Simply Books! March Meeting

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.

This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

Drama: An Actor’s Education by John Lithgow

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Poem Revised: 54 Poems, Revisions, Discussions by Robert Hartwell Fiske and Laura Cherry (Editors)

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry by Dylan Ratigan

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, at 2pm.  We’ll be meeting in the Jean Picker Room.



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