The plan has changed somewhat since the post this morning.
With the announcement that Adam Schiff will stop by at least one of our book club meetings (!) our book club ranks swelled from 40 to 120! Remember, we may not know in advance which of our zooms Adam Schiff will choose to attend.
Gift books: I have paired each of the 12 BJ peeps who are receiving the gift books with another BJ peep who is gifting a book. It looks like most of the Amazon orders should be arriving on Saturday. If things are tight right now with the holidays and you want to participate but the book cost is a challenge, there are still other gift offers available. Just send me email.
Let’s all plan to read the whole book before the book club starts. After the first one, each book club meeting will have a theme for the discussion, so a “just in time” approach where you read each chapter just in time for the meeting won’t be practical.
Start date: January 12.
Meeting day & time: Wednesday evenings at 8:00 Eastern. Zoom meetings will start on time and will last 90 minutes.
Schedule: meet every week on Wednesday evenings.
# of book club meetings: 5 meetings
# of people signed up for the book club: 120 people
Book club dates: mark your calendars!
Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26
Feb 2, Feb 9
Themes for Discussion
Our first book club meeting will be a Balloon Juice discussion post only.
Meeting 1. Discussion of the book more generally, and suggestions for questions we might ask
Adam Schiff, if given the opportunity.
Meetings 2-5 will all be zooms with an accompanying Balloon Juice discussion post.
This way everyone can participate in their preferred fashion.
Meeting 2. January 6: The Insurrection – The Revolution Really Was Televised!
Meeting 3. What Didn’t You Know Before You Read the Book? What Surprised You?
Meeting 4. So Many Shocking Betrayals On So Many Fronts.
Meeting 5. We’re Not Helpless Passengers On a Bad Ride – Making Our Own Shade.
Game Plan for when Adam Schiff drops by
Remember, we may not know in advance which of our zooms Adam Schiff will choose to attend.
We will have a specific plan and theme for meetings 2-5, as outlined above, but we can shift gears whenever Adam Schiff drops in.
We will have a list of curated questions for Adam Schiff in our pocket, in case we get to ask him some questions.
?One person on every zoom will have the task of immediately posting to the BJ thread if Adam Schiff has joined the zoom.
(The pdf file has been added in the sidebar under Featuring.)