I like to read--a lot. I also like to spend time talking with interesting, congenial people about the books I read. And quite often, it is a lot of fun to pursue these conversations with a drink in hand. I'm not saying we should get plastered, but let's relax in a gracious New Orleans setting, knock back a few, and discuss books that matter.
Books we've read: American Gods, The Movie Goer, The Awakening, The Tragedy of Arthur, Quiet Houses,Nine Lives,The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Sense of a an Ending, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Piano Tuner, Await Your Reply, The Clearing, Pale Fire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jitterbug Perfume, Snow, Water for Elephants, Babylon Rolling, The White Tiger, The Handmaid's Tale, The Broom of the System, The Help, Of Human Bondage, A Movable Feast..
1. Read a good book (chosen by vote--our tastes are literary but eclectic)
2. Meet up
3. Drink liberally (or not)
4. Talk about it
What else is there to say? We'll meet at The Columns on St. Charles Avenue once a month.
I don't care how old you are, your race, gender, religion, or whatever, but I do hope you are willing to read beyond Dan Brown, Stephen King and romance. I hope you're willing to talk intelligently about books too. I've come to enjoy reading as a collaborative process because the discussion enhances my understanding to such a great degree.
Because you miss college ... or didn't go to college but like to read good literature and stay up late talking about it ... Because you think language and ideas are important ... Because book clubs should kick ass.