Sunday, April 20, 2008 6:59 PM
Hi to all.
I sent this message to the group using my usual email program, which routes group mail through meetup. I never got it in my inbox, so am resending though the meetup cgi box. I absolutely don't want to crowd inboxes, but this is an important message about the upcoming meeting and group policy, so please bear with me if you get it twice. (I'll be pasting in instead of attaching the May book list)
Hi to all. I'm getting ready to post the May meeting (third Tuesday at Borders) but before I get interrupted or distracted, I'm sending a PDF of the May booklist, which says goodbye to two books and welcomes two new ones.
Please, also please please please and double please, oh, and did I say please, if there's any reasonable chance you may come to the meeting, pick a book within the next couple of days! If this were a conventional format book club, a book would be picked for everyone at this point, but the freestyle part puts the picking part on each member. Once you've chosen, please RSVP "yes" or "maybe." depending on your level of certainty and (again with the begging and pleading) please do indicate your book choice. If you're sticking with an old choice, please name it again. If you've already read one or more of the choices, please indicate that along with anything else you're planning to read. If you start a book and don't enjoy it, feel free to switch to something else. We have a great variety of nonfiction about current events, nature, science, etc., and two fiction selections, so there should be something to please most readers.
Meetup.com generates a notice when the next meeting is posted, so that will be your cue to post your RSVP with book designation.
Thanks in advance for your help in making this meetup work as a reading community!
and....here's the list:
1) St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell (short story collection)
2) Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds by Tim Guest (nonfiction)
3)Chronicles, Volume 1 by Bob Dylan (autobiography)
4) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (part memoir, part nature writing, seventies classic)
5) The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution by David Kamp (The title say;s it all!)
6) Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Science, essay collection)
7) Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Erentreich (critical look at the middle class employment situation)
8)A Free Life by Ha Jin (Novel about the immigrant experience)
9) Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley ( Popluar science and a little self-development)
10) E=mc?: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis (Science and history of science presented for the non scientist.)