This is a guest post from our book club hostess, Mari

I’m a big fan of the audio book. If the book is really good, you might catch me folding laundry, doing the dishes, or maybe listening while running errands. I know I look silly with my ipod clipped to my waist, one ear bud in and the other dangling but I’m willing to turn ‘must do’ tasks into me time whenever possible. An audio book can be a wonderful companion while working in the yard, just don’t snip the cord in two while pruning!

The narrator can make or break the experience though. If Cassandra Campbell is reading the story, I know I will enjoy it a little bit more. I tend to stay away from thrillers and scary books since I listen while running in the woods. Erin has mentioned the Steig Larsson series a few times but I haven’t found the courage to listen. Have you read/listened to this series?

Our January book selection was a great one, a dark tale. Our next book is also a page turner!

Synopsis: Adored and nurtured by his adoptive parents in California, Asher Stone has moved effortlessly through a nearly perfect life. He is on the verge of a professional soccer career-when a car accident throws his future into doubt. Suddenly, Asher begins to wonder about his past, and about the girl who gave him up for adoption in Colombia two decades ago. And so begins his search for a woman named Rita Ortiz.

From the teeming streets of Bogata to a tiny orphanage tucked into a hillside, Asher untangles the mystery of Rita’s identity, her abrupt disappearance from her home, and the winding journey that followed. But as Asher comes closer to finding Rita, his own parents are faced with fears and doubts. And Rita must soon make her own momentous choice: stay hidden in her hard-earned new life, or meet the secret son who will bring painful memories-or the promise of a new beginning . . .

When: March 21 at 8PM EST
Call in details: 724-444-7444, call id: 90383#, Pin 1#

Giveaway: To enter this month’s giveaway, send an email (comments are not considered entries) to mari.partyka [at] Put ‘The Second Time We Met’ in the subject line. Please include your shipping address in the body of your message.

Winners will be selected at random on Wednesday evening, February 15


3 Responses to March Book Club: The Second Time We Met

  1. LIsa says:

    Hi Mari,

    I too am a huge fan of audible and audio books. I run around with ear bud swinging while I do household chores, garden, and crafts.

    I have listened to all the Steig Larsson series. IMHO They were very interesting and well done. I even stayed up half the night listening! I could never watch the movies given the content and what I assume the visuals would be but I can listen to the book.

    Other audio books I would recommend are the Hunger Games and Tales of the Otori series and my all time favorite The Help … oh and anything read by John Lithgow!


  2. Juli says:

    I have not read the books, but saw the movie, Dragon Tattoo, with my husband. Very good movie, I thought it would be to violent, but considering the content, very well done. You would probably like it.

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi there, it’s August! May I suggest My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares?