YIMC Book Club Meeting Alert!

Mark your calendars YIMC Book Club members, because it’s time for us to take up the runner-up in the poll which C.S. Lewis won last time. What, you had forgotten? No worries, I will keep you up to date. I’m talking about The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc.

Now, before you all mutiny and go whining about how it’s summer-time and school is out etc.,etc., do me a favor. Save the complaining for another time. Sheesh, it’s starting to sound like my household around here with all my children reminding me that school is over!  Adult lesson #1: School may be over, but life doesn’t go on vacation.

Besides, didn’t you see my post this morning? Reading this book will help you boost your number. So mark your calendars, head to your favorite book store, beg, borrow, (but please do not steal) a copy of Belloc’s “book on the biggies.” Real cheap-skates(I’m first in that line!) can even find it for free on-line. And don’t scramble too fast because although we will still meet on Thursdays, we don’t start until next Thursday. Looking at my wrist watch, that appears to be June 3rd.

This coming Thursday, though, I intend to follow Jack Lewis’ advice and give you a short, palate-clearing reading selection. Just like we did last time. Maybe we can actually have some decent discussions now that the Skipper (ahem, Webster) is ashore on business. Just don’t tell him I said that. Capice?!

If you will be joining us, sign up in the comment box below.  In the meantime, take a look and a listen to this so you can prepare your brains’ “reading voice” for the sound of the character known as Mr. Belloc.  Enjoy!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01658116461483425280 Brandon Vogt

    Count me in!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Me and Brandon so far. Lemme see, 1 + 1= 2. Got it. ;^)

  • http://sffnexus.com Jason

    I found a pdf (http://www.freivald.org/~jake/library/hilaire-belloc_the-great-heresies_html/..%5Cpdffiles%5Chilaire-belloc_the-great-heresies.pdf) which saves me a trip to the archdiocese library. I'm in.

  • Sandy

    I'm in. Heretics fascinate me anyway. :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    @Jason, Bravo Zulu! The book may also be accessed electronically from EWTN via (can you believe it?) Carnegie-Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

  • Mary P.

    Franks, I love these books, but I have such trouble keeping up! But maybe getting the books half read is better than not? If you agree, then I'm in!

  • EPG

    I'm in, and looking forward to it.best wishes.

  • http://aol.com Mary R

    I'm in. I have had my book for months and it had been collecting dust. I just needed this push.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    There are 7 of us now. The Magnificent Seven? ;^)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09984691485520758434 Margaret

    I'm in and reading the first chapter now. Thanks so much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Crazy Eights?!

  • http://gaude-idlehands.blogspot.com/ Sal

    I just bought this! Synchronicity! Please count me in.Know what I love about Belloc? The way he puts history in a time-perspective.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    @Sal, welcome aboard! We are now the "Nutty Nine." Seriously. ;^)