We were a rowdy bunch this past Saturday–must’ve been the weather! Learn more about our conversation and see our booklist after the jump.Weather aside, we certainly had plenty of great conversation fodder this month. Our two themes, as one member pointed out, seemed to be poetry and death–group members shared two novels about mortality, a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and a book about the process of writing a poem. We also talked quite a bit about acting and the acting life, as another member just finished John Lithgow’s “Drama.”
Our most animated conversation stemmed from a discussion of the hit book series The Hunger Games. One of our group members is involved in a community read and food drive centered on the books. It’s a fantastic idea, and I wish I’d thought of it! Talking about this program led us into a discussion about promoting literacy, how kids interact with books, and how the way we think about books and reading is changing in our very technological society.
I have to admit, I was having so much fun talking and listening to everyone else share their thoughts this month that I took very few notes! So I’m afraid that I can’t remember too many more specifics than what I shared above.
Below please find our booklist! Clicking the book cover will take you to our catalog or to Shelfari.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, at 2pm. We’ll be meeting in the Jean Picker Room.