Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Discussion for "A Little Princess"

Our discussion for "A Little Princess" will be held on April 8th at 6:00pm at Lorraine Allen's. Her address is 1800 Golden Rod Lane. She is suggesting we bring French or Indian food which should be a fun change!. We will watch a movie after our discussion. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Links

Gals, I have found a couple of interesting blogs that I placed on the link below and to the right.  One is called Squeaky Books and the other is To Read or Not to Read.  Check them out.  Take the Jane Austin quiz to see which Jane Austin character you are.  I was able to correspond with the author of Squeaky Books, she prefers to read books that don't have offensive language and content (and won't read them).  I feel the same and like the honest reviews I have seen on her blog so far.  She was helpful in making suggestions for the boys, though her style of books are geared to the girls.  These books are not suggestions for our book group but possibly for your own reading outside the book group.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Club Date

I can meet either date, so whichever works best for everyone else is fine with me. The first weekend is General Conference. The 9th is Stake Temple Day. Don't know if that changes anyone's weekend plans, just thought I'd throw those dates out there.

Lorraine's Discussion of 'A Little Princess'

Hey girls,
I hope you are enjoying this book.  I love it.  I wish I could
remember to act as if I were a princess.  When would you like to have
the discussion?  Friday April 1st or April 8th works for me.  But
April 1st probably works better if that is not too soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Little Princess

This book review paragraph I borrowed from Sonal Panse at Buzzle.com.  It is a good discription of the opening scene in this book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  I hope that everyone has a chance to read it before the discussion.  It is a page turner and now one of my favorite books.

Sara Crewe, the heroine, is seven at the start of the story and has just arrived in England, after a long voyage from India, to be admitted into a boarding school or, rather, 'Seminary for Young Ladies', run by a certain Miss Minchin. Sara is an imaginative, clever child, much wiser and self-reliant than her years, and is the only, much-indulged daughter of the widowed Ralph Crewe. He is an Army Captain, stationed in India, and is young, merry-spirited, and exceedingly rich. He and Sara have a very close relationship and are really not looking forward to be parted. But, as everyone knows, 'the climate of India was very bad for children' and it is customary 'as soon as possible' to bundle them off to the cold and damp of England. No matter how heart-breaking, it is just a thing done - as Sara tells her father, "Well, papa, if we're here, I suppose we must be resigned."
Happy Reading!