Did you know we’ve moved?

September 12, 2012

Yes, it’s true – we have a new web address!

http://www.chickenlitbookclub.com

Now gearing up for some fun fall reads. Join in the fun, or not and be all bored.

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Bookclub Book #24 Release

December 7, 2008

This go-round, we’ve got a Christmas book in the truest sense of the holiday season: The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. And how convenient that our book number corresponds with December 24th, Christmas Eve! Our choice in Glenn Beck’s novel couldn’t be more perfect, could it? Of course not. We Chicken Lit’ers are just that good.

As before, if you haven’t already done so, go ahead and download an audible or buy a copy on Amazon in support of our bookclub here: The Christmas Sweater. A new web page for book #24 can be found in the right-hand sidebar under ‘Books‘. Timelines and discussion areas will be posted on that page for your convenience.

Meanwhile… channeling Harry Connick, Jr. – background Christmas tunes needed.


Discussion #3 & Final Wrap-up: Hissy Fit

November 26, 2008

Alas, it’s time for discussion #3 of Hissy Fit. By now you’re probably getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends & family, but perhaps you can find a few moments to post your thoughts on the last third of the book, pages 287-419 or through chapter 68. As motivation, here are a few more questions from that sweet little ‘Reading Guide’ at the end of the book:

  • When Keeley gets underneath the façade of some people she’s known all her life, what does she discover? What does this novel say about how well we ever really know one another?
  • Do you feel any sympathy for A.J.? Does he get the comeuppance he deserves? Does Stephanie?
  • The novel, which begins with a broken engagement, ends with a wedding. Is the identity of the happy couple a surprise?
  • Will you be trying the Grits n’ Greens Casserole recipe?
  • Overall, how do you rate this novel on a scale from 1-10, 1=bad & 10=most excellent?

Have yourselves a Happy Thanksgiving, Chicken Lit’ers!


Discussion #2: Hissy Fit

November 22, 2008

Ready for discussion #2 of Hissy Fit? Ok then! Let’s talk about the next third of the book from pages 142-286, or through chapter 46. Again with the help of our handy-dandy ‘Reading Guide’ at the end of the book, let’s begin with:

  • Any thoughts on Keeley’s matchmaking skills in hooking up Will and Stephanie? Are they really a match?
  • So far, what part do you think antiques play in this story? Are Keeley’s questions about her own past reflected in her search for enduring old furnishings and her wish to create beautiful homes for her clients?
  • Is Serena a positive influence on Wade’s life? What about Keeley – is her Dad’s new relationship necessary in helping her let go of the past?
  • Overall, what do you think of the author’s writing style? Do you like this novel?

Any other insights you’d like to share? Tell us – we’re interested!


Discussion #1: Hissy Fit

November 17, 2008

Now’s the time to open up discussion #1 of Hissy Fit. At this time, we will be chatting about the first third of the book from pages 1-141, or through chapter 24. And check this out – we’ve got pre-formulated questions from the ‘Reading Guide’ at the end of the book! So here we go with a few to help us get started:

  • What do you think of Keeley’s reaction to her fiance’s behavior at their engagement party? Does she do the right thing? How would you react in a similar situation?
  • Do you find it surprising that Will Mahoney is so determined to impress a woman whom he’s never met? Why?
  • Is the picture that Mary Kay Andrews paints of life and business in a small town a realistic one?
  • Here’s a new question: When Keeley first met and started getting to know Stephanie in Atlanta, did you think Stephanie seemed to be a likely match for Will?

Curious minds want to know your thoughts so far… post ’em right here!


Discussion #3 & Final Wrap-up: Chasing Harry Winston

November 12, 2008

The time has come for our third and final discussion of Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel. Have you finished reading? If so, please take a few moments to give us some feedback on your experience and post your thoughts on these questions:

  • Were you all that surprised by the outcome for Leigh, Emmy and/or Adriana in their pact promise? Which seemed the most out there to you?
  • How do you think bonding with Otis impacted Adriana’s luck?
  • Did you find scenes in the book similar in nature to Candace Bushnell’s ‘Sex in the City’ – also a name dropped by Weisberger in Adriana’s career announcement?
  • What is your overall rating of ‘Chasing’ on a scale from 1 to 10 (1=worst, 10=best)?

Last but not least, we are officially accepting recommendations for the selection of book #22. Having Chicken Lit’ers read along with you will make the experience that much more enriching (a proven fact), so post a few titles of books you’ve been itching to read and we’ll take them under consideration. As always, we hold to our promise not to bite here – so what do you have to lose, anyway?

Not a thing, that’s what.


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!