Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Ladies Book Club: January, February, and March 2012

The Ladies Book Club is back!

You may have thought that I forgot all about my Ladies Book Club posts! Oh no, not the case. We have just been simply absorbed in the world of the Hunger Games. I thought it would be much easier to do a "wrap up" post rather than "review" each book.

Let's face it. Hunger Games rocks but I'm done with it, okay. I read the first two books years ago when they came out. When Mockingjay came out much later I was not as enthralled to "catch up" and read it. I was happy that my group of ladies wanted to read the first one. I could vaguely remember what happened. But then the fever struck. They needed to finish them all!!! No problems really but I wasn't as enthusiastic as the others. I skimmed through Mockingjay and read the ending. I sat and listened to how it all turned out during the discussion and turns out had a great time being a part of the fun. Okay, okay, I give in. We made a plan to see the movie together and did just a few weeks ago. It was AMAZING! Really well done and so much better had I read the book.

This is not an official book club post since it covers three months but, no worries, lots of wine and chocolate were consumed and heated discussion was had. We seem to have a core group of us that make it every month which is lovely. They always come ready to chat and give their two cents.

Overall, these were fun books to read especially during the crazy time when it seems EVERYONE is reading it now. My bookstore certainly is selling them like hotcakes. Book clubs are fun to be a part of no matter what you read. I just love getting together and talking about books!

Next Book Up:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Great post. I loved the movie and the books but stilll have read book 3.

Gina said...

Same at out store....but if I hear one more time "is book 2 and 3 in paperback?", I must just have to write NO on the wall in bright red. *-* (Jk! Sorta...) Oh, and no...I still haven't read them. Minority at this point? Yes. But still not in any hurry to do so. One day...

Paula Calvanico said...

My daughter read 1 & 2 but isn't real excited about 3 since her friend told her it wasn't as good, but she did see the movie and thought it was ok.

I just got Her Fearful Symmetry a few weeks ago.

Oh and I voted ; )


Stacy at The Novel Life said...

A good friend of mine and I went to the movie premier and loved, loved, loved the movie! And honestly, the first book blew me away...the second book I got bored...the third book just aggravated me ~ it's going to be interesting to see how they do the movies for 2 & 3!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Haha! I can imagine feeling the same though I enjoyed the series.

I need to join a book club. It seems so fun.

Marce said...

I read the 1st and wasn't interested to read on. I do want to watch the movie though.

I hated Time Travelers Wife so wasn't going to read the next one so look forward to what your bookclub thinks.

Did you read TTTW?

Jo-Jo said...

I'm listening to this series on audio. Listened to the first one and loved it...thought the movie was great also! It seems that even when we don't all love a book, we still have a great time getting together. That's what a great book group is about. I am looking forward to your thoughts of Her Fearful Symmetry.