August 31, 2008
Hello, Chicken Lit’ers! Let’s give a hearty welcome to our next new author, Pamela Redmond Satran, with our next book selection titled: Suburbanistas. This novel is a step away from our previous thrilling page-turners by Elizabeth Adler. In fact, Booklist is quoted as saying:
“Satran tells realistic and intriguing stories that will enthrall and, ultimately, surprise readers.”
Sounds like we might just like this author’s writing style, don’t you think? Let’s give it a go by getting your copy so we can get started. Simply download an audio version or buy a copy on Amazon here: Suburbanistas. Then to join in with Chicken Lit readers, simply click on the book page and keep up with the discussion timeline. It’s that easy, seriously!
Know of anyone interested in joining this exclusive bookclub? Send them our direction – the more the merrier!
August 29, 2008
Well? By now we are all finished reading book #17, One of Those Malibu Nights after a long drawn out discussion period, for which I apologize hugely. But you’ve already forgiven me, I know this. It’s safe to say we’re right back on track once again.
So let’s get this talk started with:
- Were you surprised by the ending with all those its twists and turns?
- Did you find this book similar to book #16 Meet Me in Venice? Or not?
- What is your overall rating of this book on a scale of 1-10 (1=worst, 10=best)?
- Would you read another Elizabeth Adler novel? Why/why not?
Any other closing thoughts on this novel? Post away! Also, send me your ideas about a possible read for book #19. I have a few in mind, but I’m hoping to get some inspiration from you, our bookclub readers. Speaking of which, know of anyone interested in joining us? Send them right on over – a free giveaway is awaiting our next newbie!
August 27, 2008
Ok, ok – The Chicken Lit Bookclub administrator is officially late in opening this discussion, and I do apologize. Getting children off to school and into a new routine tends to do that to a bookclub owner. However, the family is finally back in the groove leaving me ready to post the second discussion for book #17, One of Those Malibu Nights.
Have you been waiting patiently by holding back on your reading? Or are you well past our stopping point, chapter 40? If so, that’s perfectly fine. Post your reading status here so we can hold an open chit-chat. The Chicken Lit Bookclub awaits your input!
August 20, 2008
This is it! Finally we’ve made it through chapter 18 of book #17, One of Those Malibu Nights. So what are you thinking about this one? Let’s get the discussion started with these questions:
- After reading Elizabeth Adler’s previous novel with book 16, how does this one compare? Thumbs up? Down? Still deciding?
- What are your thoughts on the new characters: Mac Reilly? Sunny Alvarez? Ron Perrin? Allie Ray? Marisa Mayne? Demarco?
- What is up with all the paranoia in feeling followed? Who do you think is really being followed and why?
- Do you think Sunny & Mac’s romance will survive with Allie Ray in the picture?
- Is Perrin really trying to ditch Marisa Mayne? Or what’s going on there?
Anyway, those are just a few snippets to get us talking. Let’s chat so we can move onward in figuring out the mysterious plot.
August 10, 2008
Did you make it to the end of book #16, Meet Me in Venice? If so, now’s the time to post your thoughts/feelings/overall take on the novel, our first by Elizabeth Adler. To help get the conversation moving, here are a few questions:
- Who did you suspect as the killer? Did you think so all along?
- Were you surprised about Lily’s death in Venice?
- Did you ever envision Sam & Preshy becoming a couple at the end?
- What did you think about the Maow’s sneaky ransacking of Preshy’s apartment and subsequent unveiling of the necklace?
- Was the ending good enough for you?
On a final note in moving forward with our next bookclub selection, did you like Adler’s writing enough to read another one of her novels? If so, which one would you be interested in reading? Otherwise, do you have any other book suggestions for read #17? Post away – we’re all ears!
August 7, 2008
By now you’ve most likely finished reading up through chapter 50 of book #16, Meet Me in Venice. So why don’t we go ahead with the second discussion? In the interest of time (and my interest in getting to the end of the book and finding out whodunnit in the very near future) I’m leaving this discussion completely open. Feel free to make your own Q&A here as you post your thoughts on chapters 25 to 50!
Don’t be shy – now’s the time to let loose and comment away.