Hey, members of "The Book Club"If you haven't voted yet for the September's Book please follow this link to the Poll:http://community.livejournal.com/1st_book_club/5568.htmlPlease VOTE today, because I'm closing the Poll tomorrow so we can go search the book and enjoy the read!Amazing Books for this month includes:A super-songstress-model Autobiography (What was Clapton like in bed anyway?)An original story of a Movie that has rocked the ReviewsMystery in the pathways of a secret gardenA Crooked Mystery Comedy detectiveA fat teenagers silly manhunt in the 80'sSo go VOTE!http://community.livejournal.com/1st_book_club/5568.html
The Books for Vote for SeptemberWonderful Today: The Autobiography of Pattie Boyd by Pattie BoydSynopsisPattie Boyd was the Queen of the Sixties and beyond! A drop-dead gorgeous model, photographer, and the inspiration for the timeless songsSomething", Layla" and Wonderful" Tonight". Her story is one of drama, struggle and, ultimately, affirmation, but her struggles (against addiction, tragedy, infertility) were lived with two of the twentieth century's greatest musical icons: her husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton.Now, after 40 years, she tells her extraordinary story. From growing up in Kenya in a privileged but broken home, becoming a sixties supermodel, working with David Bailey and Ozzie Clarke, and meeting the Beatles, to marriage to George and then Eric, to the accidents and brushes with tragedy -- her own and Eric's -- this is a mesmerising human story.Written with the acclaimed biographer and journalist Penny Junor, WONDERFUL TODAY is rich and raw, it is funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Atonement (Paperback) by Ian McEwan Review We meet 13-year-old Briony Tallis in the summer of 1935, as she attempts to stage a production of her new drama The Trials of Arabella to welcome home her elder, idolised brother Leon. But she soon discovers that her cousins, the glamorous Lola and the twin boys Jackson and Pierrot, aren't up to the task, and directorial ambitions are abandoned as more interesting preoccupations come onto the scene. The charlady's son Robbie Turner appears to be forcing Briony's sister Cecilia to strip in the Fountain and sends her obscene letters; Leon has brought home a dim chocolate magnate keen for a war to promote his new "Army Amo" bar; and upstairs Briony's migraine-stricken mother Emily keeps tabs on the house from her bed. Soon, secrets emerge that change the lives of everyone present... The Savage Garden (Paperback)by Mark MillsSunday Telegraph`An intriguing puzzle, elegantly written... a pleasure to read... the atmosphere of an Italian summer and of the mysterious garden are beautifully captured' The Times`Mills writes beautifully... an unusual, captivating novel that is a cut above the norm'Crooked Little Vein: A Novel by Warren EllisSynopsisThe bestselling comic-book writer of "Authority and Transmetropolitan" brings his trippy and fast-paced style to the publishing world with his first detective novel. A burned-out private detective is enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the U.S. Constitution...the real one. Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman, "Crooked Little Vein" is packed with action, adventure, and a wild cast of characters that are sure to appease not only hardcore comic fans, but a whole new slew of mystery readers waiting for a surprisingly surreal treat that infuses the madness of the graphic-novel world. My Fat, Mad Teenage Diaryby Rae Earl SynopsisIt's 1989 and Rae is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint off-green bath suite and a larder Rae can't keep away from. This is the hilarious and touching real-life diary she kept during that fateful year -with characters likeher evil friend Bethany, Bethany's besotted boyfriend, and the boys from the grammar school up the road (who have code names like Haddock and Battered Sausage). My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary" evokes a vanished time when Charles and Di are still together, the Berlin wall is up, Kylie is expected to disappear from the charts at any moment and it's GBP1 for a Snakebite and Black in the Vaults pub. My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary" will appeal to anyone who's lived through the 1980s. But it will also strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a confused, lonely teenager who clashes with their mother, takes themselves VERY seriously and has no idea how hilarious they are.
Which book would you like as the book of the Month?
Hello members....I'm sorry for my apsence this month. A lot of things came up at start of work and I was unable to log in as often as I did during the summer. It's going to continue for about a month longer so I'll still be a bit off LJ.I'll post a Poll (if it chooses to work with me?) tomorrow, roughly in 24 hours until then send Suggestions if you have any to me.Again, I'm not around right now but please feel free to start indepth discussions on books and authors.Keep things classy and sophisticated, like we all are. Moderator,NiinaCLady_Dragonmoon
Review of the MonthReview the book of the Month here.We have been reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I am sure we have our own opinions about the book.So settle down this weekend with a good cup of coffee or a glass of classy wine and tell us what you thought.
Book of the MonthAugustWe voted (due to computer problems, quite manually) and received just 6 votes, but it's time to start reading, so look up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from where ever you get your hands on it, stores, online. Enjoy!*Hopefully many of us can take part in this months book. *Remember to Review last months book Pomegranate Soup.*Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling's spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart--such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review--to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling's fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry--bring plenty of tissues.
The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.
Hi everyone I'm a new member. I really wanted to join book club, so I went searching and found this. I thought it was a nice community so I thought I'd join.( more in lj cut...Collapse )
Here is the new poll to vote for next months book. Sorry for all the hassel, I've had serious computer problems but am trying my best. So vote, if you can. ******Poll isn't working for some odd reason.So please post your votes as a reply to this Post.Thank you for you patience.Pick you choice for the book of August:1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K Rowling2. "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie******
"Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows"and"And Then There Were None" are at a tie...
If nothing changes during today (Sunday) , I'll post a new poll with just them and give you all a chance to pick one or the other.
Next Book of the Month PollAugust has begun and world is full of good books to share!Under this are few books that need a vote, so pick your favourite and lets see what we'll be reading in August.Poll closes on Sunday.
Which book do you want to read this month?