Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SPECIAL EVENT! Author Patrick Jones to speak at Tecumseh Branch Library

If you read my earlier post, you'll see that the Bella's Book Club selection for April is The Tear Collector. This month, we will be having our in-person discussion at the library on April 7th at 3:30pm, as planned, but we also have a very special bonus: a chance to meet the author, Patrick Jones! On Saturday, April 9th at 1:00pm, Patrick will be speaking at the branch, with a light reception following. There should be plenty of time for all of us to ask questions and chat with Mr. Jones. Don't forget to bring your copies of his books to have them signed!

I can tell you from experience that Patrick is a wonderful speaker--he is really interesting and HIGHLY entertaining! We look forward to his visit. You won't want to miss this great event!

Monday, March 14, 2011

What We're Reading: The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones

Yes, it's a vampire book!

The April selection for Bella's Book Club is The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones. Don't let the sad boy on the front cover fool you. There is something freaky going on at Lapeer High. What if that friend of yours who is always there for you, always ready to be the shoulder you cry on, was really a vampire who lives on the tears that you cry?

Read the book, then come to our discussion on April 7th, 3:30 pm at the Tecumseh Branch in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Or, for those of you reading along with us long-distance, please comment here or on the book discussion page that I'll post a few days after April 7th.

And, as if that wasn't enough, we have a book trailer to watch for this one! Awesomesauce!

Book Discussion: Fallen by Kate Lauren

Random notes from the March Bella's Book Club meeting about Fallen:

She keeps dying over and over again because she loves this guy--unfair, and kinda repetitive!

Luce is clingy. She is shallow because as soon as she sees Daniel she doesn't like Cam! What is with this?

The story started out slow, but gained momentum about half way.

All the clues in this book lead to nothing (note: some of them do lead to something, but there are a LOT of red herrings!

Everyone in this school is involved in this struggle between good and evil, and Luce doesnt know that at first.

They don't fight to win---they fight til they get tired.

The librarian is evil--that's just wrong (tee hee!)

Cam does nice things, yet he is a "bad" character. He gets a bad rap.

We really like the shadows, they build suspense and their existence really adds to the mystery of the book.