Book Club: We need a title for May. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by kholmes, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Let's post about five and then I'll post a separate voting thread.

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Just started a new book. Maybe I'll recommend it.

    RE: you question, what would we do w/o books, I don't know.
    Read a lot of scrolls?
  3. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Someone recommened the book "The Late Great Planet Earth" Just to Read, Have you heard of this Book?
  4. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    I think I read "The Late, Great Planet Earth" years ago, the one by Hal Lindsey, but I remember not being very impressed with his predictions, I'm afraid.

  5. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've heard very good things about The Namesake, both novel and film. I knew it sounded familiar. I used to teach a collection of short stories by the author, Jhumpa Lahiri, called INTERPRETER OF MALADIES.

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  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Freakonomics? it's not a fiction book, but very readable, and pulls a lot of different facts/stats together in interesting ways.

    thought I posted this? but something must've happened?


  7. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    I read Freakonomics and greatly enjoyed it.
    I'd probably read it again if people voted on it. It raises a lot of interesting questions, and offers some interesting answers.
  8. jaltair

    jaltair New Member

    Here's a timely selection that I'd like to read, THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama.

    I'm trying to get a grip on the candidates and want to learn as much as I can about their inner being. What better way?
  9. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    I'll toss it in the vote.
  10. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I'm not ignoring you, I just have no suggestions. Amazing, isn't it?

  11. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    When i was in winona last week, i found a little book store, the clerk, who owned it,

    Highly recommended this book, he said it was his pick for the month.

    Water for Elphants, by, Sara Gruen

    It's an old man telling about his life in the circus during the depression, i guess it has earned a few rewards.

    It sounds like a gritty bizarre story full of human life.

    I haven't read it, i choose to purchase, Children of Hurin, a new J.J.R. Tolkien book, finished by his son. Great art pictures in it!!
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    What were you doing way down south in Winona? That's 45 miles from my home town (village) of Harmony.

    Used to go to Winona when I was a kid for speech contests, band clinics, etc. Our tiny village had no swimming pool, so we also went to swin in Winona at the WMCA. My brother took some college courses there.

    Great scenery, especially in the fall.

    Last time I was in MN I went to Barnes and Nobel. They had a big selection of Minnesota books including one on Winona. Lots of historic pics.

    Some other towns w/ books were about them were Lanesboro and Rochester (same area).
  13. amber7

    amber7 New Member

    by Annie Proulx? i have started reading it, and love the style its written in. she also wrote 'brokeback mountain'.

  14. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey and Brokeback Mountain, loved both of them, shipping news my favourite.