Many members voted in our recent "2010 Discussion Timing" polls and decided to change our Thursday discussions to Wednesdays. Well, our first Wednesday discussion of 2010 will be a doozy! We are reading 8, count 'em e-i-g-h-t, books for a literary genre highlight event. We will be focusing in on Dystopian literature. You certainly do not have to read all of the books, even one or two is okay--just read what you can. Our selections are: • 1984 by George Orwell (Available for Audio Download) • A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Audio on CD at Library) • We by Yevgeny Zamiatin (Book at library) • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Book at library) • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Available for Audio download) • Neuromancer by William Gibson (Book at library) • The Iron Heel by Jack London (Can download print through Project Gutenberg, 354 pages) • The Time machine by HG Wells (Available for Audio Download) I, myself, have only read the first 5 listed (and up to 8 years ago, at that). I will try to read the other 3 in time, but remember--just read what you can (that's our mantra). And, yes, I am fully aware that this beast of a book discussion is being scheduled between Les Miserables and (likely) Anna Karenina. Am I a masochist or what?