Tagged: book club

Notes from the December 2014 EnCore Book Club: The Home of THE Many-Gables

It’s that time of month. Tonight, EnCore-sters met to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The House of THE Seven Gables. One of the club attendees, the lovely Kim Santo, took great issue with one nefarious, print-on-demand copy of the novel present at the meeting that clearly lacked the necessary article on the volume title (I’ll let […]

Notes from the November 2014 EnCore Book Club: Angela Carter

Hard-Core alums gathered on Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) to discuss Angela Carter’s award-winning novel, Nights at the Circus. Over delicious El Pelon Mexican fare and several bottles of wine and beer, we bantered about Cockney accents, multiple voice narratives, and fin-de-siecle Europe’s fascination with the freaky, the sleazy, and the revolutionary. Is Fevvers (supposed […]

Notes from the October 2014 EnCore Book Club: Edgar Allan Poe

Pumpkin beer, pumpkin “blondies,” pumpkin whiskey (that’s right), pumpkin ice cream, Halloween-themed Jo-Jos, OTTO pizza, wine and cider and hot tea and more; this was the fall spread that the EnCore book club attendees tucked into as they pulled out their copies of Edgar A. Poe’s short stories. One could title this meeting “From Victorians […]

Notes from the February 2014 EnCore Book Club: What is Life?

This month, EnCore book club attendees struggled with Erwin Schrodinger’s slim volume, What is Life?, a book that, as quoted in Goodreads, was “written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA.” Erwin Schrodinger is an inescapable figure in Core’s […]

Notes from the November 2013 EnCore Book Club: Frankenstein

Big turn-out this month: EnCore book club members met to discuss the much-beloved Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley. The discussion began with the novel’s framing device. The story begins with an exchange of letters between Captain Robert Walton and his sister. The captain, on an expedition to the North […]

Notes from the August 2013 EnCore Book Club: Shame

EnCore book club members met this month to discuss Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame (click on the link to read the Goodreads summary). The discussion got off to a slow start, considering many members attending had either not read the book, or had not finished it. Such a situation has never deterred book club attendees, and […]

EnCore Boston Book Club in August

Join EnCore for the August gathering of our Boston book group. We will be discussing the collected letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. As always, refreshments will be served. RSVP at the EnCore event page. The Van Gogh Gallery website describes all the collections of Van Gogh’s letters here. A good and […]

EnCore Book Club: Tonight!

Tonight is the perfect chance for Core alumni to come together at the EnCore book club and recapture the excitement of being a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Core student again with intellectually provocative discourse. Join the discussion at the BU Alumni Lounge, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, at 6:30 PM, whether you are a returning participant or are […]

Tonight: EnCore Book Club reads Hemingway

A reminder to Boston-area alumni, that the EnCore Book Club will be convening this evening, Wednesday, March 2, at 6 PM in the BU Alumni Lounge at 595 Commonwealth Avenue, to discuss their reading of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. If you were unable to make the previous EnCore Book Club meetings, or […]

Join us for the EnCore Book Club on October 7, 2010

An invitation from the steering committee members of EnCore, the Association of Core Alumni: Another academic year is upon us, and a new cohort of Boston University freshmen has just begun the amazing journey that is the Core Curriculum. How exciting for them(!), and how exciting for us as we reflect on the beginnings of […]