Carpe Cappuccino: What are you reading? (short story edition)

Come join us for a informal evening of book browsing and conversation.

We'll start off at the Harvard Book Store.

 

 

Suggested book to read before the meetup:  Interpreter of Maladies is a book collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri published in 1999. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. (description from Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

After some time browsing the books, picking up some new purchases, we'll wonder down to 40 Brattle street for a hot chocolate, a tea, a cappuccino, or some other delight that Algiers Coffee House offers. Algiers offers sandwiches, salads, lamb kabob, besbousa, french toast,, moelettes, etc.

 

What new titles tempted you at the bookstore?

 

Here will have a fun time socializing, discussing what we've enjoyed reading, etc.

What is your favorite new author?   What are some of the first books you read that pulled you into worlds hidden inside books?    What types of books to you seek out most?  Biographies?  Novels?    Classics?    Or?

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  • Jim B

    Books recommended tonight:

    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake, by Frank W. Abagnale

    Lolita, by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

    Author Terry Pratchett's writing was also mentioned. He is best know for his Discworld novels. Good Omens, The Color of Magic, etc.

    From Wikiepedia: "The Discworld itself is described as a large disc resting on the backs of four giant elephants, all supported by the giant turtle Great A'Tuin as it swims its way through space. The books are essentially in chronological order, and advancements can be seen in the development of the Discworld civilisations, such as the creation of paper money in Ankh-Morpork.

    March 30, 2013

    • Jim B

      [continued] "The subject of many of the novels in Pratchett's Discworld series is a parody of a real-world subject such as film making, newspaper publishing, rock and roll music, religion, philosophy, Ancient Greece, Egyptian history, the Gulf War, Australia, university politics, trade unions, and the financial world. Pratchett has also included further parody as a feature within the stories, including such subjects as Ingmar Bergman films, numerous fiction, science fiction and fantasy characters, and various bureaucratic and ruling systems.""

      March 30, 2013

  • Yair M.

    My sincere apologies as well (I was at work and hadn't set an early enough RSVP reminder).

    March 29, 2013

  • Emma S.

    Sorry about changing my RSVP so late -- I'm going to be working late tonight. Sad to miss this. Hopefully someone else can take my spot.

    March 29, 2013

  • Teri

    So sorry! Just learned that I will be stuck working tonight. Hope someone else has time to take my spot!

    March 29, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Looking doubtful for me, I'm going to change my RSVP so someone else can get the spot.

    1 · March 28, 2013

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    December 29, 2012

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