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 [...]

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I’ll confess right away that I still haven’t quite “finished” reading Ann Zwinger’s Beyond the Aspen Grove, the subject of tonight’s Big Something Book Club at Poor Richard’s Bookstore at 6 p.m. Somehow, reading it straight through felt impossible, if not sacrilegious. I’ve picked up the book many times over the [...]

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We’re very pleased to announce that the second book in our bi-monthly Big Something Book Club will be Ann Zwinger‘s Beyond the Aspen Grove. We chose it both because we aim to choose books that pertain to the life and culture of the Pikes Peak Region, but also because Zwinger’s 1970 [...]

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As far as we’re concerned, there couldn’t be a better time to talk about Jon Krakauer’s latest book on the life of Pat Tillman, Where Men Win Glory. We hope you’re planning to attend a discussion group at one of the three local independent bookstores at 6 p.m. tonight. They are:

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The War at Home

On November 9, 2009 By

As everyone struggles to comprehend last week’s killings at Fort Hood, Rolling Stone Magazine is the latest to report on the rash of murders at Fort Carson that Dave Phillips wrote about for the Gazette in July.

Reading both of these pieces together points to what, in retrospect, seems horrifyingly obvious: [...]

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We’re very pleased to announce the first-ever book for the first-ever Big Something Book Club: Jon Krakauer’s Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.

More about why we chose this book below. But first, here are a few simple things we hope our book club will do:

1). Foster [...]

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