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RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Thank you Hazel! - Hazel May 23, 2015 4:44 PM
Thank you Hazel! - Anne H. May 23, 2015 12:24 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Our Man in Havana - movie event - invitation not received yet? - Hazel May 23, 2015 10:11 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Our Man in Havana - movie event - invitation not received yet? - Anne H. May 23, 2015 8:52 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Our Man in Havana - movie event - Hazel May 13, 2015 4:50 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Our Man in Havana - movie event - Hazel can you confirm you have received my RSVP of this even Bernadette N. May 13, 2015 4:46 PM
Our Man in Havana - movie event - If you'd like to join us for our inaugeral movie event but haven't yet notified me, be aware there's a deadline of Sunday 17th, and of course there will be a limit to the numbers Daniele can accommodate. So don't delay. Let me know by return email and Hazel May 13, 2015 4:42 PM
Sunday Movie - your personal invitation to Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene's novel, Our Man in Havana (a recent read) so inspired some of us that we wanna see the movie, so: Sunday 24th May, 4pm Daniele's place in Wynnum. Movie followed by shared meal - Cuban Cuisine! Email me asap: Hazel May 8, 2015 1:38 PM
Reading for May - I've just posted the reading for next month onto the current reading page of our blog, here And did you know all our upcoming reading can be found Hazel May 6, 2015 8:42 PM
Books for April reading/May meeting: - Perfect Skin – Nick Earls (Brisbane writer I think) and Art as Therapy – De Botton and Armstrong And here's the link to the Hazel Apr 3, 2015 9:22 AM
First - Thursday - Kenneth H. Mar 24, 2015 8:37 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] From Anne Hockings - Hazel Mar 23, 2015 4:55 PM
From Anne Hockings - Anne H. Mar 23, 2015 3:20 PM
First Thursday's Website - Need to let you know that the website will be unavailable for the moment while we're working on it. Hope you had the opportunity to take a look yesterday? If not, you will soon. Keep you posted. Hazel x Hazel Mar 21, 2015 11:42 AM
Something Different - Local Theatre at Sandgate - 3 SHOWS ONLY BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED!!! The landlady from hell is back, plus a great cast of characters that will leave you rolling in the aisles. Mr Hazel Mar 21, 2015 11:39 AM
First Thursday's Very Own New Website - Excited! Joe and I have been working on our very own website and though it's far from finished it's there and it's growing and if you have any thoughts, feedback, ideas, or offers of assistanc Hazel Mar 20, 2015 10:10 AM
Reading for Next Month - Ding! The sound of me finally this morning having a useful thought - how about I email the months reading to all our members, every month? Great idea, so here it is: Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami Big Brother - Lionel Hazel Mar 5, 2015 9:24 AM
Important: First Thursday Book Club membership - I'm updating the email addresses of all members. If you would like to be included in the FT email address book, and I strongly recommend that you do, please email me at: [address removed] before Wednesday. Simply send an empty email from the addr Hazel Feb 15, 2015 1:57 PM
May all your Reading Hours Be Long and all your Books Be Nourishing -   And May All Your Christmas Celebrations Feel Like This Hazel Dec 24, 2014 1:26 PM
Reading for this month - October - Apologies everyone for not transferring the info across from the Upcoming Reading page sooner. You'll find the two books for the month listed now, just go here , a Hazel Oct 3, 2014 3:50 PM
Next Month's Reading - Just added next month's books to the current reading page on our blog. http://first-thursday-book-clu­ Good opportunity to get ahead by organising your copies now. Hazel Hazel Sep 1, 2014 9:45 PM
Next Month's Reading - Thought it might be useful to share next months reading so you're ahead of the game in tracking down your copies. http://first-thursday-book-clu­­eading_4.html It's particularly useful for this coming month s Hazel Jun 3, 2014 8:25 PM
Reading for May - Apologies to everyone for not updating the website. It is now, however, done and you can find all details of the reading for May here Best wishes Haze Hazel May 12, 2014 10:13 AM
Three Crooked Kings - the sequel - Bernadette, who recommended this book for our list (thanks Bernadette) has also let us know about a timely upcoming event at Avid Reader. Hazel Mar 10, 2014 11:06 AM
Last night's meeting - Several new members, lively chatter, plenty of books discussed as well as read, and now the photos to prove it! I've posted them here . For those who attended last night, if Hazel Feb 7, 2014 10:18 AM
2013 was Good - 2013 was Good! It was the year our book club, First Thursday, matured and established itself as a wonderful forum for lovers of literature who enjoy sharing in a relaxed yet vibrant milieu. We’ve hosted three published authors this year and Hazel Dec 21, 2013 3:31 PM
November's book club is set to be a great one! - November's book club is set to be a great one! We have published Hazel Oct 2, 2013 6:15 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger, today! - P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } Mandy P. Sep 14, 2013 9:29 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger, today! - Dear All Have a good time. I Bernadette N. Sep 14, 2013 9:27 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger, today! - Michael B. Sep 14, 2013 8:55 AM
Movie outing - Salinger, today! - There is no evening viewing today for this movie doucmentary , so the finaal arrangements are: 3.35 at Balmoral cineplex. I suggest we can gather afterwards for coffee/drinks/whatever? See you all there. Hazel Hazel Sep 14, 2013 8:44 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger - Michael B. Sep 12, 2013 6:36 AM
Movie outing - Salinger - Sounds like Saturday at The Balmoral Cineplex, then. There may be a performance at 6.40 pm, but it's not clear to me. My impression is that they decide much closer to the time. So I suggest we agree on the 3.35 performance and finalise Hazel Sep 11, 2013 9:16 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger - Preview not available Mandy P. Sep 11, 2013 7:46 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger - Michael B. Sep 11, 2013 6:52 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger - Hello All - for what it's worth, I'm happy to go to the Balmoral (and probably will regardless - thanks for the inspiration). I've been into the foyer of the Balmoral, it seems like a nice old well kept cinema, there's plent Paula Sep 11, 2013 6:28 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie outing - Salinger - I can't do this Saturday at that time as I have to go to a B Bernadette N. Sep 11, 2013 6:26 PM
Movie outing - Salinger - Palace Barracks are not playing ball, and have sheduled Salinger for 12.35pm both Sat and Sun. But at least they're showing this documentary - only one other cinema is - Balmoral as far as I can tell. And Balmoral is somewhat out of the way for Hazel Sep 11, 2013 6:17 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Movie - Salinger, this weekend - YaaYY!!! Please keep me posted Hazel On 10 September[masked]:01, Hazel < [address removed] > wrot Paula Sep 10, 2013 6:10 PM
Movie - Salinger, this weekend - Show times for Salinger at Palace Barracks, my fave place to see a movie, are not available yet. I'm confident there will be a viewing Saturday evening, hopefully not too late, so am planning for then. Hope you can make it, and will let you kno Hazel Sep 10, 2013 6:01 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Like to go to the Movies? - Mandy P. Sep 9, 2013 8:13 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Like to go to the Movies? - Sounds good. From: hzlkey@ Bernadette N. Sep 8, 2013 2:48 PM
Like to go to the Movies? - there's a great movei showing at the moment about an author whose book we've read in the last 12 months - Cather in the Rye - JD Salinger, a very interesting characacter. The movie is called Salinger. 've seen the Hazel Sep 8, 2013 2:46 PM
Meetup details changed: First Thursday Book Club Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ursday-Book-Club/events/999824­62/ When : Thursda Hazel Sep 2, 2013 1:02 PM
This Thursday's meeting - RSVP'S and waiting list - At this Thursday's meeting we have TWO writing professionals presenting (woohoo!) and only 14 spaces. Not surprisingly we're oversubscribed. So, out of respect for those who are currently likely to miss out, could you check you will def Hazel Jul 2, 2013 8:51 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Meet the Author at First Thursday July... - I have already RSVPed to this meeting. Thanks for orga Bernadette N. Jun 12, 2013 2:46 PM
Meet the Author at First Thursday July... - If you're interested in finding out about the process of self-publishing from someone who's just been through it, then First Thursday's July meeting could be worth dropping everything for. Scott Linde Hazel Jun 12, 2013 2:32 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] A great reading list is fundamental to a great book club... - Dear Hazel My suggestions are: Bernadette N. Jun 2, 2013 6:09 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] New Venue for Next Week's Meeting - I have also been to cafe meze a number of times. It is Bernadette N. Jun 2, 2013 5:48 PM
New Venue for Next Week's Meeting - Kafe Meze is a Greek restaurant opposite The Burrow (which is of course our most regular spot). 'The board' of First Thursday have personally checked out Kafe Meze and given it the thumbs up. Here's a link to some more Hazel Jun 1, 2013 10:14 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] A great reading list is fundamental to a great book club... - Michael B. May 31, 2013 8:15 PM
A great reading list is fundamental to a great book club... - And to establish a great reading list we need your help. So, since we're starting to consider our reading list for the last quarter of 2013 and first quarter 2014 I'd welcome your input. We will consider fiction or non Hazel May 31, 2013 6:13 PM
Next Months Reading - FREE ebook download - Here's where you can get a free PDF eBook version of God's Debris - no tricks or strings attached. I've just dowloaded it and uploaded it to my iPad without any trouble or cost. Haz Hazel Mar 28, 2013 6:59 PM
Next Week's Meeting and New Reading - Though I should point out that our venue for the April meeting is new to the group - The Gunshop on Mollison Street, only a mouse-toss away from The Burrow, and opposite The Three Monkeys in West End - a cinch to find. You'll find more information abou Hazel Mar 28, 2013 6:22 PM
Meetup details changed: First Thursday Book Club Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ursday-Book-Club/events/999822­82/ When : Thursda Hazel Mar 1, 2013 8:23 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Tonight's Book Club Meeting on Thorsten's boat - important! - Hazel Feb 7, 2013 6:22 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Tonight's Book Club Meeting on Thorsten's boat - important! - Hi hazel, I'm afraid I've just finished work and feel a sick headache coming so won't be able to come along this evening. I hope you all Juliette Feb 7, 2013 5:48 PM
Tonight's Book Club Meeting on Thorsten's boat - important! - In an effort to avoid any confusion this evening, here's the list of members who DO have a space on Thorsten's boat tonight: Juliette Holmes Mandy Paterson Joe Lockington Paula Henry Glynis Shult Hazel Feb 7, 2013 4:20 PM
Thursday's 'Boat' Book Club Meeting - clarifcation on pick-up point - The jetty where you'll be picked up tomorrow evening can be reached from half way along Riverside Drive, West End. From Montague Road, turn right into Jane Street and continue straight down into Riverside Drive (the road bends to the right and Hazel Feb 6, 2013 7:04 PM
Thursday's 'Boat' Book Club Meeting - Spots Available! - It's amazing how things can change isn't it? Having worried about the shortage of spaces for this Thursday's book club event on Thorsten's catamaran we're now swimming in them (well, not quite, there are 4 spots available) So, if you th Hazel Feb 6, 2013 3:25 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] First Thursday Book Club Meetup - clarification! - Hi Hazel, I had initially expr Catherine Feb 1, 2013 3:45 PM
First Thursday Book Club Meetup - clarification! - Oh I've let the gremlins into the system and I'm sorry! So to be absolutely clear, we have 1 meeting in February, on the First Thursday, which will be 7th Feb and it will take place aboard Thorsten's boat, find Hazel Feb 1, 2013 2:07 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Link to the 2013 Reading and Update on February's Boat Meeting... - I expect to attend in March, when it's a bit less exclusive. On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Hazel < [address removed] > wrote: David Jan 25, 2013 9:47 AM
Link to the 2013 Reading and Update on February's Boat Meeting... - First I must thank Joe, our long-time financer for having once again paid for our spot on Meetup. The long-term plan is to have our own site, but there's work still ahead on that. The 2013 Reading can be found Hazel Jan 25, 2013 9:45 AM
February's Book Club Meeting - clarification - Apologies, I realise that we already have 12 rsvp's for Feburary so I'm going to have to ask those interested to check out the information at : http://first-thursday-book-clu­ and then email me at [address removed] with your RSVP. Hazel Jan 22, 2013 9:59 PM
Welcome to First Thursday 2013... - and we're opening the year with a wowser, thanks to Thorsten, who's hosting our first meeting, on 7th Feburary - aboard his catamaran on the Brisbane River! Only 8 spots are available (and I know two are already taken) so if yo Hazel Jan 22, 2013 9:43 PM
Next Meeting Update - I could blame the festive 'silly' season, but really it's me - I've been hoo-haaing around and have let things slip. So, to clarify - we don't meet in January, therefore the next book club is: Thursday 7th February Hazel Dec 13, 2012 9:55 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] What's the best thing you've read this year? - Hazel Dec 6, 2012 9:09 AM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] What's the best thing you've read this year? - Currently reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Highly highly recommended.   Also, Stories of myself and others, by Ted Chiang. Science fiction with a ton of ideas.   Sorry, I can't come tonight, Hazel, but w David Dec 6, 2012 8:24 AM
What's the best thing you've read this year? - May well be a book but it could be a magazine, a newspaper article, or even an advertisement or slogan. Since we're at the end of our meetings for 2012 I thought, if we've time, we could finish with a discussion on this subject at our meeting t Hazel Dec 6, 2012 8:21 AM
Our Great and Growing Book Club meets this Thursday - We've two truly remarkable books to feast on this Thursday - when we meet at The Burrow at 6.30, and we've quite a number already RSVP'd so if you're planning on coming don't hesitate - only 3 spots availab Hazel Dec 3, 2012 10:42 AM
Free Author Talks - Dr Carl at Brisbane Library - A few of us recently toddled along to Brisbane Square Library in the city to here Peter Fitzsimons talk. It was excellent and all free (including generous amounts of food!). On Fri 7th Dec there's another that might be of interest - Dr Carl, an Hazel Nov 13, 2012 1:40 PM
Fun in Maturity... - We've reached a point in the growth of this dynamic group we call First Thursday which was marked by Thursday’s rich and informative event, of maturity and professionalism. Sounds boring but in reality it meant that everyone, and I say this with conf Hazel Nov 3, 2012 7:07 PM
First Thursday - tomorrow at The Burrow with Josh Donellan... - Surely you hadn't forgotten? Well just in case you had ('cos let's face it life's pretty busy) here's your final reminder and all the details: 6.30 pm, Thursday 1st November at The Burrow - find us upstairs on the rear deck. Hazel Oct 31, 2012 2:36 PM
Exciting News! Author Josh Donellan to Speak at our November 1st Book Club Meet, and more... - In case you've missed it - which would be terrible - we've a published author attending our next meet. I've posted some information about Josh, his books and his work Hazel Oct 23, 2012 2:03 PM
In praise of Dubliners and Next Month at First Thursday.... - Hazel Oct 6, 2012 4:40 PM
Discovering the psychedelic … and a 'Special' Event - It seems that the pairing of our books for the month was once again inspired and perhaps even aided by the gods because the parallels between the two (Cloud Atlas and Through the Looking Glass) were lining up to be aired on Thursday night. Hazel Sep 7, 2012 8:42 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] First Thursday September meeting - and something you may know that we don't! - Kylie Sep 3, 2012 2:57 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] First Thursday September meeting - and something you may know that we don't! - Preview not available David Sep 3, 2012 2:44 PM
First Thursday September meeting - and something you may know that we don't! - Looking forward to seeing you all this coming Thursday from 6.30pm This month we've booked a table in the main entrance area of The Three Monkeys, where we can't be missed. It's always good Hazel Sep 3, 2012 2:40 PM
Through the Looking Glass - one of this month's reads is Free, and a Bookshop in a Wall? - Have to thank Thorsten twice: once for the interesting photos taken on his trip to Germany of a bookhop in a wall and a library in a 400 year old castle, and twice for the tip that Lewis Carroll's novel is available free as an eBook. You can ac Hazel Aug 3, 2012 9:37 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] First Thursday August is almost upon us, plus, Invitation to a Book Launch - Preview not available David Aug 2, 2012 6:59 PM
First Thursday August is almost upon us, plus, Invitation to a Book Launch - Hoping the lure of warm conversation between lit-lovers is enough to tempt you to join us this week? If it's not, how about a free invitation to a book launch , which includes wine and cheese and the opportunity to meet numerous Hazel Jul 30, 2012 6:43 PM
I am Eleven - I urge you to watch the trailer for this heartwarming and stirring movie that begins showing this weekend. 11 year olds from around the world are the stars of the show with their insightful views and remarks about the world they will inherit. A Hazel Jul 19, 2012 9:43 PM
Current Reading for August 2012 meeting: - Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee Get Shorty Leonard Hazel Jul 8, 2012 9:17 PM
I recommend this everyone - See the trailer here:­=X65P6UWtAco And find out where it's on here:­s/   Hazel Jun 19, 2012 9:07 PM
Current Reading - Can be found at: http://first-thursday-book-clu­­st.html If not yet bookmarked in your web browser, it's worth doing now. Happy reading. Anyone having trouble getting hand-on-book this month? Hazel Jun 12, 2012 9:41 PM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Five New Members, Ned Kelly and a boy called Kevin... - Hazel Jun 8, 2012 11:43 PM
Reading recommendation from Kelly -   Sounds good. Sorry I didn't make it :-( The Kelly book is True history of the Kelly gang (Peter Carey) btw. Highly recommended :-) Hazel Jun 8, 2012 11:43 PM
This months reading...note an error! - Here's the link to our own First Thursday Book Club blog - worth bookmarking now, where you'll always find details of the reading for this month: http://first-thursday-book-clu­­st.html But Hazel Jun 8, 2012 11:07 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Five New Members, Ned Kelly and a boy called Kevin... - Hello everyone, My name is Marie-Claire and I would love to attend the next meeting. Could someone please please tell me the books which will be discussed at the next meeting? I tried to find out for the last meeting to no avail. Claire Jun 8, 2012 8:26 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Five New Members, Ned Kelly and a boy called Kevin... - Sounds good. Sorry I didn't make it :-( The Kelly book is True history of the Kelly gang, btw. Highly recommended :-) On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Hazel < David Jun 8, 2012 5:57 PM
Five New Members, Ned Kelly and a boy called Kevin... - These were some of the highlights of last evenings First Thursday Book Club meeting and it delights me to note that our club is thriving, thanks to the enthusiasm of our members. We Need to Talk about Kevin wowed most of us, an Hazel Jun 8, 2012 5:51 PM
Plenty of faces at the May meeting... - Erin, Janine, Joe, Mandy, Mary, Thorsten, and Myself, amid the books, wine and food. And the Readers and Tablets too (to prove we're not immune to technological advancement). Just what  First Thursday is all about. Hazel May 7, 2012 7:30 AM
RE: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Your Favourite 'Bit'? - Hi Hazel, This was the link about the bo Erin M. May 3, 2012 9:33 PM
Your Favourite 'Bit'? - Or phrase, paragraph, event, chapter? What the? Join us at The Three Monkey's (we'll be out on the deck) tomorrow evening from 6.30, amid wine, coffee and food, to consider this question, and p Hazel May 2, 2012 6:44 PM
where on Earth is the reading list? - I know quite a few have had this problem. Hopefully thi will solve it: click here and you can view this month's reading. Whilst you're there you could join the si Hazel Apr 6, 2012 1:39 PM
What Makes a Successful Book Club Meet-up? - Well, I'm not sure about the full answer to that, but I do know it doesn't require hoards of people, cos I had a spiffing time last night with Naomi, Deborah and Joe. The Life of Pi gained the tick of approval, and made me w Hazel Apr 6, 2012 1:32 PM
Our Brand-New, Shiny Reading List - I've just posted the amended reading list for the rest of the year here . (I work right up to the deadlines) Apologies for seeming to have gone to ground fo Hazel Apr 5, 2012 4:42 PM
Re: [First-Thursday-Book-Club] Reading for March, and Something Weird and Bad... - Preview not available Naomi B. Mar 15, 2012 9:53 PM

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