Sunday, June 5, 2011

Slow Readers Book Club: New Books!

It's been a minute since I've posted something about the Slow Readers Book Club. I apologize for the delay. We've finally gotten our act together and picked two summer books, but first, it should be noted that our forum has now moved to Facebook. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, just pop in and say hello. We'll also be keeping club members updated with a regular newsletter so no one misses out on announcements and such. You can sign up for the newsletter here
We've picked two books (one fiction the other non-fiction) for summer reading because summer is generally the time when we slow down and can manage to fit in some extra reading. Plus, just because the club is called "The Slow Readers" does not mean that we read slowly. If you know what I mean.

The Cry of the Go-Away Bird by Andrea EamesTold through the eyes of a young girl, 'The Cry of the Go-Away Bird' follows the struggle of one white farming family to stay afloat in the collapsing economy and escalating horror of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. When the farm invasions begin, the violence threatens to destroy their way of life forever, and escaping the vengeful ghosts of their past seems impossible.

Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller-  I listened to an interview with the authors about this book on NPR and thought it would generate interesting discussion in the book club. Focusing on three main attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant), the authors explain the biology behind our relationship needs, teach readers how to identify their own and other's attachment styles, and warn of the emotional price of connecting with someone with drastically different intimacy needs. 

I hope you'll join in on the discussion here. I haven't bought my books yet, but I'm excited to get started! Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with future book choices and book club news. xo


CeruleanCharm said...

thankkkkk goodness for the fb forum!!! i cannot for the life of me keep up with the passwork and forum address yata yata yata... i fell outta the loop! excited for the summer reads...

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