Monday, February 28, 2011

Bookies--Mockingbird books are here!

Stop by and pick up your copies at your convenience. We aren't going to meet this Wednesday due to Book Fair Madness, so I'll set a goal for us to get to by NEXT Thursday later this week.
Mrs. P

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Next Book Has Been Chosen!

After a three-way tie and vote-off, To Kill a Mockingbird has emerged as the book of choice. We will commence reading as soon as I can get my hands on copies. I put in the order for the lit sets with the district today, but unfortunately, someone else has them checked out until the end of the month. They are due to ship here by the 1st; however, if they come in early, Media Services will send them out ASAP. And so... we wait. I'll keep you posted!
Mrs. P

Friday, February 18, 2011

What'll It Be?

Hey Bookies!
Vote here for our next read. Remember, your options are:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Chosen
Great Expectations
The Hobbit
National Velvet
Oliver Twist
To Kill a Mockingbird

We'll make the final decision next week, so vote today. Happy three-day weekend, everyone-- Woohoo!
Mrs. P

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bookies Potluck on 2/24

Sign up here. Be specific as to what you're supplying--talk to each other!

Things we need:
1. Three people to bring in deli meats
2. Two people to bring in cheeses
3. Two people to bring in bread
4. Three people to bring in assorted chips
5. Three people to bring in drinks
6. Three people to bring in desserts
7. Two people to bring in paper plates and cups

Am I forgetting anything? Don't forget, this is a Bon Voyage, Mohika! party, so we need to do it up right.
Mrs. P

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book Club Meeting Tomorrow Postponed!

Hey Bookies!
Thursday is my birthday, so I'm taking the day to mourn the loss of my youth. :) You'll understand one day. Anyway, I want to be there for the wrap-up discussion of The Alchemyst, so I am decreeing we postpone until next Thursday. I am also suggesting that we have a little Book Finishing celebration-- nothing big, but what if we all brought in a little dessert of some sort? Would that be good? If we don't like that idea, I'll take suggestions... Make your comment (or your sign up to bring in a treat) on this post.

Mrs. C and I are attending a conference Friday as well, so I'm out the rest of the week. You guys have a great weekend, and I'll see you on St. Valentine's Day.

Mrs. P

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Alchemyst Discussion Questions

All right, folks-- here are some questions for us today! Answer them here as well so we can get a real blog conversation going. :)

1. Flamel says, “We are all prisoners of a sort here—prisoners of circumstance and
events.” (p. 197) What does he mean? Are Josh and Sophie involved in the battle
between Flamel and Dee because of their destiny, or because they choose to become
involved? What does the codex mean when it says, “The two that are one will come
either to save or to destroy the world”? (p. 199)
2. Why do Josh and Sophie agree to go through the Awakening? Why does Hekate only
“awaken” Sophie’s powers? How does this affect the twins’ connection to each other?
3. What does Hekate mean when she says, “Great change always comes down to the
actions of a single person”? (p. 210) Can you identify times in the history of the world when great change happened because of the actions of a single person?

Let's discuss!
Mrs. P