A Page Turns will be a book club where all members are encouraged to participate in not only the discussions but in having a say about which books we will be reading.

That said, this post will be available for people to nominate possible book club reads!!

Nominate away :-)

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

**Update - May 4, 2010**
Since this list is becoming rather long, all books nominated will not be entered every month into the book selection poll. Rather, 5 books will be chosen at random through Random.org.


Book Nomination List

1. Dear John - Nicholas Sparks (Nat)

2. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (Nat)

3. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (Nat)

4. Thirst - Christopher Pike (Nat)

5. Lament - Maggie Stiefvater (Nat)

6. Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater (Nat)

7. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (Valene)

8. Apologize, Apologize - Elizabeth Kelly (kelegirl6)

9. The Glass Castle: A Memoir - Jeannette Walls (Amanda)

10. Hurry Down Sunshine - Michael Greenberg (Amanda)

11. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice (Missypa2040)

12. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - Rhoda Janzen (kelegirl6)

13. Anthem - Ayn Rand (brittny)

14. The Host - Stephenie Meyer (brittny) [May 2010 choice]

15. The Things We Do for Love - Kristin Hannah (kelegirl6)

16. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) - J. R. Ward (Ivy)

17. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel - Charlaine Harris
(cindeev)

18. The Shack - William P. Young
(kelegirl6)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Book 1 Chosen!

The votes are in! 

The first book for us Page Turners is going to be...




Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song
When I checked the poll, The Last Song had the most votes, at 24 votes or 26.97% of the people voting. 
So run out and get the book. If you have already read it - that's ok - you are still welcome to participate in our discussions. 

I have a ridiculously busy weekend ahead of me, so I doubt I'm able to post any discussion questions regarding the first few chapters until the beginning of the week. 

Use the weekend to get your book and start reading! 

First few chapters discussion will begin next week - maybe Wednesday or so. 

Happy Reading!
xoxo
Nat

Monday, April 5, 2010

Time to Pick Our First Book!!

Ok the time has come to vote on our first book. I took the four choices I had posted originally in my first post and added one more that was suggested over and over in the comments. The sooner we start the better so that we can all finish reading this book by the end of April. Once this book is chosen we can begin the chapter discussions and general conversation about the book itself.

Vote on the book between  NOW and Friday, April 9th. 

If the book is chosen that you are not interested in, or we discuss faster than you are able to keep up, just leave comments whenever you deem fit. You don't have to participate in a book discussion to stay a part of the club.

Let the voting begin! I will post the results of the poll this weekend and we can begin to read. 
Vote on 1st Book!

xoxo
Nat


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Welcome!

Hi & Hello! This blog is the beginning of what I hope to be a long and successful blog. Here you will find people coming together to discuss a book as they read. I will warn you now, there will be spoilers told on this blog, as every week the a new blog will be posted discussing the recent chapters.

The blog is owned by me, but I hope to have some guests moderators from time to time.

So the biggest question I have is WHEN to begin and with WHAT BOOK???

I am currently reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger so for me it's the perfect place to begin. I plan on still posting book reviews on my natneagle.com blog, but this one is solely for discussing different aspects of the story and going into major details.

So let me know what book you want to discuss first in the comments below. Here are my choices, but you can include your own as well:


Once I get everyone's opinion on the book they want to read first, I will post a poll and the winning book will be the book of the month! IF you don't want to use any of the books below feel free to name your own book!


  1. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  2. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  4. Thirst by Christopher Pike
This is going to be fun!
xoxo
Nat