New Book Club -- Invitation ONLY - because all ya'll b**ches be cancelling

  • September 7, 2014 · 5:15 PM
  • Kristina's House a.k.a. "Chez Martinique"

Hi! THE FOLLOWING IS A "LITTLE BIT" TONGUE IN CHEEK. I'M WRITING THIS PARTIALLY SERIOUSLY, PARTIALLY PLAYFULLY: 

So...I'm going to bite my tongue on what happens when people don't show up to Meet Ups -- it's really, really a bummer for the other people. At any rate, I'm having the next book club at my house - because it's a little more intimate and appropriate a venue for a book club. However, you are only permitted to come by invitation and I hope you understand that invitations are only being offered to those who have treated their RSVP's with gravity in the past (not because of me but because of the experience of all other attendees). On Sunday, 15 people were RSVP'd and three showed up. Anyhoo, bygones be bygones and this is now a private group and this is the last Meet Up posting. If you're not "on" the list, email me if you want to be on. If you're "on" the RSVP list, it's because you're invited. Change your RSVP to "no" if you're not interested, can't make it, etc. Email me if you want to stay on the list. The goal of Meet Up is to make friends in "real life". So, now we'll have a "real life" book club and not a public one. Next book is going to be....(ugh, hate this responsibility! I wasn't a fan of the last book which could have contributed to low turn out)....but, here we go: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10591640/The-Night-Guest-by-Fiona-McFarlane-review.html

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  • kathy

    Great time!

    1 · September 7

  • kathy

    Great time!

    1 · September 7

  • Ken

    Thanks Kristina for organizing the book review. I enjoyed the stimulating conversation and meeting other members.

    1 · September 7

  • Ken

    Great!

    1 · September 7

  • Deb G.

    I really want to attend but with all my other items I have been reading I don't have a chance to read this book this month, and i was hoping to meet more of you .

    August 25

    • Deb G.

      Great I definitely want to be kept on list for next month. I will most likely come then thx

      August 26

    • Kristina M.

      sounds good.

      August 26

  • Amanda C.

    We are celebrating our anniversary on this day so I won't be able to attend. Thanks for the invite, I look forward to attending in September.

    August 22

  • Maisie

    I'm afraid I'll be back home by then!

    August 5

    • Kristina M.

      Oh! I thought you were out here for good! I'm bummed to hear about it!

      August 5

  • Kathleen M.

    Just bought the book can't wait. Looks good

    1 · August 5

  • Susan

    Ok it's on my calendar! I'll be there. Can't guarantee that I'll have read the book however. What is the book we're reading?

    August 4

    • Kristina M.

      It's the link at the bottom of the rant-y invite :) can't remember exactly...

      August 5

  • Vicki

    Sorry I won't be able make it. I'm in another book club and I don't think I'll be able for two book clubs at one time. I'll let you know if something changes with the other book club because I would love to join then.

    August 4

    • Kristina M.

      Invitation is always open to you Vicki!

      August 4

  • Tara

    Hi Kristina, I'm not going to be able to participate this round, but please keep me on the list! :)

    1 · August 4

  • Dinah

    I love books, I have been in a couple of books clubs over the years and have loved them! Thank you for including me! I will try my darnest to read and finish the book! I have been studying so hard for work related things that the first book club meeting I did not finished the book. See you all there!

    1 · August 4

  • kathy

    Thank you for the invite. Definitely count me in. Looking forward to it. Please let me know if we should bring some food/ drinks etc. I'm know for my rum cake but I'm happy to bring whatever is needed.

    1 · August 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been looking for a real life book club where I could meet and form relationships with other nice folks in the area. I have to say, the thought of meeting random attendees at Barnes and Nobel didn't appeal to me. A small dedicated private group in people's homes is more my style. Please include me. With that said, I may be visiting my family in Kansas on September 7. Not sure yet.

    2 · August 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you talking about not turning up to a book club or something else? I didn't go to the happy hour on Saturday because, as I wrote in my apology, time got away from me. That happens, we're human. If it had been an event where tables were reserved, ticket bought etc etc I would have been less casual about it, but as it was a happy hour in a busy bar, didn't think it would be a big issue.

    August 4

    • Kristina M.

      Annabel, you're fine. It was book club only :)

      August 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the invite! Im not sure a book club is my cup of tea, although I am an avid reader. How does it work?

    August 4

    • Kristina M.

      Jennifer, I accidentally sent out to "all" Meet Up members, intead of just the people I invited. But, I will certainly not exclude you if you are interested in joining!

      August 4

  • Kathleen M.

    The book looks great and I'm committed. My boyfriend may want to come just to listen is that ok or no?

    August 4

    • Kathleen M.

      Thank you so much for including me I was just looking for a new book club my other is full all the time

      August 4

  • Kristina M.

    My email, for public consumption is [masked]

    August 4

  • Kristina M.

    Please treat this MeetUp (and all MeetUps) with the courtesy you would extend to "real" friends. If you can't come, no big deal but change your RSVP! This isn't "just the internet". These are real people with real schedules and real lives and if you're on here to make friends, treat people like friends! That's my Meet Up rant. You're actually on here because you do treat Meet Up well but... I had to get it off my chest with someone!!!!!! Patty understands :)

    1 · August 4

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