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Bookclub: November 2011
Here we have Stoney's bookclub picks for this month.  Yeah.  "Stoney's" picks.  Bookclub:  November 2011 Photo Bookclub:  November 2011 Photo

Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas by C.L. Bevill:  Bubba Snoddy’s got some problems. His family has descended for the Christmas holidays and not in a good way. His cousin wants to own the Snoddy Mansion, decrepit, falling down columns, termites, wood rot and all and isn’t above using manipulative behavior to achieve his ends. Miz Demetrice is up to nefarious and illegal activities while trying to entertain relatives. His cousin’s ten year old son is the personification of a demon and has hobbies of looking at medical photographs, making stun guns from scratch, and causing havoc wherever he roams. The woman of Bubba’s dreams, Deputy Willodean Gray, is still evading his romantic pursuits. Patients from the local mental institute are wandering over the town, ostensibly assisting with the Christmas Festival thanks to a program established by the mayor to cut costs. And Bubba has just found the dead body of a man dressed as Santa in the Christmas scene at City Hall. Oh, Pegramville, Texas is just the best place to be at Christmas if a fella has a bullet proof vest and a linebacker’s helmet. All the folks think Bubba might have done did it…again, even though it was proven that he didn’t done did it the first time, and Bubba has to move quickly in order to catch a murderer.

Mort by Rod Redux:  A genetically modified bacteriophage mutates into a worldwide zombie plague, infecting people by the billions, and in the blink of an eye, civilization is swept away. Amid the chaos, weary survivors struggle to find a place of refuge, battling not just the revivified dead but their own demented fellow survivors. 
Meanwhile, stalking the inheritors of this blighted world is another mysterious group of creatures. Are they forces for good, as their angelic appearances seem to suggest, or just another predator... one that is far more insidious? 
With 99% of the population turned into brain-eating zombies, the last warm-blooded human beings have suddenly become the most valuable food commodity on the planet.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer:  Stephenie Meyer, creator of the phenomenal teen-vamp Twilight series, takes paranormal romance into alien territory in her first adult novel. Those wary of sci-fi or teen angst will be pleasantly surprised by this mature and imaginative thriller, propelled by equal parts action and emotion. A species of altruistic parasites has peacefully assumed control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but feisty Melanie Stryder won't surrender her mind to the alien soul called Wanderer. Overwhelmed by Melanie's memories of fellow resistor Jared, Wanderer yields to her body's longing and sets off into the desert to find him. Likely the first love triangle involving just two bodies, it's unabashedly romantic, and the characters (human and alien) genuinely endearing. Readers intrigued by this familiar-yet-alien world will gleefully note that the story's end leaves the door open for a sequel--or another series.



| Closed on 11/06/11 at 11:00PM
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33%a. Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas
58%b. Mort
8%c. The Host

  
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#1 | 1031 days ago

Links are to the Amazon Kindle pages for each book.  

I Stoney figured that the Bubba book would be good since we read the other one awhile back.  

Mort is about zombies.  We all love zombies.  How could it not be a choice?

The Host, while running the risk of Twilight backlash, is supposed to be really good and more geared towards adults.  It's a little pricier, though.

Ready?  Aaaaaand ... they're off.
Mort  
#2 | 1031 days ago

I'll vote later.
Mort  
#3 | 1031 days ago

Bubba - since the 1st was surprisingly good and should be free as the other one was.
Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas  
#4 | 1031 days ago

I've read The Host and LOVED it..I'll definitely read it again if that gets voted in.
I did download the Bubba book already right after I read the first one - I just haven't read it yet, so of course I"m cool with that choice too.
I'm cool with the other one too...I'll need to do the eenie meenie miney melvin thing and vote later or let everyone else vote since I don't really have any input and will read any of those chosen. Great picks!
#5 | 1031 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Bubba - since the 1st was surprisingly good and should be free as the other one was.
It's not free, but it's cheap.  Click the link, but I think it was 2.99 or something like that.

I voted Mort because I wanna read The Host, but not right now (I don't know why), and I plan on reading Bubba, but I think I'm gonna try to read it next month, when I'm more in a Christmas-y mood.
Mort  
#6 | 1031 days ago

 I'm not done with October's book yet. 

HOwever, my vote for November is Mort-------------I Zombies.
Mort  
#7 | 1031 days ago

If I can check whatever is voted for out of the library, then I'll participate.  All my super school craziness is almost over.
The Host  
#8 | 1030 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
It's not free, but it's cheap.  Click the link, but I think it was 2.99 or something like that.

I voted Mort because I wanna read The Host, but not right now (I don't know why), and I plan on reading Bubba, but I think I'm gonna try to read it next month, when I'm more in a Christmas-y mood.
Only 51 shopping days left- LOL,,,, $2.99 not bad since I've been reading a bunch of urban obnoxious comical triffling **** lately. Amazon and I not getting along too good, Kindle not acting right close to the 1 year warranty gone mark ;-)
Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas  
#9 | 1030 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Only 51 shopping days left- LOL,,,, $2.99 not bad since I've been reading a bunch of urban obnoxious comical triffling **** lately. Amazon and I not getting along too good, Kindle not acting right close to the 1 year warranty gone mark ;-)
If you call them, it takes like 5 minutes to get a new one.
Mort  
#10 | 1030 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 I'm not done with October's book yet. 

HOwever, my vote for November is Mort-------------I Zombies.
I'm not finished yet either.

i didnt like the first few pages of the last Bubba selection so I won't choose that. The Host sounds awful to me, so Mort it is.
Mort  
#11 | 1030 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
If you call them, it takes like 5 minutes to get a new one.
yes- its on its way- Thank you Ashlie
Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas  
#12 | 1030 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I'm not finished yet either.

i didnt like the first few pages of the last Bubba selection so I won't choose that. The Host sounds awful to me, so Mort it is.
The first Bubba book started off kinda bad, but got a lot better.  You should have stuck with it.  But I'm ok with your selection, anyway.

PS - Alain, contacting Amazon via email is super quick to for troubleshooting.
Mort  
#13 | 1029 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
The first Bubba book started off kinda bad, but got a lot better.  You should have stuck with it.  But I'm ok with your selection, anyway.

PS - Alain, contacting Amazon via email is super quick to for troubleshooting.

yes, I received my new one in 1 day and even got a $15 credit but its only for books released by Amazon. Shouldve went with the new fore edition and just paid the difference- we live and learn- if this one goes bonkers- that's what I will do

Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas  
#14 | 1027 days ago

So we're officially closed for November's pick.

Mort by Rod Redux it is.  
Mort  
#15 | 1025 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
So we're officially closed for November's pick.

Mort by Rod Redux it is.  
I'm almost done with The Body and then I'll get right on this.
Mort  
#16 | 1023 days ago

 I just started reading Mort today and I'm almost halfway through it. Is it my imagination or is it kind of reminiscent of Zombieland? I picture Mort as Columbus and Cactus Pete as Tallahassee. I'm diggin it though.
#17 | 1023 days ago

 
Mort  
#18 | 1023 days ago

 

#19 | 1023 days ago

 LOL I blank posted so I could see your blank post. 
#20 | 1023 days ago

Jess wrote:
 LOL I blank posted so I could see your blank post. 
LOL. Sorry, I forgot I was using Chrome and not IE again.
Mort  
#21 | 1023 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
LOL. Sorry, I forgot I was using Chrome and not IE again.
it's ok...I thought it was pretty hilarious.
#22 | 1019 days ago

Sooooo yea...that was weird. I kind of had a feeling in the prologue about the Archons, and then again during the rescue. A little graphic, some of the sex and violence, but it was OK. I didn't hate it.
#23 | 1019 days ago

Jess wrote:
Sooooo yea...that was weird. I kind of had a feeling in the prologue about the Archons, and then again during the rescue. A little graphic, some of the sex and violence, but it was OK. I didn't hate it.
Yeah, it had some really graphic parts, but I liked it.  My only real complaint is that it was a bit predictable, for me.  

Oh, and the ending (spoiler alert ... sort of, kind of) when it seems he couldn't tell his friends what happened to him.  That annoyed me.  Kind of a happy, but non-happy ending.  It was weird.
Mort  
#24 | 1019 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Yeah, it had some really graphic parts, but I liked it.  My only real complaint is that it was a bit predictable, for me.  

Oh, and the ending (spoiler alert ... sort of, kind of) when it seems he couldn't tell his friends what happened to him.  That annoyed me.  Kind of a happy, but non-happy ending.  It was weird.
 I agree. I mean...I think Pete figured it out, but. It was weird. I did like it, but you're right - it was pretty predictable. There were some parts that made me say "ew!" though, not necessarily a bad thing...impressive, really, that the author was descriptive enough to get the visuals through like that.
#25 | 1019 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
So we're officially closed for November's pick.

Mort by Rod Redux it is.  
I think I'll be ready to start reading on Friday.  Two papers due this week, and then the tough stuff is over.
The Host  
#26 | 1018 days ago

(Edited by janet011685)
Jess wrote:
 I agree. I mean...I think Pete figured it out, but. It was weird. I did like it, but you're right - it was pretty predictable. There were some parts that made me say "ew!" though, not necessarily a bad thing...impressive, really, that the author was descriptive enough to get the visuals through like that.
Oh yeah, EDIT ... spoiler alert.  Again.  

Especially the descriptions of the zombie "prostitutes".     THAT f**ked with my head a bit.  lol

And yeah, it seemed like he did "get it", but I don't see why he couldn't just tell him.  Like, "hey, instead of dying, they turned me into one of them, awesome, right?" (whatever "them" might be ... he doesn't have to go into detail like that).
Mort  
#27 | 1018 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Oh yeah, EDIT ... spoiler alert.  Again.  

Especially the descriptions of the zombie "prostitutes".     THAT f**ked with my head a bit.  lol

And yeah, it seemed like he did "get it", but I don't see why he couldn't just tell him.  Like, "hey, instead of dying, they turned me into one of them, awesome, right?" (whatever "them" might be ... he doesn't have to go into detail like that).
 lol yes, that was the part that made me say "ew" 

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