Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Venetia by Georgette Heyer

"A fox got in amongst the hens last night, and ravished our best layer," remarked Miss Lanyon.
Miss Venetia Lanyon, 25 years old, no one she knows gets her sense of humor and her only eligible suitor is "worthy" and a dead bore. Along comes "The Wicked Baron", Damarel. He's got a scandalous past, but he always laughs at her jokes, and never asks what she means by them. He doesn't expect her to have friendly feelings towards her late unlamented father. He respects her horse-mad, book-worm younger brother and doesn't treat him like he's made of glass just because he's got a short leg. So what's the problem? That's what Venetia would like to know... What did you think?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Schedule Adjustment

We're pushing the schedule back a week, so Venetia will be featured on Jan. 30, and hosted by the fabulous Liz.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Preliminary Schedule!

There is a preliminary schedule for the first 4 books, arranged for discussion every 2 three weeks.  Host names are in parentheses. 

Hosts!  If these dates do not work, feel free to switch around -- but let's leave time for people to read.  Please feel free to add books that you would like to host, and please sign up for convenient future hosting times.

This kind of scheduling may need tweaking!  My thought was that we might not all be able to read them all, but something more than once a month might make for better discussions.  Please make comments and suggestions here.

Not all the suggested books have been scheduled yet!  I tried to set up the first couple of months, just to get going.  Sue chose one of her suggestions to go first; I am deferring to Neighbor Lady's good suggestion about starting with the beginning of the Mary Russell series by Laurie King.

We aim to include suggestions from everyone!  So, keep making suggestions of fiction you have read and love.  Books should be available in paperback, so readers can easily obtain them.  (Most will also, therefore, be available in e-format and/or at the library.)

Rules of the Club:
Jammies are the preferred attire.
*  Delicious virtual refreshments are welcome.
*  This is not a scholarly discussion, but references to related things are fine.
*  Everybody be polite.
*  Send friends on over, if you think they might enjoy the book.
*  We'll close comments on the previous book when the next book post goes up.  

Happy reading!
ETA:  based on Neighbor Lady's suggestion and a number of (off-site) concurrences, we are re-setting the schedule for one book every three weeks.  Thanks for the feedback!