Reading rainbow redux

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Bryan Fernandez

Reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being for Ms. Barbeau’s book club is senior Alfredo Muñoz on Mar. 15. The club began reading during its first meeting on Mar. 15.

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

Teachers and students gather at C-110 to read The Unbearable Lightness of Being in order to appreciate literature and converse with a group of like-minded literati. The club came about as a result of a class that Ms. Barbeau is taking. For her comparative lit class, she figured that it behooved her to read the book in a setting that was conducive to her studies.

“I don’t really chair this club, it just happened to be that way because I brought it up,” Barbeau said. “They told me that if I wanted to have it, it would be in my classroom.”

The club has not yet started meeting, and it is not until this week that they will convene to discuss the first eighty pages of the novel. In total, there are only four meetings that occur Thursday’s afterschool at 2:30.

“If you haven’t started reading the book you’re out of luck,” senior Francis Flores said. “It’s really good and I don’t want to spoil anything but it’s just really interesting. I’m only forty pages in and hooked.”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being takes place mainly in Prague in the late 1960s and 1970s. It explores the artistic and intellectual life of Czech society during the Communist period, from the Prague Spring to the Soviet Union’s August 1968 invasion and its aftermath.

“I would like to read the book,” junior Alejandra Roque said. “I probably wont make it to meetings, but it sounds like an interesting read.

As earlier stated, meetings begin this Thursday at 2:30, and seeing as how Ms. Barbeau, Ms. Bean, and other English teachers are going to present, the club will surely be as successful as the on two years ago.