Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Club: March

Hi Everyone!
Today is book club day! Yay! February's selection was blogger Melanie Shankle's The Antelope in the Livingroom. We hope you enjoyed the selection and can't wait to hear your thoughts. As promised, we will each give our thoughts on the books and then discuss below in the comments section with you guys. 

Carrie Beth's Review: 
I have a confession to make. I actually first read this book about a year ago and immediately fell in love with it.  I suggested it to Jen as soon as I was done because I knew she would love it, too.  I just recently re-read it this month since it was our selection for our Book Club.  It was just as great and just as funny the second time around.

I love how Shankle writes in a very relaxed and laid back tone and turns everyday stories from her marriage into hilarious life lessons on marriage.  I honestly think anyone that has been married for any length of time can relate to her stories.  Each chapter focuses on a different lesson, so to speak, and she weaves in marital and spiritual truths into each chapter.  I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions, to the point that my Mr. would look over and just ask me what in the world was so funny.  I think my favorite chapter was when she wrote about going with her non-shopping husband to Gap to buy him new jeans.  Hilarious!  If you haven't read this book, it is a must if you are married!!! 

Jen's Review:  
I loved this book! It was fun, witty, and often at times I felt like Shankle I could be friends. I think it helped that her book was written in such a laid back conversational tone that it made me feel as though we were having a chat over a glass of wine rather than me reading from the pages of her book. 

I loved her take on new love vs. old love, and the reality of marriage. She continually made me laugh out loud. I also couldn't help but realize maybe all hunter's wives have similar experiences because she might have an antelope, but I have Bob...

Oh Bob. Bob's tale is one best saved for another day. 

Overall I enjoyed her book and it was a light, quick read. 

Now to Discuss: 
Did you enjoy the book? What was your favorite part? Did you learn anything from this book? Want want to hear your review! Post questions/thoughts/feelings in the comments below!

March's Book Club
March's Book Club selection is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

From the Back Cover:

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.

From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.

Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the book. It was and easy and entertaining read. I will have to look into reading her other book. I look forward to reading the new book for March!


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