Kilah! Book Club

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Kilah! Book Club

Your up for next month. I don't know how into reading you will be for next month but if you want to pick and then not read I think everyone will totally understand. Smile I'm sure you weren't thinking about having a newborn and a toddler when you signed up for this.

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lol.
How about "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult? It's in paper back, so should be fairly easy to come across. If it sounds like an awful choice to anyone, let me know and I will come up with something else. Wink

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sounds good to me!

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I have read a lot by her and really loved some of it and really medium liked some of it. Thanks for picking something easy to come by!

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my library doesn't have it Sad I guess my library just sucks! I will be heading to the bookstore yet again! I am really filling up my shelves! Smile

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It's $13 on Nook so back to the library for me as well! Smile

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Lindsay - I really like this one! I was trying to pick one that isn't religious, since that can be super controversial sometimes.

Kelly - sorry your library doesn't have it. But trust me, it's worth buying, imo. Wink

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It looked really good. She really does pick good topics to address. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Oh and I just don't pay that much for books because I'm cheap!

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Lindsay, Dusty has been freaking about the amount that I have been spending on books! I paid $22 for Widow for One Year! I thought he might lose it! But I do like that my book shelves are filling up!

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I never pay full price for books! The closest I get is when Barnes and Noble has their buy 2 get 1 free. I used to go to the used bookstore all the time and now I do the Kindle thing. I still want to have physical books though.

I'm going to try to read this month...and actually finish the book!!

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Half.com and Amazon are great places to get new and used books for super cheap. And music too! That's where I buy things like that if I'm going too, which is pretty rare though.
I went ahead and reserved it!

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I'm on board for this one. I failed on last months...sorry. I am downloading this one today adn will start it as soon as I'm done with my current read (something blue...so brainless, but fun to read) Smile

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Has anyone read "Bonk" by Mary Roach? I ended up reading "Stiff" because "Packing for Mars" didnt' interest me as much and I loved it. So now I'm reading her book about sex. And I said I didn't like sex books, lol!

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Hilarious Vicki! I'll have to check it out!
And my mom LOVES the Emily Giffin books and she's not really one to read stuff like that.

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I picked up my copy today at the bookstore. Hopefully, I will get to start it tomorrow

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I started it and I'm finding it a really hard read. The topic is really painful for me as a mom and a former teacher. I really love her writing style though. I can't wait to see what everyone else thinks!

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I finished the book today (I had terrible insomnia last night and read a LOT) and I have to say that I think this is going to have some really interesting topics for us to discuss. I found myself crying several times while reading it. I can't wait to chat!

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Ack, mine is at the library waiting for me but I can't pick it up today b/c DH took the van. So frustrating. Lindsay, sounds like a quick read!

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Yay, Lindsay, for finishing it! That was quick. Yeah...there is a LOT that can be discussed.

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I started it a few days ago and really like it so far! I am curious as to whether I will agree with the outcome though.

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Just finished! I really liked it. It was great but an emotionally tough read. Can't wait to discuss! Smile

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So was this the book for September or October? We don't have to discuss it yet (I finished mine last night.), but here are some questions to think about:

1. Alex often has trouble separating her roles as a judge and a mother. How does this affect her relationship with Josie? Discuss whether or not Alex’s job is more important to her than being a mother.

2. At one point defense attorney Jordan McAfee refers to himself as a “spin doctor,” and he believes that at the end of Peter’s trial he “will be either reviled or canonized” (250). What is your view of Jordan? As you were reading the book, did you find it difficult or not to remain objective about the judicial system’s standing that every defendant (no matter how heinous his or her crime) has the right to a fair trial?

3. Peter was a victim of bullying for twelve years at the hands of certain classmates, many of whom repeatedly tormented him. But he also shot and killed students he had never met or who had never done anything wrong to him. What empathy, if any, did you have for Peter both before and after the shooting?

4. Regarding Lacy, Patrick notes that “in a different way, this woman was a victim of her son’s actions, too” (53). How much responsibility do Lewis and Lacy bear for Peter’s actions? How about Lewis in particular, who taught his son how to handle guns and hunt?

5. Why does Josie choose to shoot Matt instead of shooting Peter? Why does Peter remain silent about Josie’s role in the shooting? In the end, has justice been satisfactorily dealt to Peter and to Josie?

6. What do you think the author is proposing as the root of the problem of school violence? What have you heard, in the media and in political forums, as solutions? Do you think they will work? Why or why not?

There were more, but I liked those the best.

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LOVE the questions Vicki. I'm going to copy and paste them to start the chat thread about it. Those that haven't finished can just chime in when they do.
Again, GREAT choice Kilah!

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Hey ladies! Just wanted to let you know I'm reading Nineteen Minutes now. I'm about 1/3 done and just started on Friday so I should be finished soon. Sorry so late to the party. I like it so far.