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Book Club: Feb '14
Pardon the break, schtuff happens...I can't remember my rotation so I'm just starting again with me. 

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King- On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt- Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

Timebound by Rysa Walker- When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows.

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk- “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a mari­juana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone’s favorite detention movie. Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the currency of Hell won’t buy them off.

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker- Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection...

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson- What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

*Bonus Read: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling- Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

*If you aren't reading, no point in voting but suggest away...
| Closed on 03/03/14 at 08:45PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
12 Fans 
17%a. Doctor Sleep
25%b. The Goldfinch
8%c. Timebound
42%d. Damned
8%e. The Golem and the Jinni
0%f. Life After Life

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#1 | 185 days ago

'Figures that Palahniuk would come up with the best Breakfast Club reboot. Boom.
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#1 | 185 days ago

'Figures that Palahniuk would come up with the best Breakfast Club reboot. Boom.
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#2 | 185 days ago

Oh I'll be reading Mindy's book.

Life After Life sounds an awful lot like another book I read just recently called Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. That one was pretty good.

Hmmmm...I dunno. I might wait to vote for a day or two.
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#3 | 185 days ago

Jess wrote:
Oh I'll be reading Mindy's book.

Life After Life sounds an awful lot like another book I read just recently called Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. That one was pretty good.

Hmmmm...I dunno. I might wait to vote for a day or two.
Yeah, I added the samples of all those to kindle so i wouldn't forget my choices but bought mindy's right then, cause, well... she tickles me.  :)

I actually skimmed all of my samples and am leaning towards Life After Life and Damned, though Timebound seems interesting.. one of these books is long, I need to see which one because my attention span lately will probably eliminate that one.
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#4 | 185 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Yeah, I added the samples of all those to kindle so i wouldn't forget my choices but bought mindy's right then, cause, well... she tickles me.  :)

I actually skimmed all of my samples and am leaning towards Life After Life and Damned, though Timebound seems interesting.. one of these books is long, I need to see which one because my attention span lately will probably eliminate that one.
Agree...with my short attention span (in general), the list of books I already have in my queue (a bunch of series' I read just came out or are coming out soon with the next...) and this whole house madness, a long book might be too much right now.
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#5 | 185 days ago

(Edited by Sharp Square)


Oh Mindy's book - great choice ladies , i have to say i am impressed !  I should definitely have a little Mindy , ya know book n stuff. 


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***  and i didn't vote in this poll for any of those other ridiculously meaningless worthless book options because i don't read as u mentioned ***  



EDIT: 

scratch that did not vote part - just cause i saw the little "note" that if your not reading no need to vote part - i voted anyway just to be an a** !  

The Goldfinch  
#6 | 184 days ago

Damned  
#7 | 184 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


Oh Mindy's book - great choice ladies , i have to say i am impressed !  I should definitely have a little Mindy , ya know book n stuff. 


 heart





***  and i didn't vote in this poll for any of those other ridiculously meaningless worthless book options because i don't read as u mentioned ***  



EDIT: 

scratch that did not vote part - just cause i saw the little "note" that if your not reading no need to vote part - i voted anyway just to be an a** !  

Oh I will
Doctor Sleep  
#8 | 184 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
oh my...
Doctor Sleep  
#9 | 184 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
'Figures that Palahniuk would come up with the best Breakfast Club reboot. Boom.
Wait! Is the breakfast club... detention? :/
Doctor Sleep  
#10 | 184 days ago

Well, since I can't vote I guess l'll just say this...

... this little dude hangs around outside the window of my mom's room at her nursing home and helps to make her days. SO... if I were to have voter's rights, I'd have to roll with the second selection. 
The Goldfinch  
#11 | 184 days ago

The Goldfinch  
#12 | 184 days ago

Requests placed at the library.  #245 for The Goldfinch.  I might get it by next February.
The Goldfinch  
#13 | 183 days ago

JenX63 wrote:

Ohh are those for me .... Jen u little vixen !


The Goldfinch  
#14 | 180 days ago

And, the winner is Damned. I think it's a pretty quick read, too! 

Gracias.
Doctor Sleep  

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