Denver, COUSA 80233
July 16, 2012
I just moved to CO from NY. I taught English in the Bronx for six years. I am willing to give any book an honest shot. I want to be surrounded by people with vastly different opinions and strong opinions to boot.
Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil, anything by Mary Roach, Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Neuromancer by William Gibson, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Science- fiction, fantasy, science, ed theory, and classic lit. Anything by a 19th century American writer, Austen, or Nabokov. Working my way through the Russians right now.
Role of technology in mediating lives- how this is changing us, our brains, our culture..etc. The role of economics and medicine. Anything to do with education, particularly of the gifted. The psych realm is fascinating for me: the brain, perception, emotions, how we learn, and how our brain adapts.
We missed you at the last Northwest Thinkers and Readers book club. Hopefully we'll see you next time when we discuss The March.
It was a pleasure to meet you, too! It's very clear that you're a well-read, intelligent, and thoughtful person, and I look forward to speaking more with you. See you next month!
Welcome to Denver and to the Northwest Readers book club. We read mostly non-fiction and are always looking for books that illicit strong opinions and honest debate. I hope that you'll join us for our August book club! I look forward to meeting you soon.
(I taught science in Brooklyn for five years---so we can have a NYC teaching conversation when we meet.)