*Final Update: This month is weird! Read details...

***Literally Awesome Readers: I will admit I made a serious schedule error. I thought I was off work this Wednesday for our meeting. But today I found out I have to work at 7pm. Oh no! Its too late to switch it so I just decided to reschedule our meeting to the following week. Same book, same place.  Come join us even if you didn't finish or like the book. I value your time and interest & hope to see you soon!***

 

Let's try "The Enchantress of Florence," by Salman Rushdie.  It's described as one of Rushdie's best novels and won the Booker prize.  "The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers — the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolo Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power."

*Please note the change of date. Happy reading!

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  • Amber

    Loved that we all, generally, had the same reaction to the book and just discussed other things of interest. Cool people and can't wait for next month!

    October 25, 2012

  • Jenny N.

    Great discussion even though the book wasn't my favorite. A pleasure to meet new people & see familiar faces. Looking forward to the next book & seeing you all next month!

    October 25, 2012

  • Amber

    Well, since I just joined and will def not have time to read the book in a day and a half I vote on reschedule...or I'll wait for the next one ;-)

    October 15, 2012

  • Jenny N.

    Literally Awesome Readers: I need your opinions... I will admit I made a serious schedule error. I thought I was off work this Wednesday for our meeting. But today I found out I have to work at 7pm! Oh no! Its too late to switch it so what should we do? Cancel, reschedule, meet without me? I am so terribly sorry this month has been disjointed. Sometimes we pick boring books, mix up our schedules, and shoot, the rain started. That's life. Another idea: we could meet next mon, tues, or wed & just call it "book report month?" Bring a good book you read recently & say a few words about it? So tell me what you want to do. I value your time and interest!

    October 15, 2012

  • Jenny N.

    Mary: read the whole book or 2 pages, all are welcome. I'll admit I might be cursed by picking boring books at the moment. Come join us for nice food/drink & I promise I'll stop :)

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I just joined and the next meetup is in 10 days,I don't have time to read the book, can I come anyway and just listen to the discussion and meet some of the members?

    October 7, 2012

  • Therese

    Excellent news! I'm happy to hear I wasn't the only one struggling. See you in October!

    September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, man, I was completely despondent earlier about having to back out of my first meetup due to my inability to pick this book back up! The language is beautiful but...c'mon, Fitzgerald!! What the heck. Great idea with the postponement.

    September 18, 2012

  • Jenny N.

    We could talk about both? Thoughts appreciated awesome readers...

    September 17, 2012

  • Jenny N.

    So... This book is really boring. Does anyone else think so? Should we choose another book

    September 17, 2012

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