Edgar Sawtelle for November

From: Amanda D.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 4:22 PM
Hi Gals -

Did all of your voted candidates win or loose? Well, not all of mine came out on top, but I was one of three votes for our November book selection; The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. It's a meaty read, so snag a copy quickly and let's get started!

Thanks to all the ladies who attended the meet up last night at Lure Bistro. I'm also super impressed by our depth of conversation with regards to Outliers. We had several members with similar personal life story experiences and others who easily related to what he defined 'success'. Secondly, most of us agreed that Gladwell's sampling size was really too small if he was trying to prove a thesis or make a final judgment on a scientific level. We also felt the 2nd part of the book was much more interesting and intriguing than the first. So for all of you that didn't get to finish or haven't had a chance to pick this one up, you may want to skim through to Part II.

Last night, I also took an attendee poll by asking if members like the monthly 'polls' and if you like having only one book picked per meet up. And so far, we all agreed that the polls are fun and helpful when scheduling the meet ups and one book at a time is fine. If we find ourselves too bored with one book or it's a shorter read, we can surely tackle a 2nd one. But...that makes the discussion time 2x as long too!
Anyway, we'll keep the format the way it is for now and maybe take a fresh look at our book club operations for 2011.

Without further ado, I welcome November to a new selection that will require more of your reading time than previous books. At 566 pages, we will plan on a meet up after the Thanksgiving break. There are ample copies in the Cleveland Network, at Mentor and Morley. You may need to reserve a copy at the smaller branches, but CLE has a ton on the shelves.

Stay in touch and see you after the Turkey Day!

Cheers - Amanda

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