August & September’s Book Club

Howdy.

It’s Wednesday and I’m recovering from an exhausting week filled with fun and family. It sure is nice to get back to routine, but I’m missing endless Pokemon Go-ing in parks. No little kids = no hanging out in parks. Sad but true. Without the little kid I just look creepy hanging out by myself.

To clarify I don’t play Pokemon but most of my family do. Yup, even the Oma & Opa in law.  If I had the time and energy I might just start playing so I can go to parks. Hm.

Okay now, I have some things we need to work on together. I need some more votes for future books so it’s not “Jen’s Personal Book Club.” Here’s a snapshot of the books that are waiting for votes from Facebook. If you want to add more, tell me in comments below. You can see by the blue shading where the votes are.

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And then August/September’s book club! The current book is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

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The story is based on a the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. My oldest likened it to JKR sitting behind two authors (John Tiffany & Jack Thorne) “backseat writing” a fan fiction play. As I’ve yet to read it, I’m unable to comment on this :-).

Description from Barnes & Noble:

“John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

I’m on page 140 of The Strain, which is next months book. I really like it. But I can’t renew it again at the library so I’ll return it and check it back out next month. I started the Harry Potter book with much trepidation. I’ll admit I’m not jonesing to read it, as I’ve already mourned the loss of that book world and going back in, only to leave it again in six hours might be painful. Oh and reading scripts (plays) is not my cup of tea. We will see.

Happy Reading to you!

 

 

 

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