Thursday, January 30, 2014

Teen Book Club ~ January ~ Steampunk!

The Teen Book Club met last night to discuss a short story collection, Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by various authors.

Here are the discussion questions we used:

1.  How many of the stories did you read, and which ones?
2.  Which was your favorite?
3.  Least favorite?
5.  What about the graphic novel type stories?  Did you enjoy these?
6.  What common elements tie all of these stories together and make them "steampunk?"  Do you have a better understanding of what steampunk is now?
7.  We have novels by many of the authors who wrote the stories for this collection.  Did reading these stories make you more likely to check out novels by these authors?
8.  Did all of the stories have similar settings?
9.  What did you think of reading a short story collection instead of a novel?
10.  Ratings and final thoughts!

Melanie gave it an 8/10 and said ~ It was really cool that all these authors wrote stories to make a good steampunk book!
Catherine gave it an 8/10 and said ~ I had never read steampunk before, but now I know that I love it!
MissG gave it a 9/10 and said ~ A varied and imaginative collection of stories all with a really neat steampunk twist.  Makes me want to read more steampunk!

Our book for February is a biography/memoir...

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.  Our discussion will be Wednesday, February 26th 6:00-7:00pm.

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