Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
By H. Harris Healy, III, President,
1575 York Avenue,
(Between 83rd and 84th Sts.)
New York, NY 10028
Fax (212) 517-7197
On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7 P.M., Kill Your TV Reading Group (KYTV) celebrated its 10th birthday with a party and a discussion of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, a marvelous, fantastical novel incorporating 1930’s Moscow, Pontius Pilate, the crucifixion of Jesus, a diabolical cat/human, other outrageous demons, Satan, himself as well as the title characters, the Master and Margarita. This past September, KYTV had a lively discussion of The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. This tale of 1960’s California, which seems so contemporary and happening now and brought attention to the author is just one example of the great diversity of books discussed at KYTV. In August we encountered the rich Arthurian epic of The Once and Future King by T.H. White, which featured tales of Arthur as the youth, Wart, being changed into different animals by Merlin, the impetuosity and humanness of the clan of Orkney (Gawaine, Gaheris, Gareth, Agrivaine and Mordred) and the obsession of knightliness of Lancelot.
In the course of KYTV’s 10 years, we have read and discussed nonfiction books, too, from the moving storybook biography of John Adams, titled John Adams by David McCullough to the fast paced military and diplomatic history of the beginning of World War 1 called The Guns Of August by Barbara Tuchman, to following an orchid thief and learning much about orchids in The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. We have also engaged ourselves with contemporary novels of the here and now such as Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro while time traveling back to 19th century New York City in Jack Finney’s Time And Again. Come the first Wednesday of every month and join the fun!
On Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7 P.M. at Logos Bookstore, Luce Amen presented an Unplugged version of her musical, “The Amazing Journey of Juan Diego” Juan Diego is a humble Aztec matmaker in Mexico in 1531 who encounters Our Lady of Guadalupe—Mary, Mother of Jesus, who asks him to build a church for her, which he does overcoming great odds. Amen, who also wrote the book and the lyrics, was given a little book about Our Lady of Guadalupe by a Towers Record sales clerk over twenty years ago. Amen mixes in a bit of every type of music: South of the Border, jazz, folk and pop which you can hear anytime at Logos Bookstore as Logos is selling the CD for ‘The Amazing Journey of Juan Diego”
While you are here, you can purchase a book or two, some cards and other musical CDS and see what is new this fall as well as buy for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Upcoming Events at Logos
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 7 P.M., The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will continue its discussion of the Gospel of Matthew.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 7 P.M., KYTV will discuss Don Quixote Part I.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 7 P.M., KYTV will discuss Don Quixote Part II.
Every Monday at 11 A.M. there is Children’s Story Time led by Lily.
Transit: 4,5 6 subways to Lexington Ave & 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)