Book Club

“Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”-Franklin Pierce

I was super impressed that, despite my lack of organization, the first Book Club discussion seems to be going well. You can see my review of the first book, God Is Not Great, here. You can also read Brit’s and HDW’s. The original outline of the Book Club idea is here, but I’m going to change a few things.

The specifics:

First rule of Book Club is don’t talk about Book Club. Kidding. Please tell everyone.

The Book Club will be hosted on the last Friday of the month (I know this fucks up on months with five weeks, but I’ll figure it out later). For next month, this falls on Dec. 25 (Christmas).

The Book Club will be hosted by one blogger who will review the book.

The book will also be read by several other reviewers. Those reviewers will read the book and post a review and post a review on their blog. If they don’t blog (*gasp*), their review will be posted on the host’s blog.

Reviewers will disable comments on their review post and direct comments to the hosts blog. This time the book club generated a lot of interesting comments but they were scattered amongst the various blogs. I want to try to generate more discussion by keeping comments in one place.

We’ll pick the book by some semblance of democracy. If you have a book you’d like to read, suggest it in the comments or email me at I have two suggestions for the next time but I’m not married to them. E.J. Graff’s “What Is Marriage For?” and Richard Posner’s “A Failure Of Capitalism.”

I’ll both post here and send out an email to all interested parties on Monday, Nov. 30. For now, I’m just going to pick some reviewers. If you want to volunteer, let me know.

I’m not deeply attached to any of the rules and regs, if you have a suggestion, just let me know.

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