Book Club Meeting Round-Up for Week 3/15/15

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BookPeople is thrilled to host nearly staff-run a dozen book clubs every month. All but one of the clubs meets right here in the store. Following are this week’s discussions. We hope you find one that fits your favorite genre! All BookPeople book club meetings are free and open to the public. Book club picks are 10% off for those who attend the meeting. Just let your cashier know you’re buying it for a book club!

Ludicrous Speed Book Club – Monday, March 16, 7pm

saga_1 saga_2Saga V.1 & V.2 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona K. Staples

Winner of the 2013 Hugo award for Best Graphic Story When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.Voted one of the top graphic novels of the year by the NYT, IGN, the Examiner, and SF Weekly.

Murder In the Afternoon Book Club, Tuesday, March 17, 2pm

snowmanThe Snowman by Jo Nesbo

One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.  Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

Nightmare Factory Book Club, Tuesday, March 17, 8pm

shirley_jacksonThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting;’ Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, Wednesday, March 18, 7pm

reading_brainReading In the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene

The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It’s even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on hiw we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.

A heads up for next week: the following book clubs will be be meeting for the week of 3/22/15!

Hard Word Book Club, 3/25/15, 7pm

New & Noteworthy Book Club, 3/26/15

Unable to find a new title for your book club? Come in and inquire about what you could be reading next from our knowledgeable booksellers!

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