February TIWMT Book: The Fountainhead

My husband gave me a copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand in the first years of our marriage. He was going to architecture school, and I was sure he wanted me to read it for the story about this idealistic architect. Well, as he says, it is about much more than architecture. Every several years, I’ve picked it up to reread it. This month, it is time, again.  A new perspective and new time of life always changes what I get from a book, and I’m sure this will be the case, again.

Do you want to Read It With Me? Here’s how to participate:

First – Find a copy of the book.

Second – Read it by the last Monday of February, keeping track of lines you like with sticky notes or a running list of page numbers.

Third – Share your impressions in an online discussion here on the last Tuesday of February, the 24th. Here’s two ways to join the discussion:

1. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

2. Write a post on your own website.

If you do write a post, I want to publish your link so we can visit your website and see what you have to say. Please email your  permalink to tj (at) tjhirst (dot) com no later than the last Monday of the month by 12 a.m. (Central Time). Feel free to use the TIWMT image in your post.

If your want to write a post but don’t make the deadline, just leave the link in your comments on the Tuesday post.

As this book club grows beyond just a few people, I will add an automatic link up, but I want to maintain an environment that encourages readers of all varieties, whether they are blog authors or not.

And for March, my sister has chosen this selection, Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. She will host the discussion of this book on the last day of March.

1 Comment

  1. ph
    Feb 4, 2009

    The Fountain Head is worth the read. But be forwared…it’s not really about architecture. If you’re a Christian, it will certainly cause you to think. It may cause some initial cognitive dissonance, until you realize you don’t need to accept all of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy. She was an atheist.

    But the book is worth a read and seems particularly prescient.

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