Would You Like to Add Your Own Posts?

June 28, 2007 at 5:52 pm | Posted in Book Club, Jodi Picoult | Leave a comment

If you are interested in joining the Literate Housewives Book Club and would like the ability to add your own posts to this site, you can!  Just follow these simple directions:

  1. Create a WordPress account (if necessary).
  2. Send an email to speedhaven@gmail.com and let me know your WordPress logon and email address.
  3. I’ll sign you up and send you the information you need to start posting.
  4. If you’d like create a post introducing yourself.  I’ll do the same.
  5. Begin reading Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult on July 1, 2007.

I’m looking forward to kicking off this book club on Sunday and I hope that you are, too. 

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Literate Housewives Unite!

June 15, 2007 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Book Club, Jodi Picoult | Leave a comment

I know that I am not the only person (housewife or not) who loves to read.  As much as I enjoy reading for my own pleasure, it would be nice to be able to talk about books with others.  I know I’m not alone in that, either.  There are book clubs just about everywhere.  I just haven’t been able to find one to suite me in my area.  Without any other alternatives, I’m going to create my own.  I can’t take complete credit for the inspiration.  It came up during a phone conversation I had with my best friend, Trista.  She lamented that when I post what I’m currently reading that she doesn’t even have time to buy the book before I’m finished with it.  We selected a book and agreed to read sections at a time so that we can discuss it.  There are 700 miles of road between us.  If we can do it, why shouldn’t other people join us?  If you would like to read and discuss books with Trista, and other readers, I’m inviting you to join. 

Our first selection is Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult.  We will start reading this book on July 1, 2007.  There isn’t going to be a lot of structure unless it becomes necessary.  Here’s how I see it working (I am always open to suggestions):

  • Each week we will read two chapters until the book is finished.
  • Each Friday night I will sit down at my computer with hot chocolate and popcorn to post my thoughts on the chapters we read for that week.
  • Once I’ve posted my thoughts, please feel free to either add comments or send me your writing.  I’ll be happy to add it as a post.
  • No spoilers allowed!
  • After finishing each book, we’ll figure out a way to determine what’s next and give ourselves a breather before we begin the next book.

Coming Soon

June 14, 2007 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Book Club | Leave a comment

I will be officially launching the Literary Housewives Book Club in July.  Keep coming back for more details.

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