Category: Book Club

Keeping the Moon Readalong Post

Posted April 23, 2017 by Stephanie in Book Club, Discussion, Event, Giveaway, Read Along / 1 Comment

Keeping the Moon Readalong PostKeeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on September 1st 1999
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 228
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There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina.
But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

I will be posting my review along with my answers for the questions below later this week, so be on the lookout! (I will try at least, the review may come next week since I’m getting induced tomorrow morning)

Did you read Keeping the Moon?

  1. What was your overall view of Keeping the Moon?
  2. Did you connect with Colie as a character?
  3. What did you like/dislike the most of Keeping the Moon?
  4. Colie learns to move on and to believe in herself throughout Keeping the Moon, why do you think that she is able to do this?
  5. How did you like the secondary characters in this book? (Morgan, Isabel, & Norman)
  6. What do you think/know could show up in other books that came from this book? (The Sarah Dessen Easter Eggs)

It’s never too late to join us in the Read Along!

All you have to do is sign up on the sign up post and either comment and put your two cents in or even make your own post about it!

Ways to participate:

  • Comment on the Read Along Post
  • Tweet about the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Post an Instagram pic of the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Make your own post using the Read Along graphic above (could be a review, discussion post, a top ten list, a book look, anything that deals with the book)
  • Did you read the book with us? In the rafflecopter link your Goodreads review!

Be as creative as you want! And for bonus entries in the giveaway below, participate in more than one way (but you can only enter 1 participation way per day per book)

The Giveaway!

If you’re signed up for the Read Along you can enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 1 of 3 YA Contemporaries of your choice (up to $10 USD)! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country!
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Stephanie
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Someone Like You Read Along Post

Posted April 17, 2017 by Stephanie in Book Club, Discussion, Event, Giveaway, Read Along / 0 Comments

Someone Like You Read Along PostSomeone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on May 1st 1998
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
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The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.

Scarlett was always the strong one.

Halley was always content to follow in her wake.

Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.

Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.

Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.

I will be posting my review along with my answers for the questions below later this week, so be on the lookout!

Did you read Someone Like You?

  1. What was your overall view of Someone Like You?
  2. Did you connect with Halley as a character?
  3. What did you like/dislike the most of Someone Like You?
  4. How did you like the secondary characters Scarlett and Macon?
  5. Halley and Scarlett are more than best friends, they’re like family too. Do you have a best friend you see as family? If so, how would your life be different without that person in it?
  6. Scarlett’s boyfriend dies and then she finds out that she is pregnant; if that happened to you, how do you think you’d be able to handle it?

It’s never too late to join us in the Read Along!

All you have to do is sign up on the sign up post and either comment and put your two cents in or even make your own post about it!

Ways to participate:

  • Comment on the Read Along Post
  • Tweet about the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Post an Instagram pic of the book with the hashtag #SarahDessenReadAlong
  • Make your own post using the Read Along graphic above (could be a review, discussion post, a top ten list, a book look, anything that deals with the book)
  • Did you read the book with us? In the rafflecopter link your Goodreads review!

Be as creative as you want! And for bonus entries in the giveaway below, participate in more than one way (but you can only enter 1 participation way per day per book)

The Giveaway!

If you’re signed up for the Read Along you can enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 1 of 3 YA Contemporaries of your choice (up to $10 USD)! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stephanie
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Square in Wonderland is Back!

Square in Wonderland is Back!

Posted May 17, 2016 by Stephanie in Book Club / 0 Comments

Square in Wonderland is back! Dana at DanaSquare and I have decided to bring our book club back and we are making it even better than before! We have missed doing this book club and it’s so great to finally be back! The Polls Each month in the book club there will be two themes. We’re […]

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