Sunday, May 18, 2008

Introducing the Fonghistory Book Club

As you know, I've been talking to you folks, both in class and on the blog, about the books that I plan to read this summer. Last week while joking with period 6 about them reading one of my summer books and us getting together over the summer to discuss (sort of like Oprah's Book Club), I was pleasantly surprised to find that some students expressed a genuine interest in doing just that. Some students in 8th period also voiced their interest.

So I think we'll meet just two or three times this summer at a neutral location like the Starbucks at Shaw and Armstrong, or Fowler and Ashlan and the coffee will be on me (note: I said "coffee" which is $1.55 for a tall. I can't pay for your $8 venti mocha.).

This is going to be great fun! I'm excited about hanging out and discussing a book that should be really enjoyable for everyone to read. Now, the question arises, "What book will it be?" After putting some thought into it, I've decided it's NOT going to be one of the books I plan to read on my own this summer. It's going to be a book that will appeal to a wider audience and one that is easy to find at Barnes and Noble, Target, and just about any other place that sells books. What book will it be? All I can tell you is that I'm really excited to read it and I think you'll be excited too. Visit the blog THIS TUESDAY NIGHT to find out!


Cody Taylor said...

i might consider this just because none of my friends are to interested in books so its hard to voice my opinions

Cody Taylor said...

i say 1984, i think every American needs to read this book since we think we are invincible and i see more and more people showing less interest in education about history and religion, which should be very important to everyone

remember those who dont take the time to learn from the mistakes of their fathers are doomed to repeat them

Fong said...

Excellent, Cody. I think it's going to be a lot of fun and a great way to pass the lazy days of summer--keeping the mind active. I just posted the book we're going to read. Should be interesting.