Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our Next Meeting...October 14th

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14th.  The meeting time will start at 6 and go until about 7:30pm.  The book selection will be; The Shoemaker's Wife by Adiana Trigiani.  Nona Gall will be our gracious host. 

For those interested in the author, the book choice, or the other books written by this Adriana Trigiani, please check out her website;

See below for a collection of editorial reviews on; The Shoemaker's Wife;

“This expansive epic, which seems tailor-made for a miniseries, manages to feel both old-fashioned and thoroughly contemporary…[an] irresistible love story.” (Booklist)

“Trigiani’s gift for using vivid details to create a strong sense of place and her warm affection for her characters will make this a satisfying read for her many fans.” (Library Journal)

…an old-fashioned, romantic tale of two star-tangled lovers...but also a paean to artisanal work, food, friendship and family…Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail. (Washington Post)

Here is the current line-up for the remainder of 2014;

When:November 11th
Book: Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Host: Nicole Thomas

When: December 9th
Book: A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Host: Jill Hobbs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Page Turner Book Club Update

For the month of June (June 10th) we met to discuss the book entitled; Innocence by Dean Koontz.  Our host was Mary Thomas.  A dark, but brain picking book provided a selection of topics to discuss that evening.  Well worth the read!

Our upcoming meeting will be held on the evening of July 8th at 6pm at Becky's Coffee Corner.  We will be discussing The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.  Our host will be Celeste' Lynn.  Compared to Grimm's Fairy Tales this book supplies imaginative twists and combines classic stories while providing an intriguing fantasy story running parallel with the "real world" during WWII.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is scheduled for discussion on August 12th (Arlene Rucker) and for September 9th's meeting we will converse the book, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Sheri Wilkins).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Next Meeting: May 13th, Next Book: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Our next meeting will be held on May 13th (second Tuesday of the month) at Becky's Coffee Corner in Prosser, WA  Our meeting starts at 6pm and will go until about 7:30.  The book of the evening will be The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  Our host of the evening will be Mrs. Rosita Massie.  Please join us for some good ole' book discussion, conversation, and great company!

“It's graceful and real, a compulsively readable story of three women who watch the Mississippi ground shifting beneath their feet as the words of men like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bob Dylan pervade their genteel town. When folks at your book club wonder what to read next month, go on and pitch this wholly satisfying novel with confidence. A-“
Entertainment Weekly

"[A] wise, poignant novel...You'll catch yourself cheering out loud."
People Magazine (3.5 out of 4 stars)

"[A] story with heart and hope...A good old fashioned novel"
New York Daily News

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 8th's Meeting

We're meeting this upcoming Tuesday, April 8th, at 6pm, at Becky's Coffee Corner.  The focus of the evening will be on the book, Don't Let's Go to the Dog's Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.  The host for the night will be Nicole Thomas.

“This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.” —Newsweek

“By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker

“Ms. Fuller gives us . . . the Africa she knew as a girl, a place of cruel politics, violent heat and startling beauty, a land she makes vivid in all its ‘incongruous, lawless, joyful, violent, upside-down, illogical certainty.’” —The New York Times

“Vivid, insightful and sly . . . Bottom line: Out of Africa, brilliantly.”—People

Monday, February 17, 2014

March's Upcoming Meeting

Next up....
On March 11th our meeting will entail discussion about the book;
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
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We'll meet at Becky's Coffee Corner in Prosser at 6pm. Nona Gall will be our host for this evening's discussion.
Please be sure to come early to grab a sweet tea or a mocha from Becky's services!

The Fault In Our Stars is a narrated story told by a sixteen year old girl named Hazel who is living with cancer.  Characters in the story are intertwined by a cancer support group enabling them to cross paths and endure the intense and complex ride of cancer together.  Revealed in it's raw form, cancer inevitably touches their life and their relationships. 

The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ameritopia by Mark Levin

Our next meeting is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, February 11th @ 6pm.  The meeting will take place at Becky’s Coffee Corner in Prosser.

The evening will include conversations about the book;

Ameritopia by Mark Levin
Rosita Massie will be the host of this evening's book selection.

Please join us to discuss this book about the founding of our country, where we have come from and where we are heading. 
Be sure to come a tad early, before the meeting starts, to grab a warm beverage from Becky in preparation for this cozy (and friendly) conversation!

“A must-read for Americans of all political persuasions. . . . An honest discussion of the dangers presently facing our country. . . . Levin does a fantastic job.”

—Jedediah Bila, Newsmax

“That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not only his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history. . . . Mark Levin [does] the lion’s share of our shouting—eloquently—with Ameritopia.”

—PJ Media
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"How Curious.....?" January's book selection

Lets get together and talk about a book with a peculiar title;  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

This book is filled with note worthy quotes taken from the main character and narrator of the book, Christopher, who has a form of autism.  During his Sherlock Holmes-style quest to find a neighborhood dog murderer, the writings provide an inside view of Christopher's puzzle-loving approaches and more importantly into his world of Asperger syndrome. 

Our meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, at 6pm, at Becky's Coffee Corner in Prosser.  Celeste' Lynn will be hosting this evening's book discussion.

You may be interested in checking out the author, Mark Haddon.  He has his own website/blog at;

For those of you who tend to dissect books and write notations in the margins as they read (uhh...I guess I'd fit in this category) I discovered; "The Bookclub in a Box Discussion Guide" for this particular book.  I picked one up via Amazon Prime for 3.49, used.  I can't promise the availability at that price but it's worth keeping an eye out.  Here is the link;

See the Editorial Review below:

The fifteen-year-old narrator of this ostensible murder mystery is even more emotionally remote than the typical crime-fiction shamus: he is autistic, prone to fall silent for weeks at a time and unable to imagine the interior lives of others. This might seem a serious handicap for a detective, but when Christopher stumbles on the dead body of his neighbor's poodle, impaled by a pitchfork, he decides to investigate. Christopher understands dogs, whose moods are as circumscribed as his own ("happy, sad, cross and concentrating"), but he's deaf to the nuances of people, and doesn't realize until too late that the clues point toward his own house and a more devastating mystery. This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy; whether describing Christopher's favorite dream (of a virus depopulating the planet) or his vision of the universe collapsing in a thunder of stars, the author makes his hero's severely limited world a thrilling place to be.
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The New Yorker