Enjoy reading brainy books? Classics of world literature? Philosophy? Something entertaining, yet intellectually stimulating? Do you actually CHOOSE to pick up novels by the likes of E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Bronte, or maybe Toni Morrison? Does exploring philosophical classics (Plato's Symposium, maybe? Sartre? Hume?) actually appeal to you?
If reading great literature with a friendly, laid-back, edgy intellectual crowd turns you on, then this is the meetup for you. We won't take ourselves or anything TOO seriously, but we will delve into some fantastic books, talk about them, discuss, debate, learn, etc. And we will have fun.
It's OKAY to be into this kind of thing. Promise.
Want to Read Some Good Books....???
Yesterday · 7:00 PM
Let's read "Connoisseur," a short story by modern Chinese writer Wang Zengqi.
Why The Better Chinese Writer Is Often the Harder Sell in the West
Here is some personal reaction, cum brief background, about the writer of “The Connoisseur,” (http://... Learn more
April 20 · 7:00 PM
Let's discuss The Sleeper Awakes by H.G.Wells
We have not read any science fiction! One may say that this would be a degrading choice; yet, ski-fi is just a genre, and there are good and bad writers in any genre.... Learn more
March 30 · 7:00 PM
Lets' discuss Confusion by Stefan Zweig
"We live through myriads of seconds, yet it is always one, just one, that casts our entire inner world into turmoil, the second (as Stendhal has described it) the... Learn more
February 17 · 7:00 PM
Let's Discuss "Voices from Chernobyl" by Svetlana Alexievich, 2015 Nobel winner
"Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster” begins with a woman’s account of watching her husband, a firefighter, physically disintegrating in a... Learn more
January 13 · 7:00 PM
Let’s discuss “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco
January’s selection is the play “Rhinoceros” by the Romanian-French writer, Eugene Ionesco. “Rhinoceros” is an example of what Ionesco termed a “tragicomedy”. It is... Learn more