Our book club is a monthly book club in conjunction with our online discussion forum. If interested in joining my book club, email me at cardinspired@gmail.com for more information.

Stop by the Group's Discussion Forum: Click Here

Discussions for the book of the month starts on the 15th of each month. Join in the discussion!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twilight Book (1st Book) - Discussion 04/30 - 05/07

Discussion open to the public! Come join us!!!

Hey Twilight Book Lovers. . .I think it's time we discuss Bella and the crew? It seems everyone have read the Twilight books, except for a few . . .who are most definitely missing out! LOL!

We'll start off with the first book and I'll have the discussion up for a week starting today. The Twilight (1st book) discussion will run from April 30th to May 7th then we'll start on New Moon which will run from May 7th to May 14. What do you think? Is that a good schedule.

Anway, the discussion will be at the book club's group forum and it'll be an open forum meaning you don't have to be a club member to join in the discussion. Non-member's messages or posts will be moderated.

On the forum, the discussion will be posted as a "page" but the discussion thread will be under the "discussion" section. Please don't reply via the "page".

Please be kind and courteous. Although stimulating discussions are welcomed, no bashing is allowed. LOL! I will not approve messages that I deem disrespectful to others or derogatory in any manner. I'm sure we'll be civil. . .considering this is a young adult fiction. No dramas to be expected!

The discussion questions will posted on the group forum. Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

June Book Suggestions/Voting by Club Members

Below are the book suggestions that were chosen by club members. Each month, at least 5 members will suggest a book and all members will vote on which book to select for the month.

For June's book suggestion, please review the books below. Members, please vote on the book you would like to read for June's Book of the Month. Every member should vote including those who suggested a book. For those who suggested a book, you may vote for you own book or vote for a book suggested by the other members.

I provided a video interview by the author or a video related to the book. The ones that don't have a video, I could not find a video for the suggested book.

To vote, members please comment on this blog post and not on the forum. Voting will begin April 28th to April 30th. Voting will close at 11:00 pm April 30th. If there's a tie, I will make the final decision. I will post the selected book for June on May 1st.


Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
Official Website
Pages: 480
Published: 2000
Review on Amazon.com


No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay
Official Website
Pages: 480
Published: 2008
Review on Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com


The Women's Murder Club - James Patterson (Book Series - Total of 8 books)
Official Website
First book: 1st to Die
Pages: 488
Published: 2002
Review: Barnes & Noble


Boneman's Daughters - Ted Dekker
Author's Website
Pages: 416
Published: 2009
Review: Barnes & Noble


First Family - David Baldacci
Author Website
Pages: 464
Published: 2009
Review: Amazon.com


Duma Key - Stephen King
Author's Website
Pages: 800
Published: 2008
Review: Literary Guild

Saturday, April 25, 2009

June's Book Suggestion - Genre: Thriller (04-25-08 - 04-28-09)

Members. . . please comment on this post with your "book title", "author", and a link to a website that provides a synopsis of the book and a review if available.

I am doing the "June's Book Selection" a month early in advance so that members will be able to have time to suggest a book, vote, and buy the book.

June book genre will be a "thriller" book.

When looking for a book to suggest to the club, here's a few things you can do when researching for a book.

Search the Interntet for book lists or book guide specially in the genre that is chosen for the month.

Here a few book guide sites that you may want to look at. Keep in mind, there's many of them so what I list below are a few I found online to help you out:

The Good Book Guide
Reader's Digest
Book Browse
Ezine Articles

You may also find book guides and book list at the library or at the book store.

When choosing a book, choose a book that "you" want to read, not what you think others may want to read. The reason for this is well, we all don't know one another personally. Although your book may not be chosen, I want you to be excited about reading the book. If your book isn't chosen, well obviously you can read it on your own or suggest it at another time.

Please do a little bit of research before suggesting a book. Sometimes availability may be a problem. Choose a book that is widely available. For example, don't choose a book that is so old that it may no longer be in publication!!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

May Book of the Month - Stephenie Meyer - The Host

Stephenie Meyer (Website)

Published 2008
617 pages

Summary (from the book jacket)

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Links of book reviews:

Barnes and Noble
Powell's Books
BC Books

June's book recommendation: April 25 to April 28
June's book voting: April 28 to April 30
June's book selection: May 1st
Meeting date for May's book discussion at the forum: May 15 to May 22
July's Book Suggestion/Recommendation: May 23 to May 27th
July's Book Selection voting period: May 27 to May 31
July's Final book selection: June 1st