I wanted to let you know about this cool thing I’m participating in and even hosting a little bit!
Myself, Jen from Devourer of Books, Michelle from Galleysmith, and Heather from A Capricious Reader (and Beth from Beth Fish Reads, though she won’t be participating until 2011) have started a book club! The book club will read classics, and we’ll read four books a year, or one book per quarter. I’m sure you’re wondering why this is so awesome (Because it is. Awesome.). Let me tell you!
Lots of us want to read more classics! This is a way to do it!
One thing I want to do this year is try to delve into books more and try to get the message, the point, the author’s purpose in writing the book. I want my reading to go beyond, Oh, that was entertaining. The way the Classic Reads Book Club is set up, you’ll be able to do that because we’ll be discussing it in little chunks. You won’t have to worry about remembering things from too far back, because we’ll be discussing it as we go.
Since we’re discussing the book over 3 months, you can dip in and out of the book. You don’t have to worry about having to devote a week or two to one book. Instead, read the assigned portion, and then move on to another book!
There are so many benefits to the way we’re doing the Classic Reads Book Club. I hope you’ll join us!
You don’t need to do anything to join; all you need to do is read the book and join in on the discussion!
Our first book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Here’s the schedule:
January 25th – Section 1 (Chapters 1-11)
February 8th – Section 2 (Chapters 12-22)
February 22nd – Section 3 (Chapters 23-33)
March 8th – Section 4 (Chapters 34 – end)
Join us to discuss East of Eden at