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“ He never had time to read on the outside, but here he joins a book club where they discuss The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and Damned and Tender Is The Night with a fervent young professor who seems unaware that anyone other than F. Scott Fitzgerald has ever written a book. ”
“ The face that greeted me, however, was far from welcoming, it was a miniature stick insect of a woman with wiry white hair and enormous glasses that emphasized her heavily wrinkled face. She blinked twice and looked me up and down. By the look on her face, she wasn’t that impressed with what she saw. “Who is it, Ethel?” She responded, “It’s some homeless woman. She looks like she needs money and a good wash.” And I thought I’d already reached the lowest point of my day. ”
Welcome to Chelmsford Public Library’s Classics Book Group! It is being moderated by the library…more
[close] Welcome to Chelmsford Public Library’s Classics Book Group! It is being moderated by the library’s Reader’s Advisory Team - Jessica FitzHanso, Head of Reader’s Services, and Deanna Parsi, Adult Services Specialist. We had a few goals in mind when creating this new book group. One is to give people the opportunity to participate in spirited book discussion from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Another is an acknowledgement that we don’t all have schedules that can easily accommodate a book group at a set time, so we have created a book group you can attend on your time. Lastly, we were talking about the classics – the ones we have read and the ones that we should have read – and figured that we were not alone in wanting to expand our literary education. The book group will have a weekly structure. Each week we will provide some historical background or literary information for context. We will then post a discussion question, as well as throw in some weekly “quizzes” (don’t worry, there are no grades here!) or other fun asides. The advantage of this type of book group is that you can check back as often or as little as you like. We do hope, however, that you will tune in each week and participate. We have one simple rule, which we will state even though we know you already know it: Be kind and respectful of each other when posting. With that, welcome to our first discussion: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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**October's book link is posted in the Book of the Month Folder** Some (okay a lot) of the Para…more
[close] **October's book link is posted in the Book of the Month Folder** Some (okay a lot) of the Paranormal, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi Romance authors from Love Tropes are here to meet and chat with readers. Every month, a Love Tropes author will give a free book to group members. During that month, the author will be around to answer any questions. Join Love Tropes Paranormal, Fantasy, & Sci-Fi Romance Book of the Month Club and meet: Sofia Aves Stacey Wallace Benefiel Moni Boyce Isobelle Cate Emma Cole Sarah M. Cradit Jules Crisare Patricia D. Eddy Rebecca Hefner Cin Imbernon Rochelle Paige Charli B. Rose J.P. Uvalle
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The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the…more
[close] The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the monthly book reading, get recommendations, or just tell us if you like canned peaches. We're a big, friendly group, but there's always room for more!
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The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society is a group for readers who enjoy books that have been around f…more
[close] The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society is a group for readers who enjoy books that have been around for a while, written by authors who have shuffled off this mortal coil. We have "mostly" in the group name, though, because there is room here for discussion about all books and authors. This isn't just a another classics group - readers of vintage genre fiction are also welcome to make this place their home. We are group of enthusiastic readers who love to talk about all things bookish. Welcome!
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