Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Expect Nothing More March 25, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 12:34 pm

Ok — here’s the plan for the end of Great Expectations. No BBC Saturday, March 28. Keep reading, though. We should finish the book by Saturday, April 4. Shanda had two suggestions for meeting places for the 4th, so we’ll plan on one of them once she posts.

Look for an email about BBC Movie Night.


Expecting Scones March 17, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 10:22 am

For March 21, let’s try for House of Commons again 🙂

We’re doing 10 more chapters, so read through chapter 40, and we’ll see you on Saturday at 10:30. We’re looking at the Anthony Hopkins version (which is almost a mini-series) for movie night(s), and trying to figure out dates that will work for all of us.


Great Expectations: March 14 March 12, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 12:50 am

Let’s read the next 10 chapters — that means read through Chapter 30, and meet at House of Commons at 10:30.

And as discussed, if you want to pick up the next book we’ll be reading, it’s Dave Eggers’ What is the What.


Great Expectations for March 7 March 3, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 9:21 am

Even though we didn’t meet last week, let’s keep making forward progress. Read through Chapter 20 for this week. It’s been a while since we visited Stella, right? Let’s give her a little BBC support and meet at Stella’s on Pearl at 10:30.


Expectantly … February 19, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 3:26 pm

It’s time to start Great Expectations. I’m guessing we all have a different copy, but fortunately, this old-fashioned book actually has chapter breaks 🙂 For lack of anything more creative or original, how about if we just start with the first 10 chapters? We can re-adjust if we need to once we’ve read that many.

Let’s meet on Saturday, Feb 28, at Stella’s.

And for anyone who was confused by the last couple of dates I proposed, well, I clearly was too 🙂 My apologies for setting a schedule and then not looking at it again!


Finishing Middlesex February 9, 2009

Filed under: 1,Books read in 2009,Middlesex — antof9 @ 12:26 pm

For Saturday, February 14, let’s finish Middlesex. Book 4 goes quickly, and hopefully should tie up some loose ends. Since the Inspector will be away, we’ll have a West-Side BBC this week. Is there any place you’ve been dying to try? There’s a possibility of meeting at Ant’s house (will know more later in the week).

For future planning, we had scheduled Edgar Sawtelle next, but the paperback version comes out in June. I’m wondering if we want to re-visit our schedule, or if everyone is ok getting their hands on a hardback or library version and reading it next?

Either way, in keeping with our “week off after finishing” strategy, we won’t meet on Feb 21. We’ll resume meeting on Feb 28 with whatever new book we choose.

As a reminder, the remaining books on our list are:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
What is the What?
Great Expectations
or Bleak House


Middlesex: Book 3 February 4, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009 — antof9 @ 12:48 am

For Saturday, February 7’s BBC, read through Book three (if you have the paperback copy that’s in stores now, you’ll read through page 397).

Let’s meet at Aviano Coffee — we haven’t been there in ages, and I’m in the mood for some latte art 🙂

See you all at 10:30 (unless the Inspector is volunteering — see comments for info — then we’ll meet at 10:00).

Since at least half of us think the story would be interesting enough in and of itself without the incest factor, let’s explore that a little. I can’t help but wonder if Book 3 will answer that question.