A quick reminder that the I Will If You Will online book club over at NPR is holding its first meeting this week, on Thursday, April 21.
If the selection (Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman: Dream Country), a love of reading, a desire to chat about books – or all of the above – appeal to you, details about the time of Thursday’s live (my bad: updating to add: not a live chat this time; rather a blog post plus lots of great commenting in the “Monkey See” Comments section) discussion will be available here. I’ve updated the link above to the discussion, which started today (4/21).
The Sandman is actually four short stories, in graphic format, exploring the nature of dreams. The reading that’s due Thursday is the first story, “Calliope.” For readers who find this selection gritty, grim or graphic, note that a later section actually sent me back to re-read Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Low art meets high art in a social media book club!
For those who can’t wait for Thursday, here’s a “Monkey See” blog post for all you voracious book-lovers to sigh over: “The Sad, Beautiful Fact that We’re All Going to Miss Almost Everything.”
Writing that inspired me this week:
“I am that merry wanderer of the night.”
~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream