We’re back for another round of the site-wide group read, One LibraryThing, One Book (OLOB).
This month’s pick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. We’ve wanted to try short stories for a change of pace—this is new territory for OLOB! We’ll also be dividing the book up into sections, and reading a new section every week, to help keep us all on the same page (pun intended), timing-wise.
For the uninitiated, here’s how One LibraryThing, One Book works.
- Join the One LibraryThing, One Book group on Talk. This is where discussion will take place.
- Say hi to your fellow readers on the “Introduce Yourself” thread.
- As you begin reading, feel free to post your (spoiler free!) thoughts in the “First Impressions” thread.
Preliminary discussion will begin on Wednesday, March 1st, at 12pm Eastern. Except for the dedicated thread, discussion will remain spoiler-free. From there, we’ll proceed as follows:
- March 8th Stories 1-3
- March 15th Stores 4-6
- March 22nd Stories 7-9
So, by Wednesday, March 22nd, we should aim to have read the entire book. Each story will have a dedicated thread on Talk, in addition to broader question threads.
Prior to March 1st, we ask that members not create any new Talk topics for Interpreter of Maladies. On the 1st, go right ahead!
If you have any questions about One LibraryThing, One Book, or want to see what we’ve read in the past, check out our OLOB blog archive.
After Interpreter of Maladies, we’re aiming for a new OLOB pick every two to three months. For the next one, we’ll probably be voting on our next pick.
Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them in the One LibraryThing, One Book group, or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.