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SU Library's Low-Effort Reading Club: Home

This website includes information about SU Library's reading club.


Welcome to SU Library's Low-Effort Reading Club! This reading club was designed to be different from more traditional book clubs; instead of reading a full-length novel once a month, we'll be reading shorter works of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose. Each reading we select should take less than an hour to read. Everything will be available to you for free and on the web, so no need to buy or borrow a book! Our reading club will have both a synchronous and an asynchronous component and you should feel free to participate in whatever way is best for you!

Keep an eye on this space as well as our social media accounts for more information and frequent updates! We hope you'll join us in some low-effort reading this summer!

Free Jim's Mine by Tananarive Due

The short story Free Jim's Mine first appeared in the 2014 anthology titled Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. It spans several genres including folklore, horror, and science fiction. 

Set in the Antebellum South, a young couple on the run are forced to seek shelter in a flooded gold mine. What they encounter down in the mine is more than just bad luck. 

Read more about the author here (link)

You can also listen to this short story read by LeVar Burton on his podcast LeVar Burton Reads

Join us for our live discussion of Free Jim's Mine on BlueJeans, Thursday, July 23, at 10:00 am. 
Meeting link:

Suggest a future reading!

How to participate

There is no sign up required to join the SU Library Reading Club. Just read our current piece and participate however is best for you!  We are inviting people to participate synchronously, asynchronously, or both!
Our live discussion will take place on BlueJeans on a scheduled day and time (see the Schedule of Readings to the left for details). We will also be using the tool to facilitate discussion on your own time. 
Participate in the group in whichever format works for you!

Getting started with is a fun tool that is easy to set up and use and allows us to annotate and comment on webpages. Some of you may already be familiar with it, but for those who are new to the tool, here are some helpful tutorials to get you started.
This short video describes the basics of installing and using the web tool. 
Not a Chrome user? No problem! Click here for instructions on downloading the web tool to other browsers. 

The above video mentions joining a group after you've created your account. Once you have signed up for your account, click here to join our private group and see everyone's annotations.


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