Just a quick reminder to those who would like to read along with the Reading The Classics Book Group. Next Friday we will be posting our comments on the first section of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. We will be focusing on the first section which is titled "Economy" and is about 60 pages worth of material.
If you have not yet secured a copy, this is why the Good Lord gave us gift receipts.
As a side note fun fact, my copy is the copy that was owned by my father when he read it in the 1960s. It's the old Signet Classics edition with the Yellow Submarine looking Thoreau sitting beneath a tree on the cover. It has my father's signature in the cover and is falling apart.
As you will remember, I usually put a little fun side material on these reminder posts. Here's a Youtube video of a guy going into a cabin which is not Thoreau's cabin, nor is it on the spot where Thoreau's cabin stood (as you will learn from this week's reading, Thoreau did not enjoy the luxury of a parking lot outside of his cabin), nor is the guy in the cabin making much of an effort to actually act like Thoreau, nor does he take the opportunity to actually say anything relevant about Thoreau or Walden but rather rambles a bit about a Danish philosopher. It is, however, a Youtube video with Thoreau's Walden in the subject line. You cannot successfully dispute that fact. Also, it may give you an idea of what Thoreau's cabin may have looked like. An inaccurate idea, but an idea none-the-less.
So, get Walden, read the material, and next Friday we will meet back to comment upon it!