Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Joy of Re-reading

Joan Wickersham – local author and Globe columnist – had an interesting article in the Globe last week on the joy of going back to the classics that you read when you were younger.  Given our recent discussion, it seemed … Continue reading

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Moving on to February – here are some recommendations

The subject for February is love and romance – of course.  While this gives you absolute permission to read bodice rippers if you choose, love is a critical part of some of the greatest books ever written.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Our January reading

Great discussion today that began with the subject of classics and wandered far afield to include books on CD, books on E-readers, and lots of books that don’t exactly fall into the classic category.  Here are some of the titles: … Continue reading

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Recognize any of these classic authors?

no – we aren’t going to tell you who they are – you are on your own in this.

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Reposting the list of topics for the remainder of the year

Since it is hard to work your way through lots of posts – this may be the downfall of a blog – I am reposting the list of subjects that we will be reading through June. February – Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR JANUARY DISCUSSION OF CLASSICS

on the 19th at 10:30.  Hope to see you there to hear what classics you have been reading – or what books you have been reading that you think should be classics.

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Great First Lines

In beginning to read The Man of Property, I was struck by the first sentence “Those privileged to be present at a family festival of the Forsytes have seen that charming and instructive sight–an upper middle-class family in full plumage.” … Continue reading

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