Tuesday, 18 May 2010

May Book Club


Here are some questions to get you thinking about this months bookclub choice.

- What is Miss Brodie's "prime"? What does she mean by the term and why is it so significant?
- We know Miss Brodie through the eyes of the girls, primarily Sandy. How does their perception of her change by the time they're 17 years of age ... and also when they are even older?
- When she is finally betrayed, was the one who did so right or wrong? What prompted the girl to tell Miss MacKay what she told her? Was it a betrayal?
- In the final analysis, how do you come to think of Miss Brodie? Is she a noble figure? A tragic one? A visionary? Is she silly? Is she dangerous or well-meaning? What impact did she have on her girls, lasting or short-term?

See you all next Thursday!

Questions from LitLovers.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


Here's a quick video discussion on our book of the month for you to look at and think about:


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Shack - April Book Club

Firstly we made some decisions regarding the choosing of books after September when the current choices run out. We have decided that three months before the books are due to run out we will choose three more months worth. So for example, in June we will pick the next three for October, November, and December. We also decided that everyone who wants to should suggest a book, then we'll vote on the list and the three with the most votes will be the next three books to read. I hope this is ok with everyone, if it doesn't work out we can choose another method!

Secondly we discussed what i think was the least enjoyed book so far!

Having said that some people would reread The Shack to get a little more out of it having read and discussed in in bookclub. We also decided that this might only be a book we recommend to people we know have religeon of some kind because it would be more likely to appeal to them.

We all thought the message was essentially good, but the book was not very well written and felt a little preachy. It was felt that as with religeon people find what they need within this book, so we all had very different opinions on it.

We felt that Nan was the person God wishes us all to be, she was loving and open and forgiving. We wondered why Mack chose not to bring her with him to the Shack given his knowledge that she was very religious.

Our average mark was 5 out of 10 with marks ranging from 0 to 7.

April Book Club

Hello everyone,

I hope you're all well into the next bookclub book! Here are some questions you might like to think about:

- Were you drawn in by the plot?
- How is Young's description of God different from your concept of God? What parts of his description did you like and what parts didn't you like?
- Does the theological incorrectness bother you, or does it even matter since it is a work of fiction?

I'd also like to say thank you for all the suggestions for books for the months after September. I need to collect them all together, then we can have a discussion about them later on.

Questions from PPH bookclub.