Introducing the Thursday Next Book Club!
Originally hosted on Culture Poppe.
It’s 2014, and in an effort to help with those resolutions, we’re hosting a book club! Structured around Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series, we’ll read both his series and works referenced in (or with the same themes as) the Thursday Next books. The idea is simple: Read one book per month and discuss it on a dedicated discussion board.
Our first book is the classic Jane Eyre – available for free on most eReader download sites. (You can find the Kindle version on Amazon.com and with a valid and subscribing library card, on Overdrive.com; if you’re in Nashville, here’s your link.) Unless you want to get started early, we’ll kick off the discussion of Jane Eyre on Wednesday, January 15.
Some general rules for the discussion board:
- Feel free to post thoughts and questions as you reach them, but please identify the chapter number at the beginning of your comment to help avoid spoilers.
- Wrap up questions will be asked on the last Monday of each month and discussion will last one week.
- Note: Unless requested specifically by the poster, all content is available to repost on AnUnreliableNarrator.com.
And if you can’t join us every month, we’re posting our full 2014 schedule below – pop by when you can!
January: Jane Eyre
February: The Eyre Affair
March: Lost in a Good Book
April: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
May: The Well of Lost Plots
June: Hamlet OR The Merry Wives of Windsor
July: Something Rotten
August: First Among Sequels
September: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
October: One of Our Thursdays is Missing
November: The Little Prince
December (possibly November*): The Woman Who Died a Lot
Possibility for December*: Dark Reading Matter
*The publish date hasn’t been announced for the eighth (and rumored to be final) installment. If it occurs in 2014, we’ll take off The Little Prince and shift everything up so that all books can be included.