The February session will be held on Wednesday February 23rd, at the usual time and place.
Here, I will post some answers to questions that were asked in the January session. I will also post links to matters that were discussed in the January session.
Later, I will post some suggestions for chapters or sections of “Wind, Sand and Stars” to read. We don’t have time to read the whole book, page by page.
You can help me choose chapters or sections. Tell me which chapter or section you enjoyed reading (in English or in Japanese).
Also, as you are reading, ask your questions in the comments. I will answer in the comments or at the next (February) session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
January 26th, the last Wednesday in January, 2011, will be our next session date.
We will begin reading a new book, Wind, Sand and Stars (click the link to buy or to see the details of the book on Amazon Japan) by the French pilot and poet, Antoine de St Exupery. The Japanese translation is 人間の土地 (新潮文庫). (Click the link to buy or to see the details of the book on Amazon Japan.)
One of our members wrote a review of Wind, Sand and Stars in English. You can read it here: http://stardustenglishwriting.blogspot.com/2010/09/terre-des-hommes-by-saint-exupery.html
This is a good chance to drop out or drop back in. I expect we will spend at least 3 sessions discussing this book.
The next book after that will be The Natural by American author Bernard Malamud (Japanese Wikipedia entry here). After that has not been decided, so feel free to tell me your requests or suggestions.
Best wishes for the holiday season.