Tag Archives: 2013 Dives

Tesser Well: Exploring the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle

Wishing all Deep Blue Readers a brilliant and book-filled start to 2014! We hope you enjoyed your school break and have put the recent extra cold Minnesota days to good use diving into the world of Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet. Now that our January gathering is so near we can tell you about some of the […]

November Dive | When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead + January Preview

We usually choose underwater or ocean-related photos with our regular DBR updates, but this night sky seemed more suited to the November dive selection. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009) is a Newbery and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning title that pays homage to the Madeleine L’Engle sci-fi classic, A Wrinkle in Time. When You Reach […]

October Dive | The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman + Optional Challenge Dive

Morning air has a distinct chill, the leaves are turning, and divers are filling their heads with thoughts of cider, pumpkins, and preparations for Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. To capture the building mood, our October Dive ventures into deeper realms and features the tale of Nobody Owens, aka Bod, protagonist of Neil Gaiman‘s […]

September Dive | Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins + Optional Challenge Dive

Today marks the first anniversary of Deep Blue Readers! Thanks to you all — our divers and their parents / guardians — for your continuing support.  Join us today at Valley Bookseller at our usual time (1:30 – 2:30 pm) to discuss The Apothecary and celebrate our book club’s birthday!  Cake will be served. With […]

August Dive | The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

No doubt you are eager to dive deep into books this summer, so here is early news about our selection for August. Author Maile Meloy won the 2012 E.B. White Award for The Apothecary, which also was named one of the best children’s books of the year by Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Public Library, and Booktrust in […]

July Dive | Reader’s Choice: Summer Vacation, Summer Camp

Summer reading is the perfect time for Reader’s Choice, but we’re keeping divers to a theme.  For our July Dive, choose a book that fits the theme Summer Vacation, Summer Camp. Staying close to home this summer?  Let your book take you on a journey by choosing a title set in a place you would like […]