Sunday, December 12, 2010

Readers Guild Book Club Meets

EveningHour launched new programs on its first anniversary, October 23rd. One of it is the Readers Guild Book Club! The club meets once a month, on every second Saturday at 4 PM. The members discuss the key aspects that they learnt from the book, any observations that they made, how they are applicable to the regular life style, any character that they have liked or the sequence of events that has impressed them. The list can go on. At the end of the meet, the group decides on the next month's book as well.

Readers Guild Members have met twice so far, Nov 13th and Dec 11th. For the first meet, the group read and discussed about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People written by Stephen R. Covey. Though it was a small group of 5, the discussion was highly informative and lasted for a whole one hour. The group talked about all the seven habits and understood the significance of the habits. The habits cover both personal victory as well as public victory.

Since the first book was a non-fiction, the decision was that the second book should be a fiction so that we can cover all the genres one after the other. Catcher in the Rye is a highly acclaimed, loved and also a controversial book where the main character is an anti-hero. When the book was released, while the teenagers loved the hero,  parents, schools and libraries banned the book and any talk of it. It indeed turned out to be quite an interesting read. The members said they completed the book in one go. The 20+ loved the book while the 30+ thought it was an interesting book. On the whole, the book was well received.

At the end of the meet, the team decided to expand the next month's meet to not just one book but to all the books written by the famous 'John Grisham'. His latest book 'The Confession' is out and this will be a good time to read it and also talk about his famous works. Join us Jan 8th for the next Readers Guild Meet.

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