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Lemonade and Lit, Week 7: Klavan Discussion

Other Lemonade and Lit posts:  Introduction, Week One: Booked, Week Two: Booked Discussion, Week Three: Beauty, Week Four: Sexuality in Booked, Week Five: Beauty Discussion, Week Six: The Last Thing I Remember,  Week Seven: Klavan Discussion.

Literature & Lemonade

Lemonade and Lit:

An Adult-Teen Read Along, Week 7

It’s been a fun summer, and we’re finishing strong with the first book in Andrew Klavan’s Homelanders series.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  We loved hearing your thoughts and questions over the course of the series.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we’re already planning to do Lemonade and Lit again next year!

In addition to thanking Gina, Joseph, and Abby who have joined me in these booktalks, I would like to thank Hayley Schoeppler, our graphic art intern for creating the image above for us.  Thanks, guys!

The Giveaway

To thank you for your participation, I’ve been promising a big giveaway.  And the day has finally come to announce our winners!  I decided to choose three winners at random (providentially) to each win 5 of the 15 giveaway books.  I plan to email them with our list of 30 books to choose from, and then they can choose the books that best fit their family.  So, without further ado, the winners:

  • Crystal
  • Joanna
  • Brenda

If you’re a winner, watch for an email soon!

The Podcast

RR Podcast 33: Klavan Booktalk hosted by Emily Whitten


If you’d like to follow along with our questions, see last week’s post, Lemonade and Lit, Week 6.  And if you’d like a reminder of who joined me during this discussion, here’s a quick list:

  • Gina Dalfonzo is editor BreakPoint.org (including BreakPoint Youth Reads) and Dickensblog. Her work has appeared in “The Atlantic,” “National Review,” “The Weekly Standard,” “Christianity Today,” and “Guideposts,” among others.
  • Joseph Murphy is a Redeemedreader intern and rising senior at Bryan College, where he studies history and political science.  As a home school student during high school, Joseph was introduced to many of the great classics of literature.  He continues to enjoy great books, both through classes and on his own.  Some of his favorites include Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, and 1984.
  • Abby Burns is also a Redeemedreader intern and a rising college freshman in Richmond, Virginia.  She has had a love for literature her whole life, stretching all the way from Dr. Seuss to Dostoevsky. Unfortunately, like many readers, she had to learn at a young age that she could not survive on eating, sleeping, and reading alone. (She says she gave it her best shot, though!) Now she divides her time between her family, preparations for her first year of college, and work with her youth group.   You can read more of her work at www.wordsoundimage.tublr.com.

And thanks again for joining us!  Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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