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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Vote for Next Book!!

Vote for September
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Paper Towns by John Green
Beastly by Alex Finn
Eyes Like Stars by Liza Mantchev
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Results

Monday, August 22, 2011

Divergent Chapters 1 - 5


**SPOILERS**


To go along with Chapter 1 - 5 we wanted to show you some awesome fan art! These were all made by Leesa M over at Deviant Art.  At the end of Chapter 5, Beatrice chooses Dauntless. 

What faction would you have chosen?
Do you think she made the right decision? 
What do you think of the world that Veronica Roth has introduced us to?




Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth Won!

Divergent by Veronica Roth


Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.










Chapter Schedule!!
Chapters 1-6       Monday  August 22nd
Chapters 7-12    Wednesday August 24th
Chapters 13-17  Friday August 26th
Chapters 18-23  Monday August 29th
Chapters 24-29  Wednesday August 31st
Chapters 30-35  Friday September 2nd
Chapters 36-39  Saturday September 3rd 


On Wednesday the 24th, voting will begin for our next book so stay tuned to vote for the book that you want to read together! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Our Next Read: Divergent by Veronica Roth!


Annnnnnnnnd the winner is Divergent by Veronica Roth! WOOHOO! So, if you don't have the book already now is the time to obtain it! Leave a message here or on our YouTube channel once you obtain it so that we will know when we should start reading! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vote for August!

The time has come, the Walrus said, to VOTE! We will only be reading one book for August and I removed some of the selections that had the least amount of votes from last month. Happy voting! 

Vote for August
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Paper Towns by John Green
Beastly by Alex Finn
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Skinned by Robbin Wasserman
Eyes Like Stars by Liza Mantchev
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Come stroll with us through Paris!

Currently reading.. Anna and The French Kiss!


Hop on over and tell us what you think of the book if you have read it!
If you have the book and haven't started reading, come join us! We would
love to hear what you think of Anna and St. Claire! Is it romantic or cheesy?

Voting for August will commence soon! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gone by Michael Grant Schedule

In the blink of an eye.
Everyone disappears.
Gone.
Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers-that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.


Schedule:
May 19 : Chapters 1 - 3
May 20 : Chapters 4 - 6
May 21 : Chapters 7 - 9   
May 22 : Chapters 10  -13    
May 23 : Chapters 14 - 16       
May 24 : Chapters 17 - 19
May 25 : Chapters 20 - 23  
May 26 : Chapters 24 - 26         
May 27 : Chapters 27 - 29      
May 28 : Chapters 30 - 33       
May 29 : Chapters 34 - 36
May 30 : Chapters 37 - 39
May 31 : Chapters 40 - 43     
June 1  : Chapters 44 - 46
June 2  : Chapter  47

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

June's Books: Anna and the French Kiss and Graceling!

For the first half of June we will be reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! 



Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?





For the second half of June we will read Graceling by Kristin Cashore! 

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.







Thanks to everyone who voted for June's books!! In a few days we will announce the schedule for Gone by Michael Grant which will be the last book we read for May! I hope you are having a great month so far!







Tuesday, May 3, 2011

~ Voting for June's Books! ~

Hello there ladies and gents!


Voting has begun for June's two selections! Just like May's picks, the two most popular books will be the two that we will read in June!


Thanks so much to all that nominated books!


Is your birthday in June? If so, leave a comment! =]



**The following would not fit on the list, so if you wish to vote for them just leave a comment with which one. 

Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce
Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers




Vote for June!
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Paper Towns by John Green
Beastly by Alex Finn
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Eyes Like Stars by Liza Mantchev
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
A Single Shared by Linda Sue Park
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Water for Elephants by Sara Guru
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Graceling by Kristin Cashore





  
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Across the Universe May 9th and Nominations for June!

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming


By popular demand we begin Across the Universe on May 9th! 

We do apologize to those who wanted to begin on the 17th, but the votes for May 9th outweighed the votes for the 17th. This is the first and only month that you will have such short notice to obtain a book. Going forward you will know at least three weeks in advance. 

With that being said, we are going to go ahead and start nominations for June's voting. We will stop taking nominations on May 4th. Our schedule will look as followed:

May 1st - 4th: Nominations for June's voting
May 4th - 9th: Voting for June's two books
May 9th - May 17th: Across the Universe by Beth Revis discussions
May 17th - May 31st: Gone by Michael Grant discussions

May 9th: pages 1-62, Chapters 1-9
May 10th: pages 62-126, Chapters 9-20
May 11th: pages 126-186, Chapters 20-33
May 12th: pages 186-248, Chapters 33-47
May 13th: pages 248-306, Chapters 47-58
May 14th: pages 306-364, Chapters 58-71
May 16th: pages 364-398, Chapters 71-81




If you already have Across the Universe go ahead and start reading. :)


NOMINATIONS

Nominations that are already on the list for voting for JUNE:

Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Paper Towns by John Green
Beastly by Alex Flinn
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Eyes Like Stars by Liza Mantchev
Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce
Wither by Lauren Destefano
Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

If you would like to add something to this list please go to: THIS VIDEO and leave your nominations in the comments. On May the 4th voting will begin for June's two books giving you from May 9th till June 1st to obtain the books.

That's all for now folks! If you have any questions please let us know!





Friday, April 29, 2011

Voting is over!

Our first voting session has ended! It was quite successful, thank you all for voting!!


With 19 votes, Across the Universe by Beth Revis comes in first place! We will be reading this book first so everyone who would like to participate in the read-a-long of this book would want to go ahead and obtain the book via library, ordering it, bookstore, borrowing it, or whatever other way you have to obtain the book. I would also go ahead and start reading the book when you obtain it because May is fast approaching. Take notes or remember things that you'd like to talk about and you can make video responses or talk about what you read in the comments of the discussion videos for the book once we get started.


The second place winner with 9 votes is Gone by Michael Grant!! This will be the second book that we will star mid-May. If you plan to read Across the Universe and Gone I'd go ahead and suggest getting both at the same time so that you will have them ready to go. When we start reading Gone we will do the vote for June giving you TWO weeks to obtain the reading material for that month. We won't have two weeks this go around, but going forwards you always will.


We have two options for starting Across the Universe. We can either start on May 9th, giving everyone a week to obtain the book, or on May 17th which will give you more than two weeks. Keep in mind that if we start on May 17th we will have to do Gone in June. Which would you prefer?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let the voting commence!

Time to vote! This vote consists of several things.
This is a trial run. We will more than likely do a vote again in the middle of May to determine June's books, and then in June we will do July's and so on.
The most popular book will be our first book. 
The second most popular book, our second book, and so on. 
This will give us all plenty of time to get the books at our library or purchase them and plenty of time to read ahead if you'd like! :) Happy voting!

Vote!
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Gone by Michael Grant
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Paper Towns by John Green
Beastly by Alex Finn
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Eyes Like Stars by Liza Mantchev


  
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Monday, April 25, 2011

It has been decided!



Thank you all for your great feedback! Upon looking over the results of the poll and discussing our options, we have decided to talk about ONE book every TWO weeks! This will allow us to read two books a month  together and discuss them chapter by chapter! As things progress we may be able to increase the amount of books per month, but for now let's see how this goes!


We look forward to starting the voting for the book that we will read first and will announce that voting is open as soon as it is ready. In the mean time, please suggest books you'd like to read and discuss!


We are currently in the process of securing a 5th member, we will also announce this as soon as we know for sure!


Thanks so much for your support.


See you soon,


Amanda, Tori, Martha, and Shana

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vote for how long you need to read!

We need your input! We are setting up the book club so that after so much alloted time we will come together as a club and discuss the book. I set it up in page format because each book has different amounts of pages per chapter. So tell us what you think! If you don't see the time you would need, click other and leave a comment letting us know how long you would need.

How long do you need to in order to read up to a certain point in a book?
1 week for 25 pages
1 week for 50 pages
1 week for 75 pages
1 week for 100 pages
OTHER (EXPLAIN)

  
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First Post!





Chapters Book Club is a YouTube book club hosted by Tori, Shana, Amanda, and Martha!


We would like to invite you to subscribe to our new Channel 'ChaptersBookClub'.
Once a month a book will be chosen by subscribers and as a channel we will read the book together. This will include regular 'Spoiler' uploads at prearranged points in the book, enabling us all to discuss the plot together as we go along.

All are welcome, so pull up a chair and don't forget your book mark.