I am so excited to announce the grand opening of Noble Paiges Book Club!
Last month after I read the entire Me Before You by Jojo Moyes book in less than 24 hours I said, rather jokingly, that I'd like to start a book club. And then what-do-ya-know people actually said they'd be interested in joining an online book club! But, like I needed one more thing to add to my plate... Then Kelsey Noble (a fellow crafter and book reading enthusiast) emailed me and said she'd love to do a book club together, and that struck my fancy! I commissioned my talented friend Courtney Blair (@afternoondelight - whom I used to work with at American Crafts and now she is one of the two designers who create all of the amazing BasicGrey collections) to design our logo and a month or so later the dream is becoming a reality! We had fun coming up with a name and reached out to the wonderful online community. Noble Paiges is a play off both of our names and is reminiscent of Barnes & Noble. Fun eh? :)
Here's how it'll work:
*The book club will be held every other month to give you plenty of time to acquire and read the book.
*A date will be chosen every other month to "meet". Throughout that day Kelsey and I will update our blogs with new questions, videos, and such, and we can leave comments, interact, and discuss. We could also share thoughts on Instagram if that interests you!
*The next book will be decided on the discussion day and revealed at the end.
*We'll have a giveaway at the end of each discussion day for next month's book. Details to follow!
*Easy peasy lemon squeezy! This is meant to be fun, no pressure, or strings attached!
With all of that, I'm pleased to reveal our first book - What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell:
A brief synopsis:
In What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell, a woman must face the truth about her past in this luminous, evocative literary novel of parents and children, guilt and forgiveness, memory and magical thinking, set in the faded, gritty world of the New Jersey Shore.
Olivia was only fifteen the summer she left her hometown of Ocean Vista. Two decades later, on a visit with her children, her nine-year-old son Daniel, recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, disappears. Olivia’s search for him sparks tender and painful memories of her past—of her fiercely loving and secretive mother, Myla, an erratic and beautiful psychic, and the discovery of heartbreaking secrets that shattered her world.
To kick off NOBLE PAIGES BOOK CLUB we're having our first giveaway for the chosen What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell book! Leave a comment on this post and tell me: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? I'll pick a winner on Tuesday March 4th 2014 and ship them a copy of the book. And the winner better join in the discussion or else!... I kid :)
Our first meeting will be Saturday April 12th 2014 at 6am Pacific Time! I'll post reminders once in a while until then. Hope to "see" you there!