As I related here I have a goal of hosting a Book Club.
I guess my mind is on books because:
- I’m having a book swap.
- I don’t read as much as I used to.
- I love to read.
My first plan of action was to choose a book.
I’ve decided to go with a Pulitzer Prize winning classic: To Kill a Mocking Bird. I’ve seen the movie but I don’t ever remember reading the novel so I’m excited to get started.
I mapped out a plan for reading and discussing the book which I put into a letter that would serve both as an invitation and syllabus for the study. The group will be limited to 8 people.
I wanted to make the expectations clear from the beginning so the people who commit to the group can presume that others will do the assignments and be on hand for our weekly discussions.
To start with I sent the invitation to about 20 people via email, U.S. postal service, and hand delivery. The first person I cleared the invitation with was Charlie. He informed me he can’t promise to do the reading so he’s opting out. Perhaps he’ll take over the chore of providing hot and cold beverages for the group. It would be quite extraordinary to have our own barista.
If enough people opt in — 4 minimum — we’ll give it a go. I plan to supply the books so that we’ll all be working from the same edition when citing pages and paragraphs.
After we read the book I would plan for the group to watch the movie starring Gregory Peck in the conservatory.
What is your favorite classic novel?