Friday Morning Bookclub

September 5, 2014

We Are Back………and………..This Month’s Book is The Paris Architect By Charles Belfoure

arch - Copy It is time for the school kids and The Friday Morning Bookclub to hit the books. This month’s book, The Paris Architect will grab you from the very first page. It is exciting, full of surprise and impossible to put down. What better way to kick off the season!

“In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he’s clever enough, he’ll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won’t find it.”

Please join us in reading……….and discussing The Paris Architect!

The Paris Architect – Goodreads

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March 3, 2011

Pretty Cool!

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Pride and Prejudice — susanbright @ 12:14 pm

Imagine a poster of  one of your favorite books. No, it is not a picture of the cover, it is a scene from the book, made with the actual text, arranged to create a picture. The Dracula poster is amazing and is made out of the first 13 chapters of the book. One of my favorites is Pride and Prejudice, which is made out of the first 35 chapters of the book. Loved the book and the scene depicted on the poster is very sweet. What a clever idea!

Check it out! http://postertext.com/e

January 16, 2010

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen 4 1/2 0melets

Filed under: Pride and Prejudice,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 10:37 am

Amazon readers gave pride and Prejudice  4 1/2 stars

Barnes and Noble readers gave Pride and Prejudice 4 1/2  stars

We are all in agreement. Thanks for voting! Which of the classics  do you want to read next?

January 15, 2010

Jane Austen…. A Vampire?

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Pride and Prejudice — susanbright @ 9:17 am

Jane Bites Back: A Novel

Now that I read Pride and Prejudice, I can’t get enough of Jane Austen…… but………

Jane Austen, a vampire! Check out this book by Michael Thomas Ford.

JANE BITES BACK

January 8, 2010

Rate The Book, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Filed under: Polls,Pride and Prejudice,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 9:36 pm

Did you enjoy reading one of the classics? Do you remember reading Pride and Prejudice years ago? All votes and comments are welcomed!

January 3, 2010

Quote Of The Week

Filed under: Pride and Prejudice,Quote Of The Week — susanbright @ 1:12 pm
“Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”
-Jane Austen 1775-1817
Author of this month’s book Pride and Prejudice
http://www.jasna.org/info/about_austen.html

January 2, 2010

To Read Or Not To Read Pride And Prejudice

Filed under: Pride and Prejudice — susanbright @ 12:26 pm

In all the years our book club has been meeting this is the first time I have heard so many of our members say that not only were they having a hard time getting into this book, but they had actually given up and moved on to the next book! It is also the first time we have read one of the classics. I too was finding it difficult to read at first as the language does take some getting used to. It was like being back in school and doing homework! Last night I boarded an airplane to Florida with  my copy of Pride and Prejudice in my hand, determined to read for two hours straight and that is exactly what I did. I read the entire time, stopping only for the brief interuptions from the pilot as to the altitude we were flying, or warning us about the upcoming turbulence. Now, I cannot put this book down! I can hardly wait to see what happens between Lizzy and Mr Darcy.  And what about Mr Wickham? What is the real story with Mr Wickam and Mr Darcy? Then there is poor sweet Jane. Did Mr Bingley really leave her, never to return? And how would you like to have a mother like Mrs. Bennet?  Can you believe that Mr Collins turned around and asked his Cousin Elizabeth’s best friend to marry him only days after she turned him down herself? How can you not love this book?  I only hope that I am not the only one to read it, as I can hardly wait to discuss it with SOMEONE!

January 1, 2010

If You Are Reading This Month’s Book Pride And Prejudice You May Find This Interesting!

Filed under: Pride and Prejudice — susanbright @ 12:59 pm

December 29, 2009

Pride and Prejudice as seen on Facebook

Filed under: Pride and Prejudice — Esther @ 11:09 pm

It seems that everyone is Facebooking these days.  It’s the thing to post one’s status.  Can you imagine if Facebook had been around in Jane Austen’s Day?

http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

December 26, 2009

Reading Jane Austen

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Pride and Prejudice — Esther @ 11:58 am

My daughter loves Jane Austen.  She has read all of her novels, more than once, and has them categorized in order of her favorites.  “Sense and Sensibility” is number one.  That novel sits on my night table, it’s place for, hmmm, about a year and a half, ever since my daughter foisted it upon me and said “Mom!  Please read this – you will love Jane Austen as much as I do!”  The truth…..I just couldn’t get into it.  Now comes Book Club – my wonderful group that has introduced me to the pleasures of so many books that I ordinarily would not have picked up.  Our January novel is “Pride and Prejudice”, perhaps the most well known of Miss Austen’s novels.  I’m going to give it a go.  Okay, here’s the setting.  A rainy Saturday morning at the beach.  The house is quiet.  A cup of coffee, curled on the sofa in front of the fire.  I open “Pride and Prejudice”.  Okay, here goes……and I just can’t get into it.  I’m having trouble distinguishing Mr. Bennett from Mr. Bingley.  Let’s see, Lizzy, Eliza and Elizabeth are all one and the same.  Is it me, or are all these people incredibly class conscious?    Am I going to care about what happens to them, when they don’t even call each other by their first names?  I really, really, really would like to be a Jane Austen reader.  I know that there are book clubs that are solely dedicated to the reading of her books.  I’m going to really try to get into this one.  For now, however, I think I’ll do a crossword puzzle.

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