5612 California SW
Discussion of Charles Dickens, Bleak House (first half) with the West Seattle “Classic Novels (and Movies)” book club
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, 3:00 — 4:30 pm
C & P Coffee Shop, California Ave SW
All are welcome!
DESCRIPTION OF WSEA Classic Novels (and Movies) BOOK CLUB
We begin each time with a fun trivia quiz–the winner receives a prize !–which raises issues and themes of interest. After one hour or so of free-range discussion on the book, we turn to the future, and collectively propose titles and choose one to read. If people haven’t had a chance to read that month’s book, they can come around 4pm and get in on the next month’s choice.
Titles read: Since March 2020, we’ve read: Jane Austen, Emma; Charles Dickens, David Copperfield; Daphne Dumaurier, Jamaica Inn.; Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway; Washington Irving, “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”; Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol; Charlotte Brontë, Villette; Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight; Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray; Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God; Nella Larsen, Passing; “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” film, dir. George C. Wolfe, adapted from play by August Wilson; Clarice Lispector, Family Ties; Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera; Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love; Langston Hughes, Not Without Laughter; Bram Stoker, Dracula; Karolina Pavlova, A Double Life; Nikolai Gogol, The Night Before Christmas; Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory; Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.
Next meeting: Sunday January 16, 2022, 3:00 –4:30 pm
Title to discuss: Bleak House, by Charles Dickens (1852-53). We will read the first half—up to and including Chapter 28, “The Ironmaster.”
Date / Time: Sundays once a month 3:00-4:30
Place: Outdoor patio behind C & P Coffee House on California Ave SW (not far from Paper Boat Booksellers in West Seattle).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot!
Thanks for reading!
Paper Boat Booksellers will stock a couple of books in the store, however please order ahead if you would like to get a copy in time to read before the meeting – all registered book clubs receive a 10% discount on their book club book.