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Library Lent-ing

March 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Library Lent-ing

This is getting to be a habit…one week AFTER a Reading Rocks meeting there is a new post here for your ignoring pleasure! Our meeting was much less Emily-full than usual, which is never a good thing.  It was chaotic and full of bagels.  Cream Cheese, too.  We had some stunted discussion of the current book, Bone Gap , […]

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The Reading Rocks take on V-Day

February 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Reading Rocks take on V-Day

Well, it’s been a week since our last Reading Rocks meeting, enough time to process the many wonderful conversations that resulted from our reading of In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler.  This is a book that is unique in the world, I think.  It is a memoir that is all encompassing, but centers […]

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The Bagel Monologues, with flavored cream cheese

February 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on The Bagel Monologues, with flavored cream cheese

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH IS THE KICK OFF FOR THE RIPL YOU TUBE CHALLENGE!   At the last meeting of the Reading Rocks, we discussed at some length the book In the body of the world  by Eve Ensler.  Many of the Rocks haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but those that did held forth persuasively about […]

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A predilection for reading (and breakfast pastries)

January 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on A predilection for reading (and breakfast pastries)

The word of the week has inspired us to write yet another largely unreadable post about the most recent meeting of the Reading Rocks, which occurred right here in the library last Thursday morning. The rocks concluded their discussion of the memoir Laughing at my nightmare by Shane Burcaw not with a bang but with a […]

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Reading Rocks and gender specific hilarity.

December 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Reading Rocks and gender specific hilarity.

No one is sure exactly how it happened, but the Reading Rocks conducted an unexpected and unintentional experiment during the book club meeting yesterday.  The results were: some gender specific body parts are just more giggle worthy than others.  The meeting started with a pretty lively discussion of the book Laughing at my nightmare by Shane […]

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She’s not in line

December 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on She’s not in line

Sooo…yesterday’s Reading Rocks meeting was purple but not clairvoyant.  Things like this happened: “Time is a social construct.”   “Yeah, and we just decide to comply with it.” “Wait, are we letting that go as fact? ‘Time is a social construct,’ because I don’t think that’s accurate.  I mean, doesn’t the earth move around the […]

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Welcome to All the Bright Places

November 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Welcome to All the Bright Places

The Reading Rocks met last Thursday to finish our discussion of the heartrending novel All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.  This was realistic fiction that dealt with some extremely real and difficult issues: mental illness, grief, child abuse, divorce, and suicide among others.  How can you pack all that heartache into one book, you might […]

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The Reading Rocks Hypothesis, with snacks

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Reading Rocks Hypothesis, with snacks

This morning in the little theater, a small pile of Rocks discussed the literary devices and biological imperatives of Red Queen, the book by Victoria Aveyard, and “the Red Queen Hypothesis” sometimes used in evolutionary theory to explain extinction, I think… Anyway, loosely translated, the book could be an example of the theory since the “Reds,” […]

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ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

August 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

COPIES OF THE RED QUEEN ARE HERE FOR THE READING ROCKS!!

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Saying goodbye to our little friends…

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The last Reading Rocks meeting of the year was a bittersweet event, although you’d never know it from the raucous guffawing of some of the attendees.  We were trying really hard to talk about Hyperbole and a half by the genius Allie Brosh, with mixed success.  Some of the Rocks were talking about when Allie had her […]

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