Welcome to The Solo Book Club. I commit to sharing the books that I've read with you. If you'd like to read along do. If you'd like to comment or suggest do.
So often we start a book alone. And, even though it is a book obviously found by others previous to ourselves, we are overjoyed, enraptured, and certain that we are the first of at least our circle of friends to REALLY love this book. We clutch at the book, let our fingers become intimate with the folds of its pages and the texture of the cover. We open ourselves up to the possibility that this book may be a new love.
I know book clubs are popular. I suggest book clubs to others, but I am horrible at them. I just don't like to share. But I'm trying to break myself of that selfish greed. I've decided to start with a book of poetry by Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) and her book The Book of Light. I'll keep you posted on the poems I like, the questions I have, the thoughts that are sparked.
If you would like to read the book of poetry as well, You are welcome to. If you would like to share your thoughts, you are welcome to. If you would like to leave your comments and share my comments with others, please do.
I'll be back in a bit with my feelings about the first few poems that I've read.
#1 My first book to post on this site is "The Book of Light" by Lucille Clifton.
* Meeting #1: climbing
* Meeting #2:june 20
* Meeting #3:them and us
#2 "For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange
* Meeting #1: "For Colored Girls. . ."
#3 The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
* Meeting #1 Adaptation and Transformation in Racism
Eventually, there will be a longer list. Time does that.