Tuesday, 15 September 2015

October's Book Choice

Great meeting tonight. There was some great discussion and GREAT food! Thank you Roberta for hosting tonight. Our next book is: In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed.
These days, almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. We live in a world where speed rules and everyone is under pressure to go faster. But when speed is king, anyone or anything that gets in our way, that slows us down, becomes an enemy. Thanks to speed, we are living in the age of rage.

Carl Honore has discovered a movement that is quickly working its way into the mainstream. Groups of people are developing a recipe for living better in a fast-paced, modern environment by striving for a new balance between fast and slow. In an entertaining and hands-on investigation of this new movement, Honore takes us from a Tantric sex workshop in a trendy neighbourhood in London, England to Bra, Italy, the home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements. He examines how we can continue to live productive lives by embracing the tenets of the slow movement.

A challenging take on the cult of speed, as well as a corrective look at how we can approach our lives with new understanding, In Praise of Slow uncovers a movement whose time has come.
This book doesn't seem to be available at the local library but could likely be borrowed on an inter-library basis if you ask at one of the Calgary libraries. It is available in store at Indigo.

Just a reminder - if you want to borrow November's book choice "All the Light We Cannot See" from the library, it would be wise to put a hold on it ASAP.

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