Monday 11 October 2010

The Chosen Book Was..........

......Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Well done to Suko, Naida and Alice for getting it right. 

The book club was an immense success on Thursday where eight of us were in attendance. We decided that we would meet up every six weeks instead of once a month, to give everyone time to read the book.  We organised a list of houses to visit and decided that who ever played hostess that time would be allowed to choose a selection of books to choose from for the next meet. We also decided to try and theme the reading selection, so the next one at my house will consist of Young Adult books, the one after that might be autobiographies, followed by classics. We thought this way, everyone would read a range of different genres. 

We were very organised with our  time schedule too and decided the meeting would last from 8pm to 10pm and wouldn't run over as people need to be up for work the next day. We also decided that the meeting would start with the choosing of the next book, before a discussion of the old book occurred.

Her Fearful Symmetry was one of three books we had to re vote on after the initial selection from six books. The Help and Sweetness at the Bottom of The Pie were the other two and they may come back into vote at future book clubs.

Thank you to everyone who had a go at guessing. I will keep you posted with all my book group events. If only you all lived nearer then you could come too.

Ooh I nearly forgot! I hope everyone who joined in with the Dewey readathon on the weekend, had a fabulous time and got to read lots and lots of books.


  1. Vivienne
    Before I forget, what are you called on NaNo? I just signed up as blodeuedd :)

  2. Well I got that wrong. Just out of curiosity why was this book the one picked?

    You certainly sound like you were well organised and two hours seems like an ideal length of time - our metings only last one hour and it just isn't enough. Looking forward to your review.

  3. Blodeuedd - I am on there as viviennejane.

    Petty Witter - that book got the most votes. I think the time of year helped and everyone was up for a bit of a ghost story.

  4. Sounds like your book club is off to a marvelous start, Vivienne! I just know you all will have a lot of fun! :D

  5. I look forward to seeing what you thought of that one. I keep looking at it in the shops!

    I'm so excited! I just had a W.E.M - I can't believe it, I was just last week raving about the book trailer on my Rocking Friday - I've only gone and won Night Of The Living Trekkies! Talk about hop round the room - think this is one of my favourite wins like... EVER! :D

  6. It sounds like you are all set for your first book club meeting, Vivienne. Have fun! :)

  7. (P.S. Actually, it could be considered your second meeting, but it will be the first one for actual discussion of a book. Great book choice, I think! I haven't read it but have read enough about it to want to.)

  8. Her Fearful Symmetry is one my book club read recently.

    I had a blast with the read a thon! :)

  9. Ooh, great choice! I have a copy just waiting to be read in my bookcase; I'll be eager to hear what you (and the book club!) think! Sounds like a great read for fall, too.

  10. Glad your bookclub was a success!
    It sounds like you've all got it well organized.
    I hope you enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry, it does sound like a good read.

  11. Vivienne,
    I just finished reading and reviewing this book on Friday last week. A good choice for October. Check out my review when you are done with the book. There aren't any spoilers but I think people will appreciate the review if they have already read the book. Http://

  12. Glad the meeting went well, Viv! I haven't read Her Fearful Symmetry but I've been wanting to and bet it would be a great one to discuss. I also like the idea of you guys doing themes--I wish we could do something like that with our group.

    Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was a really good book but I've heard that The Help is a fantastic one to discuss (I was actually absent when my group read it).


  13. Viv, I think it's great that you started a book club and that your first meeting went well.

  14. Yahoo! Alice together Naida and Suko have made the right choice. LOL! I'm so glad the book club went well. Very happy for you. Keep us all posted in your future meetings!


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