He carries her to the bedroom, brushes off the absurd slippers, kisses her feet, astonished by the feeling she evokes. Something to do with the apparition on the stage: the wig, the wiggling bottom, the crude talk. Strange love!
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Yet from the quiver of Aphrodite, goddess of the foaming waves, no doubt about that. She does not resist. All she does is avert herself: avert her lips, avert her eyes. The guy who recommended it led the discussion and started by describing the evolution of graphic novels, talking about the comic code, etc. Learning the background was great and any groups looking to include graphic novels should take the time to discuss it in order to understand the genre more. They also shouldn't be afraid. Graphic novels are not always for kids.
They have very adult story lines and can be a refreshing change of pace. What books are coming up on your reading schedule soon?
We all desired a return to novels since we've been reading a bunch of nonfiction lately and Gaiman thrown in there, too. For September we'll look at E.
Forster's Maurice. I've never read any Forster, but am kind of excited about it. As far as I know, the book was written early on or at least well within the limits of in his career, but was published posthumously because of its "racy" content. It's supposed to be pretty progressive, treating a same-sex relationship as a normal occurrence, rather than condemning it as many thinkers in Forster's time did.
I should probably get a headstart, though, since I know that reading Maguire can require some heavy lifting. Your group has a Facebook page with over 80 members! I don't think our group would exist were it not for Facebook. That was how we started the group and how it kept growing. My partner and I put the page up, shared it with our own networks, and the rest was Social Media magic. I honestly wish that I was a bit more proactive about promoting the group, but Facebook has proven to be so helpful.
Somehow, our group has been added to community calendars and other book club pages. I might say Facebook helped us with that, but it could have also been the goodwill of our members. I also created a Manhunt account for the group, and some members have come from there. Reaching out via Social Media can be so effective. It's a free and pretty non-committal way to start a club and generate interest.
Why do you think men are reluctant to join reading groups, or start their own? Do you think this is changing? I went for work, but snuck into a panel discussion on book clubs to see what others were doing. I can't explain this. Some might say that some women, particularly the stay-at-home sort, have more time for something like a book club. But I don't like that logic. I know of plenty stay-at-home dads, or retired men, or whoever that have time to commit to a book club.
How would you advise men who are interested in starting a group? I think that reading a collection of books that will interest the group is most important. If guys want to form a group to read about sports personalities or war heroes or beer, then they should. There will probably be at least three or four other people in their area with similar interests. They should also find a meeting place where they'll be comfortable, too. We, for example, are very happy meeting in the library room of a church in Harvard Square, but I've heard of other groups meeting in bars or even someone's living room.
A Book Club should not be a chore, it should be something you want to do and should be full of books and discussions that interest you. People might be afraid of the term "Book Club" since it's associated with Oprah or campy romance novels or other "womanly" things. Call it what you will, and do with it what you wish.
Reading groups are a great excuse to read some of those books you could never get around to and keep you engaged with literature. Excellent advice! Thanks, Derek. Congratulations again on your first year. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens. Reader Reviews. Preview — Crossroads Shadowland by Keta Diablo.
Frank must travel to Louisiana to solve another missing persons' case.
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This time, Rand insists on accompanying Frank to get a hands-on introduction to the PI business. Evil forces are at work in the bayou. Frank is pitted against a centuries' old ghost and races against time to save two innocent young men from eternal damnation. Rand gets caught in vortex of prejudice when Frank must travel to Louisiana to solve another missing persons' case.
Rand gets caught in vortex of prejudice when he encounters a sinister duo bent on violence against gays. Evil machinations converge in a maelstrom of retribution and hate. Frank must pull out all the stops to save the young men and the man who holds his heart.
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Another great addition to the Crossroads series.