Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Cereal Exchange!! August 29, 2007

Filed under: Blindness — antof9 @ 12:18 pm

It’s been a while since we had a cereal exchange and I thought it would be great for the last part of Blindness.
Never been to a cereal exchange? Basically everyone brings a box of their favorite cereal (except if you like bran cereal then don’t show up) and I will provide the milk, soy, juice, and coffee. Well the coffee part I might need assistance because I don’t know how to use our grinder or the coffee maker :). You are welcome to bring anything else that sounds tasty.

If you don’t know how to get to my house email me at thecoloradobookclub@hotmail.com. See you there!

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Blindess Part II August 23, 2007

Filed under: Blindness — antof9 @ 4:45 pm

Great conversation last week about our new book “Blindness”. I’m very interested how everyone will feel when they finish the book. I think the governments reaction in the book is so interesting and I have really been thinking about how our government would act.

I don’t have the book with me today, but I think we were reading to about 218. Does anyone remember? Let’s meet at Scooter Joe’s at 10:30.

 

Literary Snobbery August 14, 2007

Filed under: Blindness — antof9 @ 1:57 pm

While this has nothing to do directly with the BBC I wanted to report that I might be a Literary Snob!! I took time away from Chabon’s TYPU to read a book I picked up at a garage sale “Vendetta, Lucky’s Revenge” by Jackie Collins. Okay the first question you might ask is why I would even buy this book, and to answer that, if I bought five books or more I got a better deal.
So I started reading said book this week and I’m completely stunned that something like this would get published. Sometimes the passages would remind me of my own teenage manuscripts. Then I thought to myself…am I a snob??? Obviously books such as these make money, why do I think they are so elementary? The words don’t flow together and often information is just added in so they don’t have to explain things. I think I’m going to finish this book just to see if the plot line is so engaging I forget about the actual words. Anyway…does anyone else feel this way or am I just a snob??

 This week will be starting Blindness, reading to page 114. Let’s meet at Stella’s.

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