Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

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

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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.

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Denver, CO

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