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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy: Readalong Signup

You know what was the third bestseller of its time after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur? THAT IS CORRECT, Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy. 


No one talks about this book anymore, but it was a sci-fi utopian novel about a young man waking up in the year 2000, which is a socialist utopia. Looking Backward spawned over 150 "Bellamy Clubs" that got together and discussed political issues, and it looks like a damn fascinating book.

It is also available FOR FREE online. Here's the Project Gutenberg link. So read this not too long book with me in February and get familiar with a bestseller of the 19th century!


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  1. I don’t think I can commit to the readalong, but this sounds like an excellent endeavor.

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    1. Frances Willard read it, sooooo I kind of have to check it out.

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  2. I haven't been in a readalong in FOREVER.
    ... let's do this.
    *slips on sunglasses*
    *throws them off because they are not conducive to reading*

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  3. I might give this a try. If nothing else. it seems like an opportunity to use a lot of Futurama gifs.

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  4. I'M GOING TO TRY this book sounds fun.

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    1. YAAAY let's all read about the future that never waaaaas.

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  5. I am so bad at readalongs but I never heard of this book and now really want to read it. So what the hell, I'm in.

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  6. AS LONG AS THIS ISN'T ALL POETRY (sorry) I AM IN!

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