Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents Breakfast and Lunch Book Groups
Novelist Ben Dolnick recently wrote in The New York Times that “the mind, for all its endless rationalizations and solemn prohibitions, is a ceaseless pleasure hound. Once I’m actually enjoying a book, it feels as if the pages are turning themselves; I find myself reading in all the little pockets of time that were once reserved for the serious business of checking to see if my dishwasher pods have shipped. And pleasure is, after all, the reason I read. When I’ve found the right book, and I’m reading it the right way, reading is fun, head-tingling, goosebump-raising fun. It’s a vivid, continuous dream that is somehow both directed from without and cast from within, and I get to be awake for it.” This is a good depiction of Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's book group readers.
The event will be moderated by Dr. J. Larry Allums.
Schedule of events
- September 10 and 18: The Overstory, Richard Powers
- October 8 and 16: The Friend, Sigrid Nunez
- November 12 and 20: The Old Drift, Namwali Serpell
- December 10 and 18: Washington Black, Esi Edugyan