My non-structured reading group is one of my favorite parts of blogging. To this point, we have been very loosely organized and our "non-structured" name was a bit of a joke, a reference to the fact that we had avoided fully thinking through our loose but close affiliation. But for the new year, we will be getting our collective act together, and will be half-mockingly referring to our group as "The Wolves."
The image you see above was the colophon for Hogarth press, the publishing venture of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. As you can see, the whole thing is very civilized. It was this or a somewhat lecherous wolf image that cracked us all up, but I could not bring myself to leave on my blog on a regular basis. But you might see it posted from time to time by at least one or two of us.
So what will we be reading in 2011? Glad you asked.
- Jan - Eileen - The Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
- Feb - Emily - Our Horses in Egypt by Rosalind Belben
- Mar - Richard - Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa
- Apr - Sarah - The Dodecahedron, or a Frame for Frames by Paul Glennon
- May - Frances - What Ever Happened to Modernism? by Gabriel Josipovici
- Jun - Claire - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
- Jul - Eileen - Snow by Orhan Pamuk
- Aug - Frances - The End of the Story by Lydia Davis
- Sep - Richard - Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
- Oct - Sarah - House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
- Nov - Emily - The Planetarium by Nathalie Sarraute
- Dec - Claire - Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather by Gao Xingjian
Join us for a few, for all. We will be happy to have you as a part of the conversation. I believe that we are aiming for the last weekend of each month.