Monday, October 7, 2013

The last quarter for the book club


2013 has been a great year for the book club that I belong to. We've been quite busy with a whole lot of activities, because, you know, some of us have way too much time on our hands.

Anyway, before this year ends, we still have 3 books to go through (1 for the last 3 months of the year). This month, it's Stephen King's Night Shift, which I'm co-moderating with R. I won't be moderating any discussions next year, so R. and I want to make this one a bit different and memorable.

For November, it's Neil Gaiman's Season of Mists, which is volume 4 of his wonderful Sandman graphic novels. I believe we're going to discuss this during this year's ReaderCon in November. I would be missing the discussion though, as I'll be taking my Italian certification on the same date. Wish me luck!

And last, it's Mario Puzo's The Godfather for December. This actually means that the book club will be having a Godfather-themed Christmas party! Woot! It's still way too early to think of my costume. (I'm thinking of the gay mafia though. Hehehe.)

I've read all 3 books years ago. I love Night Shift, and I found The Godfather quite thrilling. Season of Mists is enjoyable, but it isn't Fables and Reflections, which is still my favorite Sandman volume.

Speaking of wishing me luck for my Italian certification, it's quite amusing how Italians would wish luck on one person. Instead of the morbid "break a leg," they'd say, "In bocca al lupo," which literally translates to "into the mouth of the wolf." And how do you respond to this? You say, "Crepi." It means "die," well, death to the wolf that is. Quite fascinating, yes?

4 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

Interesting choice for a bookclub, The Godfather. I haven't read it. Is the film better than the book?

Peter S. said...

Hi, Mrs B! I think they're equally good!

Monique said...

Sandman! I've read only the first volume but I'm looking forward to reading the succeeding ones, as well. :)

Peter S. said...

Sandman is love!