May 2018 Book Club - Where'd You go Bernadette?

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  1. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    The votes are in and we have our next batch of books for 2018! Woo-hoo! :) Like I've been doing the last couple of times, I am posting the next few months (May-August) all at once, so we can all get these books on hold at our libraries in time. :) The book we will be reading for May 2018 is Where'd You go Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Please label spoilers or even type them in white like I just did right here (highlight that blank space) so that a person has to highlight it to read it.

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  2. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    Bought it. I’ll start it once I finish my IRL book club selection, Deep Down Dark.

    Thanks for your work again this quarter, @Karen!! :goldstars
     
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  3. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    I just finished this (well the other weekend) and without spoilering it for anyone - i thought it was wonderful - funny and quirky and interesting and riveting and i learnt a few things - it had something for everyone in my opinion (from antarctica to digital life, architecture and education) and made me think of Sophie Kinsella's writing style (easy reading and great distraction fodder from real life)
     
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  4. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    I read this one a couple years ago and completely agree with your assessment! :)
     
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  5. busywoman139

    busywoman139 Wish and hope and ... poof! There it is!

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    This is a fun read!!! I think I read it in 2017. Maybe I'll try to get to the April read in May, LOL ;)
     
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  6. KarenW

    KarenW Send in the Clowns

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    I listened to this on audio so I suspect the audio performer contributed to me disliking all the characters for at least the first half of the book (she made Bee sound like she was under 10 rather than a teenager). But I really enjoyed the ending and found that I wasn't disappointed. For me not quite up to the hype but still well worth the read.

    Just checked out the cast for the movie that is due later in the year - Kirsten Wigg as Audrey really works for me!(in the end she was just about my favourite character) will be interesting to see Cate Blanchett as Bernadette as well...
     
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  7. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    Huh... I didn't know this was going to be a movie... that's kinda fun. @KarenW
     
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  8. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Got this from the library today! I started another one first so I won't be reading it yet but hopefully soon!
     
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  9. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    i may be biased but 'Where'd you go Bart' is a delightful, if unexpected sequel and a perfect May read! (for iNSD weekend especially) ;)
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    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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  13. tinkerbell1112

    tinkerbell1112 Mean Girl for hire ...

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    my copy finally showed up! Glad the month isn't over quite yet! though it's busy enough it almost could be!!
     
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  14. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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    I read this back in 2013 and enjoyed it except for Bernadette who I hoped was Gone gone gone. The details about Seattle are really good though. Pretty spot on.
     
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  15. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    I’m with you. The book was just ok to me. It was ruined by a completely selfish, egomaniacal protagonist (Bernadette). I won’t give any spoilers here, suffice to say I agree 100% with the gone, gone, gone sentiment. My least favorite read so far. I’m starting June’s book today.
     
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    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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  17. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    Hahaha...too true. One word -KARMA ;)
     
  18. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    My copy magically -- I mean digitally :giggle -- appeared in my library account last night. I'll start reading it soon!
     
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    tinkerbell1112 Mean Girl for hire ...

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    started today - gotta say, not loving the fact that it's all written in letter form so far?! LOL Weird to adjust to.
     
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  20. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    I just started today too! I'm not sure whether I like it either. But I haven't gotten very far.
     
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