Thursday, February 28, 2013

Read up!

The next book is The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian, and it will be hosted by the fabulous Esperanza, beginning the week of March 13, 2013!

What Alice Forgot is still an open thread for the time being.  If you have thoughts, jump on in!  The beauty of an online book club is that it isn't too late, until the next book is up.

The Sandcastle Girls looks at a much harder set of circumstances, and it is based on historic events.  But I really think it is presented well, and that there is unexpected hopefulness in it.

CORRECTION:  CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!!  Because The Sandcastle Girls will not be available in paperback until April, it has been switched to May.  Apologies for the changes.  Thanks to Liz for noticing when the paperback edition will come out.

THE NEXT BOOK is Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King, on March 20, 2013.  The rest of the schedule has been switched around as well.


  1. The paper-back edition you linked to isn't coming out until April. Do we want to wait until May for this one?

  2. oh. whoops. Darn. I guess that means the whole schedule needs to be juggled. Will work that out later.

  3. I'm just finishing up The Beekeeper's Apprentice" now. Love it!

  4. I pushed the schedule back a bit, so people can get and read the next book. But yay! I really adore Laurie King -- everything she writes.

    And, Sandcastle Girls is really so good. Hate to move that back, but it will be better if more people can read it.

  5. Neighbor Lady -- I appreciate your suggestion to start Laurie King with this book, the beginning of one of her series.

  6. I'm re-reading Beekeeper's Apprentice, and there is a reference to Alice and the bottle in the "Editor's Preface." I'm sure I never paid attention before Esperanza pointed out the connection between What Alice Forgot and Alice in Wonderland -- it is just such a well-known cultural reference that it mainly does not even register, except perhaps to set a tone.