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This book club will cover great literary works such as Hemingway, Dickens, Shelley, Bronte, Milton, to more recent authors like...humm...let me think--okay---let's face it, English degree = reading lots of dead authors. But really, let's read some great classics, and a little new stuff too. :)
This group is aimed at 25-35 year-old people (give or take a few years) who like to get together over drinks or a meal and have critical discussions about the classics.
Please read on to find out how we run our book club!
Each Meet Up will run about two hours, once a month on a Sunday. The first hour and a half will be devoted to discussing the book. The last 15-30 minutes will be set aside to decide the next book to read and who the "Discussion Leader" (see below) will be. This last bit of time will also cover things that went well and things that didn't. We are serious about feedback and will be improving things according to our needs. After the event is over, members tend to stay to socialize and have some fun!
A "Discussion Leader" is a person who has volunteered because they have read the book and were there at the meeting to volunteer. This person is also required to have attended at least one of our other meet ups (aka a first-time attending member can't volunteer for this). This person will pose a question/theme/concept for the group to think about while reading the book and then will lead discussion during the Meet Up.
Some Rules : (I know! Rules are sort of lame to put on for a book club, but you'll agree with them, promise. We decided them collectively at the first meeting.) Normal courtesy applies, be respectful, be on time, don't take things personally when discussing the book, etc. If you haven't quite finished the book and you'd like to come anyway, that's okay--but you will be told the ending. Also, I totally understand last minute emergencies, but please don't RSVP and then no show. If your plans change you should change your status on meetup as soon as you can. This will allow someone on the waitlist to be placed on the guest list.
Please let me, Jae, know if you have any questions! And check us out on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/73829-east-village-book-club
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