Saturday, August 29, 2015

September Meeting

"The Power and the Glory" by Graham Greene is the last pick from the current round. (It's a good one, Doug. Push pause on the other 6 books you're reading and dive into this one.)

Let's meet on Thursday, Sept 17th at El Gallo Giro on University Ave at 7:00pm. It closes at 9:00, so if we want to keep the party going, maybe we can go over to Bruges for dessert.

And in the meantime, get some nominees up for the next round. Looks like Steve is already getting started with 50 nominees.

Books I Need an Excuse to Read

Let's read all of these:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July Meeting


It's been a while since we've gotten together. Too much of a while. How about we get together next week? Thursday? This week also works for me.

It's Kristian's turn to pick when and where.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


I rode my bike to Barns & Noble and picked up both the April and May editions of The Ring magazine. I had to plunk down $8.95 a pop to get 'em though. But to make it easier on those of you who would like to get the latest boxing scoops I'm offering a 3 day rental for only $2.99. And if you make a reservation within the next 20 minutes I'll enter you into a drawing for a chance to see a VHS recording of Ali v. Frazier. (Offer available while supplies last.)

F.Y.I. - this little known fact I learned from the cashier while checking out. Both Barns & Noble and The Ring magazine were founded by John F. Kennedy Jr. in the run up to what would have been an illustrious political career. Who would have thought?

Monday, April 6, 2015


Doug Kleven here. What do you say to a Joe Louis/Mockinbird throwdown on April 16th at the Great Steak Grill at 7:49? I'm shooting for somewhere that looks rough around the edges. The kind of place disgruntled men go to to eat mediocre food and get in fights. If any of you know of another joint where the odds of assault are higher, please send a shout out.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Reading List

Monday, March 16, 2015

An Unsuitable Discussion

Who's up for some grub and a 10-minute discussion of P.D. James's novel (wedged somewhere into a two-hour conversation on various other topics)?

Next week is looking best for me. How about Thursday 3/26?

Can't think of any place in Provo serving genuine English cuisine, so how about Green Panda instead?


Monday, February 23, 2015

And the nominees are...

1,000 Splendid Sons, Khaled Hosseini
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Riverdance: The Story, Sam Smyth
Stonewalled, Sharyl Attkisson
Alen Turing: The Enigma, Andrew Hodges
Joe Lewis: Hard Times Man, Randy Roberts

Kristian's Picks

Three LDS Fiction titles I'm eager to read this year:

1. Steven Peck, The Scholar of Moab
2. Steven Peck, A Short Stay in Hell
3. Mette Ivie Harrison, The Bishop's Wife

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sam Hawk

So I've been reading Solomon's Mines and might actually finish. How about we meet Thursday at 7:30 at Sam Hawk?

My apologies if it's somebody else's turn to host and I missed that memo. Just ignore me in that event.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Joe's nominations of early 2015

Ok, here are some nominations that have no theme at all. I'm not even sure which one I'm rooting for but I'll be happy to break a tie if needed.

Bus People
Paddle Your Own Canoe
King Solomon's Mines
The Dharma Bums
The Boys of Summer

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

6. The Backslider
5. The Pilgrims Progress
4. At the Back of the North Wind
3. That Hideous Strength
2.  The Power and the Glory
1. The Pensees

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brandon's Nominations - 2015

What's this "Christianity" people are talking about?

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Pensees by Blaise Pascal
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Backslider by Levi Peterson

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Meeting

Hey, Gents. We're due to get together and talk about Marcovaldo. I could do this Thursday (1/8) or next (1/15).


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