|What We're Reading Now
||Our Book Reviews|
|Dr. Ben Smith: In Memorium||Our Previous Book Reviews: |
Early 2015 - 2014; 2012-2013
|Fair Condition, |
Some Pages Missing
|Ron Bousek: In Memorium|
||Rob's Travel Blog
||Bob's Eating Blog||Our
||A Poem for Today
||Short Animated History of the
publicity hounds: Blackledge, Gilbert, Genoni, Easterling
Founded in April 1993 by the wayward yet highly literate descendant of Russian immigrants, LTBC is a collection of mildly mature males meeting monthly within the confines of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA, with rare Field Trips to the outside world. Our first 25 years is documented in our Club Tome: Fair Condition, Some Pages Missing as available on-line and in select libraries.
Our founder suggested we select and judge our reading material based on five criteria: universality; insight; use of language; appeal to emotions; content. Our founder is no longer with us and today we judge the quality of the book based on the size of the dessert portion at risk.
book selections are available to you for
each calendar year. If you are interested in membership in the
LTBC please contact any member in good standing, or the webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Books On The Coffeetable: A collection of other people's recommendations and thus better than most we know about.|
The LTBC is one of only two book clubs
honored with an inscribed rock at the base of
the Children's Peace Memorial currently located in Santa Fe, New Mexico -
although we are not officially on record as being supportive of peace. Or children.
The Memorial can be viewed at the Plaza Resola,
401 Old Taos Highway, Santa Fe, New Mexico (505.982.8539).
The LTBC is the
proud guardian of The Streak.
Our own Thomas C. Genoni
holds the unofficial national Book Club record of maintaining perfect attendance: all Last Thursday Book Club meetings, starting from the founding meeting of April 1993 down to June 2003: 10 years plus two meetings. This includes all Field Trips,1 all summer meetings, and even on one heralded occasion necessitated his returning from the East Coast memorial services for his mother-in-law to keep The Streak alive. The fact that he sometimes watches NASCAR, women's billiards, and poker events and never actually completed the reading of Magister Ludi bears no relevance on his otherwise unblemished attendance record.
3] The LTBC is
one of a
select 100 book clubs featured in
The Book Club CookBook
now being expanded in a Second Edition for your reading and eating pleasure.
We have donated most of our royalties from this work to The Children's Peace Memorial.
Our Once and Future Pulp Fiction
Filter: Ben Smith
Our Once and Future Profanity Philter: Don Benoist - we honor him still
Our Once and Futture Trivia Expert: Joel Nash - we miss him forever
Our Once and Future Market Operator: Dick Arms - we remain in awe
Our Photographer for Fair Condition: Ron Bousek - you brought the light
Correctness Monitor: Tom Genoni
Plot Contrivance Sensor: Mike Blackledge
Chapter Analyst: Jack Ferrell
Database Administrator: Karl Irons
California Research & Investment Director: Ken Gillen
2020 Rookie Bookmark, Fading Humanist Branch: Peter Eller
2020 Rookie Bookmark. Placitas Branch: Jeff Fleming
Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota
Former Chief Recruiting Officer (CRO): Gary Ganong
Amanuensis: Bob Simon
LTBC Home Page last updated 19 April 2021