Hello Hotties! You know what really blows? Besides my nose? Writing a whole post which I accidentally delete because my laptop keyboard is so sensitive. And, I was typing while lying down. Anyway, a bit of business: 1) We need to choose our November book. I have posted the sent in suggestions so far, below, and I think we should vote via blog or email since we’re not meeting until the 14th. 2) During our first meeting we agreed to alternate between fiction and non-fiction, which means since we read The Strain this month, we should technically be choosing a non-fiction title for November. However, the newest hotties didn’t know about this because we didn’t blog it and forgot to tell them. I told Steve, but he lives with me, and I made him submit non-fiction titles. If the new hotties are cool with this rule, please save your fiction pieces until our December reading! and 3) Another rule we came up with is that we are only reading books that none of have read before. We all love books, and maybe we should pick a month or two where we share books that we have already read. However, that is what Good Reads is for, and I hope you’re all planning on getting on there because it is a book nerd’s dream come true, including cover art.
There are a lot of books here. I didn’t include every book we’ve already talked about. Some are included in the comments on the Future Ideas page, but some are ones that we all thought sounded interesting last time like Glass Castles by Jeanette Walls. Anyway, feel free to add in the comments other titles and go to bat for the book you really, really want to read:
Poplorica by Martin Smith
Who Is Mark Twain by Mark Twain
Shakespeare Wrote For Money by Nick Hornby
The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke (oops I think that’s fiction)
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir by Nick Flynn
7 Deadly Wonders – Matthew Reilly (fiction)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette-Walls
On another wonderful note: Steve has received training on the new Louvre & the Masterpiece exhibit at the MIA. Karaann has suggested that we tie in a book club with a visit to the museum and ask Steve be our tourguide. Although, they have the headphones you can rent too. The exhibit goes until January 10, 2010 and is worth the visit. It costs a fee to enter on every day but Thursday evening. However, I think this is such a brilliant idea that perhaps our December book idea could be free floating as in we each pick a book ( fiction or non) having to do with art, preferably about a piece or an artist connected to the museum and we have our January meeting/December book discussion at the museum.