May 1, 2019
Video Length 1:16
Who Should Read It
Anyone wishing for rowdy, raucous storytelling…who can also stomach long allusions to obscure classical works.
Why Should We Read It
Our high school teacher was right- it is worth reading!
What Will We Learn
People from the 14th century to the 21st century haven't changed at all.
"Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,"
April 1, 2019
Video Length 2:02
Fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Universe.
It is a fun prequel story to one of HBO’s most popular TV series.
What a dance with dragons really means.
"...the prequel backstory to Mr. Martin's fantasy series...set three hundred years before the events of [Game of Thrones]..."
Quite recently, I was summoned for jury dut...
March 1, 2019
Video Length 1:40
Anyone who enjoys science, fiction, or both (science fiction)!
This story melds together the chaos of the Cultural Revolution with an alien invasion of Earth!
We will experience science fiction from China's preeminent science fiction writer.
Trilogy Reflections (SPOILER FREE!)
"...featured stories by Cixin Liu 刘慈欣, China's most celebrated modern-day scienc...
August 1, 2018
Video Length 1:18
All fans of science fiction and action/adventure
This novel has a unique plot in which remnants of humanity must confront an ascendant and intelligent spider society for control of a planet.
Who is superior, humans or spiders?? Also a dabbling of multiple philosophical conundrums to ponder.
"Nowadays, science fiction stories set in space tend to...
June 1, 2018
Video Length 3:37
Anyone who loves chick lit.
The story is fun and the plot is refreshing.
A lot of brands that are unknown to the middle-class like myself!
"Reading 'chick lit' has always been my guilty pleasure."
Reading "chick lit" has always been my guilty pleasure. I especially love stories where the female working professional finds her true love while shini...
May 1, 2018
Video Length 1:37
Anyone looking for a light, sci-fi adventure story with some science facts sprinkled throughout the novel.
The problem-solving is fun, and the emotional ending satisfying.
Science is cool!
"I first learned of Andy Weir in 2015 when my then-girlfriend sang praises of his first novel, The Martian, during a date."
I first learned of Andy Weir in 201...
April 1, 2018
Video Length 1:01
Fans of the TV show Downton Abbey who wish for a more melancholic perspective from an aging butler.
This novel is an excellent character study of someone pursuing professional greatness at great personal cost.
We will glimpse what a life worth living might look like, and what a life worth living probably won't look like.
"...Mr. Ishiguro's novel...
March 1, 2018
Video Length 1:42
Anyone who might want a refreshing take on living a full life, from someone who lived most of it inside of a hotel.
This is a work of pure fiction, but sometimes we need art to teach us how to navigate the real world.
We will learn that life is not about titles and possessions, but about relationships and character.
Shortly before the Winter Hol...
February 2, 2017
Who Should Read it
Classic literature lovers and anyone with a sense of adventure
Why Should We Read it
This book is so ingrained in pop culture that we all know this is a story about revenge. Now it is a good time to refresh our memory.
What Will We Learn
We will learn how a young man was wrongfully imprisoned. We then find out how he escaped, enacted his revenge, and found love.
"Today, 'Monte Cristo' is sy...
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The Whole-Brain Child
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On Grand Strategy
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