Yaaaaaay, the really truly beautiful ending! One of the greatest moments in English writing to describe humanism and love and all good things. If you have read the whole book, I recommend skipping to this discussion, and then going back to the other two, because really the ending dominates all.Continue reading
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DCIB Book Club: Kim! The Middle Bit! Chapter 6 Through 10!
Woot, some of you are actually promising to try re-reading and following along with me! So we will see if this post gets comments. Even if it doesn’t, I am still happy because I just love talking about this book.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Kim! By Kipling! First 5 Chapters!
This may just be me talking to myself, but I don’t care. I love love love this book, and I know it is Orientalist, but it’s also loving and well-written and a vision of India from someone who actually lived in India, and loved India, during that time period.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Next Sunday, the First 5 Chapters of Kipling’s Kim!!!!
Reminder! Book Club! Get your copies now and read the first 5 chapters of Kim. I promise, you will like it.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club November 13th: Kipling’s Kim! A Book About India by a Man Who Loved India, and Also the British, 5 Chapters at a Time!
I have been considering doing this book for DCIB Book Club for ages. I’ve avoided it because a) Kipling was a colonist, and b) the book is slightly long for a book club pick. But I’ve decided we are smart enough to deal with the complications of Kipling’s relationship to India, and I’ll just break it into 3 parts.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Rilla of Ingleside, What Does it Mean to Write the Rough Draft of History?
I have a terrible feeling none of you listened to me and read this book (who hadn’t read it already). So I’m gonna say again, READ IT! I just re-read it for this post, and it is good as I remember, and as unique. It’s a fascinating true-feeling document of a very specific time and place and people.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Rainbow Valley, Book of Terrible Adults and Wonderful Children
The last two Anne books! Which are also the two I was most looking forward to discussing. Please please read just these two, even if you don’t read any of the others. This one is the childhood story of a gang of children, and the next one tells what happens to those children when they grow up. They are very different from anything else Montgomery wrote, and pretty different from anything I have ever read by anyone else either.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Ingleside! A Bunch of Short Stories of Varying Quality, and Anne Makes Mistakes!
Well, I had to stay up almost to midnight but I finished it! The problem is, I enjoy these books so much that I keep putting them off as a special treat for the weekend. And then I have so much to do on weekends that I finish them late. Anyway, I’m starting Rainbow Valley TOMORROW! It makes me happy, why not read it right away?Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne’s House of Dreams, a New Trilogy Starts
Woot, another Anne book! Which has absolutely no harem-scarem Anne hijinks at all. In fact, she barely leaves her house, and doesn’t interact with the wider community at all. What’s that about?Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Windy Poplars, Best Characters and Worst Plot
I just had the loveliest morning finishing this book. I put it off partly because I was super busy this week (this was Week of Getting Yards Ready for Spring), but also because I remembered it being kind of dull. Not at all! So many fun little stories in there once the book really gets going.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of the Island! My Favorite Anne Book
I am SO EXCITED to talk about this one. I remembered it has Ruby Gillis, but I forgot it also has the John Douglas-Janet Sweet romance. Either of these sections on their own would make it one of the most thought provoking Anne books, but the two together, plus Anne’s own maturing idea of romance, plus Phillipa Gordon’s romance and character, make it just a feast for discussion.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Avonlea, the Middle Book in a Trilogy!
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, another Anne book to discuss! And we have so many left to go! This is just delightful for me, I hope we don’t run out of things to discuss.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Anne of Green Gables! The First Book in the Series, the First Sunday of Our Series!
Don’t worry, the discussion questions are going to be very general, so even if the last time you read the book straight through was years ago, you can still contribute. Personally, I was just going to sort of skim, and then I ended up sitting down and reading and crying for 2 hours straight yesterday and forgot to eat lunch. Basically the same as the first time I read itContinue reading
DCIB Book Club: All the Anne Books!!!! Week By Week!!!!
I have a Grand Plan!!! I am excited! And I hope at least some of you will join me on my journey. Or part of my journey. Anyway, before I go to Prince Edward Island with my Mom in July, I have to re-read all the Anne books. And I thought “why not use the blog to inspire me?”Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Why I Don’t Feel Like Re-Reading “The Viscount Who Loved Me”
Weird book club post, a post about a book you may be reading but I don’t want to re-read and why I don’t want to re-read it.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Bridgerton 2! The Viscount Who Loved Me. Get SEXY!
I’m not gonna read this one with you probably, I read it like 5 years ago. So y’all will remember it better than me! That will be fun. Anyway, all the books are very well-written romance novels. Meaning, actual 3 dimensional characters, fun dialogue, and smoking sex scenes. Not meaning, actual deep novel questions.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club reminder! Next Sunday, Just Jennifer, WWII Children’s Book/Young Romance!
This is just a reminder, next Sunday, we are discussing an obscure children’s book that I personally quite like and also think you all would find it a fun light quick read. We all have graduate degrees (mostly)! We should be able to read a 100 page children’s book!Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Just Jennifer, 1940s America Family Romance, Discussion March 6th!
This is a bit of an off one, and I will be curious how many of you bother to read it. It’s short and easy, should only take you maybe 3 hours. You probably can’t get it from your library, but you can buy it on kindle or order it. And it’s such an interesting oddity I just want to share it with others.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Sparkling Cyanide, My Favorite Christie!!!!
Did I already label some other book as my favorite Christie? Oh well, that was a lie, this is my REAL favorite Christie.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Sparkling Cyanide! My Favorite Agatha Christie!!!! Discussion Sunday the 13th
Woot! Keeping up the book club train! It’s cold and snowy, it’s book season. And this is another short fun one with, best of all, a large specific list of characters that it would be super fun to recast in Indian film. Oh, and a nice little romance.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Modern Communication, Love Fraud, and the Novel Laura
Oh boy, a thinky post! Which is also connected to tomorrow’s DCIB Book Club pick. Yaaaaay!Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Laura! Discuss Here!!!! Hope At Least Some Of You Got a Chance to Read It!!!!
Woot! Laura!!!! We finally get to talk about it!!!! I hope you all read the book, but even if you only saw the movie (although you really should read the book), I guess you can still join the discussion 🙂Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Laura! The Most Romantic Murder Mystery EVER!!! UPDATE: Discussion is NEXT WEEK! Posted This Early, Will Repost Next Week
UPDATE: I messed up! This discussion is supposed to be next week. But I’m not going to pull the post, you can read it now to have things to think about as you read the book. And I will repost it next week.Continue reading
DCIB Book/Movie Club: Laura! One of the Best Books, and Movies, EVER!!!!! Come back in 2 Weeks, January 30, To Discuss!
I just remembered this book, and then I thought “hey, I bet the DCIB people would like it too” and then I thought “I should restart our book club for it!” And now I am. And I am giving you 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to find it and read it.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Golden Girls Episode “Mrs. George Deveraux”. Let’s Talk About Grief, Laughter, Love, and Friendship!
This is SUCH a good episode! At least, I think so. I hope I encouraged some of you to watch it, and I hope you got a lot out of it.Continue reading