Sorry I've not been in touch properly, but I have had trouble finding a suitable location. I have managed to book a room at The Victoria Hotel so we won't be disturbed, but out of all the days, Tuesday was the one day I couldn't book!
So I've had to change it to Wednesday, and I'm sorry if that means people can't make it, but I really hope those of you who can will still come along.
There have been some great, positive comments about the group already and I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Good Reads in Leeds. It takes time for these things to get off the ground but I'm determined to stick with it and I hope you will too.
I know there is some difference of thought with regards to 'do we have a set text to read or should we just come and discuss literature in general' - there are no hard and fast rules on this but I know from a group I attended in Manchester that having a set text DOES work well. But the whole group's discussion would not have to revolve around the one text for the whole time of the meet; there's plenty of time for discussion on a whole manner of literature-related subjects and when everyone pitches in it can be a really dynamic meet.
So I really hope you can make it, and I'll be in touch nearer the time just to confirm everything for sure. If anyone would like me to meet them outside the pub I'm more than happy; it can be daunting to walk into a meetup for the first time but I would like to make everyone feel individually welcome.
Sorry for the waffle, and I look forward to getting this group started. I appreciate an open forum with whatever feedback you feel necessary, and will do my best to accomodate everyone.
See you soon, fellow bibliophiles :)