Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Long Title, Good Story


by Fredrick Backman

We'll be discussing THIS book on July 12th at Becky's Coffee Corner in Prosser.  Please come and join us for a friendly, thought provoking discussion from 6-7:30 pm. 

“Only different people change the world,” Granny used to say. “No one normal has ever changed a crapping thing.”

  “Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grandchild's ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details. Even when you are wrong. Especially then, in fact. A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.”  
Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry    

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June's Pick

... important and useful information regarding health benefits of peaches

Come Join Us!

June 14, 2016

The book of the night will be
by Joanne Harris

Peaches for Father Francis,” by Joanne Harris - The Washington ...

Sheri Wilkins will be our gracious host of the evening.

We'll be meeting at Becky's Coffee Corner in Prosser at 6pm.  Our meetings tend to go until 7:30pm.  The evening entails some discussion questions put forth from the host and the conversation takes off from there.  It truly ends up being a mind provoking, enlightening, friend-filled time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

MAKE NOTE ~ Our current 2016 line up.....

(We're a pretty laid back, friendly, group of people who love to talk books)

Date: March 8th
Book: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts
Host:  Nona Gall

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Date April 12th
Book: Thomas Jefferson and Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
Host: Nicole Thomas

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Date: May 10th
Book:  Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Host: Celeste Lynn

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Friday, February 5, 2016

February's Book Pick - Left To Tell by Imaculee Ilibagiza

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TPTBC would like to announce that their next meeting is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, February 9th.  The potluck style meeting will take place at 6pm, at Sheri's house, in honor of TPTBC's 5th year anniversary.    

The evening will include conversations about the book;

Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Dr. Mary Thomas will be our host for the evening.

February's Meeting ~ 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

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It was five years ago when the idea of "making a book club" came to mind.  Honestly, I didn't even know what typically occurs at a book club meeting.  I envisioned the scene from the Jerry Maguire movie; a meeting with a handful of similar minded women, snacking on someone's latest recipe experiment, sipping coffee, discussing points of views, all in someone's living room.  It was when I started web surfing, educating myself on what exactly is involved, that I let myself believe I was up for the attempt.  I was afraid of a nightmare, book bully, that would be rude and scare existing members. I cringed at the thought of someone being offended at everything so that no one could respectfully converse.  I wanted to do it right.  I wanted to avoid mistakes by anticipating all that could go wrong, by laying out the rules, of what's expected and what's not tolerated.
I recognized that it was to my advantage that I could choose the time and day.  I needed it to work for me in particular, but also for fellow members so that they would continue to come.  I knew that a funky, impossible meeting time wouldn't work nor one that's too close to the "5 o' clock somewhere" cut off (when people weren't even off of work yet).  That's when the "6pm" time was born.
I couldn't picture me making a weekly meeting, let alone leading a weekly meeting nor finishing a book in a week's time.  It was then that my initial idea of a "weekly" meeting morphed into the more ideal concept of a "monthly meeting". 
I remember clearly, I was talking to the owner of a local coffee shop about what fun it would be to combine book reading and then watching the movie afterwards with a discussion group.  Kind of like a movie-book club.  It was then when I mentioned how I'd like to start a book club.  She offered to have it at her shop.  "Tuesday" was mentioned (had to fit around the knitting club), and from there, everything kind of came together slowly, haphazardly. 
I have to chuckle, because I remember the moments while heading out the door to the very first meeting (Feb. 2011).  After all the prep work with fliers, ad, and word of mouth, I was expecting twenty or more people.  I had a lot of food, MANY copies of our "club handout" in hand, and a lot of anxiety-flashbacks of college public speaking.  The official number of attendees of the first meeting was.....4! 
Through the years we've had people trickle in and trickle out.  We've had the die-hards and the drop-ins.  Many hellos and unfortunately some sad goodbyes.  Aside from all the wonderful, insightful, conversations and all of the unique perspectives from all of our discussions, I most appreciate our members as my valued friends.

Happy 5th year of The Page Turner Book Club!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Life We Bury, January 12th's TPTBC Meeting

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The Life We Bury by Allen Askens will be our January book of the month. 

Please join us on the first Tuesday of the month, Jan., 12th.  Our members (and any new potential members) will be meeting at Becky's Coffee Corner at 6pm.  Our discussion tends to run an hour and a half.  We chat, converse, and trade thoughts.  You're welcome to try out our small-scale group with no commitments!

This book was a doozy, a good doozy.  I'm not one to seek out the mystery genre, but this had me hooked after the first introduction!  A suspense-filled novel, with twists and turns to leave you guessing.  With characters across the spectrum and no shortages of intriguing back drops, it was a satisfying book-ride.

"Eskens's first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold."

Fall and Winter 2015

Image result for one thousand gifts  October's book was; One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

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November's book was; Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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December's selection was; The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan