Friday, June 26, 2015

Online Book Club!

Don't have time to go to a book club but would still like to discuss books? Then join a virtual book club! It's low commitment. We will post a book for the month. Around the last day of the month, we will post a discussion post. Then just add your thoughts about the book in the comments at any time.

Book for July: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Questions to consider while reading:

  • Did this change your understanding of slavery?
  • What did you think of the two narrators: Handful and Sarah? What did you most admire about each?
  • How did each of their mothers form Handful and Sarah?
  • Both of them had a “baptism” moment:  Handful in the copper tub and Sarah when she let go of the sea rope at the shore. What did they mean?
  • Handful says to Sara: “My body might be a slave, but not my mind. For you, it’s the other way around.” Do you think that’s true? How did they both find freedom?
  • Which of the male characters did you find most compelling?
  • How is this story relevant today?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Guest Review of "4th of July" by James Patterson

[Guest Review by Shirley Ayres]


4th of July 


(Women’s Murder Club Cases)

by James Patterson

After a high-speed car chase, San Francisco Police Lt. Lindsay Boxer and her former partner, Warren Jacobi, are shot. Lindsay manages to shoot the driver and passenger in self-defense. The driver is dead, and her brother is paralyzed for life. Their family sues Boxer for the damage to their teen children. 

While awaiting trial, Boxer stays at her sister’s house. She soon joins up with the local police chief to help solve a few unsolved murders. The Women’s Murder Club members join Lindsay at her country home and help to figure out the motives of the murders.    

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Guest Review of "2nd Chance" by James Patterson

[Guest Review by Shirley Ayres]

2nd Chance

Lindsay Boxer – Detective
(Women’s Murder Club Cases)
by James Patterson

 Another serial killer is loose in San Francisco starting his spree by shooting up a neighborhood church and killing an eleven year old girl.  Was it an incidental killing or was little Tasha the true target?  Clues and more killings make the motive clear to Police Lt. Lindsay Boxer, but how can she stop the murders from piling up?  The Women’s Murder Club members help out to solve this crime, and just in time.