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Are you less inclined to read contemporary lit and more drawn to the classics? Are you not all that into the lighter fare and more drawn to that which with exquisite detail captures the dark depths of the human condition? Do you find yourself saturated with modern times and rather fascinated by the cultures of ages past or distant lands? Would you enjoy the "reading together of sweetly phrased books" and sharing your thoughts with others over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine? Then this group is for you!

This is not a book-of-the-month club. Some books may be read in a month; others may not. Our members decide which titles we read and how quickly we read them...if we even read the same thing (not required). We're also not high-society, erudite snobs. Just down-to-earth folk who have a deep appreciation for classic authors whose writings so well resonate with our own life experience, or so well capture a time we long to experience.

If this sounds appealing to you, grab your cup and join the discussion. We'd love to have you!

Upcoming events (3)

The Art of War (Sun Tzu) and The Prince (Machiavelli)

For March we will explore classic texts on strategy and tactics, from both Eastern and Western culture. The two works we will be reading are: The Art of War -- Published in the 5th century BC and attributed to Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. This work is widely regarded as one of the most influential texts on strategy, military or otherwise, and has influenced countless leaders throughout history.[1] The Prince -- Written by Niccolò Machiavelli and broadly published in 1532, this is one of the first publications on modern political philosophy, and has been incredibly influential, often sparking fierce debate on political ethics.[2] NOTE: Book discussion begins around 6:00 pm. The 5:30 start time allows those who are interested to visit off-topic for a bit. Feel free to join us at whichever time suits you. [1] "The Art of War" Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 January 2019. Web. 29 January 2019. [2] "The Prince" Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 January 2019. Web. 29 January 2019.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

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The next event in the CRONC SF subgroup: The Man in the High Castle (1962) is an alternate history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. Set in 1962, fifteen years after an alternative ending to World War II, the novel concerns intrigues between the victorious Axis Powers—primarily, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany—as they rule over the former United States, as well as daily life under the resulting totalitarian rule. The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. Beginning in 2015, the book was adapted as a multi-season TV series, with Dick's daughter, Isa Dick Hackett, serving as one of the show's producers. NOTE: Book discussion begins around 6:00 pm. The 5:30 start time allows those who are interested to visit off-topic for a bit. Feel free to join us at whichever time suits you. Location: At Christine's Home (South West Colorado Springs, CO (near Ft Carson) or TBA.

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

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Parnassus on Wheels, the 1927 debut novella of Christopher Morley, is a story centered around the love of literature and discovery, told through characters Helen McGill and Roger Mifflin and their traveling bookshop. [1][2] This book is available for free in digital form from Project Guteberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5311 NOTE: Book discussion begins around 6:00 pm. The 5:30 start time allows those who are interested to visit off-topic for a bit. Feel free to join us at whichever time suits you. [1] "Parnassus on Wheels" Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 16 March 2019. Web. 16 March 2019. [2] "Can Two 90-Year-Old Books Be Slight and Sentimental and Really Good?" Newswhistle. Newswhistle, 16 March 2019. Web. 16 March 2019.

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The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maughm

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