Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Club Remix (feat. LAndEe & JeSPey)

Since I spent a goodly part of my waking hours yesterday (I'd say around 89%) re-doing my book club's website, I figured I'd mention it to you.   What's so hard about redoing a website?  Well, nothing, but that didn't stop Jenny & I from trying to make it as difficult and pain-staking as possible.  After much photoshopping & game-planning this was the end result:



You can click here to see what the header used to look like and more details of the renovation.  Do it.  You'll appreciate the above masterpiece more.  And you can click here to see it in all its glory and be directed to the club's actual site.  

I also mention this so you know I'm in a book club (yes, I know how to read).  Founded by Jenny in June 2008,  it's completely non-exclusive & anyone can participate.  We "meet" online, once a month (usually the 4th Sunday evening) and have a discussion of that month's book in the comments after we have all posted our own reviews.  It's quite fun and, as most clubs go, the more the merrier!

Why haven't I mentioned this before?

Well, at times our book choices have been "interesting."  We tend to gravitate toward teenage vampire books and the like.  And our discussions are usually less about the book and more about Edward & Jacob (regardless of what book we read) but, guess what?  We are changing!  Evolving, if you will. And I think our new header reflects that...symbolically.  <-- also a great literary device.

I am particularly enjoying this month's selection & wanted to share it with you in case you want to join in.



Set in post-WWII England.  Told entirely though letters and other forms of correspondence.  So original & funny & touching.  What more could one want out of a book? 

If you'd like to participate let me know & we'll add you as a contributor so you can post your review.  Anyone can join in on the discussion or read the discussion afterward if you wanna be a whimp about it too.  Whatever you choose, go read this book! Thanks Michelle for picking a goody this month.

12 comments:

Hot Pants said...

What? We're changing?

Memzy said...

I am in love with this book so far!

I like your "Srsly So Blessed" stile title up there too.

eekareek said...

I didn't get the memo that we were changing and becoming more mature so to speak. I do NOT approve.

marcikay said...

I love to read all your book reviews, and have always liked/loved your literary recommendations. I'd love to join, but don't feel I have a quick enough wit to keep up with allayous..

For now I may need to "whimp out" and read your always entertaining posts..

Jenny ESP said...

Are we going through puberty? I sure hope not.

Landee said...

That is our rap names, Memzy. Not SSB!

I'm not saying we have officially become adults or anything, but we have matured without really intending to. Although, the turn out with Age of Innocence proves that maybe we should stick with books about vampires and the clumsy girls who love them. Would that get Eeka and HotPants to participate? We need to pander to the lowest common denominator.

StandsMom said...

I don't want to grow up too much, cause then it won't be the SRBC anymore. It'll be more like...well, something else.

ManicMandee said...

The book club is truly genius. Love everything about it except for the fact that I rarely have been able to actually read the books and the one time I actually made it to the meeting it was overwhelming to say the least. Comments were flying all over the place so fast I couldn't keep up. It would be super cool if the changes have something to do with having it be in a chat room to make book club discussions a bit more realistic. I don't think Jenny had any idea how wildly popular it was going to be.

Hot Pants said...

Hey, I was at the big meeting at 9, then I read that it started at 10, then by the time 10 came around I was heavy duty in world 6 of Super Mario World and totally forgot the meeting. I had some fun little tidbits of info all planned out to throw into the conversation too. It was going to make me look soooo smart!

Landee said...

MM, you can read this month's book!! It's short & delightful. As for having the discussion in a chatroom...well, then we can't keep the conversation FOREVER!!! It's hilarious going back and reading our discussions (for me anyway). It's the SRBC archives, after all.

HP, I'm calling Intervention for your Mario Addiction. It can be cured. You just need to free up the next 60-90 days.

solidgold (a.k.a. our family) said...

Thanks for the open invite and I'm going for it.
I need a book club in my life.

Katie said...

I don't think you guys are growing up. More like putting lipstick on a pig...

P. S. Miss the book club like crazy. Tom's gone for a week... do you think we could...?