This is a group for people who love reading a wide variety of genres &/or for those who love reading a book; seeing the movie adaptation then having an honest, friendly discussion. let's discuss books & movies over a meal, wine, beer or coffee. making friends and discovering new authors that make us swoon, cringe, laugh and cry seems perfect to me! I want women, men, gay, straight, all sizes & races! Guidelines: -everybody will contribute to the reading list. We'll compile a list & vote for each month's choice. -no room for judgments! Maybe, Twilight & 50 Shades weren't your cup of tea- that's ok. the way a book impacts you has nothing to do with some "majority" opinion. -let's not be restricted by social "norms" in our discussions. if you thought the victim was a whiny bitch, say so. do you like all of the characters but the protagonist? say so! if you thought that gay love scene was hot, say so! I'm sure I will concur! differences make this world more enjoyable! -maybe you're unable to meet regularly but want to chat about books. I know I've read into the wee hours when something big happens and have no recourse for those emotions! so, let's have email discussions as well. shoot out an email, "...Holy SHIT! I can't believe she just did that!" -I tend to have a potty mouth but I am NOT a negative person. so be warned! -if you have a teenager that wants to join a discussion for a particular book, bring them. just remember the conversations can be a bit racy and we aren't going to censure ourselves. -Meet Ups- we'll meet in places that can accommodate our numbers. coffee shops, restaurants... though i prefer places that don't limit our time & space. if the time is too limited then people feel compelled to limit their input. also, i don't like waiting lists. if more people want to join a meeting then the location allows then we move!
to my fellow dominant, outgoing personalities, it'll be up to us to ensure the quiet ones don't get lost in the background! While I love to talk, having people go unheard is my abhorrence!
due to rising Meetup fees, I will institute group dues of $10 per 6 month period. Every 6 months, when the bill is due, I'll request dues from the members. this is my solution to how expensive it is to have a group our size. I don't want to have to limit our numbers.