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Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
« on: July 14, 2011, 07:03:40 am »
We're off to a great start in the BotMK with 4 wonderful discussion leaders. First 2 months the books have already been chosen. Prior to the start of the October Klub, we'll be posting the 3 books to be voted on. Come read with us!

August - "Feed" by Mira Grant
September - "Bob the Book" by David Pratt
October - "The Tourist" - Olen Steinhauer
November - historical fiction
December - Banned/Censored
January 2012 - Dystopian, Apocalyptic
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    Re: Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
    « Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 02:01:52 pm »
    The August Book is Feed by Mira Grant.  The discussion will be lead by fadedrainbows.  This is a post-apocalyptic zombie novel and it looks like something completely different as well ...





    From Publishers Weekly
    Starred Review. Urban fantasist Seanan McGuire (Rosemary and Rue) picks up a new pen name for this gripping, thrilling, and brutal depiction of a postapocalyptic 2039. Twin bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason and their colleague Buffy are thrilled when Sen. Peter Ryman, the first presidential candidate to come of age since social media saved the world from a virus that reanimates the dead, invites them to cover his campaign. Then an event is attacked by zombies, and Ryman's daughter is killed. As the bloggers wield the newfound power of new media, they tangle with the CDC, a scheming vice presidential candidate, and mysterious conspirators who want more than the Oval Office. Shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness, McGuire has crafted a masterpiece of suspense with engaging, appealing characters who conduct a soul-shredding examination of what's true and what's reported. (May)
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    From Bookmarks Magazine
    While the past few years have seen no shortage of new takes on the zombie genre, critics thought that Feed broke away from the shuffling horde. They appreciated the care Grant took in building a detailed world, noting how she infused originality into genre elements like the vaccine gone bad. Some reviewers criticized this extensive exposition, and while none of them were ever bored by the world Grant describes, they questioned whether it was realistic for her characters to have such excellent recall of the apocalypse. Nevertheless, critics recommended Feed as a title that should entertain even those who are not normally fans of the SF or horror genre. Stay tuned for the second in the Newsflesh series, Blackout.

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    Re: Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 02:06:48 pm »
    The September book is Bob the Book by David Pratt.  The Discussion will be lead by Leslie.  This looks like a funny and quirky story about a gay book.  I'm intrigued ....




    From Amazon
    Meet Bob the Book, a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But an unlikely customer separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austens Mansfield Park, and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning. Among their owners are Alfred and Duane, whose on-again, off-again relationship unites and separates our book friends.
    Will Bob find Moishe?
    Will Jerry and Neil be reunited?
    Will Alfred and Duane make it work?
    Read Bob the Book to find all the answers...



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    Re: Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
    « Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 06:39:31 am »
    The October book is "The Tourist" by Olen Steinhauer. The discussion will be led by Laura B. This is an espionage novel written in 2009 that was featured on the NYT bestseller's list and is also being made into a movie.



    From Publishers Weekly
    Starred Review. Edgar-finalist Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series set in an unnamed Eastern European country under Communist rule (Liberation Movements, etc.) to deliver an outstanding stand-alone, a contemporary spy thriller. Milo Weaver used to be a tourist, one of the CIA's special field agents without a home or a name. Six years after leaving that career, Milo has found a certain amount of satisfaction as a husband and a father and with a desk job at the CIA's New York headquarters. The arrest of an international hit man and a meeting with a former colleague yank Milo back into his old role, from which retirement is never really possible. While plenty of breathtaking scenes in the world's most beautiful places bolster the heart-stopping action, the real story is the soul-crushing toil the job inflicts on a person who can't trust anyone, whose life is a lie fueled by paranoia. George Clooney's company has bought the film rights with the actor slated to star and produce. 100,000 first printing; author tour. (Mar.)
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    Re: Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
    « Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 06:53:06 am »
    The November book discussion is now in progress. See the separate thread to join in....


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    Re: Book of the Month Klub - Book Reading Schedule
    « Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 06:55:50 am »
    The December book is Song of Solomon. Discussions will be led by Geemont. Pick up the book and come back in December to join us.



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