Book Club: Forever

As you may have noticed, the new book for Book Club is being announced eleven days late! That was to allow time for a few stragglers to catch up and finish last month’s book. And now that (I think?) we’ve all finished, it’s time to heave a collective sigh of relief (seriously) and move on!

Because February is a short month and we’re cutting it shorter by announcing the book so late, this book will extend through March as well. I’m going to give everyone the rest of February to get a hold of the book (I had to place mine on hold at the library and waited about a week to get it) and begin reading, and we’ll begin our weekly check-ins in March! Continue reading

Book Club: The Magician’s Assistant Check-In #1

Yayyy book club!

The Magician’s Assistant is not broken up by chapter (thanks a lot, Ann Patchett) but rather into two sections: At the Intersection of George Burns and Gracie Allen and Nebraska. The second section is nearly twice the size of the first, so those aren’t particularly helpful when it comes to deciding how to break it up. I know that some people read these on a Kindle or listen to an audiobook, and also that pagination can vary from edition to edition, but we’re just going to have to do the best we can to avoid spoilers. Continue reading

Book Club: The Magician’s Assistant

Our next book club won’t get underway until January, so this gives you a chance to get a head start on obtaining the book and reading! Fortunately this one should be a bit easier to come across than The Goldfinch, and it’s a much quicker read, too. The book is The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett. Continue reading

Book Club: The Goldfinch Check-In #4 (The End!)

I know everyone else already finished it and I’m totally the loser here, but I finally finished The Goldfinch and am ready to talk about it! Thanks everyone for waiting for Lady Slowpoke over here. Next month the holidays will be over so I will have my act together.

First of all, this post/discussion obviously has SPOILERS so if you haven’t read The Goldfinch but you want to, go away now! I mean that in the kindest way! Continue reading