How many of you stayed out of the water for an entire summer due to Peter Benchley's Jaws???

A Reader's Respite wouldn't even go near a swimming pool the summer we turned 12 and read this book for the first time. (And no, we're not going to tell you what year that was...nice try.)

Jaws is indeed a summer staple and each year we are pleased to see it scare the pee out of a whole new generation. A rite of passage, if you will.

Why are we chattering on and on about Jaws? Because BBC Audiobooks America has a new Audiobook Club and Jaws is their first book!

The best part? All you need to do to join all of us cool kids who are part of this new book club is a Facebook account. Just head over to their Jaws discussion group and click "join this group." You can also use the link on their group page to buy the audiobook (yes, we know it's a marketing ploy, but our theory is if you're gonna spend money, spend it on a book!). There will be an open discussion on the audiobook June 24-28, so there's lots of time to get in on this one.

Oh, and while you're over there on Facebook, find A Reader's Respite (search: Michele Jacobsen) and friend us! We love wasting time on Facebook!


  1. Aw man! I spend more time than I should over there on FB! OK, I'll join. I read that book too, probably about the same age as you, right after I saw the movie, and was scarred for life. I live pretty darn close to oceans and spend alot of time there, and no I do not go in over my knees! OK. I will come on over as soon as I'm done socializing here!

  2. Sounds fun, but I don't Facebook and Twitter takes most of my time!

  3. Love that movie! I remember watching it with my grandma and then had to leave in the middle of it. Grandma ended up watching the rest of it and was freaked out! Haha! She wanted to change it, but couldn't.

  4. I remember how that movie freaked me out! I wouldn't swim in Lake Superior that whole summer...lol

  5. I avoided the movie b/c I'm a wimp. I may be able to handle the audio book better.

  6. I saw the movie and was traumatized for life!! I saw the movie when I was 7 and until now I'm scared to death from sharks!! Yikes I can't watch any movie where there is sharks in it or people stranded in the water!!
    And no way am I ever going on a cruise, my hubby tried to convince me on my honeymoon but haha who was he joking, no way will that ever happen..
    I love to watch the ocean from the shore but not while in the water specially at night!! I HATE sharks ..

  7. Oh Lord! Jaws. Can't say I read the book but the movie haunted me for an entire summer. I saw it when I was probably 9 or 10 because my grandmother told my mother "Oh take her. It isn't scary at all. You can tell the shark isn't real. She'll be fine." Thanks Grandma ... thanks so much. I didn't sleep for 3 months due to nightmares.

    No way would I get this audiobook. I'm done with Jaws for my life!

  8. Jaws on audio sounds like a good bet. It's been soooo long since I read the book. I also love BBC Audiobooks - how can I resist?

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