Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WE READ SLO!


Who wants to join a book club?  I DO!  I DO! 
I'm so excited to announce WE READ SLO, the newest book club in town.

Our first book will be Nothing Serious by Justine Levy - available locally
at Barnes & Noble, or online here.  This thinly-veiled work of fiction was written in 2005, by Justine Levy (daughter of French philosopher, Bernard Henri Levy).  The book depicts Levy's real-life heartache when her husband leaves her for a famous supermodel (the infamous, Carla Bruni).  The whole idea of it is so over-the-top, and yet Levy keeps the book grounded in her own flaws, flashbacks of her fractured marriage, and small doses of everyday Parisian life.  It's an intriguing, and quick-read.  The sort of book you keep by the bath tub.  Is that weird?  I totally read in the bath tub.

We will meet to discuss this book at Linnaea's Cafe on:
 Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm.
Please bring notes on the book, as well as suggestions for our next book- which we'll vote on then.

WOOO HOOOO!!!  Let's get our READ on, SLO!

Nothing Serious, PUBLISHER'S OVERVIEW:
Stylish, intelligent, and often scathingly funny, Nothing Serious is an unblinking portrayal of the search for self amidst the reckless glamorization of love.
Vain about their young love, Louise and her husband Adrien used to laugh about the way he couldn’t pass a mirror without looking. But when he deserts Louise for a famous model she’s devastated, and forced to confront those vanities – his and her own. Meanwhile, life goes on regardless, making Louise feel all the more guilty about the melodrama her life has become.
With her privileged circumstances as the daughter of one of Europe’s most famous writers only complicating things further, she gathers her painkillers around her, unleashes her ruthless sense of honesty, and – with lacerating relish – tries to unravel why her marriage failed...and whether a sane person should try such a thing again.
Nothing Serious won universal praise from critics upon its release in Europe, selling over 200,000 copies and knockingThe Da Vinci Code out of the number one position on bestseller lists.


12 comments:

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    1. GREAT, JEN! We've got 8-10 ladies on board so far. We'll be so happy to have you! Leah says that Barnes & Noble is sold out of the book- but she found it on Amazon for a PENNY! Order it!!! :D

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    2. or maybe used at phoenix books. maybe cal poly library? although, i'd call them first before parking on that campus.

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  2. i want in! do you have room for me??

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    1. ABSOLUTELY! We'd be thrilled to have you, Ashley. :)

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    2. YAY! Now if I can only find the book.... library? If I order on Amazon it won't get to me for up to 14 days!

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  3. I'd LOVE to join as well! I just moved to SLO and was actually looking for a book club :) I'll order the book on Amazon and read as much as possible before the 2nd! - Allison

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  4. I am also new to SLO and this sounds great!!! Unfortunately, I am a lil late LOL Is there a way to get notified on the next book? I would love to join the club!?

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    1. YES! We met and voted to read How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran. Available locally at Barnes & Noble, or online here: http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Woman-Caitlin-Moran/dp/0062124293

      We would LOVE to have you join us at the next club meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30 pm. We'll be in the back garden at Linnaea's Cafe downtown.

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  5. I'd also love to join for the second book. I'm a little late, but I've got the book on my Kindle app and would love to participate.

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    1. That's so great, Julie! We'd love to have you. :)

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