Another successful Book Club evening... we're still discussing the name issue, but I think we have it narrowed down to two of the awesome suggestions by you creative readers from yesterday. As I mentioned, our book this month was One Day by David Nicholls. Dear Daughter drew this rendition of the cover on my white board...
quite finished, so she banished herself to the kitchen to finish up while we all enjoyed dinner in the dining room... go Teri go! She made me feel better, since I myself did not finish the book until 3:30 yesterday afternoon... it does make me feel like a college freshman cramming before a big test when I'm frantically trying to finish my book club book.
The general opinion of this book was positive... it is well written, flows nicely, and the story is interesting. The author does a great job of getting the reader invested in the characters, and we appreciated the fact that you hear the story from more than one character's viewpoint.
Apparently, this is being released as a movie this summer (yes, we are planning Book Club Movie Night at the Alamo!) and we discussed who might play the two main characters if we were casting the movie... although they are now probably too old for these parts, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet would have been my first choices. I googled the movie and found... One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.
The general theme of the book is a reminder that you should never wait for "one day"... life can change on a dime and that "one day" might never actually come. Jana likes to bring "party favors" to Book Club, this month we received a jar of that really bad, fake nacho cheese. I suppose you will have to read the book to figure out the significance... if you have read it, tell me what you think Jana was thinking?
The jar of stinky bad cheese has a formula attached... sure makes you think, doesn't it? Never put off until tomorrow what you can do TODAY...
Want to "join" our Book Club? Here is our next selection:
|The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli|