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Book #9 in the Bookworm Book Club was actually for our second meeting of our second year (2010-2011).  The first meeting back in the fall consisted of the members getting back together, seeing how everyone's summers were, and talking about the books they had read and reported on via the notes on their bookmarks (SUMMER BOOK READ Bookmarks).  We also...
About the Book... Anticipating the Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Awards, we selected Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch as our next book.  I was surprised that the girls chose this book over all the other nominees, but I remember my own obsession with the Holocaust around that 11/12 year-old age.  And having a book told from the perspective of...
If anyone had told me that my family would read this many books on a week's holiday, I never would have believed them.  I think all my worry about raising reluctant readers (including my husband) is officially over.  Having a full week with no plans brought out the inner reader in all of us to the point that I...
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France and (now I know) my neighbour.  I heard about her book a few months ago and, as so often happens, it started to pop up in different areas of my life - I saw the book at Costco, spied it on the Globe and Mail's Bestsellers...
With longer summer days comes lazy summer nights 1 - whether it's sitting out by a campfire singing songs or cuddling under a blanket with a flashlight and the book you just can't put down, it's all good! We seem to have an endless number of kids staying at our cottage this summer, so I am always hearing about the...
Savvy by Ingrid Law was a book my daughter wanted from the Scholastic catalogue because she thought it looked interesting.  It took a couple of meetings for it to be voted in to read in the book club, and I'm not sure why.  Was it because the fantastical adventures were happening to an adolescent girl instead of a boy? ...
About the Book... As a nice contrast to Out of My Mind (read in the fall of 2010), we read Jean Little's Mine for Keeps.  This was only intentional in the fact that the girls heard the book was about a child with cerebral palsy and said, "Oh, another book about cerebral palsy - let's read that one!"  What can I...
The Case of the Missing Marquess - An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer is one of my most favourite books that we have read so far.  The story is about Sherlock Holmes little sister and how she discovers her own flare for solving mysteries and how to succeed in a male-dominated world (go, Girl-Power!).  It was the first book we read...
About the Book... Our final book for the season was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The girls were bugging me for months about doing it and once the movie came out I had no other choice! Given the violent nature of the book, I wanted to wait until my daughter was twelve to let her read it (although I...
100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson was scary but a wild ride.  The whole club enjoys reading about fantastical worlds and this book had loads of them.  The adventure begins when Henry goes to his aunt's house in the midwest after his parents have been kidnapped.  Henry discovers 99 cupboards behind a wall in his attic room and that each...

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