Welcome to our very first Riffle Book Club discussion!!
The first book we have chosen for the Riffle Book Club is:
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tiinti.
The discussion for this hot new release will begin on May 1st. The discussion is open to everyone, and will last through the month of May.
Each week, I will post new questions to help along with the conversation. But do know my questions or prompts are not to act in any restrictive way -- everyone is free to comment or ask questions at any time. In fact, the more people who actively participate, the better the Book Club will be for all participants.
We hope the read and conversation will be very interesting, and that you will be keen to join in with us.
If you have any questions at all, please ask!!
Added 24 April 2017:
Here is the reading schedule for the novel:
May 1st - 6th: Chapters "Hawley" though end of "Dogtown"
(HC: pgs 1-81; PB pgs 1-103)
May 7th - 13th: Chapters "Bullet #3" through end of "Weathervanes"
(HC pgs 82-162; PB pgs 104-205)
May 14th - 20th: Chapters "Bullet #5" through end of "Fireworks"
(HC pgs 163-241; PB pgs 206-307)
May 21st - 27th: Chapters "Seven, Eight, Nine" through end of "The Cooler"
(HC pgs 242-311; PB pgs 308-396)
May 28th - 31st: Chapters "Bullet #11" through to end of "Loo"
(HV pgs 312-372; PB pgs 397-475)
Each Sunday during May, I will post a brief summary of the read, discussion points, and questions -- please know these are only offered to help prompt conversation. I hope none of you will feel limited by this commentary in any way -- and that you will offer up your own questions and comments as you have them!! You certainly do not have to wait until Sundays to add your thoughts or comments. As this is the first time we are running a book club, we are completely open to input and feedback about the process. We hope this will be a fun and engaging experience for everyone who participates.
I would like to request that we all be respectful of spoiler information. If you would like to discuss and aspect of the novel that is beyond the schedule, please use the "hide details" function. If you click on the wheel icon in the formatting bar, you should see this option. It will cause any selected portion of a comment to look like this:
nothing to see here, just testing!
One tip: in order for the 'hide details' to work properly, the text you wish to protect should be on its own line and not within other text.
I am so excited about reading this as our first book club book, and I can't wait for this to get underway.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.