Category Archives: BPB Reads

Reading Circles – LIVE!

Just a quick announcement that this month’s Reading Circles LIVE! read is:

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The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

A circus arrives, and at the heart of it are two magicians who have been trained since childhood to duel a game in which only one can be left standing. Yet Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance. This book is supposed to be absolutely riveting and magical.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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The Next Reading Circles LIVE! Event

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After the last Reading Circle’s heavy read, I’m pulling for something a little lighter, and more entertaining to dive into. Hopefully something quick and easy, but with tons of heart. Want to join in?

The next Reading Circles LIVE! is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 8 p.m. CST, and we’ll meet via Google+ hangout.

Want to see the book selection? I’ve got three choices for us to vote on this time. Here they are:

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple

This book is about an incredibly talented, and yet anxiety & agoraphobia-ridden mother, who suddenly disappears one day and her 15-year-old daughter who sets out to track her down. It’s supposed to be highly comedic and a fabulous satire, with a touching and warm mother-daughter relationship at it’s heart. Check out the reviews here.

circus

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

A circus arrives, and at the heart of it are two magicians who have been trained since childhood to duel a game in which only one can be left standing. Yet Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance. This book is supposed to be absolutely riveting and magical. Check out the reviews here.

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Winter Garden
by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters, brought together by their dying father, are called to hear the whole story of their mother: her life in war-torn Leningrad and and a secret so terrible and terrifying that it shakes the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are. This one promises to be a tear-jerker. Check out reviews here.

Got a favorite yet? If you want to participate, just email me at: jade.celene.keller[at]gmail.com with “Cool Kids Read” in the subject line and tell me which book is your favorite.

I will announce the winner next Friday. Have a great weekend everyone!

Reading Circles: Where We Read

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In an interview with Huffington Post, one of my new favorite authors, John Green, divulged that his favorite place to read is “in this chair in my living room that is the most expensive piece of furniture I will ever own. I don’t even know if the chair is comfortable so much as I’m constantly aware of how much it costs, and that makes me want to spend a lot of time in it.” (full interview here)

I’m the kind of reader to read just about anywhere. My parents would send me to bed when I was a child, and I would clamber into bed, pull my book up to my bedroom window and use the light reflected from the living room where my parents were watching TV to continue reading whatever book it was I couldn’t put down (my poor eyes seem to have survived). On long road trips, I’d stretch out across the back seat and read the entire ride. (Can’t do that anymore…I get headaches now!) When I was in university, the Harry Potter series hit bookshelves and I would smuggle the book into class and read in between taking notes. When I joined the working world and had 45-minute commutes each day, I couldn’t read, so I listened to books on tape. Some days I would get so into the book, I’d pull into my driveway at home and sit in the car to listen to just a little bit more.

Nowadays, I do most of my reading curled up on our couch or in bed. The Kindle has made bed reading extra nice because you don’t need both hands to prop open the pages, and you don’t have to keep flipping over to get the best angle on each side.

The last book I read there? Jenny Lawson’s (aka The Bloggess) Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, which was kind of funny but also kind of not, and mostly kind of tiresome. I need to find a new read to get lost in!

How about you? Where do you like to read, and what did you last read there?

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