forever young : forever fun

Hey y’all, Forever Young had its first meeting and I think it went well! Thanks for all of your interest and especially, a big thank you to those who came out. Here’s a recap:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell was our first book
  • Jodie, Heather, Michelle, Hollie, Jenna, Kristin, Anna, Jen and I were in attendance
  • We ALL read the book!!!
  • We all liked the book but were bothered by a few things… mostly Cath’s lack of Starbuck knowledge… you know, for being a city girl
  • We had protein bars and a few other appetizers plus wine of course!

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So what’s up next?

We decided to go with a seasonal book but more importantly, something that’s available in paperback – not too pricy to purchase if you can’t reserve a copy. Turns out Fangirl has a lot of fans (the reserve list at the library was long). Lesson learnt.

So book #2 is Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by: John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson

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“Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.”

Sounds good right? I hope you take the time to give it a read… perhaps by a fire, wearing wool socks and sipping on hot chocolate while the snow falls and Mariah Carey sings Christmas carols in the background. That’s my plan.

The next meeting will be in January and Jill / Anna are hosting.

It was fun to catch up with friends and discuss the book (and maybe a little gossip) … but I also think it is best when everyone reads the book. Sorry guys, next meeting you better come prepared because this club takes young adult literature very serious.

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Friends, wanna join an easy-going book club? Here’s what I am proposing:

  • We shall read YA books (young adult) – mostly
  • The meetings will be held once every two months (give or take)
  • The food and drinks will be decided and provided by the selector of the book (host) and inspired by the book; meaning, if the characters eat a lot of Skittles – we should probably eat a lot of Skittles too
  • There will be no commitment to attend every meeting but you must RSVP to the meetings you are attending
  • Unless otherwise noted, the meeting can happen at my place
  • There is no pressure to finish the book but you should at least know what it’s about. If you attend, be okay with others talking about what you did or didn’t read and deal with potential spoilers
  • That being said, if you chose the book, you should read it and be prepared to talk about it
  • The book can be old (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret) or new (Girl Online) or even not truly YA but still worth discussing (Not That Kind of Girl)

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First up, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Thursday, November 27 at 7:30pm

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“A deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad destined for greatness.” – New York Journal of Books

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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To keep in touch and rsvp to future Forever Young meetings, simply continue reading this blog or join the facebook group.

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