Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ok, lets try this again

Well the reading of and commenting on 1984 didn't go as well as I had hoped - but I am not discouraged.

We'll try a democracy this time around and see if that gets us a little farther. So I need all your help. In the comments, nominate one book (please limit it to one - you can do another next month) you want to read...I'll tally the votes on Saturday and we'll have the book for March.

Ok, what are you waiting for...nominate...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Coincidence?? maybe...

I just read THIS STORY on and I am surprised at the timing. It works well to our advantage that this story would break the month we are reading 1984. I thought it would be a good platform from which to jump for our book discussion.

So take a minute, read the article and let me know what you think. Post your impressions on the book also (for those of you who have read it). ***WARNING*** the comments will likely contain spoilers, so if you have not finished reading and don't want to know the ending don't read them!!
Here are some questions to spur discussion:
How do you feel about civil liberties in our society?
Do you feel we are coming close to the society described in 1984? If yes, how? If no, do you think we ever will?