Thursday, 24 July 2014

The August Edition

"Read in order to live." -Gustave Flaubert

Matchbook Book Club presents:
The August Edition

Dear Members,

What a summer this has been so far! I hope that everyone's been having a very exciting month, however, the best is yet to come.
August is just around the corner and with that, more events to enjoy and books to read! As well, I'm hoping to see you all this weekend at the Waterfront Night Market- it should be a blast!

Enjoy the upcoming weekend, and let's soak up the sun while we can!


Thank you to everyone who turned up at this month's meeting! Due to drabby weather conditions, we had to move it indoors at Marche, but it was still a great gathering. This month's pick, Serena by Ron Rash, had quite the feedback, and there were some of us who loved the book and couldn't wait to see the film, while others didn't like it at all! One thing's for sure: while the writing was fantastic, the characters themselves were hard to wrap our heads around (ahem, Serena).
I'm curious to see how the film would turn out, but in the meantime, I have found some film stills to amuse us:
For you, dear book club members:

In the previous meetings, you were able to hear the wonderful news that in light of the book club's third anniversary, Eric has gifted us custom made bookmarks that are spill-proof, which the design was lovingly decided by all of us.
It would be ready next month, so I can't wait to see the final results!

Stay turned for our custom made canvas book bag!
Our August Pick: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel!

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.
The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life!

When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.

In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and leader of the troupe, and Maren, a girl his age who is an expert escape artist. With villains fast on their heels, can Will and Maren reach Will's father and save The Boundlessbefore someone winds up dead?
To learn more about the world of The Boundless, as well as Kenneth Oppel, visit his website!

I may have a little treat for us coming up, should it work out: I have extended an invitation to Mr. Oppel to join us at our next meeting (fingers crossed everyone!) If that does not work out, there may possibly be an Author Q & A to which you can submit your questions about the book and the author himself!
Stay tuned!

Our next meeting will be taking place in the middle of the month next week: vote on the Doodle today!
In light of our "Books to Film" theme last month, I was able to find a trailer and a clip to these selections below.

We can possibly watch this together for our Movie Nights. Enjoy!
Watch the trailer for Hector and the Search for Happiness here! Starring Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike.
Watch The Hundred-Foot Journey trailer here! Starring Helen Mirren.

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