Saturday 17.9 at 3pm at Arkadia: First meeting of a new book club organized by Hamed Haque

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to join a new book club on Saturday 17.9 at 3pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

The organizer of this book club, Hamed Haque, is currently a PhD student of Neuroscience in the University of Helsinki.

Welcome!

Warm regards,

Ian
www.arkadiabookshop.fi

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New book club organized by Hamed Haque

There are plenty of book clubs littered around Helsinki, each month reading a respectable work of literary fiction. This new club we are planning to start here is unformed and we would like you all to join and help us choose the kind of books we read. It could be fiction or nonfiction. We could pick a specific author and go through his/her entire bibliography or we could pick a massive tome and read through it across multiple sessions. Or we could choose some other approach entirely: you get to decide! During our first meeting, at 15:00 on the 17th of September, we will come together in the Arkadia bookshop to get to know one another and figure out the kind of books we love and want to read.

The organizer of this book club, Hamed Haque, is currently a PhD student of Neuroscience in the University of Helsinki: ‘My love for reading began, like so many others, once I finished the first Harry Potter book. From then onwards it was a journey though countless books, mostly read for pleasure and enrichment. Some were instantly forgettable while others grabbed me and never let go, haunting the sleeping and waking mind. The goal was to read as widely as possible, even if it were ultimately a fruitless endeavour and realizing that ultimately we can only sample a limited fraction of all worthwhile books. But completionist efforts aside, I’ve come to realize we can all enjoy reading a good book together and discussing it as a group. Hopefully this book club will accomplish just that.’