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UNTIL MY SOUL GETS IT RIGHT continues the series with the story of another member of the Bibliophiles Book Club: Catherine, the budding actress. The story details how Catherine doesn't do all her pretending on stage, she pretends in her "real life" and even to herself. This book is a great read as Catherine rockets around the country, moving to a new "home" every time things get uncomfortable.
The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony established a theocracy, in which religion and government became intertwined. What do you think life would be like living in a theocracy?
Do you think people nowadays could be easily swept up into the hysteria that plagued Salem?
Salem is clearly a patriarchal society. Discuss the village women and their roles. Would the witch trials have happened if more men were accused? How do you think the proceedings would have changed?
So far, my fictional Bibliophiles have discussed James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” and William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” If you would like more meeting tips and discussion questions, please visit the book club suggestions page on my website, www.karenberner.com.
Karen, thanks so much for joining us again and for sharing these great tips. Starting a book club sounds like a lot of fun.
Now a bit of background on Karen. She lives a provincial life tucked away with her family in the Chicago suburbs. She majored in English and Communications at Dominican University and couldn’t help but write about the society that surrounds her.
A book lover since a toddler, when she isn't reading, writing, or spending her time wishing she was Jane Austen, Karen spends her time sipping tea or wine, whichever is more appropriate that day, and watching Tim Burton movies or "Chopped," her favorite foodie TV show.
For more on Karen, her writing, and her books, check out her website, visit her blog, find her on Facebook, and see what she’s up to on Twitter.
Here’s another brief description of UNTIL MY SOUL GETS IT RIGHT: The ladies (and men) of the Bibliophiles Book Club are back! This time the spotlight is on Catherine. Catherine Elbert has never been good at making decisions, whether it was choosing an ice cream flavor as a child or figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. The only thing Catherine knew for sure was there had to be more to her life than being stuck on her family’s farm. So Catherine became enamored with the complete opposite of the flat farmlands of Burkesville, Wisconsin – the ocean, lobsters, and rugged coast of Portland, Oregon. Despite her parents’ threat to disown her and her brothers’ bets on how many days until she comes home Catherine heads for Peaks Island, off the coast of Portland. She is finally free. Or so she thought. What Catherine forgot was that you can’t run away from yourself!
Be sure to visit Karen’s blog for a chance to win a copy of Book One in her series. Are you a member of a book club? Have you ever belonged to a book club? Have you ever thought about starting your own book club? Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day.
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