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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!


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.


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

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

18. The Shack - William P. Young

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!

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!


Thursday, April 1, 2010


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 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!