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”.