Sunday, April 25, 2010

HR challenge #1 ~ movie quotes

I got Jodi Picoult's House Rules yesterday and started reading.  One thing that stands out is how many different movies are either quoted or alluded to.  I challenge you to make a list of all the movies you can find as you read (or looking back over the book, if you've already finished it).  Here's a start for you:
  • "Houston, we have a problem."
  • "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
  • "Life is like a box of chocolates."
Make a note of the page numbers, too, so we can discuss the quotes and/or the movies when we get into the book in May (less than a week from now). And see if you can name the movie and/or character being quoted.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

House Rules

I plan to join in on the discussion of House Rules. See you there.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hello Jennifer. Yes, I am the same Lynne that you read and chat with on TBN.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reading House Rules

Reading House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, with Bonnie could be like reliving some of the fun we use to have together over books.


House Rules (HR) ~ by Jodi Picoult, 2010

Is anybuddy interested in reading another book together?  Bookread (Lynne) is hosting a discussion on Saturday -- too soon for those of us who have not yet read the book -- but we could take a whole month to get the book, read it, and discuss it here during the month of May.  Are you interested?

Here's what I'll do.  First, I'll post this and notify all of you -- and you are welcome to invite your friends to take part, as well.  Then we can start posting book-related things, either questions or comments or links to Jodi Picoult's interviews, that sort of thing.  For now, I'll start links for this title in the sidebar, including a link that will allow you to read the first chapter.  When I know a bit more, I'll post a schedule so we can do a little bit at a time, the way we used to do.  I hope at least a few of you will decide to talk with us.  Do you want to know the honest truth?  I've missed all of you buddies!

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   ~~~ Bonnie