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message 1: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Hey Everyone,

If you have any book suggestions as for what the club should read, please e-mail them to my goodreads inbox :D I'm totally open to any suggestions.

Danielle <><

message 2: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (booksandbows) | 8 comments Hey, I just found this book 10 seconds ago... its called life on the refrigerator door. it sounds interesting... also, i promise promise that i will be starting beauty sleep pronto... just had exams so now i can read books not textbooks before I go to bed. yay!

message 3: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
I completely know what you mean by exams! Ugh, I have mine all of next week *gulp*.


I will totally look into that book, thanks for the suggestion.

message 4: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
All right everyone, so as we come closer to the due date for having read the book (1 week left!) here are the current suggestions for what we should read and discuss next month:

1.) Life on the refrigerator door
2.) An abundance of Katherines
3.) Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

and we're still open to suggestions for a bit longer.

Anyone who has finished the book that we're reading this month, please feel free to start posting comments or questions.

message 5: by Erin (new)

Erin (mimagirl) I would love to discuss Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.

Or else A Curse Dark As Gold . . . or Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst, or Kiki Strike, or something like that. :)

message 6: by Emily (new)

Emily Beeson | 2 comments I'm reading Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow right now. So far, it's intriguing and unique. Jessica Day George is a great writer.

message 7: by Emily (new)

Emily Beeson | 2 comments By the way, since you are looking for books that are freeing of sex and profanity, you may be interested in my blog, http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/

Books for teens can be found here: http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/search...

Everyone kind of has their own opinions on what is clean, but, imo, An Abundance of Katherines probably isn't.

Renna Mira (AKA Enna Isilee) (enna_isilee) | 5 comments I just joined (hope that's okay) and I second the S&M, I&S motion. I really liked it.

message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura (lauraeleanor) I didn't think An Abundance of Katherines was clean. I would love Into the Wild, Kiki Strike or Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature.

message 10: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Thanks for the advice on that :) I had never heard of it before, and none of the reviews that I read had really talked about it in that way. Let's count An Abundance of Katherine's out.

message 11: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
So there seem to be quite a few new suggestions popping up (which is great!) and so would you guys like to have a vote then? The deadline for suggestions could be the 15th maybe? And then we could vote. Let me know :D

message 12: by Erin (new)

Erin (mimagirl) A vote sounds great!

message 13: by Jordan (new)

Jordan So, I know this was a while ago, but since it doesn't look like there's been a final decision, I vote for 'Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature'...I think I got that title correct?!

message 14: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Let's go with that one- So the new book for next month is Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature. I realize that this was the first time we had all read a book together and that it didn't exactly go... smoothly? Haha. We'll keep trying though! I think a good method would be to continue to post comments on Beauty Sleep until next month's book due date. Does the 19th of March work for everyone? That's also my brother's birthday, on a completely random side note!

message 15: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Cool! I'll put a hold on it. Well, that so happens to be the eve of my going to France....if it is at all possible, could we move it up just a couple days? If not, We'll see what happens....

message 16: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments hello all- this looks like a great group. I just wanted to introduce myself and let you all know a bit about my teen novel. My name is Kim Culbertson and I've been a high school English and Drama teacher for over ten years. Last June, my first young adult novel SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD was published by Hip Pocket Press. The book won the 2007 London Book Festival in the teenage category and was featured at the 2007 APLUS conference of personalized learning schools. It was also selected as a book club book for AzTeen magazine's Jan/Feb 2008 issue and was named October book of the month for Homeschool.com.

Teensreadtoo.com gave Songs for a Teenage Nomad five stars and wrote:
“SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD is a wonderful book. It is a high school classic reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, only it is more appropriate for a slightly younger audience. Calle is a wonderful character and, as the reader, you want her to succeed in all areas of her life.” – Becca Boland

I would be happy to host a discussion group with your book club if you're interested, so I just thought I'd toss that out there for you to consider :-) Happy reading!

Renna Mira (AKA Enna Isilee) (enna_isilee) | 5 comments Well HELLO Kim. ;) Promoting much? JK. Actually I think I may have heard of your book. It might be cool to have a discussion.

And neither of my libraries has E,M,&OFON. Maybe I can track it down, but if not I'll have to be quiet this time.

message 18: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (booksandbows) | 8 comments hopefully, the bookstore will have this month's book, and fyi, i was only halfway through ABC when I suggested it and hadn't read the not appropriate parts. I do still recomend it to older readers. Can't wait!

message 19: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments Hey Enna,
You just totally cracked me up. Yeah, promoting much...sorry - it's unfortunately the yucky part of the writing game. The teacher in me cringes a bit! But I do think your group's cool and would love to have a discussion if you all want to. Let me know :-)

Renna Mira (AKA Enna Isilee) (enna_isilee) | 5 comments I'm glad. Any day I bring a smile to someone's face is a good day (did that only sound cheesy to me?).

It's wicked cool that you're a teacher. I've wanted to be an English/Drama teacher since I was 8 years old.

But I don't want to take this thread off on a tangent. (too late. drat)

message 21: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
You two (Kim and Enna) are funny :P

I've added your book to my shelves, Kim, and I think that it would be a cool idea for our next read :) Thanks for the suggestion!

By the way, what grade do you teach?

Renna Mira (AKA Enna Isilee) (enna_isilee) | 5 comments Drama is probably all grades, yes?

message 23: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments Hi there :-)
Drama is all grades and I have taught every level of English. I took some time off this year to tour with the book but next year I'll be teaching Creative Writing, helping out with drama, and most likely Senior English. That is awesome that you want to be a teacher - it's a great job. I miss it like crazy this year and sub when I can for our drama and Creative Writing teacher so I can catch up with all my students.

message 24: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Hey Guys-
So for next month I think the two forerunners are Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow and Songs for a Teenage Nomad. Vote?

Renna Mira (AKA Enna Isilee) (enna_isilee) | 5 comments I've already read SMIS and I dunno if I'll be able to get my hands on SfaTN.

message 26: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments Hey Enna, Danielle and group!
Thanks for considering my book for your book club! If you're having trouble getting a copy of the book, let me know because I'd be happy to send one to your local library, but what other groups have done is request it through their local library and (so far) other librarians have just ordered it for them. One girl in Arizona wrote me to say her library didn't have it but she just called up the librarian and said "hey, I'm reading this for a book group" and she got it for her. :-) But let me know as I'm happy to send one to the librarian there.

message 27: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Well that sounds cool to me, but I'd still like to hear others opinions. Let's give it a day or two and then decide :)I actually just checked and my library doesn't have the book so I might need to take you up on that offer!

message 28: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments Coolio. Whatever you guys decide - let me know...I'd be happy to send a few along :-)

message 29: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (booksandbows) | 8 comments I vote for Kim's book! it sounds great and I can't wait to start. Plus, we'll have our first discussion with the author.

message 30: by Danielle (last edited Mar 27, 2008 08:29PM) (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Let's do that one then :) I wonder if Barnes has it.... Due date should be approximately April 25th I think. So Kim, do you want to lead up the discussion on this one?

message 31: by Kim (new)

Kim | 11 comments I would love to lead the discussion! How fun. I know Barnes and Noble has it online and will order it and Amazon has it (or send me your library's address and I'll send one up!) I'm looking forward to our discussion. :-)

message 32: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 19 comments Mod
Awesome! Ok, I'm excited :) Now I really need to do my homework..... :P

message 33: by Izzbee♥ (new)

Izzbee♥ Habegger | 1 comments I know that twelve is not a teen technically, but I read teen books! I want to read the Adoration of Jenna fox! I have it, but haven't read it yet. :(

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