Hi to all.
The August meeting is in two weeks, and firm book commitments are still on the slow to come in, so I wanted to add a different option as an ice breaker. ?If you absolutely, positively can't find time to make a good start on one of the books on the list, but still want to meet and discuss ideas with fellow book lovers, here's an alternative:
watch/ listen to?The Last Lecture
, and give some thought to why it's become?such a popular phenomenon
. ?If there's interest, we'll spend twenty minutes or so (the same amount of time we'd allocate to any one book) discussing the actual content, and also why it's been a hit in the current environment. ?You can't plead lack of time since it's only 76 minutes long, or unavailability, since it's free on youtube.
?If you want to take this option, it's very important that you log onto the meetup website and indicate it in the comments to your RSVP.
Here are the books from the list ?that attendees at the upcoming meeting (including me!) have read or committed to reading for the meeting:
Walden, Only Yesterday, The Big Sort, A Free Life, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Second Lives, The United States of Arugula, An Eater's Manifesto, and E=MC? ?Pick any of these, and at least one other person should ?have read it. ?Don't forget, though, how easy and pleasant it can be to share your experience in a book with a book lover who doesn't happen to have read it!
PS ?If you haven't RSVP'd or need to update your response, please take a moment to do it now. Thanks!