The votes are in! We are pleased to announce that our next Online Book Club offering is…..
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
For week one of our Book Club, please read part 1 (chapters 1-8) by Tuesday, July 14.
Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we read!
We’ll meet over zoom to discuss the full book on Tuesday, July 28, 5pm ET.
Here is how you can obtain a copy of Born a Crime online:
Most libraries in the U.S. allow patrons to borrow e-books or audiobooks through online systems or applications you can download to your smartphone. OverDrive and Hoopla are two of the most popular services. Born a Crime is currently available on OverDrive HERE. If you are in New York State, you can apply for a library card online HERE.
Order a Hard Copy:
Contact your local bookstore to see if they are shipping books! We highly encourage you to support the independently owned bookstores in your area.
Visit BookShop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community.
Read on Your Desktop or Tablet:
Purchase on Google Play: $10.99
Read on Your Smartphone, E-Reader or Tablet:
Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the Kindle app for free on your smartphone or tablet!
Purchase on Nook: $10.99
Don’t have a Nook? You can download the Nook app for free on your smartphone or tablet!
When is the next Book Club for August 2020. I love to read and look forward
to participating in the August event.
Hi Carol! We’ll have a poll next Tuesday (sent out in the Orbit) and the following Tuesday we’ll announce the book, timeline and next meeting date.
Is this book club still open? I am interested in being a part of it
I love this book. My brother lived in south Africa for 4 years and talking to him about the issues of race in the book he went into great detail
The book seems interesting, especially since you know a person
that lived there. I will try to get the book.
Sorry guys new to Senior Planet and all of the great resources…I see the library loan mentioned
Grew up in SE Alabama in the 60’s…taking a break from all this political stuff..saw my family go through so much prejudice. Remember the Selma riots etc.
Thanks will continue to explore Senior Planet..
Really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and I learned so much about an area of the world I never was interested in learning about before. Now I have new insights as I watch The Daily Show. I especially appreciated the comparison between apartheid and the American Black experience. Can’t wait to participate in the discussion!
Would love to register and be part of the ZOOM discussion on July 28
Great! Excited to see you on the 28th. No need to register, just keep an eye out for the event listing and we’ll see you then.
Looking forward to read the selection. Advise time for July 14th discussion.
Hey Paulette! The discussion on the 14th will just be in the comments of another article like this one. We’ll meet over zoom to discuss the full book on Tuesday, July 28, 5pm ET.
I have just finished reading Born a Crime. I would like very much to take part in the Zoom discussion on July 28th. I will register in the space below. What else do I need to do?
Hi Elaine! Excited to see you on the 28th. Nothing else to do, just keep an eye out for the event listing and we’ll see you then.
I found e-book copies on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for 6.99. Looking forward to joining!
I would love to join, but there are only a few copies of e-books at our library and all are in use. So I can’t join. I did, however, reserve it to read on my own.
Hi Judith! Hopefully you can get a copy in time, we’d love to have you.