Saturday, July 7, 2012

Recap: Young At ♥: The Looking Glass Wars Edition [Local] [Events]

We held our first ever Young At ♥ Book Club for Adults who read YA at Bookman's Mesa on Thursday, June 21st. Phew. That felt like a mouthful.  So how did it happen?  Here's the lowdown:

We chilled out in the cafe and the three of us chatted all things The Looking Glass Wars for about forty minutes.  We talked about how much we loved Hatter Madigan and what a great character he was.  We talked about Alyss's plight and how her time on earth followed the historical account of the real Alice Liddell whom Lewis Carroll (whose real name was Charles Dodgson) based the books on - how the real Alice actually did date Prince Leopold and all kinds of fun tidbits like that.

We chatted about Dodge and Alyss and how we hope that they get together in the next books.  We talked about Jack of Diamonds and how much we abhorred his demeanor and actions.  We talked about the Cat and how unique of an assassin he was.

We also talked about how we individually connected (or in some cases did not connect) with the characters. We talked about what we understood in the world, got some enlightenment from each other about our interpretations of the world, and what a fun and unique element the Heart Crystal was even though we didn't even begin to understand what it was, where it came from, or where it got its power.

Pamela and Lizzie were my partners in crime for the discussion.  Oh what fun we had, giving away a copy of Hatter M and a copy of The Espressologist for next month's read.  Won't you join us this month?  The Espressologist by Kristina Springer is a whopping 184 pages long with lots to discuss.  Download a copy - be it Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.  Pick one up from Bookman's or order one online if you can't get to Bookman's in time.  We've got more door prizes this month including an espresso bundle from Bookman's and a copy of next month's book by local-ish Jannie Lee Simner (Tucson), Bones of Faerie and Espressologist bookmarks for all.  So get to Bookman's Mesa on July 19th at 7pm in the cafe!

July 19th: The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
August 16th: Bones of Faerie by Jannie Lee Simner
Check out the schedule and what we're reading all year.

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