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Freethought Sundays: Cordova Book Club

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Visit the book club webpage at

http://www.memphisfreethought.com/BookClub.html

 

The process for selecting reading materials:

BOOKS: Book club members will vote on books two weeks before finishing the current one. These votes will be casted at the book club meeting two weeks before beginning the new book to allow time to order it. Also, people can vote with an absentee vote by emailing Jason Grosser at [masked]. (Please, write in the "subject" of your email "Book Club Vote".)

BETWEEN BOOKS: Regular members will pick short papers (essays, chapters, magazine articles, etc) that are 50 or fewer pages to read and discuss at one--and only one--meeting. Again, these paper discussions will occur between books. These short papers will (we hope) add variety to the discussion topics without committing people to an entire book.

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  • Kim

    Nudge and Power of Habit tied for the win. We decided to start Nudge next week and probably follow that up with Power of Habit.

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Kim

    The poll is technically open until Monday at 5:00, I think. Does anyone oppose the idea of calling it where it is at tomorrow's (Sunday) book club as opposed to waiting until Monday evening to determine which book we are to order? We will only have one week to order and start reading at this point. Nudge is in the lead by a razor thin margin, so we really won't know what to order until the poll closes. Just a thought. :)

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • David

      I'd say call it nudge, but I'm biased

      November 16, 2013

  • Jason

    November 11, 2013

  • Haitham

    Here's an interesting piece by Oscar Wilde that we can read for next Sunday: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/comm/steen/cogweb/Abstracts/Wilde_1889.html

    It's called The Decay of Lying, and it's an essay in the form of a Socratic dialogue. According to Wilde, all bad art is an idealization of some aspect of life or nature. For art to be good, it must "lie"; that is, it must create something untrue that exists outside of nature, which nature can then imitate and idealize - for nature is far less beautiful than art. "Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."

    -Haitham

    2 · November 11, 2013

    • Jason

      That will generate a good discussion! Thanks for posting and volunteering to select the short article to discuss between our books.

      November 11, 2013

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