A tool for members of Jax Freestyle Book Club, a meetup.com group in Jacksonville, Florida, to talk about what they're reading and would like to read. Click on the meetup badge to the right to go to our meeting homepage.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hope lots of you are exploring the Feb selection

It's very interesting and definitely rewards the time!

Here's the text of an email I sent the group through meetup:

There hasn't been too much RSVP'ing (yes or no) to this month's meeting notice, and I'm thinking some might be on the fence as to whether they want to invest the time and energy it takes to read a book, into this month's selection. Or maybe you've been busy and haven't thought about it one way or the other!

EIther way,The Bookseller of Kabul is not at all a difficult read. It was the bestselling nonfiction book in the history of publishing in Norway, and it's generated an interesting controversy in the aftermath of its publication, check out the article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,1284,1046429,00.html or listen to/read an NPR report on the issue at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16626180

So, still not sure if you want to snag a copy? Try a short excerpt from the first chapter at http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/books/83/0316734500/chapter_excerpt17708.html

Hope to see you the nineteenth (PLENTY of time between now an then to read this not long or difficult book!!!!!!!) It's readily available at the library, on the shelves at local bookstores, many used copies are available at Amazon, Powells, etc., and it's out in audio CD format.

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