For the month of March we are going to read a a non-fiction book about an inspirational woman, since March is Women’s History Month. As always there are some really great titles up for vote this time.
Here are the Rules for Voting.
1. You may vote for three (3) books.
2. All members get to vote only once.
3. Last day to vote will be February 21, 2016. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)
4. The book with the most votes wins. But if there is a tie there will be a 48 hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!
Below the poll you will find the title of the books linked to a brief description. Now…may the best book win!
Ever wonder what happens to a costume after a story has been told or a movie has been made or decades have gone by? What makes people so fascinated that they want to dress like characters from movies? A movies history, careful costume development or it may simply be the imagination developed while watching.
For decades, the world believed Dorthy Gale embodied what dreams were made of and imaginations should aspire to; the Wizard of Oz is a story that will forever be told over and over – even in the spirit of Halloween.
A little history on the costume we all love…
Your votes have been counted!
7 days of nominations!
7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for our July book of the month.
By one vote, Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for July is Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Take a minute to see what this book.
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
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Congratulations Piper Kerman for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for July 2015.
Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.
Keep the pages turning ladies!