Sunday, March 1, 2009

Reminder: Blue Pages to meet Wednesday, March 4th

Dear Fellow Readers,

Our next meeting of the Blue Pages Book Club is:

Wednesday, March 4, (1st Wednesday of Month) at 5:30pm, in the loft area of the Blue Sky Restaurant in Carefree.

The selection for discussion is: Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson

The next selections are
April: Loving Frank
May: The Invisible Wall

Through this blog, you can suggest books as future selections. We talked of choosing a fiction selection for June.

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Looking forward to our meeting!


  1. the Camel Bookmobile sounds like a possibility for a good fiction read. The following review is from amazon. Annis

    This review is from: The Camel Bookmobile (Hardcover)
    This book succeeds on many different levels. The storyline is intriguing (imagine books being carried by camel to remote villages in Kenya), there's romance and disappointment, questions on different values in nations and whether its good for one nation to impose its values on another (you'll be thinking about that one for a while),a little mystery and a heroine who means well but manages to learn even while she's trying to educate others.

    There really is a camel bookmobile and to read more about it and see photographs, google Camel Book Drive.

    This is an exceptional book.

  2. Another possible fiction book for the club might be Bone by Bone. Here is a review from amazon.

    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
    Wonderful Character Driven Mystery, November 30, 2008
    By A. Bell (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) - See all my reviews

    Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What's this?)
    In Bone By Bone, Carol O' Connell blends the eccentricities of a small town with a murder mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. Beautifully written, it's the story of a man named Oren, who returns to his home town in California after working in the Army's CID (Criminal Investigations), after his father's housekeeper, the omniscient Hannah, sends him a cryptic letter. But he returns to find a horrible scenario is playing out at his father's home- someone is leaving the bones of his younger brother, Josh, on the front porch. One bone at a time. The cast of characters in this novel is reminiscent of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," with a large, richly drawn out cast of eccentrics. The only character I wish we'd had more information on is Oren himself.

    The small town is full of secrets, and people who keep them for various reasons. In a town where everyone knows everyone else's business, this is a crime that has gone unsolved for twenty years. But why? Is it really a difficult mystery, or has an entire town covered up the murder of a young man?

    Even when you're sure you know who the guilty party is, you're likely to be wrong. This was a beautifully written mystery, more of a high brow who dunnit, and I'm looking forward to her next book!

  3. Hi all,

    Just finished The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. This book won the National Book Award for fiction in 2006, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. For an reviews and more, go to

    The Echo Makers is not an easy read, but I found both the characters and story fascinating. I really got involved in the interesting questions it raises about what it means to be conscious. The book reveals some of the problems that face those who would try to explain human behavior, or treat psychoses or physical/chemical problems with the brain. I plan to re-read Oliver Sachs' "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and similar non-fiction books on the workings of the brain so that I can further understand all that was going on in this book. You wonder, by the way, whether Sachs was not the model for one of the main characters in The Echo Maker.