John Kelly devoted his column in the May 12 Washington Post to book clubs, including Knossos, the Mythopoeic Society’s Washington chapter – although its appeal to Kelly seems to have been something the group does on rare occasions:
Speaking of science fiction, Wendell Wagner belongs to a book club called Knossos, loosely affiliated with the Mythopoeic Society, which is interested in fantasy, particularly the works of the “Inklings” (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, etc.). The members read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, from ancient epics to graphic novels. That’s not all they do.
Wrote Wendell: “For some years now, once a year we watch a lot of movies on a Saturday rather than discuss a book, and once we watched old TV shows.”
A book club that watches TV shows? Now that’s a movement I could get behind.
[Thanks to Knossos member Martin Morse Wooster for the link.]