Monday, May 17, 2010

Classic Book Club – The Next Book

Hello readers. You have probably been wondering what is the next book in Classic Book Club. I can now reveal that it is none other than Hard Times by Charles Dickens. You have till Monday the 14th of June to read it, at which point those of us based in Dublin will meet at a to-be-revealed location to discuss it.

I am a bit disappointed by the way Classic Book Club is going… after all the "Wow, great idea" excitement at the start (mainly on Facebook), we had a big total of two people* (not including my beloved and me) at the discussion of Moby Dick, then nobody for Nostromo. I may have started a book club for time-wasters, or perhaps it has fallen foul of my friends and their dislike of school-night social interaction. Or maybe some other time would suit better, what say you? Be that as it may, I will continue with this just for my own sake, as I need the pressure of deadlines to get going on these books.

I will post about Nostromo in due course, and anyone who has any opinions on it can leave comments.

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*I should point out that these two people had good excuses for not making the second meet-up.

4 comments:

Ray said...

Read it already, so I'm three for three on finishing by the deadline!

accentmonkey said...

>>I may have started a book club for time-wasters, or perhaps it has fallen foul of my friends and their dislike of school-night social interaction<<

See, I didn't realise that only you got to pick the books. I have no interest in reading Nostromo. Or Hard Times. So, as they say on Dragon's Den, I'm out.

Eoghan said...

I would be considerably more likely to make the meetings if they were later in the evening, say 8-8:30, and on a day other than Monday. But I am reading the books so there can be book chat if we should meet outside of book club.

ian said...

Eoghan - we will maybe discuss other nights... perhaps a thursday, though I am wary of nights later in the week. And there is too much on on Tuesdays. Maybe a wednesday.

Accentmonkey - yes, I pick all the books, mainly because I have not read loads of the books that everyone else has.