Late fall rendezvous

  • December 15, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Due to the weather I've moved this meetup to next Sunday, 12/15.  Please RSVP for this date, so I know everyone got this message.  Thanks!  Be safe today.


I've always wanted to try this place.  It's French so it makes sense to drink french wine - bring yoour favorite - red or white ($10-15).

I have a book in mind for the next time we dine at a French restaurant but for this one let's stick with a popular choice from the recent poll - The book thief by Markus Zusak.  Not France but it takes place not far away - Germany.  The kindle edition is also just 3.99 on amazon.  The book is a bit long, so if you're like me you may want to start it now.   Below is a description.  I've not heard of this movie so I'm not sure how accurate that part is.  

Book Description

Publication Date: December 18, 2007

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.


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  • Mike C.

    Though small gathering, we had fun. Sherre does well with the organizing. Thank you, Sherre!!!

    December 16, 2013

    • Sherre

      Thank you Mike. I had a great time. Happy Holidays!!

      December 16, 2013

  • Sherre

    Small but a good discussion over good food

    December 16, 2013

  • Mike C.

    It was a quiet night with only three of us able to attend. The wine and food were both wonderful. The conversation about the book was also good. Now we are ready to see the movie and measure it against the book! We missed those of you who could not come and hope to see you in January.

    December 16, 2013

  • Patricia E.

    sorry, alot of things were switched to this w/e from last and i just dont think the timing is realistic for me :-/
    happy holidays to everyone !

    December 14, 2013

  • Barb N

    Good idea to move this to next week. I just drove home from Plymouth Meeting and the roads are a mess!
    Unfortunately, next week doesn't work for me. I was really looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say about the book.
    Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. See you in January.
    Barb

    December 8, 2013

    • Mike C.

      I would never have made it to Conshohocken last night. It took an hour and a half and at least three detours to get home from work in the late afternoon. I would not have come last night. See you next week. Mike

      December 9, 2013

  • Joan P.

    Sherre, I am in favor of you suggestion to move this to next Sunday.

    December 8, 2013

    • Sherre

      Joan - are you able to come next Sunday? I see you changed your RSVP.

      December 8, 2013

    • Joan

      See you Sunday.

      December 8, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Good decision all the way around!

    See you next Sunday!

    December 8, 2013

  • Patricia E.

    the roads will probably be just fine for the most part but unfortunately i live on valley forge "mtn" and the ice factor gets very dicey so concerned about the return trip. i already have 2 inches of snow (1:20 pm)

    December 8, 2013

  • Sherre

    Please update your RSVP status if you don't plan to attend. I'd like to be sure to reach everyone. Thanks!

    December 8, 2013

  • Joan

    The snow is beautiful but I try not to drive in it. I am on the edge of cancelling so I may cancel.

    December 8, 2013

  • Sherre

    I grew up here too and agree it's often wrong. Not totally, but the area most impacted is often far to the north. Let's keep an eye on it and see what others are thinking around lunchtime. I want to talk about this book, I loved it.

    December 7, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Aww, Betsy, you grew up here. You are always adventuresome! You would go through almost anything for a glass of wine! But I am taking your lead and will make my decision around lunchtime tomorrow.

    Mike

    December 7, 2013

  • betsy h.

    I will play it by ear...they are so often wrong yet I want to be safe.

    December 7, 2013

  • Sherre

    From what I've heard, the weather may be worst late afternoon and actually get better into the evening.
    Is anyone concerned about making it to or from this meetup?

    December 7, 2013

  • Mark

    Sherre,
    Ever since last meeting I'd been on Delco and ChesterCo library waiting lists for the book; never came through, thus never had the chance to read..... will look for you in January.

    December 7, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Southern boy that I am, I must ask about weather related travel. The forecast for late tomorrow afternoon is not so bad, but there might be sleet later. Does anyone want to make a contingency plan suggestion?

    Mike

    December 7, 2013

  • Margaret

    Unfortunately I need to attend a funeral. I hope to come next time.

    December 7, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    Hi Sherre. Just learned that my daughter's father will be leaving town for business. Sad and unfortunately I will now not be able to attend. Someday perhaps :-) I hope you all have a wonderful discussion and meal.

    December 2, 2013

    • Sherre

      Sorry to hear this Tracy. It's been a long time. I just posted a meetup for January. Hope to see you there.

      December 2, 2013

    • Sherre

      Happy holidays!

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving for business trip in Charlotte that morning. Really hoping my schedule fits the next gathering - have missed it. I read the book quite awhile ago and very much enjoyed it. Have fun!

    December 2, 2013

    • Sherre

      Sorry Becky. Hope to see you at the next one. Happy holidays!

      December 2, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    Hi Sherre

    December 2, 2013

  • Sherre

    I just finished the book and loved it. Can't wait to hear what you all thought

    November 22, 2013

    • betsy h.

      Tues or thurs is best for me or weekends. Pick a night, put it on the site and see who wants to join us!!

      November 23, 2013

    • Sherre

      How about Sunday, 12/1 at 4:20 at King of Prussia? If that works for you I'll send a note to the group.

      November 26, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I saw a trailer for a new movie out in December, The Book Thief. god thing we are reading the book before the movie hits the screens! The trailer made the movie look good.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Sherre

      I'm going to see it the night before this meetup! I'm loving the book.

      November 8, 2013

    • Mike C.

      No, you cannot! It will spoil the conversation for the rest of us! (Enjoy it if you do, but keep it very, very quiet.) See you soon.

      November 9, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I can come back! I hope I can get this long book read before then.

    October 17, 2013

  • betsy h.

    A conshy restaurant I haven't tried! And a book I haven't read. Double psyched.

    October 16, 2013

    • Sherre

      I'm so excited. I didn't think it was possible. ; )

      October 17, 2013

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