We’re going to try something different this time for The Big Something Book Club. Rather than keeping the topic/author strictly local, we’re going to join the #1b1t (aka 1 Book 1 Twitter) discussion started by Wired Magazine contributing editor Jeff Howe. NPR did a story on how this all came about, which you can listen to here:

The book chosen for this first global Twitter book club is the excellent and amazing American Gods by Neil Gaiman. We’re already a little bit behind on the reading schedule (which began on May 5 with Chapters 1-3, but it’s only 3 chapters a week). We hope you’ll participate in the Twitter discussion, or just follow along with all the great links and thoughts by the hundreds of folks around the world contributing their thoughts about the many Gods and ideas in the novel. You can also learn more about it HERE at Wired Magazine‘s website with a complete breakdown of the reading and discussion schedule.

We’ll meet in person after the online discussion finishes on Thursday, July 8 at the front table in Poor Richard’s Booktore at 6 p.m..

As always, we highly recommend picking up a new or used copy at one of the fine local bookstores here in town, or at the public library.

 

One Response to Big Something Book Club: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

  1. Cathy Kleinsmith says:

    Sounds better than “Schulz”!!!

News

South Carolina Public Radio
February 21, 2017 | SCPUB · Historical documents across the country are facing an issue other than age: An effort to preserve them decades ago is hastening the documents’ demise.
 

Getty Images
February 21, 2017 | NPR · American drivers put 3.22 trillion miles on the nations roads last year, up by 2.8 percent from 2015. A better economy and lower gas prices fueled the increase, which highlights infrastructure needs.
 

AFP/Getty Images
February 21, 2017 | NPR · The Supreme Court heard arguments in a “very sympathetic case” involving the shooting of an unarmed Mexican teen on the border. The justices will decide if the boy’s family may sue the border agent.
 

Arts & Life

Atsushi Nishijima/ Fox Searchlight
February 21, 2017 | NPR · A study of the 25 films nominated for Best Picture Oscars over the past three years found less than 12 percent of the characters were people over the age of 60.
 

February 21, 2017 | NPR · Yuval Noah Harari expects we’ll soon engineer our bodies in the same way we design products. “I think in general medicine … will switch from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy,” he says.
 

Getty Images
February 21, 2017 | NPR · An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
February 21, 2017 | NPR · As a budding rock singer in the ’90s, Hart battled crippling addiction. Today, she’s healthy — and shares how artists can survive in an industry that can be dismissive of mental illness.
 

Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra
February 21, 2017 | NPR · The conductor who worked with the Minneapolis symphony for more than 50 years — and brought them to national prominence — died Tuesday at age 93.
 

Courtesy of the artists
February 21, 2017 | NPR · A bonkers new song from Shugo Tokumaru helps wash away an unwelcome earworm, Lana Del Rey lauds (her?) youth, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy weirds out over love and Bob revisits an old favorite.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab