Monday, March 15, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

At our successful meeting discussing The Hunger Games, Jen picked our next book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

This one is a mystery, so no book club questions yet since every one I looked at said it contained spoilers. Don't want to ruin the fun of reading! It's also part of a trilogy, so like The Hunger Games, if you like it, there's more to read.

A brief summary from Barnes & Noble: An engrossing debut thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been an international sensation, a bestseller in its native Sweden and throughout Europe. It features an unforgettable heroine: a brilliant 24-year-old punk-goth computer hacker and private investigator named Lisbeth Salander. Together with Mikael Blomkvist, a financial journalist on a most unusual assignment, she tracks a serial killer through a dangerous maze of business, political, and family secrets.

Amanda P. has already sent an email with options for getting the book. I believe it is also available for the Kindle. (PS - Amber, I will bring your charger on Wednesday!)

Also, for the next meeting, everyone come prepared with a specific topic you would like to discuss. We'll start the meeting with everyone getting a 2-3 minute 'spotlight' on their own special topic.

One last thing, I just modified the blog settings so we will all get an email for each new blog post. If you would prefer NOT to get those emails, just let me know.

Happy reading!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Hunger Games - author interview & other information

Here is an author interview where she discusses how she came up with the idea for the book.

If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, the next book in the series is out and called Catching Fire. Third and final book in the series, Mockingjay, is slated to come out in August.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5 Reasons to Join a Book Club

I found this article on 5 reasons to join a book club interesting and thought I'd share.

Just a reminder, meeting at Steph's house 3/12/10 7PM. There will be yummy things to eat inspired by The Hunger Games! Anyone for squirrel??