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FE Reading Group - VoxClamantis - 10-11-2013


Jacob, in a thread called "Proposed Reading Group: Mision Guadalupe," is wanting folks to read that book with him and use FE's forum to discuss it together.

City Smurf brought up the idea that a reading group should use texts that are available online, so folks can have easy access without having to come up with money or synch interlibrary loans, etc.

SO! The point of this thread:  Who's interested in reading books together -- ones that are available online (such as here: http://www.fisheaters.com/catholiclibrary.html or here: http://www.archive.org/), and talking about them?

We don't have to stick to religious texts per se, either (though I'd prefer that). Folks can set up groups to read Austen or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, etc.

Who's interested? How should we choose what books to read? 

We could have folks post their ideas for which books to read and then make polls... Any other ideas?



Re: FE Reading Group - Prie dieu - 10-11-2013

I would like to recommend two authors whose works are both available at www.archive.org.  They would be Monsignor Benson and Father Faber.  Monsignor Benson is a great Catholic fiction writer with his works like Lord of the World and I believe Father Faber is an unrivalled spiritual writer for laypersons that shiens forth in works like his All For Jesus.


Re: FE Reading Group - dark lancer - 10-11-2013

Have these groups ever succeeded?


Re: FE Reading Group - VoxClamantis - 10-11-2013


We haven't done it before. But book clubs in general can be very successful!



Re: FE Reading Group - Jacob - 10-11-2013

I totally understand the concerns about synching up reading schedules and availability online.  But one of the reasons I went with the book I chose is because it is so obscure and unheard of in the Trad world.  I'd be interesting in reading different books, not the same ol'.  Know what I mean?


Re: FE Reading Group - dark lancer - 10-11-2013

If we can get a book club going, why not try to get a Latin language club going?


Re: FE Reading Group - VoxClamantis - 10-11-2013

(10-11-2013, 07:37 PM)dark lancer Wrote: If we can get a book club going, why not try to get a Latin language club going?

You can do that. Me, I don't speak Latin, so I couldn't join in. But Jayne's a Latinist, and I'm sure there are plenty others around.



Re: FE Reading Group - VoxClamantis - 10-11-2013

(10-11-2013, 07:13 PM)Jacob Wrote: I totally understand the concerns about synching up reading schedules and availability online.  But one of the reasons I went with the book I chose is because it is so obscure and unheard of in the Trad world.  I'd be interesting in reading different books, not the same ol'.  Know what I mean?

I hear you! I'd never heard of that book before, that's for sure!



Re: FE Reading Group - dahveed - 10-11-2013

I'd be interested. Monsignor Benson's work is quite good. I'm early on in The Liberal Illusion by Louis Veuillot, but can always read another book.


Re: FE Reading Group - Chestertonian - 10-12-2013

I'd love to participate in a literature group mainly for fiction