Category Archives: Book Discussions

American Gods at Alumni

Central Book Club Too will catch the tail end of Alumni’s happy hour this Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., for our discussion of Neil Gaiman’s great American Gods. Place a hold here, or pick up a copy anytime in Center for the Reader. (In case … Continue reading

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Bonk at The Crack Fox

Happy hour from 4-8? Yes, please! Central Book Club Too will meet over cocktails at The Crack Fox Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., for our discussion of Mary Roach’s Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Place a hold here, or pick … Continue reading

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B&N’s New Business Model

We all know Barnes & Noble, one of our last-standing big-box book stores, isn’t doing so hot. What we didn’t know until recently is that B&N big shots are hoping to combat imminent closure with — believe it or not — alcohol! … Continue reading

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CBCToo Reads Wallace

Sit back, watch some fireworks, and partake of a little A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. Central Library’s book group for 20- to 30-somethings, Central Book Club Too, meets to discuss David Foster Wallace’s essay collection on Monday, … Continue reading

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“The Man Book Club”: Yea or Nay?

Some choice tidbits: Perhaps because participation in reading groups is perceived as a female activity, some all-male book clubs have an outsize need to proclaim the endeavor’s masculinity. In addition to going by the name the Man Book Club, for … Continue reading

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This Month: Listen Up!

As you know, this month on Central Library’s Goodreads group, we’re talking about listening. Specifically, audiobooks. There’s still time to fit in a May audiobook, and Book Riot has this great post about audiobooks read by their authors. Included are … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. loves Austen. How ’bout YOU?

Remember our February discussion for our online book group, On the Same Page? You’re still welcome to pick up some Austen and give us your opinion. As for this month’s topic, check out this article from The Booklist Reader on … Continue reading

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CBCToo to Talk The Marriage Plot

Get ready for Central Book Club Too’s May meeting — pick up your copy of Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot and meet us Monday, 5/9, at Black Thorn Pub & Pizza (apparently something of a St. Louis legend; 3735 Wyoming … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars: CBCToo Meets for Margs on 3/14

In two weeks’ time, Central Book Club Too will rendevouz at Rosalita’s Cantina (1235 Washington) at 6:30 to discuss Richard Siken’s War of the Foxes. If you’ve read his 2005 hit Crush, you’ll understand our excitement. A snippet from “The Language of the Birds” for you: To be a … Continue reading

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Reading Classic Books for Fun (?)

I came across an interesting article in The Guardian recently, which notes that “only 4% of Brits have read War and Peace, although 14% wish they had; 3% have read Les Misérables, although 10% want to; and 7% have read … Continue reading

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