Thursday, October 13, 2016

Middlemarch for Bookclubs

Hi Everyone!
I found this in searching for info about "Middlemarch "  and thought it might be helpful as we read through this book. I'm about 30% through it and really enjoying it. 

https://middlemarchforbookclubs.wordpress.com/

This site has a LOT of information and helps for the book. I hope you enjoy it!

You can also download all of the blog posts in book form from Amazon for FREE! 

Here's the link for that:

https://www.amazon.com/Middlemarch-Book-Clubs-Reading-Discussion-ebook/dp/B01EXRTUBK

Kris

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Invisible Man Discussion

Hello Gals!
This Friday, September 23rd at 6 pm we will be getting together to discuss our most recent book, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.
It was suggested that we bring invisible food and just pretend to eat. That would be fun like tea parties when we were young but the food always tastes so bland, right! So, here is another thought. Garden delights? Several of our book club members have gardens and harvest is in full swing. We could have some yummy garden vegetable dishes to help put to use what we have grown. If you don't have a garden then you can bring a dessert. We always like at least one dessert. If you don't have time we will be happy with whatever comes to the table.
The discussion will be at my house this time. The movie is only 1 hour and 15 minutes roughly.

See you then hopefully,
Sharon

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hey, girls! There's a fun event coming up on Sept. 20 at the Mondak Heritage Center @ 7 PM: NAN presents: Montana Repertory Theatre in Bronte to the Future! Sounds like a fun adaptation of Jane Eyre & other works by Charlotte Bronte. Cost: $15 (unless you already have a season pass) Who ants to go with me?
The Northeastern Arts Network presents Montana Repertory Theatre's "Bronte to the Future!" Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm. The Brontë sisters, Emily and Charlotte, having told their most well-known tales—Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, respectively—now want to leave the past behind and explore a future time in order to see what will happen to their characters in a more contemporary setting. Brontë to the Future! is a mashup that places the Brontës’ beloved Jane and Rochester and Catherine and Heathcliff in the world of today—and possibly tomorrow—while retaining all the romance and Gothic splendor of the original stories. Season tickets for the Big Sky Concert Series are available by contacting any NAN Board Member or the MonDak Heritage Center. Season tickets: Adults- $50, Senior (60+)- $45, Students- $35, and Family- $100. At the door, tickets are: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students.

Monday, July 25, 2016

OK, so regarding "Tarzan of the Apes" that we are reading: I dan't understand why the author thought lions can't climb trees. Did anyone else wonder about that? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149734/Pride-comes-fall-treemendously-risky-place-lion-sleeping-like-logs.html .

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Does anyone know if our new book, Tarzan of the Apes and The Return of Tarzan, is available for free in an audio version? I've found the Kindle edition for free, but they want $3 for Audible. Is there another way to listen to it?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Dear Busy Gal Classic Reading Society Members,

I have been enjoying so many of our get together s' and have of course been very busy these last few months with the holiday season that posting hasn't been as frequent. I hope to change that and increase the regularity here at our book group blog.

Martin Chezzelwit was a great read. I really enjoyed reading the book and learning about the characters. Lessons that I can put to use in my life certainly are to strive to make the best of a bad situation and 'be jolly'. As spoken by Mark Tapley, "Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There an't much credit in that. If I was very ragged and very jolly, then I should begin to feel I had gained a point, Mr Pinch."

Several times since reading this book I have been reminded of that.
The movie was quite good and required several viewings to see the who production.

At our last discussion for Martin Chezzelwit we decided that our next book would be The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. So, if you have forgotten there you go. There should be a free version of this on Amazon or online. 

Happy reading.

Sharon