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The Social And Mostly About The Book Club - September

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Read, Learn, Grow and Socialize in our Personal Development Book Club!

We are off for the summer from Book Club but that doesn't mean we will stop reading ~ oh no my fellow book lovers ~ in fact we have almost 3 months to see how far we get in what is often called a "Bucket List" Book. Impressive at all future dinner parties, networking events and cocktails soirees to say that "Why, yes I have read War& Peace"
Instantly adds at least 10 points to your perceived IQ!
The benefits of having read this book are endless!

We will be meeting back up again at the end of September ~ this will be our first Book Club on the new night of the last Wednesday of the Month!


September's Book of The Month - War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.

As Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature.

Book Club Housekeeping:

We literally divide our time together down the middle. We spend the first hour or so of our time doing some serious hanging out. We talk, we eat, we drink, we catch up, and we don’t really talk about the book. But then about an hour (or hour-and-a-half) in, the point person (me) pushes us to wrap it up and we move into seriously talking about the book for at least an hour or so. Then I suspect we'll spend an additional half hour talking about what book we want to choose next (so many opinions!). And then after that, everyone usually hangs out awhile longer and just chats. The key is that everyone is present for the book discussion, even if they didn’t read the book. This is meant to be a social and fun atmosphere for all.

Please bring $5 to cover book club costs and prizes!
I look forward to seeing you all.

Xo

Branch Director,
Rhonda Devlin-Gilbert

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