Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year and 2013 Book List!!!

Happy New Year PTTS readers!  I can't believe we are starting another year here!  I hope you have a wonderful new year and lots of happiness.  I have been without internet and will continue to be until the 15th of January!  (What the????) But I have managed to get online for a bit to post our new book list for 2013.  Again, books are subject to change.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Devil in the White City Book/Future Movie Review

Rating 4

Hi everyone!  If you were able to read this or even just begin it, I hope you have enjoyed the history and story.  It was an incredible book recommended to me this summer by one of our local life guards.  Wow, I was so impressed with what I was reading.  To read the two stories simultaneously really gave the impact of good and evil a more powerful touch.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Carrie Book/Movie Review

Rating: 4

Hi everyone!  Please start commenting at anytime prior to and after our discussion time. :)
Trying something new where I am going to post my review here and then at our discussion we can share our thoughts and questions together.

The first time I saw the 1976 film was over 20 years ago.  I only saw it in bits and pieces and it scared me!  Sissy Spacek was amazing, but I'll come back to her.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spot light on Stephen King

Just updated Just After Dark--10/22

Today I thought I would do a mini-spot light on Stephen King.  I have read many of his books and seen several of the film adaptations.  Currently, our book for this month is Carrie.  So far, I am enjoying it.  
If you would like to read our review of Stephen King films please visit Stephen King: Master of Horror.

I love Stephen King.  I don't like some of his stories, but it doesn't make me less of a fan.  I think he has a great, vivid imagination and knows just the right mixture of reality and horror to freak me out.  Below I have included several of the books/short stories I've read.  Click on the links for a synopsis.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes... Book and Movie Review

Rating: 5

Hi everyone!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is an excellent book!  I just finished reading it (second time) and am looking forward to our live discussion.  I saw the film before I read the book (the first time) and I am eager to compare both with you.  I think Fannie Flagg wrote an amazing book (sobbed at the end) and did a wonderful job with the screenplay considering things had to be edited from the novel.  I've included some discussion questions as well as some photos, music, and other interesting facts.
The Whistle Stop Cafe today

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One Year Anniversary!

Today marks our one year anniversary at PTSS!

We have read some great books, weird books, boring books, and insightful books this year.  The Bronze Horseman Trilogy has been our most popular selection viewed followed by She's Come Undone, and The Neverending Story.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Crooked Little Vein Book Review

Rating: 3.5

Hi new and returning readers!

Getting ready for our discussion this Monday and well, there are no appropriate links or pics I can use. hahaha!!!  This isn't an 18 and older site and I do like to keep some things tame despite my perverted

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

All The President's Men Book and Movie Review

Rating: 4

Hi readers!  I'm getting very excited for our book/movie review.  I will admit this was a hard book for me to read because there were so many people and conversations to keep track.  Thank goodness I love this film because I had to watch it to help me make sense of everything.  I miss old school journalism.  We don't make journalists like we use to.

The real Bernstein and Woodward

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Child 44 Book Review/Future Movie

Rating 4

Hi everyone!

I am excited to begin our review for Child 44!   For new and returning readers, please comment or ask questions when you can. :)

Lubyanka--Headquarters of the MGB
More information here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mission: Black List #1 Book Review/ Future Movie

Rating 4

Hi everyone!

I hope you have had a chance to read MB.  It's an excellent story told through the eyes of the main interrogator, Eric Maddox.  As many of you may already know, the film is already in pre-production.  The director of the film is Jean-Stephane Suvaire and Robert Pattinson (Remember Me, Water For Elephants, Cosmopolis) has been cast as Maddox.

I'm still working on providing some more info other than what I have included below.  There are pictures in the book, however for those of you who have not had a chance to get a copy of it, I will include some of those pics as well.  Just be patient!

Muhammed Ibrahim Omar Al-Muslit 
Saddam's right hand man who ultimately led Maddox 
to Saddam's hide out.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Power of Now Book Review

Hi Everyone!  I have not had internet access for the last week so I have been unable to get together to do a discussion.  I will post when I am available. :)  

Here is some serene scenery for you to enjoy and some special meditation music.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

She's Come Undone Book and Future Movie Review

Rating: 5

Hi Everyone!

I hope if you have not read this book yet that you will! This is in my library of MUST HAVES. Please share your review.  I'd also like to discuss why this book HAS NOT been made into a movie, if it should, and who you would like to see cast.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The NeverEnding Story Book and Movie Review

Rating: 4

Hi everyone!  Gearing up and taking notes for our discussion!  I will be adding other interesting pics and tidbits before then, but for now enjoy the following:

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Hunger Games Book AND Movie Review

Young Adult
Rating: 4.5

Discussion questions added.  Scroll down.

Hope everyone who is reading is enjoying the book so far.  It's actually a very deep book for a YA and I found I liked it more than I expected.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Book Club Calendar for 2012

Hi everyone!

I thought I would post the books we will be reading for 2012.  For March, June, and October, we will do a poll where readers will select the book for that month.  Please do not hesitate to email us if there is a

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan--Book/Movie Review

Rating: 4.5

Hi new and returning visitors!

While we await our book review I thought I would share a great site that explains foot binding and gives some amazing photos.  I've also included some other photos I thought would be interesting.  Can you imagine doing this?????

Click here for Chinese Foot binding

Here are some other pictures:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy--Book Review

Rating: 4 for story line/ 1.5 for interest

Hi everyone!

Welcome new and returning visitors. :)  Our live discussion will begin TODAY at 1pm EST.  Please feel free to drop by even if you haven't read or finished the book.


Through a love affair with the wife of a Moscow Centre intelligence officer, British agent Ricki Tarr discovers that there may be a high-ranking Soviet mole, codenamed "Gerald", within the