Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Join us for to compare the film & the book as well as to pick up your complementary copy of the third book of the series, "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest" (2007) which we're reading this fall.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
4.17.12 Book Club
There is a theme of men saving women in this book. Yet, these women are far from helpless. How does this theme relate to the book as a feminine text?
Lisbeth is framed by men who love her and hate her. What would it be like to have Lisbeth have female friendships?
What does Lisbeth’s breast surgery mean? Perhaps Lisbeth wanted to be taken more seriously; an effort to dispel her “childlike” persona.
Lisbeth commits all of these crimes yet has a strong moral compass. Is it justified or acceptable?
How does Lisbeth’s family influence her thoughts and behaviors? Her brother feels no pain yet has emotional distress.
Can we see Lisbeth as a contemporary hero? Despite all of the crime she has a hero-like persona.
Themes in book are strongly related to current contemporary issues in the news: the books syncs with current day issues. Do we have a place in society for people to take the law into their own hands when the system fails?
Decision to screen the Swedish version of “The Girl Who Played with Fire” in September 2012. Megan to set-up date/space, Ale to coordinate publicity, Shawn to coordinate panel, post-film discussion.
Thanks for a great year! Stay tuned to this blog for Fall 2012 Book Club information.