- ON, Canada
- member since November 22, 2008
Welcome to Good Reads, Shannon.
We are glad you joined and want to encourage you to participate. In November we read and discussed Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. For December and January we are reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
The group profile should give you an idea of how Good Reads works and the shelf provides a list of some of the other books we have read. Please feel free to post to any of the older book discussions as well as the new.
And, don't forget to vote for the February read.
I'd read this book some 4 or 5 years ago, in high school. It's one of those books I like to come back to every so often to see how my reading changes over time. I remember being really caught up in the obvious duality themes, and I do notice a lot more of those this time around. At the moment, I'm focusing on how the narrative turns largely internal as Fred/Arctor's mental state deteriorates, something I didn't notice at first. It could possibly mirror the building depression before the moment he decided to dump his suburban life for undercover drug work. All in all, I’m enjoying it more the second time.
Hi, Shannon! I'm so sorry, did I miss welcoming you to the Canada group!?
Hi, Shannon! I'm from the Canada group and just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the group. It's not a terribly active group, but it tends to comes in spurts. There is a Welcome and Introductions thread if you'd like to introduce yourself there. We also have a review thread if you read anything by a Canadian author. Of course, feel free to contribute to the other threads as well! Enjoy! :-)
Hey! Welcome to the group All Genres! Please feel free to post to the discussions or start a new one! Please feel free to add books to the shelf. We would love for you to invite your friends to the group. Please note: the calendar for reading the genres and the group rules are located at the top of the page as part of the group description. February Group Reads are: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and The Other Hand/Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Group reads are voluntary!