Thursday, June 19, 2008

i'll book YOUR storm!

So I've done it. I've finally done it. I joined a book club. The idea of a bookclub has always seemed so romantic to me. People reading fascinating books and coming together bi-weekly (which is every two weeks, by the by) to discuss their questions, comments, testimonials, etc. Friendships will be tested, ideals challenged, and ultimately you'll come out a more educated, well-rounded person. And so I joined.

We are majestic.
We are thought provoking.
We are terminally good looking.
We are.....BOOKSTORM!

Our goal is to read, at least for the time being, autobiographies that are historically based. Our first novel on the table is Living my Life by Emma Goldman.

We, against all moral integrity, are reading the abridged version that's 500 pages, compared to the 2 volume unabridged version that's 1,000, but in all fairness, there was nary a volume 2 to be found! Plus, it was 1,000 pages so......

Abridged it is!

I love reading autobiographies. I have always loved non-fiction more than the several years in elementary and middle school that I would have given my left foot for a good R.L. Stine thriller. I just love the idea that someone's life is interesting enough for someone to pay money to read about. And now this book is even more interesting because it's relatable to our nation's history. Emma Goldman was an integral part of the early anarchist movement in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's really fascinating to read about historical events from an individual (and an influential individual) of the time.

The next book after this will be Notebooks by Albert Camus. I'll keep you (blog) posted!


Annie said...

That's so cool that you joined a book club. I was just thinking the other day that I would love to do that some day...some day when I am not changing diapers all day..all day.

Jessica said...

i played Emma once!