Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

So…did we like TTW? 12/2/06 November 29, 2006

Filed under: Time Travelers Wife — antof9 @ 9:48 pm

Last Saturday saw us at Aviano, where Joel got to see latte art, and more attendees hadn’t read the book than had.  Shanda showed up as usual with typed notes, ready to discuss the book.  Having finished the book before the previous week’s BBC, Ant gave a weak attempt at continued discussion.  As is often the case, we were again confronted with the question of “should I finish this?” by members who weren’t quite current on the reading.  Consensus?  Well, it depends how invested you already are in the book.  And if you care that the entire ending was given away in this week’s meeting.  No one gave it a hearty recommendation.

We did come to the realization that we’re reading a lot of debut novels, and briefly (as in maybe 3 sentences total) talked about how wishy-washy we might be feeling about some of these books.

Onward and upward!

We begin The Thirteenth Tale (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780743298025&itm=1 ) (only available in hardback — whose recommendation was this again?!) this week, and it was suggested that since it’s about 400 pages, we read 100 each week.

Either that, or this could be a “bye” week, to give us all a chance to acquire a copy, and we could start TTT on December 9.  We’re meeting this week at The House of Commons (save room for some of their yummy scones) at 10:30 http://www.houseofcommonstea.com/

To assist you with future planning, the December 16 BBC will be meeting at Kelly’s house (details to come), and there may be some sort of holiday theme.

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From Ant 11/25/06 November 21, 2006

Filed under: Time Travelers Wife — antof9 @ 9:27 pm

For Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, we’re going to be thankful that we’re done with Time Traveller’s Wife. Yes, finish the book and come prepared to discuss the timeline (Shanda posted a link in the comments of the last BBC blog entry).

We’ll be at Aviano Coffee, where Joel can learn coffee latte art, and they also have quiche and blooming tea. How can we go wrong? We’ll miss our fearless leader (Kylle, Adam, whoever you want to name), but she probably won’t miss us. Much.

Click here for directions:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=aviano+coffee+denver

Click here for their blog:
http://avianocoffee.blogspot.com/

 

I will not tell a lie 11/11/06 November 9, 2006

Filed under: Time Travelers Wife — antof9 @ 1:10 am

I will admit that book club was a little less book last week. I don’t know if it was the distraction of Sam’s wonderful culinary skills or the enchantment of the stadium seating, but not much was accomplished at book club. Though I have to admit that I had a great time at Sam and Joel’s place and can’t wait to play speed Scrabble again.

This week read up to Part II or page 281. We will be meeting at Common Grounds. http://denvercoffee.blogspot.com/2005/08/common-grounds-refreshing-break-in.html

See ya!

 

11-4-06 TTW November 1, 2006

Filed under: Time Travelers Wife — antof9 @ 1:18 am

Happy Halloween! Hope all of you are having a great day. I don’t know about you but I had a lot of fun Friday. Thanks to all who brought stuff!

This Saturday we are meeting at Joel’s (and Sam’s) but I don’t know the address…so hopefully one of them will post it. Read up to pg 134 or the “Eat or be Eaten” chapter.