Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer reading and free floats

Last year a few friends and I tried to get a book club going. We met once and had a wonderful time, but soon after the holidays came and well we haven't gotten together since. I'd like to pick a book to read that others would also like to read this summer so we can all meet for refreshments and discuss the book. I'm not sure what to read. There are lots of books I want to read that I haven't gotten around to yet. Some I'm considering are Grapes of Wrath, Moby Dick, Anna Karenina and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but I'm open to anything. Is there anyone else interested in doing this? If so, let me know and give me your book suggestions. Maybe there is one we can all agree on. I'd like us to meet sometime near the end of July.

Also, Sonic is giving away FREE rootbeer floats from 8pm to midnight tomorrow, June 3, or at least they are in Fountain City.

6 comments:

The Quayles said...

I'm so in for the book club! I'll read anything! I miss it, even though we only had it once. Any book would be great! It's easier for me when others pick books for me! I saw the root beer floats too, we're going tomorrow! Oh and we're on for Friday if they're showing up.

Lindsey Rose said...

MMMMMM... I LOVe rootbeeer floats! YUM! Thanks. Okay and I am in for the book club, I really am. I have heard of a good book called shackles of honor? Have you? That might be a good one. Just let me know!

Natalie said...

im way excited about a book club. i love classics too so you so you sound like my kind of book clubee. just cause i already read anna karinina and im looking for something new i'd rather one of your other suggestions but its no big deal to me.

Amber said...

Erin, I have been part of a really successful book club for several years now. We met initially and everyone brought lists of book suggestions. We voted on the compiled list and chose the top 7 fiction and top 5 non-fiction. We assigned each book a month and a hostess. We take turns hosting at our homes the same evening each month. It's nice to begin the year with a reading list 12 months long so there is time to track down the books. Now, at the end of the year when we are two months out from the end of our list we submit new books and spend a few minutes of that book club meeting voting on the next year. It has been so much fun! We have read some classics and some books I would have never picked up otherwise. The attendance has been great. We kind of go over the top because we all like to host so much and do theme snacks based on the book we are discussing, but of course that's not necessary... just fun. If you ever want to come check it out and see how it runs, we'd love to have you!

Amber said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that whoever is hosting is the discussion moderator that month. Some of us do a little extra reasearch and do presentations if there is anything interesting or just prepare some leading questions.

Katina Angola said...

I'll do it. just like Desi, I prefer others pick books. If it werent for others I would still wonder what everyone was talking about when they mentioned Edward and Bella