Wednesday, April 18, 2012
March/April Book Club
A Game of Thrones!! Have you been watching the series or read any of the books? When Anna picked this book in February I was so excited because I had been wanting to read it. It's long, 807 pages, so way over our normal book length hence the extra weeks between meeting. It also happened that season 2 of the series started in April on HBO which I had been waiting for. You can find the book in the Best Seller or Fantasy area of your local bookstore and I would describe it as Camelot meets Lord of the Rings plus some dragons and white zombies sounds great right?! When you get into the HBO series you also add boobies just check out the funny Saturday Night Live skit from last weekend's show. I digress though this is about the book.
Everyone made it to this months club so 13 including me. Out of all of us only one person couldn't get into the book, I think 1 didn't get to start it, and everyone else was almost done reading or finished and really loved the book. While I thought the book wouldn't really stir any deep discussion I was wrong it lead us to talk about war and women's rolls in medieval times and today. Of course I am not saying all the discussion was so mature we love talking about the scandalous parts of the book. There are a variety of families and connections happening throughout the story. It's also fun to see how the book compares (it's pretty true) to the series and the additions in the series the already mentioned sex and yes male behinds. I did really enjoy the story and character development throughout the book you definitely get caught up. The good thing is after you finish there are I think 4 more for you to continue with and he's not even done with the series yet!
Our book for next month is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown it looks like a good one!