Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Wonderfully Written Word...

Oh my I'm a new found reader! Whoo-hoo! I started a book club - online at www.betweenthepages.ning.com - and we've only had one meeting....but I have plans to change the way we were going to do it. Here's my new philosophy on the thing: You come to the meetings, if you're in the vicinity and you bring along a book with you. It should be a book that you're okay parting with. In exchange, you will take home a book that someone else brings to swap. I have also joined SwapTree, which is what gave me the idea for changing the way we do it! This way, everyone takes home a book that haven't read!! Whatta ya think? Neat, huh? Additionally, I'm interested in feedback on what works best for everyone as far as meeting dates, times, etc. Anyway, I'm hoping to beef up our member list and get lots of books! Some of the one's I've read recently are A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Marley and Me by John Grogan and Among the Heroes - The Passengers and Crew of Flight 93 by Jere Longman. I recommend them all for good reads and I have a drawer full of books waiting on me...so I better get busy!

8 comments:

KristinRanae said...

Ohhh, I LOVED the "Lovely Bones!" I heard that the movie was coming out. I can't really imagine how they would make it into a movie but I will definitely watch it!

Oh, and I have one of your books. It's been in my car and I need to get it to you:o) I'm in the middle of reading "Twilight." Have you read it?

Jenn said...

I haven't. Is that the one the vampire movie was made after?

Briana said...

I hear great reviews on the Twilight series. I myself am not a fan of the fantasy world, but I hear even I will love it. I'm a little intrigued!!

Jennifer said...

Jenn! If you read NOTHING else PLEASE read the Twilight series! I read ALL four books in a matter of 1 week. You will LOVE it! And LOVE Edward! And btw.. I really liked " A Million Little Pieces" Great book also. Happy reading.

KristinRanae said...

Jenn~ Yep, it's about the vampire. I am NOT a fan of supernatural books/movies and really didn't want to read it.My sister read all 4 books and insisted that I read them too. Well, now I'm HOOKED and I'm in LOVE with Edward:o)

Jenn said...

All right...I'm sold then. That will be my next series, I suppose.

Briana said...

Oh and btw, I'm all about the book swap idea... I can give up any except my Nicholas Sparks collection... I pride myself on those!!!

Brandy said...

I know I'm a nerd, but even worse, I now listen to books on CD. I used to read a good bit before our family addition. Now I can't find the time. So I tranfer books on CD to my IPOD and listen when I workout and run. I've found it gives me extra encentive to hit the gym. I borrow the CDs from the library so there's no cost involved. I'd love to get opinions on favorite authors since books on CD are limited and organized by author.