3/26/2008

:: any more takers? ::

So far we have Megan, Kate, Robin, and Libby on board to discuss Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. I am so excited. Short of having y'all over to my house for book discussions, coffee, and tea, this blog is the next best thing.

I'm thinking we should read the first two chapters - "Clay" and "His Separate Shadow" (pages 1-18) - and I'll start things rolling on Monday, 3/31. How does that sound? Is that too many or too few pages? Is Monday too soon? I know that Libby is waiting on her copy from the library, so Should we wait 'til the end of next week? Please share your opinions.

And to others who are undecided, you should know that as much as I read, I've never led a book discussion before, so this is a new venture for me, too. If you are short on time, but still want to read the book, feel free to post just as much as you can, whenever you're able, even if that means commenting on older posts. If you are interested in this discussion at all, please contribute at your own pace.

For now, here's one of my favorite quotes so far:

"Real miracles bother people, like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature. It's true: They rebut every rule all we good citizens take comfort in. Lazarus obeying orders and climbing up out of the grave - now there's a miracle, and you can bet it upset a lot of folks who were standing around at the time. When a person dies, the earth is generally unwilling to couch him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of the earth."
[page 3]

That and the following paragraph will probably be included in my thoughts next week, but since I already copied the above quote in my red Moleskine, I had to give you a good teaser.

Oh - if you will, please snap photos of this book and your hot beverages, and send 'em to me. I do need a photos for next week upcoming weeks. Thank you.

Happy reading!

* - [Mom, if you want to join us, I'll buy you a copy since you kindly loaned me yours. We'd love to have you. xoxo.]

12 comments:

Libby said...

I just got a notice that my copy is in at the Library and I'm going to pick it up today. How will the book discussion work?

jenni said...

Great, Libby! See the second paragraph in this blog entry, and here's what I said in the last entry:

"My plan is to read 1-2 chapters a week, post a thought or two, a few quotes, and y'all will post your own contributions in the comments."

Sound good?

Libby said...

Picked up my book! Where do I send my picture to?

jenni said...

Please e-mail it here:

jennisimmons at gmail dot com

Thanks!

Megan said...

Aarrgghh! We used to have two copies, but now I can't find either - we must have loaned them out and never got them back. I just ordered another from paperbackswap.com so it should be here in a few days. Go ahead and start and I'll catch up.

Crystal said...

I'm in. I ordered a copy from the library. Go ahead and start and I'll catch up. I'm a fast reader. :) Can't wait. I've always wanted to do an online book club. My name is Crystal, btw.

jenni said...

No problem, Megan. We'll be here.
:)

Nice to meet you, Crystal! I'm so glad you're joining us.

Chrisitna Z said...

I'm in! I'm a regular reader of halfpinthouse. (That is how I found your blog). Also, I know Crystal (from Bricck) and beat her to the only copy at our small town library!!! Sorry Crystal :) Interlibrary loan doesn't usually take long!
Christina

jenni said...

Welcome, Christina.
:)

Andrea said...

Hey Jenni,

I'm planning to join in as well, but my library copy may not come until next week. Start without me though and I'll catch up.

Andrea

jenni said...

Oh good, Andrea!

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