Who Wants to be in my Book Club?
One of the joys of writing for young adults is reading the really wonderful books that have been written for young adults. I love to discuss a book after I’ve read it, but currently I’m not a member of any book clubs. So I’d like to try a little experiment. Would you like to be in a book club with me? Here’s how it will work: the first book club will meet online on February 15th at 1:30 pm PST in a chat room (I will provide the link when I have finalized that detail – it will be a public chat, not LPU).
For the first book, let’s read The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. I know this book has been around for a while – it was originally published in 2002 and I read it probably nine years ago. It is one of my favorite books (and it’s one of Mike’s favorites, too). And it’s a great time to re-read it because this fall its sequel, The Lord of Opium will finally be released. I’m reading it now because I’d like the characters, setting and story to be fresh in my mind before reading The Lord of Opium.
I’m going to lead the book club chat, but I want you all to contribute to the conversation. Please bring along your thoughts and ideas about how the book is written, what you liked, what you didn’t like, favorite passages, if it made you think or feel something you’ve never experienced before.
It’s 380 pages – which is why I’m making the first book club meeting a month from now. Hopefully everyone who will want to participate will have time to read the book in it’s entirety before February 15th. Please only come to the chat if you’ve read the book and want to be part of the book club. I won’t be answering questions about myself, my personal life or Mike. In fact, to alleviate any questions about “what it’s like to live with Mike Shinoda,” I’ll set up a brief chat the day before (link and time TBA).
So I hope to see you in the chat on February 15th at 1:30pm.