When in class 9, there was a book fair in Bagalkot, my home town. Although any fair was new and exciting to us, a book fair wasn’t exactly celebrated. On visiting it with a few of my friends, the only familiar author I found there was Darwin. I knew I had heard that name somewhere in my biology class.
Since then, I have made several failed attempts to read On the Origin of Species and have not gone past some of the paragraph long sentences without feeling like a moron. On discussing this with a few people at CES we realised that a lot of people have gone through this exercise of attempting to read the book. So how about starting a book reading group where we can discuss On the Origin of Species chapter by chapter? We could take some ideas from here.
If this works well we could discuss other interesting books. So please do comment on
- the idea (whether it would last till we reach the end of the book)
- ways in which we could discuss the chapters
- Probably we could also post excerpts from each session on the blog
If you are interested to join the book reading group, please leave your mail id here or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can let you know when we plan to meet.
That’s All! (à la Annette Hanshaw)