Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An American Summer: Faulkner and Hemingway

So the voting ended up in a tie between Faulkner and Hemingway.  We had a dramatic one-day tweet-off.  The results: we voted to leave the Eurozone.  Just kidding.  Faulkner squeaked by.  But there was a lot of gnashing of teeth, so we'll do this: Faulkner in July, Hemingway in August.

You can start Absalom, Absalom! anytime.  We'll plan to finish by the end of July.  It's not a super-long book.  There are nine chapters.  We'll read like two-and-a-half chapters a week.

As always, please try to trick your friends into joining us.  And please let me know if the spirit moves you and you want to post something about the reading on the blog.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vote for our next book

I finally motivated to delete some of the ancient items in the sidebars and set up a new poll for our next book.  So go ahead, random strangers, and help us pick our next book by voting in the sidebar to the right.  Right over there =======>  

One thing: I'd ask that if you vote, you make a good faith effort to try to actually read the book with the group, and maybe even participate with a tweet or blog comment or two.  It makes me so happy to receive signs of life from out there.

If you don't like the choices offered in the poll, feel free to leave your write-in selection below in the comments.

The poll closes on June 21.  We'll start reading on June 22.