Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why study death when you can major in life?

As I have said in my first post, I'm looking to start a book club. While on my local Craigslist looking for book clubs that have already been started I found this:

Piedmont Triad Thanatology Book Club
Thanatology is the study of death and dying and all of its related aspects. We're organizing this book club for Piedmont Triad residents who hunger for a forum where they can feel comfortable discussing issues surrounding life's end. This group is likely to appeal to people of all ages who have a healthy curiosity about the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying. Individuals who work in the social professions (e.g., social workers, educa...

Book Club Launching Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:00PM
Let's gather briefly at Panera Bread, 6:00-6:30 p.m., to meet each other and decide on our book club's first title. You are encouraged to bring information about a book or two that you would like to propose to the group. We'll also decide when and where to meet to discuss the chosen book.
Those who would like to stay a bit longer may attend the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont social gathering at Panera that will follow at 6:30 p.m. (FCA of the Piedmont is sponsoring the book club, but membership in either organization is separate and optional.)

This was the only book club I could find in my area, so I found it funny that it was about death. Many of us are fascinated by death and the hereafter and this is why we read the books we read. To help us get a better grasp on and deal with death...

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