FanNation is a place, first and foremost, for sports. However, this site is more than merely a depository for the lesser-known Sports Illustrated writers, despite what the redesigned homepage would have you believe. Fan groups have always been the lifeblood of the FanNation community, bringing together groups of people with disparate opinions in discussion on topics of sport, politics, life... and yes, even literature.
In that spirit, welcome to the FanNation Book Club. Our mission here is to foster the exchange of ideas on literary subjects relating both to sports and the rest of the wide spectrum of published texts. We will be reviewing literature which is engaging to YOU, the fans out there. This group will be driven by your choices, your thoughts...
With that in mind, here are the goals I wish to see this group achieve:
- Invite members to encounter new readings which celebrate the wide range of writing out there on the field of sports.
- Foster a greater appreciation of literature beyond the world of sports in order to better appreciate the quality of literature which does frequent the subject of sports.
- Promote an environment where fans can intelligently discuss sports and non-sports writing and come to better understand underlying meanings in the text.
If you are interested in good writing, good reading and good conversation on literary subjects, this group is for you. I have in mind to tackle two sports books for every non-sports tome -- the primary goal is to showcase the abundance of quality literature which stems from athletic feats. If you have a book you wish to see reviewed in the group, all you have to do is suggest it in either the "Sports Submissions" or "Non-Sports Submissions" in the message board of the group homepage. So put your thinking caps on, and let's get down to sharing our favorite works and authors!
Founder of the FanNation Book Club