Sorry I got a little slack during the holiday season. We had a December meeting but multiple sicknesses and tradgedies meant that we ended up canceling it. I hope everyone is healthy and happy in the new year! The next book club meeting is Saturday, January 21st at 7:30pm. We will be discussing Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, who is a Nobel Prize winner for Economics (2002) and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). The book has won many awards, including: National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award (2012) and Best Book of the Year (2011) by The New York Times Book Review, Globe and Mail, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.
I chose it for these reasons and also because I, personally, have a difficult time finishing nonfiction books, even if they're really interesting to me. My hope is that having it as part of the book club will encourage me to read outside of my comfort zone. Also, the book just sounds like something that's worth knowing. Using the language of economics, Kahneman discusses the two main types of thinking that humans possess: slow (or logical) thinking and fast (or intuitive) thinking. The book covers why we think these ways and how we can harness the power of each thinking type for maximum success in our lives.
If you choose to purchase this book club book from Foggy Pine Books, we will give you a 15% discount. This brings us to the new book club program that we'd like to offer members of any local book club. If you belong to a book club and are interested in having your books available for purchase at the bookstore, we would love to accomodate you. All that we require is a list of the current and upcoming books for your club and how many members are in your club. We'll be sure to get a few copies in stock. Then, anyone purchasing a book for their book club from us will get a 15% discount. All we need is the book list! So, send a representative in from your club or have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an account set up.
Finally, I want to talk a little bit about what's coming up for the Foggy Pine book club. Next month, we'll be reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. After February, we do not have any books queued up for the rest of the year. We will be deciding what books we want to read for the next six months during our next two meetings. If you are a Foggy Pine book club member (or you want to be!) please come to the next two meetings with at least two suggestions for book club selections during 2017. I will keep a list of the books to vote on at February's meeting. After that, I will post the list here on our website and on our social media for all members.
I look forward to meeting with everyone in a few weeks and to talking about this month's selection. Don't forget to sign up for January's meeting with the form at the end of this post.
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