Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Star Girl - Book of the month for June

Last night was so great! I loved it, and loved all of us together! We all mesh so well, and there is just a great dynamic of personalites. I love all of you women so much! Thank you for coming, and I really enjoyed our discussion. Next month, we will be reading Star Girl by Jerry Spinneli, and Teressa will be hosting at her home in Lehi. I will get the address to you shortly. As always, it will be on the last Tuesday of the month, June 25th at 7 pm, and please bring a side dish or dessert potluck to share, along with lots of thoughts to share about the book. Instead of voting on the books, I thought it was a better idea to just give everyone a chance to pick a book, and either host or I will host it if you cannot. That way we all get to read something we want! As you read the book, please leave comments, questions and such on this blog. We can start mini discussions! Let me know if you haven't got an invite to be an admin on this blog, and I will send you an invite. However, you must have a gmail account to use blogger, so if you don't have one, you'll have to create one! Love you all!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Amanda Knox: Top 10 Points That Raised Questions During Her Murder Trial

I was researching this case, and found an interesting article that's called Amanda Knox: Top 10 Points That Raised Questions During Her Murder Trial. You can find it here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Waiting to Be Heard - A Memoir by Amanda Knox

I was looking at some books in Wal Mart and discovered this one. I read the leaflet and also the first chapter and it intrigued me. I don't know if any of you know much about her case, but there is a lot of speculation surrounding it. Here is a summary:

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit.

In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment.

After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now.

Filled with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of innocence, resilience, and courage, and of one young woman’s hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved.

With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy—a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication—and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom. 

Book club will be at my house at 7 pm. Please bring a potluck to share, and we'll chat and eat, and then have the book discussion. No children allowed! We all need a break, and 1 night a month away from our children for two hours is good for mom and kids! Get daddy to watch them, or plan a babysitter. It will be worth it, I promise! Friendships will be made that will last a lifetime. Can't wait to see you there! Also, as you read it, you can post your thoughts on this blog. Make sure you send me your email so I can make you an Admin so you can post as well! You'll be hearing from me soon. We have 3 weeks, so get reading!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just come to book club, it's only once a month!!!

I had to cancel book club last night, because only 1 person could come. I was super sad, and felt I gave enough time for everyone to get it on their schedules and plan on it. So please let me know if you are actually interested in being an active member of this book club, and if not, please feel free to let me know, so that I don't remind you and send you messages, and so I won't count on you being there. We had so much fun in November, and I know we will have a blast every month! One night a month for a couple of hours away from your kids is very doable, and your hubby's can watch the kids! We all need a break, and it 2 hours away from your kids will not kill you or them, and will actually help you de-stress and be a better mom, so just make it happen! I love you all, and hope to see you all next month!!

May ideas for our next book!

May is here, and we need input for what the book of the month should be. Also, we need to figure out who would like to host book club night this month. We will rotate who hosts each month, so we all are involved. Please comment or post your ideas of books, and we'll vote on it by Friday!!

We are all admins, and I need help!

Also, anyone that is a member of this club will have admin rights. I am kind of handicapped at designing a blog, so if you have input, and can make this look better, please do so! I am not happy with the design. I like the background, but not the layout. So please help!

Our book club

I am wanting to start a book club, one where we actually read the books and discuss our thoughts about what we loved, learned, and discovered. I am very passionate about reading. It is a perfect way to escape reality and get lost in another world. It is also a way to discover your own thoughts and find answers to some of our deepest questions. We will get together the last Tuesday night of every month, and enjoy food, company, and intriguing discussions that will help form friendships that will last a lifetime. This blog will be a place we can all share our thoughts and comments and bounce ideas off each other for books we'd like to read and discuss. So excited to have you apart of the fun!