Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book Club Nov. 12

The book selection for this month is "Rebecca", by Daphne Du Maurier. This is a mystery/suspense novel written in 1938, and is considered the author's best work. The theme explores the relationship between a man who was powerful and a woman who was not! Adapted for film in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock, the film won an academy award for Best Picture. READ THE BOOK NOW! We will meet & eat & discuss the book on Nov. 12, 6:30 PM, at my house (Peggy Ann Strupp, 11539 Hwy 16, Crane).
I'm excited to read it! I just read another of her works: "My Cousin Rachel", & it was GREAT! I ordered 2 extra books if anyone wants to buy one from me.
Interesting side note: Rebecca Du Maurier is the author who wrote the short story, "The Birds", which was later adapted by Alfred Hitchock into the premier thriller of the same name.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Google Books

You can get started reading online at the LINK that I placed to the right and down.  You can read up to page 59 while you wait to get your book from the library or in the mail.  Click on Google Books and you will go straight to our current selection.
Also, on the LINK I will also place a large book list for you to look at in order to make your classic book picks.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

What a wonderful discussion of the book.  It wasn't a book with a happy ending but it allowed you to agree or disagree with the views of the characters in the book.  Or in some cases just say out loud, "You've got to be kidding".  There is horror in finding the picture of Dorian cruelly changing with his deeds and with time.  He hides it away under lock and key.  But the innocence of his youthful appearance is a disguise to those who get caught up in his eternal beauty.  While those around him succumb to the enticing of evil to their doom, the picture continued to change in a grotesque manner.  Finally Dorian feels that the only thing he can do to repent is to get rid of the reminders of his sins.
Thank you to all who read this selection.
Please feel free to post your comments.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome to the New Busy Gals Classic Reading Socity News Blog!

Our Busy Gals Classic Reading Society has been in existence since April 24, 2009.  At that time we had our first meeting.  The book was 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas.  Since then we have read eleven more books.
There are a few of my friends who wanted to read the classic literature and books we should have read while in High School.  And having children currently in High School we wanted to read some of the things they were being asked to read.

 Purpose for the Busy Gals Reading Society
            “To become well read in great classic literature, to study the grand masters, to become more intelligent, “to seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom” D& C 88:118.”

So this Blog will be the place for our dedicated readers to come and see what book we are reading and also see how things turned out at our discussion of the book.