All meetings are at Jittery Joe's in the Miller Learning Center
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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
Main Library 3rd floor PR5486 .A2 L4 1985 Check availability; many editions available
Kindle edition (Free)
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
Main Library 3rd floor PT9877.2.O537 H8513 2012 Check availability
Kindle edition ($8.63)
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
Main Library 3rd floor PR6057.A319 O24 2013 Check availability
Kindle edition ($9.99)
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
Main Library Leisure Collection Y10410 Check availability
Kindle edition ($9.43)
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
Kindle edition ($7.99)
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
Main Library 3rd floor PS3515 .U789 T5 1998 Check availability; many editions available
Kindle edition ($2.99)