This book circle will follow a similar format to our previous book circles and will include time for personal reflection followed by active discussion in small groups using a shared leadership philosophy. Reading of the chapters in advance is expected in order to fully engage in the discussion.
I had an uncle, Uncle Reid, whose hobby was learning languages. Even into advanced old age, he was forever dipping into books like Teach Yourself Urdu or Tagalog without Tears. I have no way of knowing, now, what his level of proficiency was like in these languages. I suspect that, at best, he had a passing familiarity with the rudiments of the grammar of each one, plus a basic vocabulary. Perhaps he could read simplified texts, but I doubt he could sustain a conversation over any length of time. 2b1af7f3a8