Well, Brooke and I start the year off with 4 children, soon to be 5, as Brooke grows closer to giving birth. As you saw in her post
we welcomed Chase Alan Scott and Kingston James Scott to the family. Sydney is our only little girl for a few more weeks. If it wasn't for our nannies we would be going crazy!
Back to the point of this update. The Writers Block
will be having a Book Club starting this month. We are also still hiring, more so now that our head Barista Olive is becoming famous.
That being said, the info for the book club is down below. Sign up now.
BIG BOOK CLUB, PART 1
Thursday, January 21 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THIS WINTER: 2666
A two-part book club discussion of Roberto Bolano’s novel, 2666.
The Big Book Club tackles some of the thickest and most enduring novels in world literature. Broken into two sessions over four months, the club invites readers to experience these books at a leisurely pace and to enjoy the companionship of fellow readers making the same journey at the same time.
In 2066, three academics are on the trail of a reclusive German author. A New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman—these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.
In the words of The Washington Post, “With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era…”
This is the first of two book-club sessions. Attendees are encouraged to read 2666 through Chapter 3 (pg. 349) by this first meeting.