August Meetup

 Last month it was a long book, and this month it is a fairly easy read from the YA section of the bookshelf. The book for this month is Luna by Julie Anne Peters.

 

From the author’s website (http://www.julieannepeters.com):

 

“From as early as she can remember, Regan O’Neill has known that her brother Liam was different. That he was, in fact, a girl. Transgender. Having a transgender brother has never been a problem for Regan—until now. Liam (or Luna, as she prefers to be called by her chosen name) is about to transition. What does it mean, transitioning? Dressing like a girl? In public? Does Liam expect Regan to embrace this decision, to welcome his sex change? She’s always kept her brother’s secret, always been his confidante, but now Regan’s acceptance and love will be put to the test.

 

 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 nice 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 by 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

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  • Lori

    Great group of people, and great friendly conversations.

    August 27, 2012

  • Gary

    Biggest turnout yet, and it was wonderful to meet new folks.

    August 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed every minute and again, met some great folks.

    August 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing! It was a great group of people with a wide range in personality and view point. The wine was free flowing so was the conversation.

    August 27, 2012

  • Lucymarie R.

    Just a super meeting. Great turnout. Enjoyed myself hugely.

    August 27, 2012

  • Gabriela D.

    great!

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry won't be there tonight *sigh* something came up at the last minute.

    August 26, 2012

  • Galen

    I'll be there for sure

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bawled my ever-lovin eyes out. It was so very good. An easy read to be sure but touching.

    August 25, 2012

  • Galen

    Just finished Luna very touching

    August 18, 2012

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