Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What is The Omaha Chesterton Society Reading This Year?

Among the things I missed posting (in that inexcusably long hiatus from the Book Den) was the 2008 reading schedule for the Omaha Chesterton Society. I finally remedy that now.

February 11th – Chesterton on Tolstoy. (Available in the Collected Works: Volume XVIII, published by Ignatius Press.)

April 14th – The Path to Rome by Hillaire Belloc -- (We thought we’d read one by GKC’s greatest friend.)

June 16th – Basil Howe -- This is GKC’s first novel. (Available in the Collected Works: Volume XIV, published by Ignatius Press.)

August 11th – Brave New Family by G.K. Chesterton (Collected essays)

October 13th – On Lying In Bed and Other Essays by G.K. Chesterton. -- This is a collection of some terrific great essays and short prose pieces. Since the book has quite a few in there, we will only read the first 45. Don't fret; they're all short! (The book is edited by Alberto Manguel and published by Bayeux Arts.)

December – As in the past, we will try to get as many folks as we can together for a Chesterton-themed Christmas celebration.