Hello all- at the advice of some other members, we are going to start a book 'club'. What this will entail is as follows:
-A book will be chosen to be read collectively by whomsoever would like to participate.
-The completion date, the time given to finish reading each book, will differ by book according to its length; reading time will err on the side of being slow for the sake of members who are unable to get much time in reading.
-Reading will be organized by x amount of chapters read in a given week. At the end of each week, we will try to have a discussion on what was read. Individual interpretations, sharing information we may have sought out beyond the footnotes of the book, etc.
This is all I can think of for now, but as I think of more I will post it.
The First book we will be reading is The Life of St. Francis of Assisi, by Paul Sabatier.
I will be using this version by Project Gutenberg:http://archive.org/details/lifeofstfranciso18787gut
But there are Kindle versions, like this one by Harvard:http://archive.org/search.php?query=francis%20of%20assisi%20sabatier
All of the versions can be found here:http://archive.org/search.php?query=francis%20of%20assisi%20sabatier
Reading for this book will be organized as follows:
There is a total of 20 Chapters. Since this is the first book we will be reading, I will purpose we read 2 chapters per week, however, that we finish this book in 2 months, not two and a half; two undetermined weeks, we will read 3 chapters. At the beginning of each week, I will come on this thread, and state which chapters we will read. If, during the week you come accross some interesting information- say you were reading a part of the book discussing the home of St. Francis as a boy, and were interested about researching it further,and found a website of the home of St. Francis with pictures- come on here and share it with other members. At the end of each week, and beginning of a new week, we will try to have some discussion over what was read. Perhaps sharing ideas that stood out to us. I may, and you may feel free to as well, post some questions to help spur discussion.