So, our book club group ran into a series of issues in obtaining our desired book (we found out that only 30 pages of it are on Google Books, the one copy at the library is MIA, and none of the bookstores close by have it) so after a quick meeting, we have decided on a NEW book: What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox-Hunting to Whist: The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth Century England by Daniel Pool. Click here to take a look on Amazon.com.
This is the time period of the Industrial Revolution, and it kind of takes the "day-in-the-life-of-" approach, as evidenced by its title. We believe it will be an engaging read, and will also provide some valuable historical background for some of the movements we've been studying in class. It's really going to be a sprint through for us, but I am confident that we will be able to handle it.
Due to time constraints and the organization of the book, we've each decided to take a particular section to focus our creative efforts on, and the final goal is to have four separate projects that we can link in such a way as to produce a multi-media/multi-faceted picture of the whole. It's gonna be good--I can feel it.