February 1 - Begin reading/discussion of The Ruby in the Smoke.
Whenever We Finish Up With That One - Begin reading/discussion of The Shadow in the North.
Ditto - And so forth.
Why should you join? I'LL TELL YOU WHY.
* Sally is a kick-ass feminist heroine who asks questions and then shoots (but oh baby, she shoots!). * Philip Pullman (you may remember him from such books as The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, aka "The Atheism Rocks, Ask Me How!" series) is a damn fine author. Despite personal feelings on his theology, you really can't deny that. Damn fine! * Look at how cheap they are on Amazon! Seriously! Jeez! * Topics addressed in the books contain: Victorian women's rights, Indian maharajahs and their magic rubies, photography, hot Irish gang members (hot girl Irish gang members!), hot socialist journalists, race/religion, impoverished but beautiful nobles, sketchy Scottish magicians, single motherhood, seedy opium dens. * Yes, seedy opium dens. I'm not even kidding. Seedy opium dens WITH PLOT RELEVANCE. There is no part of that that isn't awesome. * We're cool.