All About JARS

April 28, 2010 at 12:03 am (JARS)

I could spend all day describing my book club, how there’s no deadlines, how we like to pair things up in fiction and nonfiction, how its laid back and fun, and educational but not in a boring way.  I could tell you to click on my avatar to the right over there until I’m blue in the face (it used to take you directly to the JARS site, now just go here:, but you don’t really get it until you see what we’ve already done.  So here’s our “Been There Done That” list.

First Set Ever:
Arlington Park – Rachel Cusk (general fiction)
Seduction of Place – Joseph Rykwert (urban studies/ architecture)

Our Fall/Winter in France
Hermit in Paris – Italo Calvino (traveling memoir)
Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky (general fiction)

A Bit of Steinbeck
East of Eden – John Steinbeck (general fiction)
Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters – John Steinbeck (journals/letters/lit.crit.)

A Coffee Break

Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East (history/sociology)

French Pressed: A Coffeehouse Mystery – Cleo Coyle (fiction/mystery) Cancel


Time Was Soft There – Jeremy Mercer (traveling memoir/bookstores)

City of Dreaming Books – Walter Moers (young adult/fantasy)

A Summer in Egypt

The Search for Nefertiti – Dr. Joann Fletcher (archeology/egyptology)—Dr-Joann-Fletcher

Nefertiti – Michelle Moran (historical fiction)

And a lot more…

CancelSome Time in the Baroque

*Choose your own Baroque history piece*

Hunger’s Brides – Paul Anderson (historical fiction)

Architecture, Humanity and Life

On Art and Life – John Ruskin (essays)

The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand (fiction/literature)

Fall in With the Knights Templar

Celts and Druids

Darwin in the Spring

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