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Some big changes are happening to the leadership of the club. The two founders, Celeste and myself, have both independently, coincidentally, decided to take an indefinite leave from the club.
We have both lost major concentration due to different life reasons. Mine brought on by my pregnancy, which have coupled with my waning interest in reading new books that didn’t specifically come from my to-read lists.
We have nominated the two most senior members, who are both at most every meeting, and read almost every single book. Stephanie & Linda have both agreed to take on the responsibility together. Stephanie has been with the club since October 2013 is already a club admin. Linda has been a member since October 2014. They will resume all admin responsibilities going forward, and including our next meeting on January 29th.
Celeste and I are very sorry to go. And we both hope to return once we get ourselves back in order. For us both, this is indefinitely, as neither of us knows how long this might take.
If you have any future questions regarding the bookclub, club decisions, issues, etc. you can speak to either Stephanie or Linda who have been debriefed in all club structure & business.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. –F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)
-Taja AKA Tajanator, co-founder, Bako Book Nerds Book Club. Circa 2013
Month: DECEMBER | Date: 12/18/16 Genre: RED OR GREEN IN THE TITLE Book: RED QUEEN by VICTORIA AVEYARD
Attendance: Taja (host), Celeste, Linda, Jonetta, & Christina
Not In Attendance: Stephanie, Anna, Amanda, & two new members Amy, & Michele
Everyone agreed that this book was particularly entertaining. We all enjoyed the two faced love interest and the spin that it put on the story (even if it was somewhat unsurprising). The idea of the story was original and fun and it made the book much easier to read and enjoy. It was very hard to avoid spoilers for those who hadn’t finished it… so as hard as we tried, eventually stopped trying lol.
3rd Annual Holiday Book Swap
The holiday book swap is always a fun time of the year. This year the following books were gifted:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
gifted by Linda & received by Taja
- The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
gifted by Celeste & received by Linda
- High Country (Anna Pigeon #12) by Nevada Barr
gifted by Christina & received by Celeste
- Treasure (Dirk Pitt #9) by Clive Cussler
gifted by Jonetta & received by Christina
- I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore
gifted by Taja & received by Jonetta
Our February book poll consists of the books swapped & listed above. The poll is available here.
Anna has volunteered to host January.
The event info is available here.
Month: NOVEMBER | Date: 11/20/16 Genre: MYSTERY NOVEL Book: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by AGATHA CHRISTIE
Attendance: Linda (host), Anna, & Taja
Not In Attendance: Celeste, Stephanie, Jonetta, Christina, Amanda, & Amy (new)
Bako Book Nerds is currently
accepting new members!
If you are a woman age 21 or older, & can make monthly meetings in Bakersfield, CA, then you could be our next member!
We would love to hear from you if you have any questions, or you can request to join straight from our Goodreads Group Page.
We read one book per month, and meet at the end of each month. Feel free to look around, all the information is on this website. Don’t let the website fool you, we are a very small, modest sized book club.
We look forward to hearing from you!!
Amazon has step-by-step instructions on how to borrow ebooks from your local library directly to your kindle:
Check Out a Public Library Book
To check out a public library book for Kindle: Continue reading Borrow Library Books from Your Kindle
I just discovered a new website called BookBub. They hunt deals within Amazon, Nook, etc. to find out which books have had their prices cut and notify you if your fave author or genre has a book price slashed. Really rad and totally worth checking out!
I just signed up so I can see how it works. More info on their website BookBub.com and below: Continue reading eBook deals across the web – BookBub helps you find them!
May is a big GEEK month, so get your geek on, ladies!!
In case any of you read ebooks and tire of purchasing every single ebook that you read, there are other options.
Kindle’s Lending Library
Firstly, if you have a Kindle you can access ebooks through Prime (if you don’t already have Prime Membership, then it isn’t worth trying their “Kindle Unlimited” in my opinion.) If you already have a prime membership, then you have access to their “Kindle Owner’s Lending Library” which offers the same titles as “Kindle Unlimited” but doesn’t come with a monthly fee. (((Anyone confused? I can walk you through the differences, if you want the details)))
Library Lends eBooks!
Another cool solution is the Library! (who knew!?)
The Kern County library offers ebook solutions.
For access to the Kern County Library via ebook, download one of the following apps from your phone’s appstore:
3M Cloud Library
These apps are all available for both android & iphone as well as a few others. The ebooks are usable with ereaders once downloaded.
For more info, see the Kern County Library website:
This is only rumor as far as I can tell… but its all over the place that Nook might be going away or just separating from Barnes & Noble. Not sure if its true or not, but I thought I’d let you all know that its being talked about… in case any of you use Nook for your ebooks (if you read ebooks).
What has been confirmed is that the UK version of Nook is toast. Apparently the president of the giant book chain had said they’ve been losing money on Nook for years and this is the first cut.
Apparently Amazon is opening up physical (brick & mortar) book stores and continuing to crush its competition. Barnes and Noble plans on opening up its digital content within its stores… But no confirmation on exactly what that means for Nook.
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