Melissa, I'm so disappointed to tell you I won't be able to make it tonight!?? I had a medical thing today that kinda kicked my butt and I'm feeling very low-energy.?? I did finish "Cleopatra" and thought it was remarkable, didn't you??? The portrait that emerges of this misunderstood queen was compelling, and the scholarship of the author impressed me.??
Do enjoy the evening's discussion, and I'll see you next Wed eve for our holiday extravaganza!!!
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Melissa Rodrigo <[address removed]>
Hey everyone, just thought I'd send a quick note regarding our December book selection. I've been scouring zillions of book lists, literary sites, and book club reviews in search of the absolute best page-turner books that cannot be put down. Since the holidays are usually hectic and busy, I thought we may need some added motivation! I also tried desperately to avoid war, gloom, doom, depression, and dismay, and veer mostly toward a bit of suspense or a plot twist to keep us up all night and avoiding those unwanted annoying relatives. HA! Here are some options that come with extremely high ratings and recommendations but are not exactly mainstream. They are very different from each other as well, and one certainly is not what we would normally read, but would make for compelling discussion and a potential all-nighter! Please bring a suggestion if you're attending tonight or email them to me if you can't make it. We'll narrow down and I'll post up the poll by tomorrow night and we'll have a new book by Friday night.
"Still Missing" by Stevens
"Boy's Life" by McCammon - an incredibly highly reviewed book
"The Hunger Games" by Collins
What better way to perk up this rainy dreary day than chatting it up tonight over some wine & snacks.
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