Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dawns pick!!

ok time for dawn's pick for the book club for May........i know some of us are still waiting for charlie but in the meantime maybe you can read this then backtrack to charlie....


here is the blurb from the book cover for you:

this stunning novel begins on a winters night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr David henry to deliver his own twins. His son, first born, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down Syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. he asks his nurse, caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.
Compulsively readable and deeply moving, " the memory keepers daughter" is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love...

i for one and going to have the tissues ready for this one but it might just be me as this will cut close to the heart......i have this book already so any of the local girls who would like to read this months pick are welcome to borrow it once i have it finished.....

chat soon...happy reading...jules xx

harvesting the heart!

julie's say:

well i loved it...i might just be a jodi picoult fan now.....i did struggle a little at first when not only did she alternate from person to person but past to present with in each person as well...was probably just me and my lack of brain cells....hahaha....but when you get a little further into it and it just goes from paige to nicholas i was hooked and just had to find out what was going to could never predict a single thing....i loved that!!!! you would think that maybe a certain thing was going to happen then bam she would hit you with something completely different.......i wanted to have that happy ending though...would have like to have been 100% sure that max was ok and that they were going to be back at it my own little version i like to believe that they do all get that happy ending they all so deserve!!!

Nes's say.........

What a brilliant writer. She keeps you hanging on all the way. I was a little sad with the way it ended...I wanted to be sure that the little one was definitely OK. I love how she told the story from 2 different perspectives...and that I got to be tangled up in all that happened to Nicholas and Paige. What a fantastic story teller. Again the book is not my normal sort of genre, but I really did enjoy it the 2nd time around.

I'm loving what I'm getting out of this book club...different genre's that I normally wouldn't look twice at...even my own choice of book is not what I would normally read.


Friday, April 24, 2009


the book for this month...yeah i know it is nearly "the death and life of charlie st cloud" by Ben Sherwood choosen by the gorgeous Nes!! we have had a bit of fun over here tracking it down but i think we have it on it's way so all will be sounds like a really good book so i am looking forward to getting stuck into it!!!

as you can guess because we are starting reading this one so late we will extend the deadline to have it read by as well.... i will still post the may book choice soon so you can read that while waiting for your turn with charlie....

HARVESTING THE HEART what did everyone think of it??? did you like it??? are you now a jodi fan???? come on girls let me know,...... sandy will be posting her review on the book soon (yes the month you choose the book to be read, you do the review...hahahaha) so in the meantime let us know what you thought of it.......i am keeping my thoughts to myself until the reveiw is up...hehehehehe....