Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

1984: The Movie September 24, 2007

Filed under: Movie Night — antof9 @ 2:32 pm

Well there is an 1984 movie, but not everyone seemed too thrilled at the prospect. (BTW: Into the Wild is not out yet ūüė¶ sorry!)

So post what movie you would like to see this Friday, 7:30 at my house.

 

The end of 1984 September 20, 2007

Filed under: 1984 — antof9 @ 3:34 pm

Post provided by our own Ant:

First, one of our favorite BBC hangouts is up for an award.¬† Or a prominent spot on a website.¬† Or list.¬† Or something.¬† So everyone who loves The House of Commons (and I think that’s all of us), go to thedenverchannel.com/alist and vote.¬† Scroll to the bottom and look for Specialty Food and Drink on the right-hand side.¬† Click on Bakery, and then it’s at the bottom of that list.¬† When you click on it, they ask for your email¬†address to send you a ballot (and probably spam you, but you can opt out of “special offers”).¬† The “ballot” was just a quick click.

Second, finish the book for the 22nd we will¬† be meeting at Scooter Joe’s.

Not much actual book discussion this week — more “barely” than “book club”, but we still asked a few questions:

1.¬† is “1984” as meaninful now as when it first came out?

2.¬† briefly compared Orwell to Asimov — discussed social commentary, etc.

3.¬† If you had read this in high school, did it merit a re-read for BBC?¬† (consensus seems to be “not really”)

Fresh, hot scones are definitely the way to go for book club.¬† The consensus on those was a resounding “yes”.

Scooter Joe’s Coffee
726 Lincoln Denver, CO

 

Once upon a time in 1984 September 11, 2007

Filed under: 1984 — antof9 @ 11:05 am

Where were you in 1984? Perhaps traveling the world, listening to the The Cars, watching The A-team, or maybe playing with your Cabbage Patch Kid. I was probably in the later category (or perhaps eating Play-Doh). Well I’m sure you never imagined George Orwell’s 1984. But how far away are we from this future?

Anyway…read up to Book 2 Chapter 6 (half-way). And by personal request of Kelly we will be at the House of Commons, reservation under Book Club.

2401 Fifteenth Street
Denver, CO

www.houseofcommonstea.com

 

Movie Night? September 6, 2007

Filed under: Movie Night — antof9 @ 4:11 pm

I can’t have movie night at my house this week, but if anyone would like to please post! Our next book is 1984 by George Orwell. Please read to Book 2 Chapter 6 (about half way).

If no one steps up we will meet again on the 15th.