Happy Monday! We hope you enjoyed the last part of Star Crossed!
Questions for Week Four:
In the 'Cusp' sections of Star-Crossed, characters make big decisions based on their horoscopes. Which of these decisions, do you think, is the most significant?
With which of the 'Cusp' characters did you feel the most affinity? What was it about their story that appealed to you?
Now that you know how Star-Crossed ends, do you think the book has a 'message' about whether or not there is such a thing as 'destiny'?
Thank you for reading with us, we hope you have enjoyed it!
Happy Friday! We hope you have enjoyed the reading this week! Only one more week!
Lisa has prepared a list of board games you might enjoy based on your Zodiac. Most of the games are available at the library, so stop by this weekend and pick one up!
Happy Tuesday! We hope you had a lovely long weekend!
We are over halfway through the book, how are you enjoying it? What types of books would you like to see for future book clubs?
Questions for Week Three:
In one of the cusps, Len Magellan, dies and gives everything to the dog's home to get back at his ungrateful children. Do you feel this was the right thing to do? or was it heartless on his part?
How do you feel about dating coworkers?
Do you feel that Daniel was too soft on Justine when she was exposed for changing the horoscopes? Would it be different if it were someone else who had done what Justine did?
Happy Friday! We hope you have enjoyed the reading this week!
Since this weekend is a long weekend, Lisa has prepared a list of desserts to make based on your Zodiac. Take a look and make something delicious for yourself!
Thank you for participating last week, how are you enjoying the book?
Questions for Week Two:
What do you think Justine sees in Nick? How do you think Nick feels about Justine?
Justine's advice to Nick is often to follow his dreams. What do you think about people being encouraged to chase difficult creative goals?
Do you really feel that Justine is done changing horoscopes?
What is your favorite Shakespeare play? Have you ever played a main character in a play? (doesn't have to be Shakespeare)
Check back throughout the week for more posts, and thank you to Lisa for the questions!
Happy Friday! We hope you have enjoyed Star Crossed so far, and are excited to continue to reading!
Today we have some non-fiction recommendations, if you are now a bit more interested in astrology! These books are in the library collection, and can be checked out at any time. If you have any recommendations, let us know in the comments!
"Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy. The goal is to make astrology accessible to total newbies and provide a working reference guide for intermediates.
The book is presented in workbook format exploring each part of chart interpretation—signs, planets, houses, aspects—with exercises following each chapter and fill-in-the-blank lessons that take the reader through all the just-learned steps. The tone is warm, fun, and personal, and the exercises give the reader experiential hands-on practice." (Goodreads)
"Astrology has been used for thousands of years to help predict upcoming events, interpret the meaning of life, and interact more effectively with other people. Whether you’re new to the field, or have long been looking to the sky for answers, The Complete Guide to Astrology is the perfect way to understand how your stars align.
Start with the basic elements of astrology like the signs, modalities, and houses. Then, learn how these factor specifically into your own birth chart. From there, detailed charts give you further insight into how to make conscious choices to live up to your highest potential." (Goodreads)
"In these pages the Astro Poets help you see what's written in the stars and use it to navigate your friendships, your career, and your very complicated love life. If you've ever wondered why your Gemini friend won't let you get a word in edge-wise at drinks, you've come to the right place. When will that Scorpio texting "u up?" at 2AM finally take the next step in your relationship? (Hint: they won't). Both the perfect introduction to the twelve signs for the astrological novice, and a resource to return to for those who already know why their Cancer boyfriend cries during commercials but need help with their new whacky Libra boss, this is the astrology book must-have for the twenty-first century and beyond." (Goodreads)
"Looking for ways to grow closer to people in your life and understand them on a deeper level? Astrology for Relationships can show you how other people operate, what motivates them, and how to best connect. It is an inclusive, progressive approach to bonding that addresses compatibility across a spectrum of potential pairings.
Look beyond the traditional sun-sign focused, traditionally perceived pairings to also explore relationship compatibility among moon and ascendant/rising signs. Well-organized and comprehensive, Astrology for Relationships explores compatibility across a range of association types, including romantic partnerships, friends and family, and colleagues. It is written in a way that anyone, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, can read and feel included." (Goodreads)
Happy Monday and welcome to the first discussion post for Star Crossed!
We will post discussion questions on Monday, for the next four weeks, but feel free to comment anytime during the week! We hope these questions will be fun, interesting, and spark some discussion. You can also share your favorite scene, line, or question of your own from the week's reading. We are excited to discuss the book with you!
We also will be posting throughout the week, book recommendations, crafts, etc., that we think go along with the book, so check back throughout the week!
Questions for Week One:
Do you think Nick reads too much into his horoscope?
Do you think it's right for Justine to mess with the horoscopes for her own personal gain? What do you think the consequences of her actions will be?
Have you ever made a serious decision based on your horoscope?
Share your thoughts with us!
Welcome to the Library's first ever online book club! We are excited to read Star-Crossed with you, and hope you will enjoy reading and discussing with us!
You are welcome to read at your own pace, but we will be discussing certain pages each week, so if you read ahead be careful not to reveal anything! We will have 4 weeks of reading and discussion, with activities to do at home and more!
Here is the schedule for the discussions.
Week 1 May 17th-23rd
Week 2 May 24th-30th
Week 3 May 31st-June 6th
Week 4 June 7th-June 13th
To start the book club off, comment with your star sign and you relationship to astrology(fun or serious)!
I am a Pisces, I love reading my horoscope and looking at astrology memes. Often they hit a little too close to home! (This is Melissa, I will be posting and moderating the discussions!)