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Thursday, March 2, 2006


We want to thank Ella for dipping into her Box of Books to pull out the next selection for the Slaves of Golconda: The Virginian, by Owen Wister. Once again this is a classic. And a western continues to build the variety. Your Bibliothecary has not read many westerns, and we are looking forward to this one. Slaves are asked to gather and commence reviewing on Sunday 30 April. If you haven't yet had a formal invitiation or introduction, don't let that stop you from joining in the mining.

Ella was given the assignment of selecting this title as the first of a rotating responsibility. She has also been empowered to appoint the next Slave who will have the honor of selecting the next title. In case anyone is not sure what to choose, we encourage everyone to lean heavily toward classics, and though we would welcome the duty of reading Remembrance of Things Past, others might find something of such length a bit too much like slavery. So what will it be? One can never go wrong with Thomas Hardy.

Margaret Atwood has invented the LongPen. Now she can sign books at a distant bookstore from the comfort of her own home. How about multiple signings at once? Maybe, instead of book readings, where people gather to hear an author recite some of her work, there will be book writings, where people will gather to watch an author write something.

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