Lets read together
Books. They're great. I even read one once! On this amazing qualification I have taken over the SE++ book club.
Things we will not read:
Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce--
There's actually a book club devoted to this book and only this book! They've been working on it for 18 years!
I'm sure they're lonely, so give them a call if you're so inclined. (I actually own this book. I'm not sure how. I think I had bad influences in college.)A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls
-- This is a problematic book to read for a book club because the book itself makes a compelling philosophical argument for why you shouldn't make other people read it. However, it is worth noting that it does so without appealing to a utilitarian or libertarian argument, thereforeshut up, Zoel
What we will
What is it about? I have no idea! This is exciting. It's like buying a gift for yourself. If you don't already have it then something something support local bookstores something something ebooks are cheap. This book was brought to you by DEMOCRACY, one of the most over rated values ever comprehended by mankind:
Ok Zoel, so, how does this work?
Ok basically we follow a set of agreed upon principles that I am imposing on you as benevolent dictator.
1. Do not spoil chapters we haven't read. There's an embargo on any part that we haven't gotten around to reading yet. I can't actually enforce this in any way, however, you will feel guilty!
Why? Because I'm adorable. How could you do that to me?
2. I'll indicate how many chapters we're reading and indicate at what date we can talk about them. If stuff happens and you want to catch up later hey whatever, this isn't school or your job or something. The important thing is that you don't break the embargo.
3. If you're SUPER EXTRA ENTHUSIASTIC you should come prepared with some sort of question or analysis that will break minds when we finish the part we're on. But if you don't that's ok too.
4. Concidentally there's no embargo on chapters 1 and 2 because that would be silly. We need to give Raijin time to complain about this right off the bat. The embargo on Chapters 3 through 6 lifts on 06/24/16 at midnight just like we were waiting in line to get a new copy of Windows 95.
A magician gives you a ring that, when worn, will let you see the world as it truly is.
However, the ring will never leave your finger, and you will be unable to ever describe to another living person what you see.