Dear student, is your overworked brain screaming for a break? Do you miss reading just for yourself, just for pleasure? Maybe you have a list a mile long of all the great books you’re going to read when you “get the chance”? Well, now’s your chance! Geneseo’s Book Club invites you to a discussion of their first book of the semester, Walter Moers’s The City of Dreaming Books, on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning this Sunday (Oct. 23) in Milne 104. A copy or two may still be available in the stacks at PT2673.O293 S73 2008.
Publisher’s Weekly calls The City of Dreaming Books “a delightfully imaginative melange of Shel Silverstein zaniness and oddball anthropomorphism a la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld … a wonderfully whimsical story that will appeal to readers of all ages.”
Student organizer Chelsea Pullano and Milne Library have partnered to sponsor the book club, intended to give students the opportunity to round out their lives a bit with regular, lively discussions of good books in a friendly and relaxed setting. The Club plans to spend a few weeks on Moers’s book, and then decide on what to read next. Milne Library will purchase copies of the books to loan, but it’s first come, first served – so join the group this Sunday and claim your spot around the table! Refreshments will be provided. Contact Chelsea at email@example.com for more information.