34th Conversation Cafe

The Eclectic Reader will be hosting its 34th community Conversation Cafe on February 12 at 7:15 p.m.   The topic this month will be “What Books or Stories Have Influenced Your Life? ”   The Conversation Cafe promotes respectful listening and open-minded conversation on meaningful topics.  Free.  Everyone welcome.  For more information call 970-223-4019.

Monty-cat always joins us.  I think he was influenced by Dewey, (the library cat) by Vicki Myron.

I was influenced by Tootle (Gertrude Crampton, 1945), the train who had to learn to “stay on the rails no matter what.”  I hated that book.  Poor Tootle was broken, could have no fun any more.  I just found out that as of 2001 Tootle was the 3rd best selling hardcover children’s book in English.  That’s sad.

I was also influenced by The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911).  I so wanted to be Dickon, who spoke to the animals and knew all about nature.

And then there was Report to Greco and others by Nikos Kazantzakis.


Come, join us for a fun evening.  IMG_1303



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