Friday, December 21, 2012

Book Discussion

Dear Busy Gal Classic Reading Society Members,
Gals! We need to resume our book group activity.  So, if you are one of the few who have read our last selection "A Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank, thank you for reading! I would like to give the host of that selection time when it is convenient for her to lead the discussion on that book. So, don’t be sad. However, we need to move things along. 
Since it is December and the Christmas season, I have been thinking of our dear prophet Thomas S. Monson.  He has shared with us three selections that he reads every year at this time.  One being ‘A Christmas Carol ‘ by Charles Dickens, he also reads 'The Mansion' by Henry van Dyke which is a very short Christmas story, his last selection is to read from Luke the Christmas story of Jesus birth.
Most of us are all so busy this Christmas season and are familiar with 'A Christmas Carol' . I thought that it would be good to read 'The Mansion' by Henry van Dyke since it is shorter. And chances are we'll  watch the Charles Dickens movie and we will probably read from Luke with our families at some point this Christmas.
If you would like to participate in this book group discussion you can read this short Christmas story online and don't need to purchase the book.  It can be found at this site:
It is also free on the Kindle and I think if you have a smart phone or device you can download a Kindle app. and get it there also.
It is about 17 pages on Microsoft Word at font size 12 if that gives you any idea of how long it is to read.
I will host the discussion at my house and would like to meet Friday January 11, 2013.
Feel free to let me know your interest in participating with this classic reading group. I have found the classics to be very beneficial especially as I have been in the schools, having that knowledge has helped me help the kids.
If you are new to the book group, you can see our ‘Purpose’ statement on our blog. We would like to stick closely to the classics and high school and college reading lists and classic authors. Feel free to look at the other selections we have read in the past found on the left column at this blog address:
Thank you all for your participation.
Sincerely,  Sharon Stevens