Monday, November 23, 2009

The Brain That Changes Itself

There will be no Book Club meeting in December. That gives us lots of time to read The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge.

Our next meeting will be at 8pm on January 11, 2010.

I will pick up the Book Club To Go set on Dec 2. Please let me know if you would like to borrow a copy. There are also lots of copies available through the general circulation books at the Toronto Public Library.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Book to read for November

The next meeting will be on November 23 8pm. We will be discussing The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. I will be picking up the Book-Club-To-Go pack of 12 copies on November 7th and distributing them to the first 12 people who have reserved a copy with me.

I've taken advantage of this wait to start reading Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. This will be our selection for the February meeting. The Boston Sunday Globe said it "should be read by every person alive."

It's quite a hefty book - 625 pages. I'm only on page 43 and I'm totally enthralled!

Monday, October 19, 2009

October Book Selection - The Thirteenth Tale

This month we are reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
We will be meeting at Clara's on October 19/09.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Book Club

Monday is the September Book Club Meeting. Author Rosemary Aubert will be joining us to discuss her book 'The Judge of Orphans'.

It was a great read and I'm looking forward to meeting the author!

The meeting is at Jane's  at 8pm.

See you there!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Twilight and The Judge of Orphans

This month we are reading the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I've heard that it's hard to put down so I'm not starting it until after the BVA Annual General Meeting on June 16th.

The June meeting will be at Jane's on Monday, June 29 at 8pm.

We have something really special planned for September - a visit from an author!!!

Sally has invited author Rosemary Aubert to join us on Monday, September 14. We will be reading Rosemary's book The Judge of Orphans in preparation. There are 26 copies of this book available through the Toronto Public Library or you can order it online from the Chapters website (takes a few days to arrive).

Guests are welcome at this event but we do need RSVPs. Call Jane at 416-226-1390 if you would like to attend.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The White Tiger

The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 25th 8pm at Helga's. We will be discussing The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Book of Negroes

This month we are reading The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 20, 2009.

If you can't make it out to a meeting, you can still share your thoughts on the book through this blog.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome to the Bayview Village Book Club Blog!

Our first meeting was held on Monday, February 23, 2009. We met, we talked, we shared some of our favourite books and authors! We decided that the host will get to choose the book we read.

The first book we will read is The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

I rushed over to Chapters this morning to pick up my copy. It was $15.00 with my Chapters iRewards discount. Not bad for a hard cover. I did get a little carried away and came home with six other books as well. And I noted the titles of a few more that looked interesting. I might have to borrow those from the library.

Some other books that people expressed interested in reading or re-reading were The Book of Negroes, Twilight, Wild Swans, Trinity, Yiddish Policeman's Union, Secret Life of Bees, Sushi for Beginners.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 8pm. Location will be in the newsletter.

Hope to see you there!