Monday, November 30, 2009

Contest Question

Answer the following questions in a comment, and you'll be entered in a contest to win a copy of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The drawing will take place Friday morning (this Friday), so enter by Thursday night.

Question: Who is the character you most identify with in A Christmas Carol, whether it be in one of the many movie versions or in the book? Why?

Date Change for December Book Club

We will meet for our December book club on Thursday, December 10th, at 8:30 p.m. at the Hillside Village clubhouse. Please bring your own mug, as we'll be doing steamers, hot chocolate, and cider again! Hailey will lead us in a discussion of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I have two copies in circulation and another at home if anyone wants one. Stay tuned for a contest! I'm thinking free books would be good this time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

December Book Club

Tonight's book club discussion on Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" was fantastic! Thanks, Katie L. for all your hard work and preparation. You quotes were great discussion prompts. Thanks to everyone who came and participated and brought yummies to share!

Next month's (December's) reading will be Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." We will discuss it December 16th at 8:30 at the Hillside Clubhouse. Bring your own mugs again, as well as any goodies you'd like to share. Hailey will be leading our discussion. Stay tuned for details on an upcoming contest! Yes, I like contests. Mostly, I like to give away prizes. And I like to figure out tricky ways to get people to come to book club!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November Book Club Date Change

Book club will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, at 8:30 p.m. at the Hillside Village Clubhouse. Katie Langston will be directing our discussion of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," a HILARIOUS play! We will also be enjoying some yummy hot drinks, so BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug). We will be giving away some prizes throughout the evening, so be sure to come! And bring friends!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wilde Winner

Congrats to Hilary, the winner of our Wilde Contest! She gets a ticket to see Jim Carrey's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol." Cool! Thanks for participating, everyone, and remember to come to book club on the 19th!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lowering the Stakes for Our Wilde Contest

I haven't received any emails from anyone regarding the Wilde Contest, so I'm lowering the stakes a bit. If you commit to reading "The Importance of Being Earnest" (full text available at multiple online locations such as here) and email me a statement to the effect, I'll put your name in a drawing for a ticket to "A Christmas Carol" (new Jim Carrey movie adaptation). If you can get friends to commit, email me their names. For every friend who commits, I'll put your name in the drawing again. In other words, the more commitments you get, the more your name goes in the drawing. If someone asks you for a commitment and you've already given one to someone else, please don't give it again (unless it was just your own commitment to me). Please send me your emails by TOMORROW, MIDNIGHT!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wilde Contest!

I love contests, and I love books. So, here's a contest that involves a book and a movie, too! How cool is that?!

You have until November 5th (that's right--four days) to commit to reading our November book club book, which is actually Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," AND get three other people to commit to reading it and attending our November book club, which will be held on the 19th (note that this is a Thursday). The catch is, once your three friends commit to reading the play, they can't commit to anyone else to do it. In other words, if I ask my dear ward member friend to read the play and she commits to it, then she can't also commit to you. Her commitment is MINE. If you commit to reading the play and get three friends to commit too, then your name will be put in a drawing for a ticket to see the new Jim Carrey movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," which comes to the Pullman theater (Village Cinemas) THIS WEEKEND (the 6th, to be exact). We're reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL for our December book club, so watching the show will be good preparation.

*Commit to reading "The Importance of Being Earnest" and to attending book club on November 19th.
*Talk to three friends FAST and get them to commit (it's short, by the way) to reading the play and coming to book club, too.
*Email Kim by 11:59 p.m. on November 5th so she can put your name in a drawing (I'll probably wait to draw in the morning, if that's okay with ya'll.).
*Actually keep your commitments! If you don't...then you have to repeat your commitment for the month of December (including getting three friends to read our book and come to book club).

To encourage reading! And discussion! It's really so much fun. I hope you'll join us and participate in this contest. Good luck!