Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

American Pastoral April 30, 2008

Filed under: American Pastoral — antof9 @ 1:42 pm

HELLO!! It’s been forever. Okay like one week.

We are starting American Pastoral by Philip Roth this Saturday. Please read up to Part II The Fall.
Would everyone like to meet at the House of Commons?

Have a great day and welcome to May.

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April 22, 2008

Filed under: American Pastoral — antof9 @ 8:00 am

Hello fellow BBCers. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. We had a really great discussion about “How to be Good” on Saturday. Here are some highlights…
– Man writing as a woman, did he use her position in the family to allow him to write more like a man?
– David thought being good was helping the world while the wife (totally just forgot her name) thought being good was being a doctor and helping a few.
– Ant believes the last line of the book ruined the whole novel for her. (I agree).

We are not meeting this weekend so sleep in. Our next book is American Pastoral by Phillip Roth. We also discusses only meeting every other week for the summer. Should that start in May or June? Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks!

 

How to be a Bad Blogger April 17, 2008

Filed under: How to be Good — antof9 @ 11:27 am

Sorry I missed posting last week! I got quite busy and then was out of town. But I’m back!
This is the last meeting for “How to be Good”, which has been interesting and sad. I feel a little bit let down by the ending. But it was such a fast read that Nick Hornby is definately going to be on my list of authors to read.
Let’s meet at Kona Coffee at 226 Union Blvd (just South of 6th Avenue). Also there is a little cafe next to it so if we decide we are hungry we can go to Cafe Bisque.

Two BBC things to think about this week:
Is it okay if we skip movie night (which would have been on the 26th). I need a respite.
Think about which book you want to read next and post your thoughts.
Books Left
The Historian
Emma
American Pastoral
Hope to see you there!

 

How to be Good April 2, 2008

Filed under: How to be Good — antof9 @ 1:01 pm

Well this week we are starting out Nick Hornby book “How to be Good”. While I have seen High Fidelity I haven’t actually read anything by Hornby.

We are meeting at the House of Commons.
Read to page 104 aka Chapter 6