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LIBROS! Book Club Vote for Mayo---Choose
I'm a horrible book club member. I've read very few of the book choices when I was suppose to. ...anywhoo......here are my selections for May. 

**My tastes lie all over the place.


My first selection is a kid's book by Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl is amazing....my favorite children's author.

The BFG by Roald Dahl---Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! 

My second selection is a book I may have chosen or typed about before. I don't remember, but I really need someone to talk to about it. 

World War Z by Max Brooks---The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

**Note.....I'm not sure how I feel about the movie that will soon be released. 

My third selection is 

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein---Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.



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14 Fans 
0%a. The BFG
21%b. World War Z
29%c. The Art of Racing in the Rain
14%d. I don't read books without pictures.
0%e. HATER PATER FACE
7%f. I'm reading Bob Millers tales from the Locker Room
7%g. I'm awesome!
21%h. Waiting for OTHER books

 &nbp;
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#9 | 508 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
World War Z gives me a nerd on. I also like the fact that the walkers <---- current parlance ;) move swiftly and aggressively like they did in 28 Days Later. Everything about the book and film seems fantastic to me. Has anybody ever seen the movie before reading the book? What's that like?


*edit* The other two books sound like Funny or Die parodies of actual literature. #wut?
It's like knowing the pregnancy test will be negative before having the sex.
World War Z  
  
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#1 | 509 days ago

Which one has the least amount of pages and the most likely to be in audio?
Waiting for OTHER books  
#2 | 509 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
Which one has the least amount of pages and the most likely to be in audio?
#1
I'm reading Bob Millers tales from the Locker Room  
#3 | 509 days ago



Which one has the pictures ?  
I don't read books without pictures.  
#4 | 509 days ago

kteacher wrote:
#1
That'll do... yup, that'll do.

yes
Waiting for OTHER books  
#5 | 509 days ago

I'll read World War Z even if it doesn't win so I can talk to you about it cheeky
World War Z  
#6 | 508 days ago

I don't read books, I wait for the movie to come out!

I don't read books without pictures.  
#7 | 508 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
World War Z gives me a nerd on. I also like the fact that the walkers <---- current parlance ;) move swiftly and aggressively like they did in 28 Days Later. Everything about the book and film seems fantastic to me. Has anybody ever seen the movie before reading the book? What's that like?


*edit* The other two books sound like Funny or Die parodies of actual literature. #wut?
World War Z  
#8 | 508 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
World War Z gives me a nerd on. I also like the fact that the walkers <---- current parlance ;) move swiftly and aggressively like they did in 28 Days Later. Everything about the book and film seems fantastic to me. Has anybody ever seen the movie before reading the book? What's that like?


*edit* The other two books sound like Funny or Die parodies of actual literature. #wut?
I usually prefer watching a movie before reading the book actually. Then I don't go into the movie with more expectations than I already would with the previews, and when I read the book it just expands on everything the movie covered (for the most part; sometimes things are quite different, like with Silver Linings). If I have my choice, that's usually how I do it. In this case though, the book will have to come first.
World War Z  
#9 | 508 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
World War Z gives me a nerd on. I also like the fact that the walkers <---- current parlance ;) move swiftly and aggressively like they did in 28 Days Later. Everything about the book and film seems fantastic to me. Has anybody ever seen the movie before reading the book? What's that like?


*edit* The other two books sound like Funny or Die parodies of actual literature. #wut?
It's like knowing the pregnancy test will be negative before having the sex.
World War Z  
#10 | 508 days ago

Jess wrote:
I usually prefer watching a movie before reading the book actually. Then I don't go into the movie with more expectations than I already would with the previews, and when I read the book it just expands on everything the movie covered (for the most part; sometimes things are quite different, like with Silver Linings). If I have my choice, that's usually how I do it. In this case though, the book will have to come first.
Makes sense. All those Michael Crichton 90's books/films were like that for a ton of people right?
World War Z  
#11 | 508 days ago

The Art of Racing in the Rain is excellent.  I read it a few years ago.  It is the most passed along book I have ever read.
The Art of Racing in the Rain  
#12 | 508 days ago

What kind of racing is the character in that book competing in? Just asking for a friend.
#13 | 508 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
marcus_nyce wrote:
World War Z gives me a nerd on. I also like the fact that the walkers <---- current parlance ;) move swiftly and aggressively like they did in 28 Days Later. Everything about the book and film seems fantastic to me. Has anybody ever seen the movie before reading the book? What's that like?


*edit* The other two books sound like Funny or Die parodies of actual literature. #wut?
Hmmmmmm......I like the speed of the zombies, too. I'm just not so sure I'm digging the "fakeness." I've been spoiled by the greatness of TWD walkers. 

And...


Shut. Yo. Mof. The BFG is a fantastic book by an incredible children's book author. The other one made some teacher at work cry.....so I threw it in (and I LOVE it.....quick read). 
I'm reading Bob Millers tales from the Locker Room  
#14 | 508 days ago

I'll probably read all 3.
The Art of Racing in the Rain  
#15 | 508 days ago

I'm a Taurus not a Libros, am I still allowed to choose one?
I'm awesome!  
#16 | 508 days ago

I just re-read James and the Giant Peach.  I will be re-reading Matilda soon. I LOVE Roald Dahl, no matter his target audience.
The Art of Racing in the Rain  
#17 | 507 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
What kind of racing is the character in that book competing in? Just asking for a friend.
Formula 1.     mmhmm
The Art of Racing in the Rain  
#18 | 503 days ago

Looks like I'll be reading two this month. Wait...let me rephrase that...looks like I'll be reading more than one of the book club options again this month cheeky
World War Z  
#19 | 503 days ago

no
World War Z  
#20 | 497 days ago

I just started The Art of Racing the Rain last night and I just need to say...I was kind of "meh" on it when I saw it got voted in, but I am thoroughly enjoying it! Aside from the first initial throat lump and tearing up in the beginning, and a little bit here in the middle (and I'm SURE there's to be at the end), it's a great story, written well, and I'm loving it. 
World War Z  
#21 | 497 days ago

I'm reading Confederacy of Dunces.  Can't remember whose month that was from.  Anywho, I was at my favorite pancake place Saturday morning, and this guy walked by, stopped and came back.  He had been to the used book store and that was one of his purchases that morning.  Then the guy who sat next to me pointed to it and said, "Great book." 

I'm on the waitlist at the library for two of this month's selection.  I can't wait until they come in.
The Art of Racing in the Rain  

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