Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Next Online Vote ~ For January's Books

THE VOTING HAS CLOSED!
The winners are...

1.  A Certain Slant of Light by Cynthia Thayer

and

2.  Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

        Remember, you only have to read the one that interests you most, and this month we have two very different books to choose from.  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and see you at our next meeting on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm!  With these two books it should be an interesting discussion.

book jacket  book jacket

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous NYOBG MemberNovember 29, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Shortly after I suggested A Certain Slant of Light, I discovered that it had just been read by another book group in the area. Maybe I picked up on their vibes.

    I read the book several years ago, and then met the author, a Mainer, when she appeared at the Bangor Bookfest. It was a treat getting to hear her read a passage (and have my copy signed).

    This is a very "quiet" story, particularly given that the male lead is essentially a hermit, and admittedly more "literary" than the books we tend to select, but I found it compelling. It's character-driven rather than plot-driven, and I thought one of its strengths was the way the two main characters wrestled with complex internal issues. Rather than coming off like heavy subject matter, it was so skillfully presented that it was a pleasure to read. As a bonus, those of us from around here may well recognize some Maine elements, from the weather to the locals' attitudes.

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  2. Thanks for a wonderful review. I have not read A Certain Slant of Light, but I have heard good things about it.
    Jan

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  3. Since Dead Witch Walking won the vote as well, I wanted to add a brief description for our members who couldn’t make the meeting. (I have a full review of this series earlier on this blog) This was a book group vote when the group first began, but we have a whole new group of ladies now who wanted to read it again. This book is urban fantasy, with witches, weres and fae, centered on a strong female protagonist, and written in the first person perspective. I really enjoy the characters in this series, especially Rachel, and the unique situations she finds herself in.
    Jan

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  4. I just finished A Certain Slant of Light and want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are compelling and the burdens that each of the main characters carry are portrayed with a great deal of compassion and class. I am so very happy that I read this remarkable story

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  5. Ann Marie, I know we just discussed this book this morning... :o) But thanks so much for posting a comment for everyone to see! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
    Jan

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