Bookclub Book #21 Release

October 31, 2008

Look what we have here – our newest bookclub member offered us the perfect suggestion in this book: Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel by Lauren Weisberger. This particular author, who just so happens to be well known for her best selling book The Devil Wears Prada, has drawn a faithful readership, which makes her newest novel that much more enticing. So with that, onward we go!

In the meantime, the same drill holds in getting started – feel free to download an audible or buy a copy on Amazon in support of our bookclub here: Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel. Then simply click the book page here or in the sidebar under ‘Book #21‘ to follow along.

You really can’t go wrong. So why not be a part of the Chicken Lit’ers Bookclub while reading another potentially captivating novel?

It’s all good here. We’re just plain cool people who know how to pick ’em!


Vote for Book #21

October 31, 2008

Our newest bookclub member, Dory, has offered up some fabulous book options for our next book release. If you’d like to join along with us, cast your vote below:


Discussion #3 & Final Wrap-up: Love the One You’re With

October 30, 2008

All righty then, Chicken Lit’ers – let’s move forward with discussion #3 of Love the One You’re With and wrap up our talk about the book. What an emotional whirlwind, don’t you think? How about a few questions:

  • Was Ellen’s reaction to the wine debacle over exaggerated? Why or why not?
  • Did it seem obvious that Ellen was attempting to justify working with Leo by bringing Lucy into the picture?
  • What do you think was Margot’s motivation in not informing Ellen of Leo’s return?
  • In making her final choice between Leo & Andy, what was the final moment of enlightenment for Ellen? Was it the right choice, after all?
  • Which characters grew emotionally in this book? Ellen? Andy? Margot? Leo?
  • Finally, would you recommend this book to other readers? Why or why not?
  • What is your overall rating (1-10)?

If you have any other questions or ideas you’d like to throw in the ring for our discussion, toss away. And finally, the Chicken Lit’ers officially nominate Dory in selecting (or offering choices for) book #21.

Stay posted – a poll might be involved, in which case, we will need your vote!


Discussion #2: Love the One You’re With

October 25, 2008

Finally, here we go with discussion #2 of Love the One You’re With over chapters 12 through 24. And since I’m on borrowed time while visiting my Mom who is recovering from surgery, the discussion is completely up for grabs.

What are your thoughts up to this point? Do you see changes in the wind for Ellen & Andy? Post away!


Aside: Book Review

October 21, 2008

Celebutantes Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg
My review
rating: 1 of 5 stars
I started reading this book and couldn’t stand it. The constant celebrity name dropping and shallow characters drove me insane. I put this one down to read something with more substance – which could be just about anything in comparison.

View all my reviews.


Discussion #1: Love the One You’re With

October 21, 2008

Here it is, fellow readers – our first discussion of Love the One You’re With covering chapters 1 through 11. Are you ready to talk? If so, let’s get started with a few starter questions:

  • Have you read any other books by Emily Giffin? If so, how does this one compare so far?
  • What are your thoughts about the chance meeting between Ellen and Leo?
  • Do you think Ellen is getting into Malarkey by involving herself with the Drake Watters shoot?
  • Does it seem like Ellen & Andy’s relationship is strong enough to withstand a so-called friendship with Leo?
  • What could possibly be behind Ellen’s mixed emotions?

Feel free to post questions and/or thoughts outside of these – we’re always open here. And now let’s try something new by taking this poll:


Bookclub Book #20 Release

October 8, 2008


What? We did not read Emily Giffin’s new release over the summer? How could this be?! Well, let’s not put it off any longer and read the latest, titled: Love the One You’re With. If this book is nearly as enchanting as her previous novels such as Something Borrowed or Something Blue, then we are in for a real treat. So join us and either click the book page here or in the sidebar under ‘Book #20‘ to get started.

If you haven’t already, go ahead and download your audible or buy a copy on Amazon in support of our bookclub here: Love the One You’re With. We have high expectations for this novel, so why not read along with us? It’s completely free and a great way to chat with fellow readers. Otherwise read alone and be all lonely in the process…

We’re much more fun. Seriously, we have proof.