I mentioned this a looong time ago, but the Great Books Discussion Group meets at the Worcester Public Library the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm.
For our meeting on June 1, we’ll be reading Snow Country by (my favorite Japanese author) Yasunari Kawabata.
If you’re interested in joining us and want to take this out of the library, you should make a request for this volume or this volume, as it seems that all WPL’s volumes are out at this time. (The reason he’s my favorite? He never fails to break my heart.)
Then, for our July meeting (which will likely be July 6), we’ll be reading Anna Karenina. If you’ve ever wanted to read the book (or, you know, just watch the Kevin McKidd version and pretend like you read it) and Oprah was not enough motivation for you, now is the time. (And plenty of advanced warning for those of us who are reading about six books at one time.)
Which brings me to another question: how’s War and Peace going? Well, it’s not, because I need the motivation of a group to get those kinds of things done. I’m the kind of person who starts reading a 1200 page book and then gets distracted by a slightly-less-large book and thinks it would be a good idea to read both at the same time.
In short, I need a War and Peace coach. After Anna Karenina. Applications now being accepted.