Book Club Night #5!

Somehow in our effort to put aside novels set in or about Berlin for the time being, we ended up with a novel that really couldn't be more relevant to life in this city.

This month's book club choice by popular vote is Jack Kerouac's On the Road.

Perhaps equally appealing to Kerouac's prose in On the Road is the intense aura surrounding this novel. The "scroll" it was written on, the political backdrop, and the beat generation. All set ablaze by the story of a road trip that's relevant to all ages and generations.

Here's a link for it on Amazon and you can also pick it up at Dussmann on Friederichstrasse: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0086OM0GY

Our last meeting took place at Löwenbräu in Gendermanmarkt. What does everyone think, change it up? We'll open up the comment floor for suggestions keeping in mind that the location should be somewhere where the bunch of us can have our own space and hear each other relatively well.

See you all in a couple of weeks!



 

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  • Janine L

    When will be approximately the next one? Will not be in Berlin before September. Just wanna know if it´s "worth" reading the book. Thanks. Looking forward to meeting everyone again!

    August 10, 2013

    • Hayley

      Hi Janine- just saw this! I just posted September's event. Will be on the Tuesday the 24th :)

      August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I consider it fact that "Island" is the next book? I wouldn't want to read a book for nothing ;-)!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • stef l.

    Hi all! Chris, meetup was small but lovely...I think we agreed we'd read Huxley's "Island" for the next meeting (since it was on the list last time?) I have a suggestion for a good place but STILL can't remember the name of it, but Hayley knows where it is and probably knows?

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Hayley

      It's Clarchens in Mitte (Auguststraße 24)! And the other place I was thinking was Hannibal on Wiener Straße 69 right outside Gorlitzer Bahnhof. Whichever is easiest for everyone to get to! We have time!

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Here is the link to the search engine I mentioned last night:
    https://duckduckgo.com/
    I read that it does not save your search history or IP address and does not sell your data, which are the advantages it has over google. (Because it does not base the results on your IP address, it does not show "German" results first- which may be good or bad depending on what you want.)
    Anyway, it was nice talking to you all yesterday!

    July 17, 2013

    • Hayley

      thanks Elisa!

      July 29, 2013

  • Hayley

    Hi Guys! We're going to take this month off since a lot of us are on vacation and away from the city. I will send out a poll mid August to select a book for September and we'll get started again! Feel free to suggest as always and we'll see you all soon :)

    July 29, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi everyone, how did it go? Any pictures you can post? Let me know selections for the next book club and I can make a poll for it. Chris

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chris, the book club went well, although we were a small group this time. Hayley has probably already written to you about our thoughts on the next book. We were also wondering if we could find a new location, maybe you can gather some ideas for that. Anyway, I really enjoy our book club meetings and I look forward to the August edition. See you,

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • Hayley

    Hi All! We are outside, I am in yellow if you've never met me.

    July 16, 2013

  • Hayley

    Hey guys, running a few min late. There is a reservation under my name, so if you arrive feel free to have a seat and we'll all be there soon! :)

    July 16, 2013

  • stef l.

    changed date= me here, see yous tonight!

    July 16, 2013

  • Hayley

    Hey guys! We're all set to meet at Lowenbrau at 8. If anyone has any other suggestions for location, let me know! Otherwise I look forward to seeing everyone there!

    July 16, 2013

    • Alma

      Hi all,
      Sorry its so last minute but I wont be able to attend tonight, hope you have fun and see you all next time!

      July 16, 2013

  • Chris

    Yikes, life got in the

    July 12, 2013

  • Chris

    I think if the energy and freedom of a book could ever be captured in just one song, it could be this? (Thank you iPod shuffle) http://youtu.be/pPPExso1x28

    July 1, 2013

  • stef l.

    DAMMIt. I'm out of Berlin on this evening. (Although I'm thrilled that I've figured out where my notification emails bout the book club are ending up in cyberspace now) Have fun guys...haven't read the book in a million years, but recommend nonetheless!

    June 20, 2013

    • Chris

      It's still early days, what nights are you free? Its easy to change the date with this much head notice.....

      June 20, 2013

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