Saturday, December 20, 2008

On vacation

Have a wonderful holiday. Big struggles in 2009 but we'll survive. Keep reading. Put Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd on top of your list of books to read. We will discuss it in January at our book club meeting.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Okebook club Selection

We have decided on Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd for discussion in January.

I just finished reading the book and enjoyed the story. The writer does a good job of drawing the reader into the emotions of the characters. There are parts of the story that will make you laugh out loud and parts that will make you sad. It's a story about child neglect, race, mental illness, motherly love, and romantic love. An interesting analogy was made between the life of bees and life of Lily Owens the main character.

Having read the book, I am ready to watch the movie now. Interestingly the real last name of Queen Latifah, who plays the role of August/the Queen Bee in the movie version, is Owens. She is Dana Owens.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New Steve Berry Book

Steve Berry has a new book out, The Charlemagne Pursuit. This looks like his seventh book. I still have my autographed copy of his first book, The Amber Room.

In this book protagonist Cotton Malone is featured once again. I believe Malone first appeared in the fourth book.

Read an excerpt of the latest book!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Audacity to Win

You've heard of the Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, now look out for the book the Audacity to Win by his campaign manager David Plouffe available in 2009.