BMB Book Worms Unite
January, 2009 - At lunch time every Thursday, a regular ritual occurs in the conference room of BMB. It’s the BMB Book Club - - and it has been expanding the literary horizons of its loyal following since last September. Engineer Hernan Jaramillo was the catalyst behind the start of the Book Club. He arranged to get Book Club kits from the San Antonio Public Library every 6 weeks or so that contain 10 book copies and a notebook with reviews and discussion topics for each book. The Club consists of 5 regular members that include Pamela Bain, Hernan Jaramillo, Beth Holmes, Lynn Rangel and Victor Mendez. Books have included The Alienist, Life of Pi, The Giver, Water for Elephants, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, and The Time Traveler’s Wife. In addition to reading such classics as Fahrenheit 451, the group read popular fictional stories and occasionally “Clubbers” contribute one-day readings of favorite poems, short stories (on Halloween, the group read A Tell Tale Heart) and Presidential speeches. Other organized outside activities of the Book Club include viewing screenings of Fahrenheit 451 through the online service NetFlix, and group screenings of The Time Traveler’s Wife in local theaters.