UPCOMING DATES

November 27 @Sarah B.
6:30 PM

Monday, November 26, 2018

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR “THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY”

What was it like to read a novel composed entirely of letters?
Did you find it interesting to learn that the book was started by one author and finished by another?  Talk about that a little!
Juliet wrote to Dawsey that “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”  Have you ever felt that way about a particular book?  If so, what book was it and what made you feel that way?
What does a reader’s taste in books say about his or her personality?
What genre do you prefer and what do you think that says about your personality?
What historical facts about life in England during World War II were you especially surprised to discover?
Numerous Guernsey residents give Juliet access to their private memories of the occupation.  Which voices were most memorable for you?  What was the effect of reading a variety of responses to a shared tragedy?
Which of the members of the Society is your favorite?  Whose literary opinions are most like your own?
(Used Some Questions from library book pack binder)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

November Book Selection


October’s book was “ A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines.  We had a great group tonight at Kristen’s and really good conversation about a really good book.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Something new!

I’m doing a trial of using Instagram along with or maybe instead of this blog.  Check it out
at @lbc_ladies_book_club

September Book Selection


And, we’re off......

Year 11 started last night at Tania’s and here is this year’s Reading List:
LBCLBC YEAR 11 READING LIST
Discuss in:
September-“Peace Like A River” by Leif Enger (Book provided)

October-“A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines (Book provided)

November-“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Book Provided)

January-“Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

February-“The Awakening of Miss Prim” by Natalie San Martin

March-“If You Only Knew” by Jamie Ivey

April-“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley (Book provided)

May-“Caravel” by Stephanie Garber


Summer Read-“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

Thanks, Tania!  Our kickoff meeting every year at your house is always a hit!  

Join us next month for another one of our favorite meetings of the year on Connie’s Big Front Porch!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR “THE BOYS IN THE BOAT”

What made you want to read this book?  Would you have felt compelled to read it outside of book club?

Were you amazed at what it takes to be a rower compared to other sports?

Talk about Joe’s family life.  Which relationship do you believe was ultimately the most pivotal for Joe?

How did Ulbrickson and Pocock influence Joe in different ways?

Teamwork, forgetting “self”, etc. were emphasized as necessary in winning.  How does this apply to our life.....our church, our family, our job?  Is this a biblical concept?  Why or why not?

Leni Riefenstiahl is probably the most famous female director ever; what did you think of her?  Did this book make you think about how much we are influenced by the media?

Which part of history in the book was new to you?  Most shocking...most deplorable?

Were there memorable quotes you noted?  If so, what were they?

Were you excited/nervous at the end, even though you knew how the story would end?

In the prologue, Joe admonishes the author, Daniel James Brown, that the story should not be about him but about the boat.  After reading the story, does Brown accomplish that?

What else would you like to talk about with the group?

If you were to recommend this book to someone else, how would you describe it to them?  Did you find it difficult to read?  There is also a “Younger” version of the book.  Do you think maybe that would be helpful for some?  Why?


(Some Questions adapted from various websites)



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

JAIME

We picked up right where we left off!!  Friends like Jaime are so fun to be reunited with!  It’s like she never left!  Tonight was great!  Thanks for hosting, Amanda!  And thanks to all who came!  See you in about 4 weeks!  Keep reading!!