November 11, 2016
In the summer of 2015 we tried something new. We decided our students shouldn't be the only ones who have all the fun! That's why we created our "grownups" book club, and we've had so much fun taking time out of each season to gather together over tea or coffee and discuss great ideas with you. With the recent creation of The Pelican Society, we seized the opportunity to make our book club a regular event. We now host quarterly meetings for all teachers, parents, or bookworms who want to spend an afternoon encouraging one another and chatting about a good read.
Sometimes we'll pick the books, sometimes we'll ask you to pick the books, but we will always make sure our time together is tons of fun, filled with fruitful conversation, and not intimidating in the least! Our next meeting will take place on November 10th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (4:00-6:00 EST). We will be discussing Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisted, the nostalgic tale of Charles Ryder, who goes to Oxford in the 1930s, falls in the love with the Flyte family, and comes up against the end of himself. Waugh wrote that this story "deals with what is theologically termed 'the operation of Grace', that is to say, the unmerited and unilateral act of love by which God continually calls souls to Himself." ...We're all in! Your only "assignment" is to do your best to read Brideshead Revisited before joining the discussion.