Here’s a bit about the series:
Lizzie, Laura, Joanna, and Amy are decidedly uninterested in the pretentious book club they belong to, but they enjoy the time away from their families. Determined to take their ‘us’-time and enjoy it, they decide to use the books as inspiration. It’s great to read about amazing lives, but these girls are ready to live them.
And so, the four women start a new kind of book club, picking a “novel adventure” for each book. Each meeting is an opportunity for discovery, freedom, and fun. The adventure is just the beginning.
The novels that will be explored in the web series are:
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
Girls Like Us (Sheila Weller)
The Bourne Trilogy (Robert Ludlum)
Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Kathleen Flinn)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Life So Far (Betty Friedan)
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society (Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
Knit Two (Kate Jacobs)
Take a look at this great trailer:
Wow.. Dar… thanks for this info.. it sounds really good. I am so up for watching this series.
CBS has a habit of cancelling a show once I start to like it so I’m a little wary…
Toni, Ladytink-this will just be an online web series. It won’t be on tv although they are advertising it on there. The episodes are short-a little over 5 minutes so I imagine if it gets enough hits and interest it will continue on even after these initial novels.
Hello Dar.. On the Web and five minutes… well you know me.. that is really up my alley. I am going to give it a shot. 🙂 Thanks
Red lady-Bonnie says
This looks really interesting! I am definitely going to check it out. It’s nice to know that the episodes are short too. I am really interested in the episodes on Guernesey…and Knit Two. I’m reading that right now as well Dar!
Toni, let me know what you think. It’s definitely a unique idea.
Bonnie, I tried reading Guernsey and couldn’t get into it. I’ll have to give a try again one day. Knit Two is good!
Thanks for the heads up on this, Dar!
Okay Dar and Bonnie… can I confess to being Jealous that you are both reading Knit Two this weekend!!!!!!!
What a great idea for a series! The trailer does look good 🙂
This is soo cool – thanks for finding it Dar~!
J. Kaye Oldner says
“…how many of us read a good book and think that we would love to have lived it instead of read it…”
They look a little ditzy to me but anything to promote reading I guess. Looks like they are trying to make reading “cool” since only geeks pick up a book. LOL.
I’ve heard about this, it does look good. I’ve never watched a web series before.
Linda Jacobs says
This looks really interesting! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’d have never known about it otherwise.
Thanks for the comments everyone. Ti, I think it is a way to promote reading to maybe those who still think it’s for ‘nerds’ which we all know it isn’t.
Naida, I’ve never watched a web series either. What I like is they are really short yet they seem to pack quite a bit in there.
I thought it was pretty good, kind of goofy though and you can definitely see the promotion of Saturn cars, but it is a good idea.
Tracy, it is a bit goofy. At the same time that will definitely target a certain audience and that’s likely the younger set buying a car. If it promotes reading even a bit, I like it.
How fun!! I love that preview and totally know what you mean about living the book. I’m definitely going to have to check these out and share. Our book club is drowning–quickly. 🙁 We’re still pretty new, but interest is definitely waning… Boo! Thanks for sharing, Dar!
Shana @ Literarily says
This show sounds like a ton of fun. I actually have The Monster of Florence to read. Too bad I can’t get it done before they tackle it.
Trish, yours is a face to face club right? Maybe come up with some theme nights or something to keep the interest alive. I’d sure love to have something like that here.
Shana, they don’t really delve into the book a lot which I wish they would have. I think it’s more to peak the interest and promote Saturn of course.
It is face to face. I’ve kind of learned that the online clubs don’t work as well for me. The problem we are facing is that people aren’t really wanting to commit to an evening (we are a work group), so now we’re talking about moving our meetings to lunch which will greatly restrict what we can do. All trial and error–I think we’ll eventually get it figured out. This looks like such a blast, though!! and I love the idea of themes!
Trish, even at work you could kind of do a theme. If it’s something you can work food around for a theme you could all bring something that pertains to that for lunch that day. It would be fun. I’m sure you’ll figure out something that works. It would be harder at work though because you’re rushing through lunch and talking about the book and then back to work. It’s too bad nobody wants to meet even one evening a month.