March 4th, the only day that is also a sentence.
We have a confession to make. We — tumblr-ers Nicole, Petra and Camila, plus our team member and frog co-parent Beth —
We haven’t readThe Grapes of Wrath.
I know! I know! We are book people for a living. How did we manage to skip reading a book that most people finish as teenagers? It’s a mystery. It’s embarrassing. And we’re about to fix it.
We’re starting a Grapes of Wrath book club, in the fine tradition of Monkey See’s “I Will If You Will” book club (which previously conquered Moby Dick and Twilight.) Joining us will be fellow GOW newbie Linda Holmes (our Monkey See blogger), as well as experienced GoW-readers Rose, Lynn, intern Jordan and intern Annalisa. And, of course, you’re invited!
Never read it? Read it and loved it? Force yourself through it for English class? Whatever your story is, join us as we read and discuss. We’ll meet three times online — and at the last meeting, which will land on the book’s 75th anniversary, we’ll have a Steinbeck expert on hand to answer your burning questions. Because LEARNING.
Here’s the schedule:
Chunk 1: Oklahoma
Book Club Meets: March 3, 3 p.m. EST on Monkey See
Chunk 2: On The Road And The Arrival
Book Club Meets: March 24, 3 p.m. EST on Monkey See
Chunk 3: California
Book Club Meets: April 14, 3 p.m. EST location and special Steinbeck guest TBD.
You can find more details at the kick-off post on Monkey See.
We do hope you’ll join us. After all, a book club is only as good as the friends who read with you. (Also important: the wine. But since this is BYOB, that’s all up to you.)
Just remember… We all make sacrifices to finish the book.
(warning puppy still applies.)
Well that got dark really fast.