USO Book Club

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Book club for Military families to join. Discussions on books will be on "Google meets" meeting platform.

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Join us for the USO book Club a monthly discovery into the relm of reading. Here we will discover various books each month. You are free to join in for the books that interest you. Links to the chats and video forum will be sent to those that register.

The moderator will reserve the right to edit, delete or dismiss anyone who uses this forum for non club related material.

Books are chosen ahead of time and are the responsibility of the subscriber to obtain. Books prices on Amazon is under $20.

Monthly- 1 hour video chat session will be held so that we may discuss at more depth with each other the book. Information for discussions can be found on the confirmation email.

Adults Book schedule:

  • November 25th- The Last Lecture

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch

  • December 28th- Rebbecca

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

Topic: USO Book Club Rebbecca

Time: Dec 28, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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