Hello Everyone, I am please to see the lively discourse has begun! (This is going to be a great group!).
After considering all responses, we will be meeting at our originally scheduled 3rd Thursday of the month. I am up for meeting Aug. 19th if you all are. The first book to be read (chosen at random from the responses received) is....Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence. I know we have a shortened reading schedule so just do the best you can. I would be happy to host the first meeting at my home in Coon Rapids--it is not large but can accommodate 10 people (which is probably the number that can/will make it) with a couple of extra chairs. We can discuss future books/meetings and other details when we meet. Thank you all for your participation and I can't wait to meet everyone. I will post/email my address when I figure out how to do it securely as I am relatively new to MeetUp.
A well written book is like a warm blanket on a cold night or a fine wine that lingers in your memory long afterward. If you are interested in reading (or revisiting) the greatest books of all time, then this book club is for you! We read books widely regarded as the best novels ever written.
The Classic Novels Club will meet in the north metro area, on one Thursday every month from 7:00- 8:30. Meetings will be very casual. All you need to bring is your curiosity and willingness to share your thoughts, ideas and perhaps a favorite paragraph.
Discussions are focused on the book, so please try to read the book prior to attending if possible, but you are welcome to attend either way.
SPECIAL NOTE: We are a true book discussion group. We are always cordial and friendly to everyone, but our members like to read serious books - no fluff ever! - and discuss them in depth with other devoted readers. Our meetings are 90% book discussion, and maybe 10% chit-chat. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds; we believe that bringing together readers of diverse backgrounds enriches our discussions.