Saturday, 20 September 2014

Our September Edition

Matchbook Book Club presents:
The September Edition
Dear Members,

I hope that everyone is off to a lovely start to the month so far!
Fall has got to be my favorite time of the year- not to mention 'tis the season for book lovers everywhere in Toronto: from Word on the Street to Fall's newest releases!
As per tradition, September is also the month of Mystery- who wouldn't like to cuddle up with a thriller in your armchair by the fireside!

I'm very excited for what's to come this season: from themes like political thrillers, to fun movie nights and special events- there's something for everyone.

See you all very soon!

Thank you to everyone who turned up to our recent meeting! Lunch at the Gallery Grill inside Hart House was splendid. A fantastic experience for all. 
When discussing about our previous pick, A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor, it was mixed reviews. Some couldn't make it to the last page, while others thought it was a wonderful read but just needed a bit more time and the right mood to enjoy the book. Overall, we'd probably give it a 3/5 star rating.
Speaking of travels, Eric and I will be off to Italy next week, and will promise there will be tales to tell when we get back.
We also wish safe travels to Lauren, who will be off to Washington- exciting!
Thanks to everyone who's submitted their choices for this month!
At the draw of a hat, our September book club pick is:

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart 
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg 
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle 
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Future Event

Due to Thanksgiving long weekend, I have set out different dates and times to accommodate our next meeting. Vote for your date!
Here is the link. 
From Books To Films...

One of our previous reads, Serena by Ron Rash, finally has a movie trailer out (starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper)- long overdue!
Check it out. I can't wait to discuss everyone's reactions during the next meeting!
Watch it here.
Events in TO
Dates: Sept 17-27, 2014
Location: Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens 
Price Summary: $25 
Audience: All ages
Movie Night!

Choice of films and times are TBA!

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