Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Three Cups of Tea Website

Three Cups of Tea, the book for our October meeting, has a pretty interesting website if you're want to learn more about the author and his education project. There's list of links to book reviews and articles as well as links to various author interviews.

The most recent interview was aired 9/14/08 on CNN. It's about 5 minutes long.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

SFGate: Saroyan Centennial

California author William Saroyan's life and work is commemorated in SFGate article on the centennial (or thereabouts) of his birth, August 31, 1908. Saroyan's best known works include The Time of Your Life and The Human Comedy.

Apparently, there was a celebration last night (9/3) in San Francisco, where he lived for many years. But if you missed that, Fresno, Saroyan's birthplace, has been having a series of festivities that run through to the end of 2008. Click here for more information.

Roundtable Meeting: Saturday, September 6

Just a reminder that Reader's Roundtable will be meeting this Saturday (9/6) at 2:00 pm in Conference Room B (check the lobby monitor just in case we get bumped) to discuss the novel Sweetness in the Belly.

Also, we'll be deciding on what books to read for our February, March and April 2009 discussions, so please bring some book suggestions.

BTW: I'll have copies of the October and November books at Saturday's meeting. We're reading Three Cups of Tea for October and Loving Frank for November. (FYI: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was moved to January. I probably won't have copies until later this month.)

Apologies again for infrequent postings. I'm hoping to resume regularly blogging in the next few weeks.

Thanks for your patience!