Read: Huntress

Hi Everyone,

We had an excellent turn out for last night's book group. Thank you all for coming and for contributing to a great discussion!

We will not be meeting in December. The store is too busy and crowded during the holiday season. Our next meeting will be January 8th. Some people brought up the idea of meeting in December to see the movie Blue is the Warmest Color. If you're interested in doing that, send me an email and I'll make some plans.

In January, we're reading Huntress by Malinda Lo. Malinda Lo is a novelist and former contributor to AfterEllen.com. I read Huntress a few months ago in anticipation of using it in the bookgroup.


Here's what Lo's website says about the book:

"Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance. To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two young girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage and Kaede is of the earth. And yet, the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission; the two come to rely on each other and begin to fall in love."

That description may sound a bit cheesy, but it is an enjoyable read!

Thank you all for your participation in the group. As always, feel free to send me your feedback, thoughts or suggestions for the group.

I wish you all happy holidays, and look forward to seeing you next year.

Susan

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  • Jules

    Rebecca, Though I was impressed with Katnis as a strong heroine, I struggled a bit with the incongurent nature between the two environments and I often felt like I was bouncing back and forth between the reality of a desolated world and a Dr. Suess book where the capital was concerned.
    Another book I read, Divergent, also had a strong heroine, Tris, emerging out of adversity. And of course I can’t ignore two strong women, though a bit on the sociopathic side, emerging from adversity with no nonsense dig your heels in push back, Lisbeth Salander (dragon tatto) and Erica Bain (the brave one). Gotta love a strong woman.

    January 10, 2014

    • Rebecca Q.

      If you have any more insight on books, please let me know. I'm always looking for enjoyable fiction.

      January 10, 2014

    • Rebecca Q.

      Or even fiction I don't love that is written well.

      January 10, 2014

  • Rebecca Q.

    I will be joining for tonight for the first time, along with my fantastic partner. We are new to the area. I look forward to meeting up and getting to know more about the local literary / LBTQ* community in the area.

    January 8, 2014

    • Rebecca Q.

      We are. And then out again for #Saints playoff game tv screaming the next day.

      January 9, 2014

    • Col

      Fun. I just did Zumba during my lunch break. Love that Studio. You guys have to try it the next time you stop by the book store.

      January 10, 2014

  • Jules

    Stimulating conversation

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • Politics and Prose s.

    Thanks Jules, I appreciate your comments.

    January 9, 2014

    • Rebecca Q.

      Thank you for hosting this wonderful event.

      January 9, 2014

  • Rebecca Q.

    Thank you everyone for sharing your book group with me yesterday. I look forward to more meetings in the future and hearing more of the fantastic insight and thoughts you all have.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something came up was really looking forward. Great book!

    January 8, 2014

  • Marylynn

    I'm sorry I can't be there - again! - due to travel (Texas, this time). Enjoy!

    January 2, 2014

  • Joni

    Recommend reading "Letters Never Sent" by Sandra Moran in the future; excellent. Here's a synopsis: http://www.healingscribe.com/20...­

    Sorry Susan if this is the wrong place to post. Couldn't find the email address.

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Politics and Prose s.

      Hi Joni -- thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out!

      January 6, 2014

    • Politics and Prose s.

      Joni, I think we're going to read Letter's Never Sent in May. Thanks for the suggestion!

      January 8, 2014

  • Caryn

    Sorry I need to cancel at the last minute. I have to be out of town for the next few days to attend a funeral. See you all in February!

    January 7, 2014

  • Denise S.

    So sorry I'll be out of town the next couple of weeks and will miss the meeting.

    January 3, 2014

    • Carol Anne D.

      Denise, I hope to see you. I haven't seen you in ages, if you're the same Denise Snyder. I haven't seen you at this meetup. Carol Anne

      January 4, 2014

  • Kay W.

    I would be really interested in meeting in December for the movie!

    November 15, 2013

    • Caryn

      I'm also interested in going. Let me know if it gets scheduled.

      December 13, 2013

    • Alycia D.

      Im interested in the movie!

      December 14, 2013

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