This semester's reading

Join or Leave the Bulldog Book Club Announcements email list   ~   Bulldog Book Club Facebook page

All meetings are at Jittery Joe's in the Miller Learning Center

Got a title to suggest? type it in the box at the bottom of the page.

Download free Kindle software to your favorite electronic device

Borrow a Kindle (or other technology) at the MLC: Check availability 

Bulldog Book Club for Fall 2013

We meet at Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center.  Everyone is welcome. Anyone can suggest and vote on the books (to suggest a title, use the box at the bottom of this page). Book club meetings are Blue Card and FYOS events. 

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

In this classic novel of pirates and treasure, Jim Hawkins finds himself as the ship’s boy on a voyage of daring deeds and discovery. Long John Silver may be his friend or an enemy who seeks to kill him.

Monday        26 August            4 pm
Wednesday    4 September    12 noon

Main Library 3rd floor PR5486 .A2 L4 1985 Check availability; many editions available

Kindle edition (Free)

Google books

The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).

Monday            9 September      4 pm
Wednesday    18 September    12 noon

Main Library 3rd floor PT9877.2.O537 H8513 2012 Check availability

Kindle edition ($8.63)

Google preview

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. What happens next is an imaginative romp through otherwordly adventure that could only come from Gaiman's magical mind. Childhood innocence is tested and transcended as we see what getting between ancient, mystic forces can cost, as well as what can be gained from the power of true friendship. The result is a captivating tale that is equal parts sweet, sad, and spooky.

Monday        23 September        4 pm
Wednesday    2 October           12 noon

Main Library 3rd floor PR6057.A319 O24 2013 Check availability

Kindle edition ($9.99)

Google preview

Gulp by Mary Roach

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

Monday            7 October            4 pm
Wednesday    16 October          12 noon

Main Library Leisure Collection Y10410 Check availability

Kindle edition ($9.43)

Google preview

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

Monday          21 October            4 pm
Wednesday    30 October          12 noon

Kindle edition ($7.99)

Google preview

Order through GIL Express

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The citizens of Eaton are inclined to judge Janie Crawford, who has married three men and been tried for the murder of one of them.

Wednesday    6 November        12 noon
Monday        11 November          4 pm

Main Library 3rd floor PS3515 .U789 T5 1998 Check availability; many editions available

Kindle edition ($2.99)

Google preview

Suggest a book