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Booze and Books Monthly Meetup

Christmas in July... what would mid-winter be without a gathering for food, wine and (of course!) gifts?

For the next meetup – 30th July – let's bring along a gift-wrapped book and randomly exchange them. Something about $10.  

And the regular details...

The book for July is The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. I've read it - but quite some time ago. From memory, it's quite light reading. 

The theme is novels by letter - more formally known as epistolary novels. 

Another book in epistolary style is The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society. It's a great read. 

The library has only a couple of copies of The Screwtape Letters, but a couple of dozen of The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society. 

Wikipedia has a list of epistolary novels, and contemporary


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for an interesting night - enjoyed meeting everyone (well almost everyone). Looking forward to reading King Solomon's mines and a lively discussion next month.

    2 · July 31, 2014

    • Vanessa

      Lovely to meet you too Lorraine!

      July 31, 2014

    • Jazz

      Great to meet you too Lorraine and Vanessa. Look forward to seeing you at the next one!

      August 6, 2014

  • Caroline

    Enjoyed the Christmas in July gathering and look forward to reading my gift. Thank you Guy for organising the evening…..enjoyable company and stimulating discourse.

    August 3, 2014

    • Jazz

      Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the lovely gift Caroline. Just finished The Rosie Project and absolutely loved it! What a fun read. Look forward to catching up at the next event.

      August 6, 2014

  • Vanessa

    Best group ever!

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Bernadette N.

    Good meetup. It is amazing how this group regenerates itself as there were a lot of new people with the old stalwarts in which I count myself, Daniele, Peder, Vanessa, Sonya and Guy of course. It is so good to have new people in such a group with new ideas and conversation. Thank you Guy again for the effort and care you take in choosing an interesting topic with a novel which is readable in a short period to suit our busy lives. Thank you also for the larger topics which allows choice in reading. Another good meeting and congratulation on the success of this group.

    2 · July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, food ok, felt the cold....
    Nice to meet and chat, look forward to the next one

    July 30, 2014

  • John

    Hi Team. Sorry - work beakons. Please accept my apologies

    July 30, 2014

  • Laura

    Sorry I finally remembered this was on and I was looking forward to coming along tonight but I am shattered. Next time!

    July 30, 2014

  • Bernadette N.

    I maybe a little late but I am coming.

    July 30, 2014

  • Edith

    Looking forward to my first meeting.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guy,
    Sorry for the late cancellation, not well today.
    Have a great time everyone, catch up with you next month.
    Regards....Tracey

    July 30, 2014

  • Nicole

    Apologies, I cannot attend- Merry Christmas in July!

    July 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meet up with the book club, l will try getting the book mentioned and read some before Wednesday but forgive me if this time is a meet and greet only

    July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,
    I am embarrassed to say that I just couldn't get into The Screwtape Letters, and as I have already read the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I went for the third book mentioned which is Where Rainbows Ed by Cecelia Ahern and I love it!

    July 2, 2014

    • Bernadette N.

      This bookclub is about choice. We will not all like the samething that is why Guy puts a book up but then gives everyone a genre choice. He has organised it very well giving maximum choice.

      July 2, 2014

    • Guy S.

      Hi Martine, Apologies for the delayed reply... I don't check this email address as often as perhaps I ought! Sorry The Screwtape Letters didn't work for you... but looking forward to hearing about Cecelia Ahern. I haven't read her at all.

      July 7, 2014

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