BA Book Club Inaugural Meeting

Our first meeting! Introductions, beer, lively discussions, and a generally outstanding time.  We'll settle on a book and choose our next meeting date.

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  • Quinn T.

    Great group of people. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    December 18, 2012

  • John S.

    Great meeting - great people - great attendance

    December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun, I am looking forward to reading the book and discussing it.

    December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks,

    I tried making my way there, but my original plan of walking (only about a half hour walk) was kind of cut short by the terrible weather. Yeah I know, raised in Seattle, I should be a little heartier, but I just don't want to get sick. SO, let me know how it goes and hopefully I'll see you all when we meet to discuss the book y'all choose! Incidentally, if anyone passes through the SW district to get where we're going, could I bum a ride? I'll make cookies...

    December 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you hop to SW 5th and Pine in the next five minutes you can ride the bus with me. Cheaper than cookies?

      1 · December 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amelia, my first reaction was to shout "THE BUS" in a sort of Archimedian revelation, I'll take you up on that next time!

      1 · December 16, 2012

  • Lesa

    Our name puts so much pressure on us! You can thank me for not sharing my totally bad ass phlegm machine with you tonight. Catch y'all next time.

    December 16, 2012

  • AndrejkaNc

    ...and how about re-reading absolute favorite bad ass books!

    December 13, 2012

  • Tangerine B.

    Seems like it, Alex. Since people are posting their ideas for the first book, I'll throw in a suggestion as well: Multitudes by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. But I agree, voting would be best in person!

    December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm kind of guessing at the theme being 'books that challenge the way we think' so I'll throw in "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman. One of my absolute favorites.

    December 13, 2012

  • Quinn T.

    Well I'll chime in with a few that have been staring at me from my To Read list:

    How the Mind Works
    by Steven Pinker

    Proust Was a Neuroscientist
    by Jonah Lehrer

    Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
    by David Eagleman

    See ya'll Sunday!

    December 13, 2012

  • Jeff B.

    I think we should wait until the 16th before we start deciding on what to read. Let's get everyone's choices. Looking forward to hearing what you guys have to bring!

    December 12, 2012

  • John R

    Another possibility is the Signal and the Noise, by Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight fame. http://www.amazon.com/dp/159420411X

    December 12, 2012

  • John S.

    GEB is a great suggestion - haven't read it in years.

    December 12, 2012

  • John R

    So.... I've been wanting to read Gödel, Escher, Bach forever, but it's super long...

    December 10, 2012

    • Alexa

      I would absolutely vote for "Freewill," though "Gödel, Escher, Bach" sounds positively fascinating as well. You've both set the bar and I'm off to find something (hopefully) equally amazing to the table.

      December 11, 2012

    • John R

      Hm, yeah Free Will looks great. Harris is awesome. I agree about Godel Escher Bach. If someone wants to do it as a long term background project (i.e., over a year sort of thing), I'd be interested.

      December 11, 2012

  • Paul L.

    Perfect, will be at my Toastmasters' x-mas party down the in Ladd's may walk in a few minutes after 7. Looking forward to hearing the reading proposals, will bring a couple of my own.

    December 5, 2012

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