Thursday, May 30, 2013

Special Announcement

Hi Everyone!

We at The Broke and the Bookish have a special announcement to make--We're starting a monthly book club.  And we want you to join!

Each month the contributors of TB&TB will read a book together and discuss it amongst ourselves towards the end of the month.  Much like we did with The Casual Vacancy, we will edit and post the results of this discussion.  Unlike The Casual Vacancy discussion, you will have an opportunity to share your own thoughts about the book by writing your own posts and linking them to our with Mr. Linky (like for the Top Ten Tuesdays).

For the month of June, we will be reading Lauren Graham's new book, Someday, Someday, Maybe.




Here is a brief synopsis of the book, taken from Goodreads:
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.
 Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.

I recommended this book as our first selection because I thought it would be a good read about figuring out what you're going to do with your life--a struggle many of us are facing right now.  We're at the point where we need to start thinking about adult things, like finishing school, starting a career, settling down, or even continuing our education.  As Franny strives to make it in New York, we're all striving to make it in our own little corner of the world.  We hope you'll join us on this new project.

The game plan is for us to read the book, discuss it, and have the discussion posted on Saturday, June 29.  That way you all know when you will be able to link up your own posts.  We'll post again if there are any changes or developments.  If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments or shoot us an email.

Happy reading!

19 comments:

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  2. So, basically, unlike a review, here we should make a post with thoughts that will most likely have spoilers, right?

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    1. It's entirely up to you. If you want to write a post of your thoughts, great. If you want to write a more formal review, wonderful. However you feel most comfortable expressing your thoughts on and reaction to the book.

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  3. Yay! I've been looking to join a book club, but I live out in the boonies, so this will be a great opportunity. Also, Someday, Someday, Maybe was literally the next book on my TBR list. It must be fate!

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    1. Great! I am glad I picked wisely. :)

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  4. Awesome :) I will totally be participating in this! Such a great idea! I've really been looking forward to reading this book :)

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    1. Good! I hope you enjoy the book.

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  5. Yay! How exciting! This book has been on my TBR list for a while now, so I'm happy to have a reason to push it up on the list!

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  6. If I can get ahold of this book I think I'll be joining you!

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  7. I'm so excited! I'm definitely in! I'll buy the book this weekend! :)

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  8. AWESOME! Cannot wait to be apart of it!

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  9. Fun! I run the book club at work, but I may have to join you guys. I've bought so many books cause of you all. And I had no idea Lauren Graham wrote a book, and I adored her on GG. I'm definitely curious!

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  10. I have been wanting to join a book club! This is a wonderful idea!
    I placed a hold on the ebook at the library - let's hope it comes in soon-ish

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  11. I'm a sucker for a book club - count me in. :)

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  12. Great idea! I'm going to try to participate as much as I can, but as I'm already in four book clubs, I can't promise to be the most active member. :)

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  13. Wow! Where did this one come from? I has 100 holds at my local library and we haven't heard a whisper at the store.

    May not be able to join you this month -- I blew my book budget big-time in May and have to make up for it. :)

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  14. Oh this sounds fun!! I've always wanted to join a book club! Also, I've been wanting to read this one for awhile too!

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  15. Love this idea and I'm super excited for the book that was chosen! I love me some Lauren Graham!

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