Monday, April 07, 2014

Reading to Know Book Club :: April Selection/Wodehouse

Reading to Know - Book ClubNow it is time to focus on our April read for the Reading to Know Book Club. This month our discussion is being led by Cassandra at Adventist Homemaker. She choose My Man Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse for us to read.

We do realize that many of you out there might either a.) have difficulty in finding this particular title or b.) have already read this one and would like to read a different Wodehouse book. Please feel free to vary your Wodehouse reading as you see fit this month. For my part (and Cassandra's) I'll be reading My Man Jeeves because I can't recall that I've read read this specific one.

Here is Cassandra to kick this selection off:


Do you know someone whose taste in books is so much aligned with yours that you’ll read anything they suggest? My father-in-law fills that role in my life. He is a retired history professor and has great taste in literature. Several years ago, he recommended that I try reading a P.G. Wodehouse book. Being the methodical person that I am, I started at the very beginning of Wodehouse’s writings and started reading. I read several books and loved them. British humor, fun plot lines, and they have stood the test of time. My library carries an entire shelf of Wodehouse books.

I have not yet met Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves, which is why I suggested My Man Jeeves as the book selection for April. I am eager to meet this very famous duo! I love the way IMDB sums up their relationship: “Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out.”

I hope you’ll read along with me and share your thoughts!


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Enjoy your April!


Stephanie said...

I read this one last year with the RtK club and enjoyed it. : ) Debating on whether to do another Wodehouse or sit this month out as it's the month that we are ending several co-op obligations and my plate is full! : )

Shonya said...

I picked up Very Good, Jeeves last year after being introduced to Wodehouse via this book club, but never got around to reading it. I'm looking forward to meeting Jeeves as well! (I read Uncle Dynamite last time)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I hope to read this when I finish GWTW. Almost there! :)

Barbara H. said...

Yep, I'm in. Though I was dismayed to find the first couple of stories very familiar and then read that they were rewrites from the one other Jeeves book I've read, Carry On Jeeves. But I had already started, and it wasn't a long book, so I kept going. Thankfully there was some new material further in.

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