Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! From our family to yours. The McKees

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Addition to the Book Club

Two additional suggestions from my mom, Karen McKee!

She writes,

Mercury 13 by Martha Ackerman

Here is a story of 13 American women pilots who were willing to risk it all for their unattainable dream of spaceflight. Their story is one of striking courage and resilience. I couldn't put this book down about these brave and courageous women.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A delightful novel about friendship and love in an English Countryside. The story is lively and funny especially for an English Novel. Major Pettigrew is of an age where you think love has passed him. That he finds it with Mrs. Ali is wonderful. An enjoyable read.

McKee Book Club

Hello Everyone!

This is a just for fun post about one of my favorite pasttimes- READING!

I think that several of our communities have book clubs. I am going to do some research on this and then share what everyone is reading. However, I also thought that I could share some or my past and future reads. Write in if you have any to add!

Recently read (and enjoyed) books:

1. The Hunger Games Trilogy (Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay)
By Suzanne Collins
This is one of my all-time favorite series. Technically, it is a young adult series but please do not let that turn you off. Teenager Katniss Everdeen must compete in a to-the-death televised game against other children in a future world.

2. Room
By Emma Donoghue
This book is touching and terrifying at the same time. It is told from the point of view of a 5 year old who lives in an 11' by 11' shack with is Ma as prisoners.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett
Just about everyone has read this book and it is about to come out as a movie - I loved it!

4. The Sookie Stackhouse Series
By Charlaine Harris
HBO's True Blood is based on these books and there are many of them. Save them for summer. They are dumb, but delicious.

5. The Historian
By Elizabeth Kostova
Beware! This is not a book about an historian (like I thought) but actually a very scary book about Dracula. I still really liked it.

Books on my to-be-read list
1. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand
The sub-title reads: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.

2. A Discover of Witches
By Deborah Harkness
A "Twilight" for adults, a supernatural for smarties.

3. House of Prayer No. 2
By Mark Richard
About a man raised "special" in the South.