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This Book Club is for Associated Students (A.S.) Full- & Part-time Employees Only.

The A.S. Book Club meets at 4:30 PM every second Thursday of each month in the Presidential Suite located on the 3rd floor of the Aztec Student Union. At our meetings each member shares their thoughts and ideas about the book, what they like and didn’t like about it. And at the end of the meeting, we each rate the book from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being great!

If you are thinking about joining the Club but don’t want the expense of purchasing a book each month, the San Diego Public Library offers print books, eBooks and audiobooks, for most titles. All you need is a library card, and its FREE! Or listen for FREE on the library’s app, the Libby App by OverDrive. If you would like to join or need more information, please contact Quentin, qskaggs@sdsu.edu or 42303.

 

August 8

Cover of On Earth as It Is on Television by Emily Jane

On Earth as It Is on Television

by Emily Jane

“Cats, television, and bacon all play important roles in the book; cats can perceive things humans can’t and are given powers that help the characters find their way, and the funny way television changes the aliens’ minds about their own culture is quite the commentary on our world. A compelling plot with some quirky features makes this book a great entry for a new sci-fi reader.” —Booklist. In Emily Jane’s rollicking debut, when spaceships arrive and then depart suddenly without a word, the certainty that we are not alone in the universe turns to intense uncertainty as to our place within it. Since long before the spaceships’ fleeting presence, Blaine has been content to go along with the whims of his supermom wife and half-feral, television-addicted children. But when the kids blithely ponder skinning people to see if they’re aliens, and his wife drags them all on a surprise road trip to Disney World, even steady Blaine begins to crack. Half a continent away, Heather floats in a Malibu pool and watches the massive ships hover overhead. Maybe her life is finally going to start. For her, the arrival heralds a quest to understand herself, her accomplished (and oh-so-annoying) stepfamily, and why she feels so alone in a universe teeming with life. Suddenly conscious and alert after twenty catatonic years, Oliver struggles to piece together his fragmented, disco-infused memories and make sense of his desire to follow a strange cat on a westward journey. Embracing the strangeness that is life in the twenty-first century, On Earth as It Is on Television is a rollicking, heartfelt tale of first contact that practically leaps off the planet.

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