Malcolm Gladwell

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th at 5:15 PM in the Honors Common Room.

We will be discussing a series of Malcolm Gladwell books. You may choose from the following:

  1. Blink
  2. Tipping Point
  3. Outliers

This discussion is in honor of Mr. Gladwell’s visit to campus on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 PM at EJ Thomas Hall. If you are interested in attending with the group, please send your name and email to Cait.

Malcolm Gladwell\’s Website

We will not be ordering any of the books so please check your local library or amazon.com’s used books!

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Meeting Information and Voting!!!

Please note the following information and vote for the appropriate items:
 
  1. Wednesday, October 21, Anne Patchett will be speaking at EJ starting at 7:30. Tickets are free.
  2. Wednesday, November 11, Malcolm Gladwell will be speaking at EJ starting at 7:30. We are planning on attending it as a group if you are interested in joining us. Again, tickets will be free.
  3. Since Malcolm Gladwell is coming to speak, we thought it would be nice to have a “Malcolm Gladwell Discussion” on Thursday, November 19th at 5:15 PM in the Honors Common Room. You may choose between “Blink,” “Tipping Point,” and “Outliers.” We will be discussing all three. We are not purchasing the books this time so you can start reading as soon as you are able! Check out the books from your library or look for used books on Amazon.com.
  4. We would like to get together to discuss the ending to The Book Thief. We discussed either the week before exams (December 3) or the week of exams (December 10). People were concerned with the week prior to exams due to projects and papers due before the end of the term. PLEASE VOTE: DECEMBER 3 OR DECEMBER 10 (See below).
  5. We are also choosing the book to discuss for January! We wanted to choose a book that is now a movie so that we can have a discussion and movie night. The choices are: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, The World According to Garp by John Irving, or The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. PLEASE VOTE FOR ONE OF THE THREE. (See below).
We’re very excited for the upcoming meetings and events! Please feel free to email either myself or Lauren with any suggestions that you may have!
 
Please vote by Saturday, October 24th so that we can send everyone a final schedule and look into ordering books for the January meeting.

Book Thief

The next book we are discussing is Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Our meeting will be on Thursday, October 15th at 5:15 PM in the Honors Common Room. We understand that the semester is getting crazy and you may not be able to finish the reading. Please still come to the meeting even if you have not finished the book!

Check out the write up of Book Thief in the New York Times Book Review. Please post questions or comments you have as you read!

Also, an interview with the author on amazon.com!

Enjoy 🙂

Update

Hi Everyone!

Our first meeting discussing “Run” was a huge success! We’re now voting on our second book for the semester!

The choices are:

– Color of Water

-The Book Thief

-Three Cups of Tea

-Book of Lost Things

-Life of Pi

Please vote by 5 PM tonight! I will then send an email or facebook message to everyone with the result.

Also, if you FOR SURE want a book, please let me know by Sunday at noon (September 20). If you request a book, you have to take it. Prices are still to be determined but should be around $5. They will be available in the Honors Office. I will be emailing everyone with the information when the time comes.

Finally, at our last meeting, we decided that our next meeting date will be Thursday, October 15 at 5:15 PM in the Honors Common Room. Please RSVP on facebook or through email so that we have an accurate count for pizza.

“Run” by Ann Patchett

Over the summer we are reading “Run” by Ann Patchett. Our discussion is scheduled for Thursday, September 17 at 5 pm in the Honors Common Room.

Check out New York Time’s Book Review at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/20/books/20masl.html

Leave questions and comments as you read!

Summer Reading

Keep us updated on the reading you’re doing over summer! We always love suggestions and maybe your book will become the next book we’ll discuss!

The Last Lecture

Our next book that we will be discussing is “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch.

Things to thing about (and post about!):

-What lesson or idea touched you the most?

– If you could give a “last lecture” what would be the most important advice you could leave someone?

-Was there anything in the book you were shocked about? Amused by? Laughed at? Cried at?

-Have you come away from this book with a different outlook on life?

-If you’ve watched the lecture, how does it compare to the book?

Some things to look at:

Review of the book: http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/review-the-last-lecture-free-give-away-17/

Randy Pausch’s last lecture at Carnegie Mellon: