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September Meetup

  • Sep 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Sorry for the lag time in posting this. For September we are reading Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram. With all the fascination with zombies in popular media over the past few years, we're finally adding that to our reading list!

A breakneck tale of kick-ass, wise-ass, sexy-ass lesbians and ZOMBIES, Eat Your Heart Out opens on what promises to be another tediously annoying day at Ashbee’s Furniture Outlet. Then the strip-mall calm of Nowhere, Ohio, is shattered by the sudden, simultaneous appearance of Renni Ramirez—hyper-competent star of the beloved Rising Evil B-movie franchise—and actual ZOMBIES, leaving Ashbee’s hapless staff and Renni trapped behind an automatic door they can’t lock.

Can failed creative-writing student/apprentice store manager/eagle-eyed markswoman Devin escape the besieged furniture store to rescue her girlfriend? Will Renni’s experience slaughtering motion-captured CGI monsters save the day before the army bombs the town? Once bitten, how many zombies can a person expect to take out before succumbing to infection? Who is the mysterious Deus Ex Machina, and what is he doing with that bone saw?

All of these questions and more whisper behind the scream of the single most important thing Devin needs to know in order to survive: is Renni a top or a bottom?

Please join us for some good discussion and social time. Refreshments will be available. (Please feel free to bring a snack or beverage. I will supply at least one bottle of wine.) There is never any pressure to have the book completed (or read at all) in order to attend. We would just love to have you, and it can be enjoyable to hear about the book and meet some cool people. 

Remember that Books, Inc. provides book club members a 15% discount on the books we are reading for the meetup. Call ahead to make sure they have a copy available for you. They can also arrange to have books shipped to you. 

Parking and transportation: 

Parking can be challenging, but there are a number of options. There are the obvious street meters which are free at this time. In addition to these there are two outdoor lots and a parking garage in the vicinity, all of which are also free on Sundays. (Regularly $0.50/hr) The Civic Center Parking Structure is next door to the Alameda Theatre and is located at 1416 Oak Street, between Central Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue. Lot A is accessible from Park Avenue between Central avenue and Santa Clara Avenue. Lot B is accessible from both Central Avenue and Alameda Avenue between Oak Street and Park Street. The bookstore is also not too far from the Fruitvale BART Station on Oakland. It is an easy bus ride from there. Arrangements can also be made with the organizer and/or other members for rides to and from the BART. Just post requests and availability to the comments, or e-mail me through the web page links.

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  • Steve S.

    Enjoyed the book and enjoyed the discussion! Look forward to next month's meeting!!

    September 29, 2014

  • Valerie K.

    i will not make it after all. see you next time.

    September 28, 2014

  • alan b

    Will probably be late, as i'm coming from an overlapping queer group in Berkeley (yikes, those queers do a lot<g>). But will do my utmost to make however much of the discussion i can, as this is such a fun, irreverent book. (Read it for a queer fantasy/sci-fi book club a couple of years ago, & even though not my genres, i found it so delightful i had to recommend it. So hope no one's offended that it's not serious enough. - Haha! - "serious" isn't a word one should use anywhere near this book.<g>)

    September 28, 2014

  • Andrea

    Sorry, I was hoping to do this but got roped into kayaking the same day. Next time.

    September 23, 2014

  • Helen

    Hi all! I'll be a newbie to the meeting but looking forward to it. I'm hoping to find the book and have it read by then.... but can't promise.

    September 9, 2014

  • Gabriela D.

    Liked our last meeting. Comments are always so thought provoking. I really appreciate the good will and maturity of our regulars and new members. See you soon-- maybe at Pride!

    1 · August 25, 2014

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