Monday, October 29, 2012

I'll Have a Blue November...

The winner of our contest to choose November's book is long time member Bronwyn Kelly. I want to thank her and all our participants in making a donation or volunteering to help the hungry this season.  Every bit matters, and every bit changes the world for the better. 

Here is a introduction about this month's book from Bronwyn, and we will discuss, as always, starting the last Saturday of the month. Happy November sweet Geeks!

"So, this month i get to choose the book we read as a group! this is both nerve-wracking and exciting. exciting because i get to share a book i've loved for probably 25 years with a wonderful group that I'm really happy to have been able to join. Nerve-wracking for much the same reason! 
The book i'm choosing for this month is The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley.
I've chosen this book because for years it has been my staple, the book I return to when I need comfort or fun or a visit with old friends. I have - quite literally - read a copy of this book into tatters!
I really hope you all enjoy it as much as I have! i'm looking forward to sharing it with you!"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thankful We Can Read And Help...And Pick November's Book!

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Added 10/28/12: We have a winner to choose the GGBC November book! Bronwyn Kelly, contact me asap to talk about what to read! Congratulations!!!

It seems like October is flying by, and I hope you are loving our scary short stories!

I can't believe that it is time to think of November's read already, but I found something that is even more scary... hunger around our communities, all around the world. We have so much to be grateful for. We have books to read, a place to live and even if it is simple food, we have food on our table to feed ourselves, our loved ones, our friends. In the U.S., November marks a time of being thankful for what we have, no matter how much or how little. I was thinking that we could be thankful all around the Geek Girls Book Club world, have some fun... and share some love.

The November read will be chosen by a member of GGBC. All I ask to be in the drawing to pick the book is to donate to your local food bank, or to whatever organization you choose to help feed hungry people anywhere in the world. No cash? Then make a commitment to volunteer at one of those organizations, and help them where you can. I don't care if you donate food, money or your time... it all helps, and it is all important. 

Next, post to the GGBC facebook, twitter, goodreads or here in the comments that you donated to end hunger and BAM! You're entered. The winner will be drawn on October 28th. The winner must have their book selected by the first so we can post it as soon as we can! 

I hope that we can move others to help as well, and that one act of kindness will lead to many, many more.  Thank you in advance for your generosity my dear Geeks... I am grateful for you beyond measure.

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