The various members of SkepLit gathered yesterday afternoon to select books for the next few months. We have changed the rules for book selection this time around, and we no longer have public voting. Remember, if you’d like SkepLit to consider a book (which must be non-fiction), you need to show up for the Choosening meetings. I will not consider books that have been sent to me out of the blue unless you’re a regular attendee.
These are the books we will be reading over the next six to seven months. This time around, we have opened selection up to YouTube videos and good quality blogs. The specific dates for each month’s meeting will appear on our GMSkeptics Facebook page about a month before the meeting is due.
June 30th – Milton Rokeach: The Three Christs of Ypsilanti (Prologue, Introduction, first 3 chapters and the epilogue)
July – Vice.com’s series of videos on Afghanistan: Link here for the first video (the second and third are linked on that page)
August – Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine (there is also a documentary version available on Netflix)
September - Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine: Against Intellectual Monopoly, available for free here.
October – Bill Bryson: Shakespeare
November – James Randi: Flim Flam!
(There is no meeting in December)
January – John Gribbin: In Search of the Multiverse
February – Christopher Hitchens – The Missionary Position (a documentary version of his critique of Mother Theresa is available by searching YouTube)
Our next meeting will be held at 1pm (note the time change) on June 30th in the Waterstones Deansgate cafe, 2nd floor. I do recommend that you read the book before attending, although we usually don’t mind if you haven’t managed all of it! I also suggest you plan to arrive about 10 minutes early if you want to order food or drink from the bar.