July 1book140 Reading Schedule: 'The Magicians' by Lev Grossman

1book140_icon.JPG Good afternoon bookies. This month we're reading Lev Grossman's The Magicians. (If you're new to the book club, please read the 1book140 primer here.) The voting did not proceed without controversy, but I have high hopes for comity—and perhaps some comedy as well--in the coming weeks. Lev, an old hand at Twitter, has graciously agreed to lead the discussion and even suggested the following discussion schedule. As you'll surely note that The Magicians doesn't have chapter numbers. But then, what does such rote enumeration have to do with literature anyway? 


• July 2 - July 10: Read from the beginning, "Brooklyn" to "The Beast." Append all comments with the hashtag #1b140_1.

• July 11 - July 17: Read from "Lovelady" to "Graduation." Discuss using #1b140_2.

• July 18 - July 24: Read from "Manhattan" to "Humbledrum." Discuss using #1b140_3.

• July 25 - August 1: Read from "Ember's Tomb" to "Kings & Queens." Discuss using #1b140_4

Oh yeah, one more thing: Happy Reading, Bookies!

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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