Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Water For Elephants - Resource Material

The winter Morris book club selection is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Peter Bremer, Briggs Library staff, has provided some resource materials to make your reading more enjoyable. Discussion questions will be coming in approximately one month.

Good reading!

Trunk Show [New York Times book review of Water Foe Elephants]

Sara Gruen Chats About Water For Elephants [from saragruen.com]

Step Right Up! [History Magazine]

Asian Elephant [National Geographic]

The Truth Behind Elephant Brainpower [BBC News]

Monday, January 24, 2011

The winter book club selection is Water for Elephants

The January book selection is the award winning Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Discussion questions will be posted here by January 28.

It you do not wish to use the blog format, but would like to contribute to the Morris book club, discussion replies and questions can be sent via email and will be posted online for the group to read on your behalf. Or, just simply read along!

Additional information regarding Water for Elephants will be provided by the Briggs Library Staff. Look for it in an email and below when available.

Happy Reading!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Award Winning Titles

The winter season is upon us and what a great time to read a book with other Morris alumni and friends! Hopefully the holidays have treated you well and you have time for reading and discussion with the Morris book club to help pass the wintry cold.

The January book selection will be “award winning” titles. A few titles are listed below to help select from or suggest your own ideas if you have them! Please vote for or submit your book selection by January 21, 2011. At that point, reading will begin with discussion online to follow.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen