Top Gifts For Christmas: Best Books To Read For 2016

Christmas is approaching and what better way to share some joy by giving the gift of books. There’s still time to get your gifts for Christmas.

Top Gifts for Christmas 2016

What are the top gifts for Christmas?

This year we are changing it up, and we are not personally choosing our favorite books to recommend to our readers, but will be relying on the New York Times Bestseller list for the best books to read for 2016. Don’t worry, you can still get our opinions on the books in our reviews.  Continue reading “Top Gifts For Christmas: Best Books To Read For 2016”

What Are You Grateful For On Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you grateful for on Thanksgiving

 

Before you start your bountiful Thanksgiving feast, I like to ask you:

What are you grateful for on Thanksgiving?

We at Arlene’s Book Club have  a lot to be thankful for this year.

My Thoughts

Firstly, I like to say a big THANK YOU to all our readers, especially the ones that have taken the time to comment on the posts. Continue reading “What Are You Grateful For On Thanksgiving?”

Summer Comment Challenge

Summer Comment Challenge

I am super excited to participate in the Summer Comment Challenge hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF  and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.

The Comment Challenge is a way to get other bloggers to connect with you through comments and I am just so excited to meet some new bloggers!

If you are interested in signing up or want more details, please head over to Comment Challenge: August sign up. The closing for the sign up is July 21st, 2016 so hurry on over!

Please note we love comments whether you are a blogger or not. We love to hear from our readers 🙂

What do you think about commenting? Do you like to comment? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Slang, Idioms and Colloquialisms – What’s the Dealio?

We recently reviewed The Goldfinch for our monthly suggested book club and I was unhappy with Donna Tartt for choosing English colloquial terms and idioms in her book when it was obvious it should not be there. Not to nit- pick, I loved The Goldfinch except where she put the idioms in.

It got me thinking about the impact of slang, idioms and colloquialisms in books and how important it is to use it properly.

Using the correct usage of an expression, language, dialect or a particular way of speaking for people can make the book and its characters realistic and believable. Continue reading “Slang, Idioms and Colloquialisms – What’s the Dealio?”

Top Christmas Gifts for 2015

Christmas is approaching so we have compiled the top Christmas gifts for 2015 for our avid readers.

It can be hard to pick a book for our beloved bookworms for Christmas so we have taken the hard work out and done it for you. Now you don’t have to just pick the best sellers and hope they’ll like it!

We have read the following books and love them so much as to recommend them. Continue reading “Top Christmas Gifts for 2015”

Digital Books Vs. Paper Books

My thoughts….

So here’s my thought: Digital Books Vs. Paper BooksKindle ebook

I was recently on the treadmill trying to exercise and read (Gathering Prey by John Sandford) at the same time.

It was a pain in my backside having to hold the hardcover book and exercise simultaneously.

It got me thinking that it would be so much easier if I had the ebook on Kindle. I wouldn’t have to hold the book to stop the page from turning and I could exercise easier.

I have only ever read paper books and I know quite a few people who like to read the digital versions. I can see the benefits of having a kindle vs. real books. It will benefit me greatly on the treadmill!

Digital books are a solution to my problem. Continue reading “Digital Books Vs. Paper Books”