Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Happy Anniversary BBC! October 24, 2007

Filed under: This Week at BC — antof9 @ 9:45 am

It’s been two great years since the birth of the BBC. Ah, remember the days of meeting at New York Bagel eating great bagels, drinking terrible coffee, and discussing good books.  Until they stopped letting us reserve the little back part and basically forced us out…(PS New York Bagel, your coffee was so bad that many members were prone to smuggling in other vendors coffee). Anyway it’s time to celebrate!

Several suggestions have been made including:
 – Going to a Haunted House
 – Having a pizza party at my house (make your own or bought)
 – Going to some restaurant

We are also opened to the day, we could do it this weekend or even next week if that’s better.

Please post your opinions or other ideas! Also if you haven’t visited us in a while this is a perfect time to reconnect.

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Too many Dunces October 17, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 11:07 am

“My mentality, incontrollable and wanton as always, whispered to me a scheme so magnificent and daring that I shrank from the very thought of what I was hearing. Stop! I cried imploringly to my god-like mind. This is madness!”

This is completely poetic. However you feel about the book you can’t disagree that it is written beautifully. Share a favorite or funny passage!

Read to Chapter 12. We are meeting at Cafe Europa.

http://cafeeuropa.givingtechnology.com

 

Searching for the Genius October 10, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 8:51 am

“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy againist him.”Jonathan Swift

IL brought up this quote (found in the front of the book) at our last meeting. She is wondering who the genuis will be.

Some are finding this book a little trying to read. And I have to admit that at times I’m throughly annoyed by the character Ignatius. How do you feel about this character? Who do you think the genius will be?

Please read to Chapter 9. We are meeting at Devil’s Food (per IL).

1020-1024 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 

 

No COD’s October 3, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 9:21 am

This week we are starting Conderacy of Dunces. So far it’s pretty funny and I have already underlined things that I think Ant would underline.  Please read up to Chapter 5. Since there are so many versions I can’t give you an exact page number but its around 100-120.

This week we are trying something new and meeting at Duffey’s Bakery. I’m about 80% sure there will be appropriate seating…but if not we will wing it. They apparently have the best cinnamon rolls in the world (well at least that’s what Misc. says). See you at 10:30.

Duffey’s Bakery Cafe
1225 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO