Friday, May 2, 2008

Time To Vote

I hope you are all busy reading away with Jane! I am pretty sure that many of you are traveling this month so please try to let Kasey know when you will not be around so that she can try to plan accordingly. I'm sure that she will make a post soon to let us all know.

On to other business. We need to nominate and vote for June's book. Here is how this will work. Anyone who would like to make a nomination should make a comment in this post with the name and author of the book. I will give us one week to do that so please have your nomination in by May 9th. Then I will turn the responses into a poll and we will vote. I will close that somewhere around the 14th. Sound good? So everyone please stay tuned.


The Bryger Family said...

I guess I will start the voting. Going off the books we already talked about I would maybe say The secret life of bees or Little women.


Jenny said...

My sister is reading a book called "Finn" that sounds interesting. It's the story of Huckleberry Finn as told from his father's perspective. I don't know much about it, though. I agree with Kasey that "The Secret Life of Bees" would be a good choice.

Misty said...

I just started a book called Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas. I’m not to the end yet but I am really enjoying it. It is a simple and fast read in contrast to Jane Eyere but it’s nice to mix things up a little bit.

Here is a quick description for Publishers Weekley:
An ugly murder is central to this compelling historical, but the focus is on one appealing family, the Strouds, in the backwater town of Ellis, Colo. Soon after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government rounded up all the Japanese residents of the West Coast and shipped them off to "internment camps" for the duration of the war. One of the camps is Tallgrass, based on an actual Colorado camp. The major discomforts and petty indignities these (mostly) American citizens had to endure are viewed through the clear eyes of a young girl who lives on a nearby farm, Rennie Stroud. The final surprise is the who and why of the murder itself. Dallas's terrific characters, unerring ear for regional dialects and ability to evoke the sights and sounds of the 1940s make this a special treat.

Misty said...

Just finished Tallgrass and loved it!