Just sending out a quick newsletter with a couple of points.
1) Our May discussion
is happening this Sunday at 3pm. We will be discussing "The Mysteries of Udolpho" by Ann Radcliffe and "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen. We are meeting at the Panera near Briarwood Mall (903 W. Eisenhower Pkwy). Please make sure you are at the correct Panera! If anyone feels they might get lost, don't hesitate to send me an email requesting my telephone number as an added security!
2) Our July selection poll
is closing tomorrow and I will be announcing our chosen book. You still have 24 hours to get your vote in. Right now, Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" has a strong lead.
3) Our August selection poll
is now open. Since I have a tendency to favor 19th c. French and British literature, I have taken care to give choices by author's of a variety of nationalities. Get on our group page and vote in our August poll (and also for our July poll if you have not yet done so). I will announce the winner just before our June discussion of DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover". Here are the choices:
1. The Pilgrim?s Progress by John Bunyan (pre-1700s), American
2. A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne (1700s), Irish
3. The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade (1700s), French
4. Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1800s), German
5. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (1800s), Scottish
6. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1800s), British
7. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov (1900s), Russian
8. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (1900s), Indian
9. Celestial Harmonies by Peter Esterhazy (2000s), Hungarian
10. The Double by Jose Saramago (2000s), Portuguese
4. Upcoming book discussions:
- June 7 @ 12 noon- "Family Matters" by Rohinton Mistry and Indian Potluck (joint meetup with Little India group)
- June 14 @ 3:00 pm- "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by DH Lawrence
- July 12 @ 3:00 pm- probably date for July discussion (go vote on selection now!)
Thanks and hope to see many of you this Sunday!
Melissa May Discussion: Ann Radcliffe's "T?