I was over reading Not Martha (which is an awesome blog btw) and she linked to a great chart listing book suggestions for people who LOVED the Hunger Games and are craving something similar.  Since I thought from our meeting that we were all big fans of the books, I figured I’d share the link.I’m trying out a few and so far I think they are great suggestions.  

A book that’s not listed there that I’ve just started, but is in the same vein and I think is awesome is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  It’s already filming as a movie with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (rrroooowwwrrr) and Lena Headey from Game of Thrones.  The book is pretty great and I think I’m going to be eagerly anticipating the movie!


If you guys have any book suggestions, post a comment here, shoot me an email or same ’em up for our next meeting.  I love hearing what everyone is reading!


Rescheduled Meetings

Hey All –

As our last meeting was cancelled I sent out a new and updated schedule for our meetings through the end of the year.  Our dates for meeting and the books we’ll be covering are below.  You should have received an email with the locations for the meeting.  If you didn’t get it just shoot me an email and I’ll send you the info!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!


Date:  September 16, 2012, 2pm

Book:  Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson

Date:  November 11, 2012, 7 pm

Book:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot


I wanted to let you know that our next book is Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson – (Thanks Abigail!) – the Amazon description sounds awesome and I can’t wait to read it!
We are meeting July 15, 2012 at Café Nemooneh, 525 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA, at 2:00 pm

Hope everyone is having a great Summer!

By the way – looks like this is being turned into a movie so we are on a roll with our choices!  

The book trailer is cool too!

Summer Meeting

Hey GLSers!

Our next meeting is Sunday May 13, 2012 at 7pm at Zaytinya, 701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

We’ll be discussing Furious Love by  Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger and dissect the crazy emotional roller coaster that was the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (or TayBur as they would be called now!).

Until then – enjoy a couple of you tube clips of some Taylor/Burton movies that are talked about in the book.

See ya Sunday!

Spring Meeting

What up Book Clubbers?

Our Spring meeting is coming up on March 11th 2012.  We will be meeting at the Shila Bakery in Annandale at 2:00 pm.  The address is 7039 Little River Tpke.

We will be discussing our book for this month, The Hunger Games.  We’ll also chat a bit about Room: A Novel – which was our January book but we were snowed out!

To get us in the mood – here’s the preview for The Hunger Games movie.  We’ll all be ready to go see it when it hits the theatres!  See you all this Sunday!


2012 Meeting Schedule

Hey All!

Here’s our meeting schedule for 2012

  1. Date:  March 11, 2012, Books:  Room and The Hunger Games, Location:  Shilla Bakery, 7039 Little River Tpke., Annandale, VA 22003-5908, Time:  2:00 pm
  2. Date:  May 13, 2012, Book:  To Be Determined, Location:  To Be Determined, Time:  7:00 pm
  3. Date:  July 15, 2012, Book:  To Be Determined, Location:  To Be Determined, Time:  2:00 pm
  4. Date:  September 16, 2012, Book:  To Be Determined, Location:  To Be Determined, Time:  7:00 pm
  5. Date:  November 11, 2012, Book:  To Be Determined, Location:  To Be Determined, Time:  2:00 pm

I sent this schedule around in an email, but let me know if you didn’t get one.

Can’t wait to see you all at our first meeting!

Winter 2012 Meeting

Hey All – Happy 2012!

We’re finally going to get to our discussion of Room: A Novel by Emma Donaghue.  The meeting will be Saturday, June 21st at noon.  The location was sent around in email, so contact JoAnna if you have any question.

Here are a couple of links to discussions about Room:

One Minute Book Reviews: Room

Lit Lovers: Room

Can’t wait to discuss this really interesting book with you all!

Also please bring any recommendations for books for the club to read in 2012 – we’re wide open for ideas.  

And if you’re interested in exchanging books – please bring any books you’re looking to get rid of and we can do a trade with other group members.  

See you Saturday!