Didn’t I have enough to read?

Photo: Great start to our morning! First book club meeting at Hyattsville. If interested in joining, email events@busboysandpoets.com to be added to the listserv

As if I didn’t have stacks of books awaiting my attention, yesterday I committed to two more: Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez, and Howard Zinn’s A History of the People of the United States. There was a good turnout at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville for the first meeting of the Busboys Book Club http://www.busboysandpoets.com/blog/busboys-book-club. Luckily I have already read the Zinn book once, and we will be discussing only one chapter each month along with our main book selection. Also, chapter one of Zinn’s history seems a good supplement to Harvest of Empire. The participants were an enthusiastic group who had come  from as far as thirty miles away, and artist and book-lover-in-chief Andy Shallal, owner of the BB&P restaurants, led the meeting to get the club off to a good start, along with staffers Bill and Laila. The club will concentrate on books related to social justice, a theme that includes my two novels. It was a particular pleasure to speak with the person next to me who had already read Well Considered and had discovered it in the Hyattsville Busboys Bookstore.  I enjoyed meeting all these readers,  and we look forward to this monthly discussion. The picture above is from the Busboys and Poets Facebook page.

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