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Announcing the Move to Meetup - At this point, we have received sufficient feedback from the SurveyMonkey poll, to move forward with the move to Facebook. In consideration of transparency, approximately 80% of our people recommended the move, with only a small number of people indica Mira C. K. Jan 26, 2015 4:12 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Fwd: Book club poll (just takes two minutes) - Hi Mira et al; Ditto Lanny's thoughts across the board but no problem with FB. Maybe we could try the payment method again as stated above ($10) one more year and see how it works out. Thank you Mira for all you do for our book club - see you next week. Pamela v. Jan 23, 2015 11:03 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Fwd: Book club poll (just takes two minutes) - Hello All, I joined the meetup group about a month ago an Lisa K Jan 19, 2015 10:18 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Fwd: Book club poll (just takes two minutes) - Hi Mira, I want to apologize for not contributing funds to the group.  I did not realize that the arrangement was $1 a meetup.  I will contribute next time I see you. I completed the survey and Bonnie Jan 19, 2015 8:47 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Fwd: Book club poll (just takes two minutes) - Hi Mira ... Greetings from Down Under! ... Thanks for taking the lead on this ... I apologize for being one of those who has just forgotten about the fees and may have only contributed once or twice ... I will make it up to you!! As far as preferen Lanny Jan 18, 2015 12:41 AM
Fwd: Book club poll (just takes two minutes) - Please fill out this one question survey - I would like your response by Jan 31. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s­/98QTC Mira C. K. Jan 17, 2015 10:04 AM
FW: Will you stand with me? - Lanny Nov 19, 2014 11:19 AM
Date changes - Okay, I don't know exactly how notifications work for meetup changes... I changed the dates of BOTH meetups for the Steve Martini's The List... they now occur at the beginning of August and mid-August. This is to accommodate people who had trouble gett Mira C. K. Jul 16, 2014 10:52 AM
Meetup details changed: Scream #2 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing (please read the details carefully re: carpooling): http://www.meetup.com/Books-fo­r-the-Thinkers/events/1832 Mira C. K. Jun 13, 2014 4:47 PM
FYI - Iranian Film Festival and other Travel Scoops - I'm finally getting around to posting the non-pornographic Iranian Films I was raving about at our previous books meetups.  All these are available on Netfilx, those marked with * you can watch instantly on Roku or the Netfilx Internet Streaming. Cathy D. May 17, 2014 10:41 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Plan changes!!! - Lanny Apr 14, 2014 6:05 PM
Plan changes!!! - Read below for two (2) changes, I'm e-mailing so everyone gets these:   1) Saturday scheduling issues. Can people do 3PM instead of 1PM next Saturday (the 26th)? (or would someone else like to host at 1PM? I di Mira C. K. Apr 14, 2014 2:09 PM
Iranian Rappers, Shish Kebab and Youth Revolt... - We've got reservations set for the Shiraz Grille for our first Iran meeting at 2739 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  We're looking at some seriously tasty middle eastern food that night. Also for anyone interested, there's going to be a Cathy D. Mar 25, 2014 9:06 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] NYT 100 Notable Books of 2013 - I am finishing Duplex as we speak, and it feels somewhat insubstantial, in part due to how surreal it is. The writing style is anything but bland, Amanda Dec 1, 2013 8:42 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] NYT 100 Notable Books of 2013 - What about "The Bully Pulpit" about Roosevelt and Taft? Kay Sent from my iPhone On Nov 29, 2013, at 9 Kay Van Den B. Nov 29, 2013 10:20 PM
NYT 100 Notable Books of 2013 - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12­/08/books/review/100-notable-b­ooks-of-2013.html?_r=0   I've been preoccupied thi Mira C. K. Nov 29, 2013 12:14 PM
Next Meeting at Mangiamos! on Lake Drive - Thank Laurie for pointing out that Wednesday is Wine Specials Night! Cathy D. Nov 1, 2013 5:04 PM
Meetup details changed: Discontent #2 - Per Ryan's request, we are pushing the next meetup back an hour to 1PM. Same day and place. See you there! I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Mira C. K. Sep 12, 2013 11:33 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Wednesday Meeting moved to Harmony Brewing in East Town - Lanny Sep 9, 2013 2:32 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Wednesday Meeting moved to Harmony Brewing in East Town - I plan to show up early and commandeer tables by force to play it safe. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 9, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Mohan Cathy D. Sep 9, 2013 1:46 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Wednesday Meeting moved to Harmony Brewing in East Town - Thanks for catching that! Harmony can accommodate us? I'm excited to go - we've always had a hard time getting a table on the weekend. Mira C. K. Sep 9, 2013 1:41 PM
Wednesday Meeting moved to Harmony Brewing in East Town - The Mitten Brewing Company will be hosting a Team Trivia event on Wednesday which will make it hard for us to converse (though I do think our group would wipe out the competition if we joined our collective knowledge for the event...). So we'r Cathy D. Sep 9, 2013 1:32 PM
Book for Thinkers at Graydon's Crossing this Wednesday - Nobody was able to arrange a cook out on the White Pine Trail so we can do the urban trail downtown to Graydon's Crossing Wednesday.  They are going to try to seat us outside - keep your fingers crossed on the weather!   Cathy D. Aug 12, 2013 4:49 PM
Looking for Location Ideas for "Wild" #1 - Any inspired ideas for a wilderness theme?   We could always meet at the new Cabela's cafeteria for gorp and bison burgers then hit the Kent Trail...    Graydon's Landing is my backup plan. Cathy D. Aug 8, 2013 9:01 PM
Wednesday Meeting - The Cottage Bar Downtown - Sorry for the delay - Restaurants are oddly averse to reservations lately.   Our book club must have a pretty notorious reputation!  We only have a "verbal" reservation so if anyone can come a little early and help us stake our claim for seating it Cathy D. Jun 14, 2013 11:21 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Location Ideas for the Next Meetup - Cottage Bar outside? James P. Enright Enright Law Firm PLLC On Jun 12, 2013, at 5:53 PM, Cathy Dopp & James E. Jun 12, 2013 5:54 PM
Location Ideas for the Next Meetup - I was hoping to meet at the Green Well for our next meeting, but they will only take a group our size at 5:00!   Any suggestions - perhaps a place with a nice outdoor patio?   Send me ideas and I'll make the calls.   Gracias,  Cathy Cathy D. Jun 12, 2013 5:53 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] New Location for Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother!!!! - We need visual aids - too many people saying "I can't do that day" at once and half of us walked out of your living room thinking it was the 20th. W Cathy D. Apr 22, 2013 8:40 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] New Location for Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother!!!! - Oh shoot! Well, since it was my book pick... It's not fair to re arrange so I can't be there either time. Especially and not tell me about it. &nbs Mira C. K. Apr 21, 2013 9:11 PM
New Location for Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother!!!! - We definitely got a few wires crossed on our scheduling.   I'll be in New Orleans next week and thought we'd moved the meeting to the 20th so I could host (Laurie and Lori showed up so they were on the same wavelength!)  I should have noticed on the Cathy D. Apr 21, 2013 7:34 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] May Book - Getting Stoned with Savages/Next meeting April 20th - #463! Sent from my iPhone On Apr 18, 2013, at 11:52 PM, Lisa < flyingdragon400@gm Cathy D. Apr 19, 2013 4:18 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] May Book - Getting Stoned with Savages/Next meeting April 20th - #463 - See you soon! --- On Thu, 4/18/13, Lisa <[address removed]> wrote: Cathy D. Apr 19, 2013 9:02 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] May Book - Getting Stoned with Savages/Next meeting April 20th - Hi, I would like to attend the meeting.  Could you tell me your unit number? Thanks, Lisa On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Cathy D Lisa Apr 18, 2013 11:50 PM
Books our Members are reading... - Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Tis - Frank McCourt The Once and Future King - T.H. While The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingfisher Trinity - Leon Uris Moneyball - Michael Lews The Summer Game - Roger Ayell Cathy D. Apr 12, 2013 4:54 PM
May Book - Getting Stoned with Savages/Next meeting April 20th - We're still finishing up "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" next weekend.  We're meeting at my condo in the Boardwalk downtown at noon on April 20th  - 940 Monroe Avenue NW.  There's free parking in the lawyer lot on the north side of the building Cathy D. Apr 12, 2013 9:48 AM
Quick Update - Book for March is "Little Women" - Several brilliant members of the group suggested we give folks extra time to track down and read upcoming books - and the quorum agreed.   Hopefully this will give people more time to track down those elusive library copies and/or used books on Amaz Cathy D. Feb 7, 2013 9:26 PM
Meetup details changed: Lit by Mary Karr #1 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Books-fo­r-the-Thinkers/calendar/158279­31/ When : Wednesday, January Lisa Dec 27, 2010 10:41 AM
New Meetup: Lit by Mary Karr #2 - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Lit by Mary Karr #2 When : Saturday, January 29,[masked]:00 PM Where Lisa Dec 27, 2010 10:27 AM
New Meetup: Lit by Mary Karr #1 - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Lit by Mary Karr When : Wednesday, January 12,[masked]:30 PM Where : Lisa Dec 27, 2010 10:24 AM
New Meetup: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen When : Wednesday, December 15,[masked]:30 PM Lisa Nov 21, 2010 4:44 PM
Meetup details changed: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum #2 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Books-fo­r-the-Thinkers/calendar/152057­28/ When : Wednesday, Novembe Lisa Nov 16, 2010 1:15 AM
dawn landis wants to stay in touch on LinkedIn - Dawn Oct 27, 2010 7:12 PM
New Meetup: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum When : Wednesday, November 17,[masked]:30 PM Lisa Oct 23, 2010 4:25 PM
New Meetup: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum When : Saturday, October 30,[masked]:00 PM Lisa Oct 23, 2010 4:22 PM
New Meetup: Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen #2 - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen #2 When : Saturday, October 16,[masked]:00 PM Lisa Sep 2, 2010 10:51 AM
New Meetup: Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen #1 - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen #1 When : Wednesday, September 22,[masked]:30 PM Lisa Sep 2, 2010 10:48 AM
New Meetup: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson When : Wednesday, September 1,[masked]:3 Lisa Jul 31, 2010 4:31 PM
New Meetup: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What : Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson When : Saturday, August 21,[masked]:00 Lisa Jul 31, 2010 4:29 PM
Meeting Tomorrow - Okay, so it seems a lot of people are having trouble getting the book and its a pretty dense book so I guess we'll just plan on continuing with book the next two weeks as well. I will still be there tomorrow so anybody is welcome no matter where you are i Johnny the N. Apr 30, 2010 9:51 PM
New Meet-Up Date - Hey everyone. Sorry about not being able to make the last couple discussions. So much stuff is coming up and I am having a difficult time juggling them. I stopped one of my volunteer projects and have a pretty good grip on things now. Once again, I apolog Johnny the N. Apr 24, 2010 2:17 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Preview not available Johnny the N. Apr 17, 2010 7:56 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Right, see everyone at 11! --- On Sat, 4/17/10, Lanny <[address removed]> wrote: Lisa Apr 17, 2010 7:53 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Lanny Apr 17, 2010 7:45 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Oops, I was joking around with Lisa and sent a comment to the whole board....it was a joke. I think Johnny is a fine leader. Donna Apr 16, 2010 9:13 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Hi, Isn't it funny (not) tjhat Johnny waited till the night before the meet up to see that the time was moved. He is really Donna Apr 16, 2010 8:57 PM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - I would like to attend. Have we decided on a time? user 1. Apr 16, 2010 8:45 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - I, also, can do 1:00 but need to know very soon. Steve Steve Apr 16, 2010 6:53 PM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - Lanny Apr 16, 2010 6:37 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Meet Up - I did it because I had a conflict and I wanted to see if moving it earlier, leaving Sat afternoon free might get more attendees. I have cancelled on my co Lisa Apr 16, 2010 5:11 PM
Meet Up - Hey Guys, I really wanted to make this one. Why did we change the time? Best, Johnny Johnny the N. Apr 16, 2010 3:33 PM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] New Meetup: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - Lanny Apr 4, 2010 11:29 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] New Meetup: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - Hi Lanny, All of the above plus I have a luncheon at 1 PM. If it conflicts with too many people I will switch it Lisa Apr 4, 2010 12:32 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] New Meetup: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - Lanny Apr 3, 2010 7:06 PM
New Meetup: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein When: Saturday, April 17,[masked]:00 AM Where: Mezze Cafe (San Chez downtown) 38 Fulton Street West Gra Lisa Apr 3, 2010 4:21 PM
(no subject) - I can't make this one but please post what book is next for discussion April 17. Steve Apr 3, 2010 12:11 PM
New Meetup: Children's Book Take Two - Announcing a new Meetup for Books for the Thinkers! What: Children's Book Take Two When: Saturday, April 3,[masked]:00 PM Where: Mezze Cafe (San Chez downtown) 38 Fulton Street West Grand Rapids, MI[masked] Johnny the N. Apr 3, 2010 7:20 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Sarturday's book club! - Great, looking forward to it--see you there! --- On Thu, 4/1/10, Mohan Krishnan <[address removed]> wrote: Lisa Apr 1, 2010 1:32 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Sarturday's book club! - Hey Donna could you let me know when you will be having a cooking meet again user 8. Apr 1, 2010 12:50 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Sarturday's book club! - Johnny's schedule is really busy, so I wonder if he would be willing to give Lisa or Mohan updating privileges on the site to help him keep Donna Apr 1, 2010 12:38 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Sarturday's book club! - Thank you so much for the info. I must work that day. Crazy schedule. Hope&n user 8. Apr 1, 2010 11:45 AM
Sarturday's book club! - Since we still don't have our next book club officially on the Meetup site, I wanted to remind everyone and also send this via the mailing list for anyone who doesn't read the message board. ? We are planning o Mira C. K. Apr 1, 2010 11:43 AM
Tomorrow's Meetup - Hey Everyone, I just confirmed the location today. We'll be meeting at San Chez downtown at 1:00 pm. I know we talked about having it at different times and places so I would like people to suggest idea's about some new times and locations. Li Johnny the N. Mar 5, 2010 5:08 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - body {height: 100%; color:#000000; font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial;} Truly, truly not trying to be difficult here....and maybe everyone else already knows the Sat meetup location. I can't Kathleen Mar 5, 2010 5:52 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - body {height: 100%; color:#000000; font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial;} Off topic, but hoping we might be able to nail down the location of our Sat gathering... I too have to juggle alot on Sat...have not mana Kathleen Mar 4, 2010 5:37 AM
Re: Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - -works for me. Don W. Mar 3, 2010 10:53 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - Hey guys, I didn't say I wanted to debate religion. I just said that it was something I personally was reading, emphasizing the contrasting views in the books I was reading, to exemplify a cool subject that can be interesting to discuss. I just wanted Johnny the N. Mar 3, 2010 8:08 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - Preview not available Erin Mar 3, 2010 4:57 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - Love wine too:)- totally up for that! On Mar 3, 2010, at 3:31 PM, Lisa < [address removed] > wrote: Lindsay Mar 3, 2010 4:32 PM
RE: Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - I'm up for any type of discussion whatsoever over a glass or two of wine. Just be aware that I only guarantee what I say before the fir Lisa Mar 3, 2010 3:31 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - I love that idea Clay. Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse brief communication, abbreviations and typos. These keys are too tiny for long involved messages. On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:42 PM, Cla Donna Mar 3, 2010 3:25 PM
RE: Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - Clay P. Mar 3, 2010 2:42 PM
Re: Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - I tend to agree with Lisa -- my past experience with books both trying to "prove" or "disprove" the existence of God is that they either use really absurdist reasoning to try and skirt around the fact that God is ultimately a meta Mira C. K. Mar 3, 2010 1:15 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - I'm not really interested in a religious/atheist book club. I believe but am not religious/do not practice any religion and God/lack of god  Lisa Mar 2, 2010 10:42 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Next Book - Clay P. Mar 2, 2010 10:19 AM
The Next Book - Hey guys, So a lot of you were at the first book club and I was curious as to why the meet-up group seems to be dwindling. If you have any suggestions as to how we can livin' up the party a little I would love to hear it. Also, if you're a mem Johnny the N. Mar 2, 2010 8:09 AM
Renowned Magician & Mentalist to Perform in Grand Rapids - February 27th - Jennifer B. Feb 24, 2010 12:57 PM
Book Suggestion - Hey, put your book suggestions on the Ideas page. That way we can say if we like it or not. Best, Johnny Johnny the N. Feb 23, 2010 5:57 PM
Apology and Update - Hey guys, I just wanted to apologize for being late on Saturday. I must have passed it the first time and went all the way down 28th in the wrong direction before coming back on 29th. As for the next book selection it has been chosen already, but all the Johnny the N. Feb 23, 2010 5:46 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - If you ever need a great place to meet, check out The Java Lounge located in Celebration Village at Knapps Corner. If you have a group of 5 or user 1. Feb 10, 2010 11:36 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - I also used the library, because I would not only spend myself out of house and home but also have no ROOM for me in my house and home if I purchased all of the Lisa Feb 9, 2010 12:09 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - I downloaded it also....I would like to have the time to hold the book and turn the pages as I believe it is part of the experience of "reading" Donna Feb 9, 2010 11:53 AM
RE: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - Preview not available Julie Feb 9, 2010 7:24 AM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - I have the book too. thanks though. Amazon.com is cheap cheap cheap and th user 8. Feb 8, 2010 9:50 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - I went to the library for this one.Otherwise a fine idea.Thank you. --- On Sun, 2/7/10, Johnny the Nomad <[address removed]> wrote: Don W. Feb 8, 2010 9:41 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] The Life of Pi - Preview not available Robin Feb 7, 2010 2:07 PM
The Life of Pi - Hey, so I just went to Barnes and Nobles and the book is buy one get one half off, so if you guys want to try and pair up for this first book to get a deal that would be great. I started talks with them on getting the next book with a huge discount for a Johnny the N. Feb 7, 2010 2:05 PM
New Meet-Up Date - Okay, so first, thank you all so much for all your support about the trip to Haiti. Second, with regards to our meeting it seems like the majority would rather meet again at a later date because this first meeting will really set the tone for what is to c Johnny the N. Jan 21, 2010 10:19 PM
Saturday, please - Friday does not work for me, either........Saturday still works for me. Dawn Jan 21, 2010 7:21 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Friday? - I will be in CA. I won't be here. jeanne user 8. Jan 20, 2010 9:42 PM
Re: [Books-for-the-Thinkers] Friday? - Except for between 12:00-2:00 I'm flexible.I have to have some sutures checked out around then.Had a little mishap at work a few hours ago.I could go anytime fo Don W. Jan 20, 2010 9:27 PM

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