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Fun Friday: ROOM Icebreaker

March 4, 2011

Adult stories, told from a child’s point of view—book clubs love them! I was thinking about this as I was studying Emma Donaghue’s compelling novel, ROOM, in preparation for one of my book clubs last month. So today’s game for Fun Friday asks how many of these diminutive story-tellers you can remember from some of these favorite book club selections. (Click on this link to open a printable pdf you can use for your book club–or your own amusement–we won’t tell: Adult Stories from a Child)

Have Fun, have a great weekend and Cheers!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2011 2:54 pm

    I’ve read 5 of these books. I remember 3 of them. The only thing I remember about the 4th one is that I liked it. The only thing I remember about the 5th one is that I got it when I was in the audience of the Oprah show and I DIDN’T like it.

    • March 4, 2011 3:12 pm

      Ha, Ha, Ms. Dawn–you made me look–I had to go open my pdf to give context to your comment. 🙂 If you haven’t read #10–Wish You Well, by David Baldacci, I highly recommend it. It’s about a resourceful young lady transplanted from NYC to live with her great-g’ma in the Virginia mountains. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be “Character.” In fact, I think all of our teenagers running around listening to their iPods while talking on their iPhones and playing their Xboxes should read it and be grateful…Thanks for your comment—and enjoy your weekend!

  2. March 6, 2011 8:53 am

    Cheerleader, I continue to look forward to your posts. I am always impressed at the depth and scope of your literary knowledge — and the “novel” ways you find for your followers to challenge themselves. Since finding your site, my list of books to read has grown, well, somewhat exhaustive. Thanks for sharing your book knowledge and book club experiences.
    Janet Herring-Sherman

    • March 6, 2011 10:16 am

      Janet: Thanks for your kind comments–I don’t know about the “knowledge” part, but I am passionate about literature and I’m glad to find a kindred spirit who is as well! Thanks for reading and continuing the conversation about books! Cheers! MTE

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