Friday, January 7, 2011

Exciting news(for BBC readers!)

Before the exciting news, we are going to talk a little. Ready? I want to know where we want to go from here. Hunger games book 2? Or move on to a new book? Do we want to keep it at 100 pages a week or up it to a little more(to be clear...I mean read FASTER! lol)? I know a few of us are ready for more, but I don't know about everyone else. ALSO- We could change it to 2 books at a time. 1 at a slower pace and 1 at a faster pace to keep everyone Happy and reading....??

Please let me know!

Now on to the exciting news! If you are friends with me on FB then you've already seen a snippet of this, but I didn't elaborate much.

I was asked to review a book. A great new military book. I mentioned that I had a book club online(since it's an online/blog campaign) and was asked how many copies we would need!!! So, who's interested in not only reading but reviewing this book? We already review books in a sense anyway so it wouldn't be much of a difference. We would be given the books to read then review . Even if you haven't read with the BBC before but would like to be apart of this amazing opportunity, let me know!

I don't know how many books we will be given so it will be on a first come first served basis!

I'm soooo excited!

Here is what I was given about the book.

Semper Cool is the wrenching, sometimes hilarious and always thought-provoking true story of well-off Long Island teenager who enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps seeking adventure and his father’s approval and finds both, plus more danger than he ever could have imagined. Barry Fixler gets molded into a Marine at Paris Island and sent to Vietnam, where he is assigned to a company that would soon etch it’s place in Marine Corps lore. Fixler’s Echo Company defends a hill at Khe Sanh against overwhelming enemy numbers in a 77-day battle that is considered one of the greatest military victories in the history of modern warfare. With its vivid imagery, Semper Cool thrusts the reader into a “grunt’s-eye view” of the blood, guts, tears and laughter of war, as told by a Marine who returned home a man and a patriot. Be prepared to laugh and cry for the men and women willing to risk their lives for the freedoms that so many Americans enjoy.


Poekitten said...

I think we should reading Catching Fire (book #2) for the next book. Sorry I didn't do this week's question...I'm horrible about picking people to play characters. I don't pay attention to actors at all...:) As for reviewing the book, I would like to do that. I've spent some time in Nam and enjoy reading books that are set there:) That's pretty cook that they asked you to do this!

Jen said...

I think we should go on to a new book. I don't think I can read the second one or third books at a slower pace.

Or we could do the next two in the series as kind of secondary books like you said. Maybe have one we are doing the reading and reviews each week and maybe we could read the other two in the series at a faster pace and only doing a final review of them.

I'm totally in for doing the new military book. It would be fun for all of us to read and review. :)

KK said...

lol. Jen- I mean read FASTER not SLOWER!

Jen said...

Ok... thats good :) I definitely thing we should read the next two in the series but faster!! I can't stand the suspense.

Amanda said...

I've been more of a lurker here but I would be interested in reading and reviewing the military book.

~His~ said...

I wouldn't mind taking on a few more pages each week especially with this book but I don't know about two books at once just because I have personal books I like reading but don't let that stop the rest of you guys from doing some double books. I'm also all for a review of this military book it's outside my norm for reading but in a topic a lot of us are "related" to in a sense.