Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Next Book

I am going to pretend that we are not discussing the end of BB's and put out my suggestion of a book we can vote on for next month Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. Waiting anxiously for all the others so we can vote.



Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thank you, Marylyn. This is a book I want to read, and knowing you have (or can get) it is very helpful for us.

alisonwonderland said...

i have had this book on my to-read list for some time, so i would be happy to "have" to read it for Book Buddies!

Neco said...

I've seen this book around a lot this past year or so and would enjoy reading it with ya'll.

Neco said...

Bonnie, I remember reading something by Nadine Gortimer in HS. I'm totally nostalgic for HS and college English. But where did the post go? Hopefully, you're adding some more good book suggestions. While you are doing that, I'm going to post up some suggestions for our July selection.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I had posted a suggestion that we could read Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter because my face-to-face book club is reading it for August:

Then I changed my mind and decided maybe I should leave Marylyn's suggestion at the top of the blog. So I deleted what I had posted about an hour or so ago. Neco/Jennifer, there really WAS a Nadine Gordimer book suggested ... lol.

Neco said...

Oops, I bumped Marylyn's posting! I'm sorry.

Hola Bonnie! You can call me Jennifer or Jenn. I went by Anne, my middle name, when I was in school and I've had a blogger account for a long time so it was still on there when I joined the BB's blog.

You'd better post up your suggestions again soon girlie! At least two this time! (Just teasing ya.) So what else are you reading currently? (A topic I hope gets more OT post/comments since I enjoy hearing about new books.)

Marylyn S said...

email from me to Bonnie:I just got it in the mail from my mom:-)

Bonnie's reply:If you'll post this remark in a comment, then everybuddy gets to see it ... and to see "action" on the Book Buddy site. We've been having quite a "converssation" today! Love,~~~ Bonnie

Marylyn S said...

Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter

Bonnie, add it to the list it looks good.

Marylyn S said...

Can you believe how active we were today? It’s like the old days when M would get up in the middle of the night to see who was up on BB's. I know it is the middle of the night for most of you I just had lunch and am getting read for my early evening exercise...Lol That is what I love the most about the online form is that we can all be any where in the world, and some of us are.

Neco said...

Hehe! Middle of the night hi to Marylyn!

I've loved seeing the comments come rolling into my inbox too.

Elizabeth Sinnreich said...

I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky and wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that will open on September 24, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site www.mjhnyc.org.
The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. Please visit our website at www.mjhnyc.org for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. Let me know if you need any more.

-Elizabeth Sinnreich (executiveintern@mjhnyc.org)

Shirley said...

Once again the system will not allow me to vote. If it did, I would vote for Suite Francaise. So if it winds up a tie perhaps you can take my public vote into consideration.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yes, Shirley, I will definitely count your vote, even though the poll thingy did not. Thanks.

m said...

Hi friends,

Wow... so glad I decided to read this Suite Francaise with you all, especially because I see there has been some consideration of ending BB's...

Well, I just don't want that to happen. This group has always been excellent! Some of my best book discussion memories were made with the BB's.

Marilyn, it is great to see you posting. Are you still living abroad? Shirley!! HI honey, how ya doing?

Jenifer, Zorro glad to see we will be reading this book together here too. Bonnie, just had to share, spent the day with Granita on Tuesday, she is doing Fantastic.

Hey Bonnie, some how I can't figure out how to find the schedule for this read. I can't find anything to the right on the home page...

Oh, have to laugh at Marylyn's memory of me posting on nights I wasn't sleeping well...

Anyone ever hear anything from Aunty Mame???

Oh... I must not forget to give a Hello to any of the members here who I have never shared reading with... "Hi".... :-) I look forward to making your acquaintance.

That is about all for today, except Bonnie please post the schedule for me... pretty please...


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Margie, I'll send you a copy of this comment so you'll be sure to see it.

This is at the top of the Book Buddies page, on the right hand side:

Book for August
(a photo of the book's cover)
Suite Française ~ by Irène Némirovsky, 2006
Getting started
What we said about the book
Chapter 1 ~ can be read online

This is my note to you in the comment on Suite Francaise:

The reading schedule is in the sidebar (on the right of the main page of Book Buddies). Discussion questions will be posted as I read sections of the book. I can't do more than that before I actually look at a book. (In other words, this is not an Oprah site, so everything is a work in progress.) Start reading the book, and a schedule will magically appear.

This is your request:

"Bonnie please post the schedule for me... pretty please..."

How, Margie? I haven't read the book. Schedules don't appear out of thin air. It takes work. I haven't read the book. It isn't even August. I'm trying, really I'm trying, but I can't do the impossible. All I can say is START READING. I'll post questions when I have read something and have some sort of idea what the book is all about. That's the best I can do.