Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The House of God, by Samuel Shem

We have a book number 12!

We will begin reading The House of God, by Samuel Shem immediately.

Let's shoot for a December 17-ish end date.

Hope to see you all in a bit for the Catching Fire and Mockingjay chat! We'll be testing with Google+ Hangout for this chat.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chat 10/11 and Book 12

The Catching Fire and Mockingjay chat will be Wednesday at 7:30 PST, please make it at your convenience, it will go until about 9 PST.

As for book 12, cast your vote:

A Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach

B 11/11/63, by Stephen King

C The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

D Blue Nights, by Joan Didion

E The House of God, by Samuel Shem

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Catching Fire, Mockingjay, and Choosing Our Next Book

Tallyho, Still Thinkers!

To accomodate everyone's schedules, we're going to postpone our chat on Catching Fire and Mockingjay.  Our proposal: the evening of next Monday, November 14th.  Please post your availability for that evening, and propose alternate dates/times if that will not work for you.

In light of the fact that we are a sophisticated group of multitaskers, we also wanted to start our conversation about choosing our next book, which is technically Book 12.  Congratulations for all of the reading we have accomplished, and thank you for your participation!

Just think: that is so many books, you could bake a dozen cupcakes, and decorate each one differently to represent all of the books we have read.  Of course, the twelfth cupcake would be as of yet unfrosted, because we don't yet know what we're reading, so...

Also in the comments, please post your suggestions for our next book!  Without your input, our metaphorical twelfth cupcake will be forlorn and devoid of sprinkles.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Catching Fire and Mockingjay Chat

Our chat for Catching Fire and Mockingjay will be this weekend!

Let us know your availablility below so we can agree on a time and date. Please check back regularly for updates.