Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Better than the Oscars…and you get to vote! February 27, 2007

Filed under: EL&IC — antof9 @ 2:58 am

This week we will be finishing up EL&IC and will be meeting at Common Ground. I’ll try to reserve the little side room with all the games in it. Right now I’m saying the time is 10:30 because it seems we all love each other’s company so much that the trial 9:00 time did not yield any faster results! Put your thoughts below about a time change.

The voting process is beginning. We have quite a lengthy list but many good books to choose from. Keep in mind that while it may be a good book it may not be a good Book Club book. Voting ends March 5th. Again it doesn’t matter whether you are a regularly attender or not anyone can vote. Due to the length of the list everyone gets 6 votes.



Extremely Interesting February 22, 2007

Filed under: EL&IC — antof9 @ 12:43 am

As in the past there are just some books that are really discussion worthy. EL&IC is one¬†of those books. I don’t think I can put a synopsis of our conversation on the blog. So if you wanna know be there. If you can’t make it to our discussions I HIGHLY recommend reading this book. It’s a real insight into the way I think more and more books are going to be published.

This week 9:00 at Village Inn. The one on 6th and Simms (North side of 6th by the Lone Star). I think someone mentioned trying to go early and saving a table. If you do try to let the front know so that all those that might be joining for the first time can find you. If that doesn’t work, all new people, just start reading aloud from the book and we will find you ūüėČ

Read to page 208 or the beginning of the chapter “Why I’m not where you are”.


When is a title too wordy? February 13, 2007

Filed under: EL&IC — antof9 @ 2:05 am

* Note: For my sanity I will be referring to Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as EL&IC.

Well we are back this week with a new book. I just started it on Saturday and really like it so far. I’m excited to see what everyone else thinks. Let’s read up to page 86 or the chapter “The Only Animal”. I will reserve the upstairs room at Aviano’s. When you get there just tell them you are with the book club.

See you at 10:30!


Barely a Book Club Lives Up to Name February 7, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — antof9 @ 9:08 pm

By popular demand we will be taking one week breaks between all our books. But before I get ahead of myself…last week at the BBC.

¬†– Some were disappointed in the ending of the book. But one person brought up the fact that it is just Lewis’ interpretation of heaven/hell/purgatory and that seemed to make the ending a little better.
¬†– We discussed the symbolism of the lizard and through an extensive 30 second search lizards represent conservation, agility, and dreaming. Which doesn’t really fit. Does anyone else have any thoughts on the symbolism of the lizard?
¬†– It’s interesting to consider who was the intended audience for this book. Lewis was teaching at the time so was it for his students who might be confused about religion? Was it for the non-religous or religous? What kind of person would be most impacted by this book?

This week¬†whoever wants to can meet up at the House of Commons. Kelly made reservations so we¬†WILL have a spot.¬†We are only talking about books¬†if it’s absolutely necessary. Hope everyone has a great week and I hope to see you there.¬†


Changes may be occuring February 1, 2007

Filed under: The Great Divorce — antof9 @ 4:37 am

To get the business portion out of the way… We are meeting at Aviano’s and finishing up the Great Divorce.

There was some discussion as to the format of book club. One suggestion was to take a week off after every book. Another was to use the week off as a Friday movie night (therefore leaving Saturday as a sleep in day.) There was also some discussion to possibly moving book club to another night. These are all some interesting suggestions and I encourage to post your thoughts.

Don’t forget to put any new book suggestions in the Book Suggestion Post. Remember that all books left over from the last vote will be put on the new ballot so you don’t have to re-suggest them.