We have had a rash of no shows after RSVPing. I know things come up, however, it is inconvenient to those waiting for you to show up and also to the restaurant who makes the reservation for say 15 and then only has 10 show up. If you RSVP for a meeting and do not show up I will understand. If you RSVP to two meetings and do not show up you will be removed from the group. It's as easy as going to our home page and changing your RSVP. We are adults and this is not hard. You know the morning of whether or not you will be able to show up. I'm stepping off my soapbox now. Sorry and thank you for being considerate!
P.S. In the event that you are on your way and come down with a deadly stomach virus, are attacked by a gang of ruthless badgers, or all four of your tires fall off and you are not within walking distance, please don't worry about being removed from the group. And I apologize for your misfortune.
Two Books Again!!
If unable to read both that's okay! Discussion questions are posted for those interested under the discussions tab.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.