Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's the last Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means:

It's BOOK CLUB NIGHT!!! Well, actually we're not meeting this month. For the first time in 6 years we are skipping a month! Not the reading, just the discussing. One member is recovering from hip replacement surgery and one member has to babysit her grandson. Since that is 50% of our group, we've decided to just put off the discussion until next month and discuss April and May's books then.
This month we read The Girl with the Glass Feet, by Ali Shaw. This debut novel was about a girl who visits a little island and starts turning to glass. As she searches for a cure to her 'turning-to-glass' problem, she meets and falls for a quiet, introverted, shy man and of course they fall in love,etc.. I liked it. It was different, it had a fairy-tale like feel with strange characters living in bogs and fog. There are even mystical flying cows, but you'll have to read the book to get the skinny on that.
Other readers in the house are reading: A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket. In this series, three children have nothing but BAD luck, according to the younger son. He's devouring them, so thankfully there are 13 (at least at our library)!
And older daughter was super-pumped that she was able to read this entire book by herself, the only words she didn't know were "thought" and "knew" and "phone". How is it possible that a 'ph' can sound like an 'f'? Oh, she has so many unfair grammar rules to learn... What are you reading?


Tricia said...

Congratulations on the blog! All of those books sound very interesting. My daughter & I do like the Marley books. We will have to find that one.

I'm reading "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, which is about Ernest Hemingway's first wife. I am halfway through and cannot put it down!

Jenny said...

I finally started Plainsong as per your recommendation and am loving it so far!

Carrie said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Tricia! I'll put it on my list! I LOVE Hemmingway!