Bean There, Read That: The Year of Living Biblically

“Bean There, Read That,” the book club for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, will meet once again on Tuesday January 22, 2013 7:00-8:30PM at PTs Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe to discuss The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs.

The Year of Living Biblically tells the author’s journey of the year he followed every rule in the Bible as close and literally as possible. This type of challenge is not unheard of for Jacobs, especially if you have seen his book, “The Know-It-All,” where Jacobs reads the entire “Encyclopedia Britannica.” This certainly is not a book making fun of the religion, but rather about a man who was raised in a secular household who is curious about faith and religion in the modern world.

Listed below are the future discussions. These will be handed out at the discussions from the month prior (ex: The Great Gatsby will be available January 22, 2013), and at the Reference Desk thereafter. Sign-up is first-come, first served.

If you would like to receive email reminders, shoot me an email at You can also continue conversations at the Library’s Goodreads page.


Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.