Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Club Friday

Oh, do I have a bookish post for YOU! I'm going to hold off though, and only talk about one book even though I could talk about several!

Last week my book club here in Des Moines, Books 'n Bars, met to talk about Room by Emma Donoghue. We met the The Continental in the East Village and we had a whopping NINE people there! I have to add, this was nine people with two of our regulars missing this month! So really, it would have been 11!

Ok, the book! It was wonderful. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! How can a book about a boy that was born in a room to his mother that's being held captive in a 11x11 Room for seven years?

I know, I get it too! I was one of those and did the same thing. How am I going to enjoy this book? 

You will enjoy it though. I promise.

Everything is told through five year old Jack's eyes and it's so... refreshing. He's so smart and his mother has raised him in such a particular way, to shield him from certain things. I love how he personified everything in Room. Everything was special and purposeful. I love that.

Definitely read this book. I promise you will not regret it!

For the month of March we are reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (I know, some of you are cringing) and we're meeting at Goodsons in Beaverdale on Friday, March 30!  If you're interested in joining up with us follow the Books 'n Bars link above to get to the Facebook invite!

Today I am linking up with Heather for her Book Club Friday!

14 comments:

Wiz said...

I have had this book on my read list for awhile. It sounds interestsing. I cant wait to hear about Lolita. I want to read that book as well.

Victoria said...

i heard about this book awhile back,maybe i will give it a try now :)

happy friday!

Stephany said...

I put this book on my "to reads" list but the subject matter sounds tough, so I haven't bought it yet. But you are convincing me! I love adult-ish books told through the eyes of a child... if that makes any sense! Heh.

Heather said...

Is this one a heavy read??

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I loved this book. She did such a good job writing from a 5 year olds perspective. I couldn't put it down!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I really want to read this book. I requested it from the library, and it became available, and then I did not get there in time to pick it up. :( I will get to it eventually, though.

That is awesome that your book club is thriving!! Good luck w/ Lolita... a book club I was in tried to read that, but we gave up half way through and ended up picking another book!

Shoshanah said...

I've been wanting to read this one ever since it was first released. I still can't believe I haven't gotten around to it, but hopefully soon!

tara said...

i enjoyed this book too!

Megan W said...

I love love loved this book! I read it last year at this time and spent uninterrupted hours reading it once I got 1/2 way through. I think teachers (and obviously parents) can really learn something by how Jack sees the world and how we as adults can shape it for the children we spent a significant amount of time with. Sigh...wish I still lived in DM so I could be in the club :(

P said...

I saw this book in a shop but had no idea what it was about. I might have to give it a shot at some point.

Becky said...

I've heard SO much about this book - it's definitely on my "to-read" list!

truepenny said...

I STILL haven't read this book! I've heard such varied responses. And I just learned that the author is from the town I live in! Anyway, I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

I LOVE Lolita. I hate saying that, because...ew, but I love it. And I also was totally obsessed with Ella Enchanted (I see that you're reading it). I definitely need to pick it up again.

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Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

I keep hearing the best reviews for this book! It's finally going on amazon my wish list! =) Thanks love!

Found you via the book club link up <3

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I must get this book! I keep hearing really good things about it!