Saturday, January 27, 2007

Choices! We have choices!

Okay so the choices for this month are:

Life of Pi

and

The Virgin Suicides

As I am not the dictatorial type, I'll let you all decide what you want to read, just leave your final selection in the comments. If we're all okay with choosing from one or two books per month, that works for me!

As you read, if you want to start an open thread about one particular aspect of the story you're reading (nice people give spoiler alerts), then knock yourself out. We should probably decide how we want to conclude- individual reviews, a mutual time to log-in and chat (drinking wine is required as is being barefoot (Melissa, since you don't drink you must eat hummus and wear a funny hat during book club meetings).

Aight everyone, start reading!

(I think I'll be daring and read both)

20 comments:

Velma said...

Geez, I kind of like the idea of belonging to something that was the supercoolest ever. It might totally get me over the horrifically scarring experience of being called "Mr. ____" in 6th grade. For, like, a month...until my mom called the school to ream the teacher out.

Seriously, though, perhaps we should read and/or comment on a few books before we rename ourselves, to figure out if this will have some sort of focus beyond, like, supercoolnesss.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I think it is apparent that as "The Supercoolest Bookclub Ever" we should remain named such.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Oh, and I've been looking for an excuse to read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides.

cape buffalo said...

Sarah, I've wanted to read that, too.

kristen wants to read life of pi... are she and i the only wones on this planet who still haven't read it?

We don't necessarily have to all read the same book either....

Velma said...

Actually, I picked up but never finished "Life of Pi," and since I loved "Middlesex," "The Virgin Suicides" has always been on my "When I Get To It" list.

I also recently picked up but have not yet started Ayun Halliday's travel memoir "No Touch Monkey." I bought it purely because of the quote from Stephen Colbert on the cover, because I'm shallow that way.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Nope, here's one more woman who has never read Life of Pi. Glad to hear I'm in good company.

Also, the name has style. It's far better than my suggestion of "My Book Club is Better Than Your Book Club. Neener Neener Neener."

Also also, Virgin Suicides. Rock on.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I haven't read "Life of Pi" either, but it's on my list. Bring it.

(Like Velma, I adored "Middlesex".)

Mrs Big W said...

I haven't read Life Of Pi either

Melissa said...

Virgin Suicides is on my list. I read Life of Pi & Middlesex and hearted both. Saw a thing on 60 minutes last night about a savant who sees numbers as colors. He's able to function in the world 'cause he has social skills as well as sweet number and memory skills. He wrote a book about it called "Born on a Blue Day" and now I'm interested in reading it. Very "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" in a good way. Read that book too if you haven't already.

cape buffalo said...

Okay, melissa, I'm officially sanctioning you. no more reading unless the book club says it's okay.

Melissa said...

hey, I've been in 2 book clubs before so i've read a lot of books! now that I have a kid i don't read at all....

Mr Big Dubya said...

Um...so we're all on the same page (ha, ha, I kill myself sometimes) I'll be reading and commenting from the male perspective since I appear to be the only testosterone fueled individual in this club - it's like the He-man Women Haters Club in reverse and way more literate.

And I'll apologize from the start if I'm not drinking a chardonnay and reading barefoot and instead sitting around in a pair of tightie-whities drinking a Schlitz. Cuz that's how I roll.

Velma said...

Schlitz? Ah, the beer of my youth.

I'm re-starting "Life of Pi" today.

Kara said...

Dub, I think Kevin (IFLYG) might have to fight you now.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I loves me some Pi. I'm all over that one. There's my vote.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

I read The Virgin Suicides a few years ago, but I have not read Life of Pi.

And Schiltz? Rock on! PBR is good too!

IFLYG said...

Damn, Dub - I'm not sure how to take that! I'll try not to be too mincing and effeminate in my comments henceforth...
By the way - I'm definitely down for some Pi.

melissa said...

word. I'll catch up with ya'll on the discussion for this one since i've read it and gave my copy to my mother-in-law. maybe i'll pick up virgin suicides anyway in case we read it later. enjoy the pi. it'd delicious.

Andie D. said...

I had the Pi myself a few months ago courtesy of my literate neighbor. LOVED IT! Read Middlesex too.

I saw the movie, but have yet to read The Virgin Suicides. Game on!

Kemp said...

I'll be reading Life of Pi.

And no worries Dub, ya aren't the only "testosterone fueled individual in this club" anymore. Now there are two...

God help us...