Jan 29, 2009

My Favorite Book Club

I talk about my friend Chelsea quite often on my blog. We mostly met because last year she started a book club and we exchanged instant messenger IDs and have been chatting ever since. After a brief book club hiatus we are back in full swing and just completed our first chat of the year. The book club focuses on young adult literature and young adult crossovers, though the members are a variety of ages.

Chelsea is stopping by today to share a bit of the experience. I want to thank her for so accurately expressing what a fun time we had and I hope to see you guys next time. Check out her blog at http://thepageflipper.blogspot.com/

Cover of "The Adoration of Jenna Fox"

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Today was our first book club chat, discussing The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. The first half was spent talking about identity, souls, and what it means to be human. Heavy stuff. Everyone really got into it, and it was a ton of fun dissecting the book and our opinions on it. Science and it's limits was a topic that came up frequently; how far is too far? And who should have the final decision on morally-tough decisions: the government, or the public?

Then, Mary Pearson herself stopped in, and let us ask her a few questions! It was great getting a bit of an insider scoop on a book we'd just been discussing for the past hour.

Two hours later (after some members left), we were fizzling out over the book and switched to zombies, as any sane book club would. We talked about our current reads, our TBR list, and future book club picks. Among many, many other things. Mountain Dew was spilled,

Mountain Dew

souls were sucked, and the nocturnal bonded over caffeine. AND we managed to be productive and strengthen our brains and debating skills.



Next month, we're going to meet again to chat about The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things
by Carolyn Mackler. If you're interested in joining us, or meeting for any future book club chats, just email me (thepageflipper@yahoo.com) expressing your interest, and I'll get you set up for the newsletter. :)
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2 comments:

  1. Whoohoo! I love the book club. I'm still upset I missed Mary and the rest of the chat. Why oh why did I have to get off the computer? Sigh. Not my fault. I can't wait till the next chat though. Tons of fun!

    -Lauren

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  2. I loved that chat! We had so much fun! I especially loved when we got to talking about zombies!

    Unfortunately, I missed the last author chat because I fell asleep before it started...

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