August is a great month for just about anything, but especially for our favorite vice, reading. There's no better time to unplug and indulge in a good book. As Sam Keen put it, "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." The long dog days of August afford ample opportunity to earn the respect of family and friends by settling down to turn a page or two (or more). This might be the only time of year when you have full permission to indulge your whims. No assignments, no "you must read this," just pick up something fun and set your mind in motion. Everything else can catch up later.
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Island Book's open book club normally meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm, but we're taking August off. We hope to see you at our next book club at the end of September.
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August 2012 eNewsletter
"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." —P.J. O'Rourke