Monday, February 2, 2015

A little switch up...

So, because we're terrible people at life, Aubrey and I realized that currently our Book Club discusses the same day as The Life of Bon. We cannot have that! We both love reading Bonnie's blog and would be so sad (the saddest of sad, really) if we made her mad by having our Book Club on the same day as hers. 

That being said, we are going to try things a little differently this time around. For February's discussion, we will be trying out a coffee shop vibe. On the last Saturday of February (which just so happens to be the very last day in February--the 28th) we will be having a coffee shop date. We want you to grab your coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced tea, milk, orange juice and bagel, and join us as we discuss this month's book. 

During January, we didn't have much response in our book and discussion. So we are hoping that in making our time together more relaxed, that you'll feel more comfortable joining in.

Throughout the month, as you're reading Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

"Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A new introduction by prominent Williams scholar Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his story of a family whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice still resonates deeply and universally." This edition of The Glass Menagerie also includes Williams's essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, "The Catastrophe of Success," as well as a short section of Williams's own "Production Notes." The cover features the classic line drawing by Alvin Lustig, originally done for the 1949 New Directions edition."  --Goodreads

Like before, we'll try to have the questions/points of interest/discussion/etc up that week before our coffee shop date. --It may be something like Monday or Tuesday before we discuss.  But we promise they'll be up.

Link up with us as you're reading and after you're done. Come back and leave comments and we'll go from there.

If any other changes surface, we will let you know with ample time. *Honest*

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