Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April Meeting

The Aurora County All-Stars = 4 STARS

The Book Buddies Book Club met on Monday to have snacks and discuss The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles. Overall, Aurora County was not one of the club's favorite books. A lot of the members found it confusing and hard to get through. One member didn't like the setting and most didn't understand the references in the book (For example, House adopts Mr. Norwood Boyd's dog, Eudora Welty, named after the famous southern writer). Everyone did like House as a character and felt he was a good guy but in general this one didn't go over well. I was surprised at the reaction because it is one of my favorite books but that's ok. We don't all have to like the same things! That's what makes it interesting.

After snacks, we made baseball picture frames for our craft project which were fun to do although a bit messy. Most of us were covered in red marker by the end!
Finally, members discussed other books they are currently reading and enjoying including The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Harry Potter, Babymouse, How I Saved My Father's Life (And Ruined Everything Else) and Babysitting Wars.

Have a great few weeks and I'll see you at the next (and last) meeting on May 19th!

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