RMRT 5th Sunday Book Club

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Paula Poundstone with RMRT Members
Retired Member Round Table Members with Paula Poundstone
How does the RMRT book club work? It's actually a book club librarians can enjoy! We would love to have you join us.

How does the RMRT book club work? It's actually a book club that librarians can enjoy! We would love to have you join us.

We have all read and discussed the same book but feel that with a prompt we have a better discussion and get everyone involved. We discuss many books and post titles. The discussion is on Zoom the 5th Sunday of the month in the afternoon (typically 4:00pm Eastern Time).

And...the Discussion is POLITICS!

Your prompt for the RMRT Fifth Sunday Book Discussion on September 29th is “politics.” The interpretation of the prompt is up to you. You may read, give a short summary and recommend a fiction, non-fiction, historical, poetic, foundational, biographical, French, etc. book about, on, concerning , etc. YOU choose!

When I choose, I usually try to think of (or find) a simple definition. Sometimes that is difficult…such as in this case. I discovered this definition on a website that creates flashcards for studying different concepts. This one is from a test on the study of U.S. politics that got me thinking about foundational books from political thinkers in history.

“The term politics refers to the process of gaining and exercising control within a government for the purpose of setting and achieving particular goals, especially those related to the division of resources within a nation.” -- https://quizlet.com/152131862/us-government-test-1-flash-cards/

Here are some various websites to get you thinking about what you would like to recommend:

Book Riot’s 25 Must-Read Books to Understand Politics and Political Issues

https://bookriot.com/best-political-books/

Goodreads’s Non-Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/genres/politics

Goodreads’s Most Read This Week

https://www.goodreads.com/genres/most_read/politics

Goodreads’s Essential Reading

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1200.Politics

Oxford Scholastica’s 10 Books Every Politics Student Should Read

https://www.oxfordscholastica.com/blog/10-books-every-politics-student-should-read/

Vancouver Public Library’s Political Fiction List

https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1338128189/1734102579

Do you have some websites that are your favorites when searching for inspiration? I usually start with ALA .org. Searching ALA.org for "politics" returned over 15,000 hits. ACRL Law & Political Sciences Section is at the top of the list.

Once you go down the Internet-browsing rabbit hole, something will jump out at you! Or, if you have a sense of what you would like to read, just pop it in a search engine or ask AI. Right? That’s what I did with” political poetry” which just might be my pick!

See you on Zoom September 29th. RMRT will post a link in ALAConnect.

It is a fun, intelligent, interactive group! Laughing and reminiscing make this book club an excellent way to enjoy new and old friends from several different regions of the world.

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September 29, 2024
3:00 - 4:30pm CDT

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