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March 2016 Book Group

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 pm

Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett

If you’re in Wicker Park early, some of us will be at Native Foods… 15 more words

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March MAGIC madness at JFDS!

March is going to be filled with MAGIC! Don’t miss getting your hands on a copy of The Iron Trial at our library.

There will be after school discussions, computer gaming, and hopefully a Skype with author Holly Black! 123 more words


Lessons from Joyce: a reluctant reader's view

When my book group recently rallied around the idea of reading James Joyce’s Ulysses I knew—as the resident English teacher—that this would not go well for me. 833 more words


Luminous Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson's 'Lila'

After luxuriating in the exquisite prose of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila, I’m perplexed as to why I’m struggling to write about it. The novel, Robinson’s fourth, is the second one we’ve read in our book group, and maybe it’s no coincidence that while I still remember being profoundly moved by the lyricism of  596 more words


Another Turn of the Page: Reading Everywhere

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability–take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” 911 more words

Author: Jeanne

Outer Edge: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.

The Outer Edge meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. 190 more words

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Group therapy II

My second experience of the Willesden Green Writers’ Group was as enlightening as the first. Once again, those parts of my chapters that did not work were pointed out, and I know that when I edit those pages they will be better. 80 more words