This is a repeat event for once a month to discuss the book of the month.

This month's book is 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon (find it here:,9780099450252)

Here are the guiding principles:

  • No heavy classic lit. If you want to read Tolstoy or Dostoevksy or Dickens, that's awesome. I want to as well. However, do it on your own time. We don't have the time and patience for tomes.
  • No chick lit!! If you're a chick lit fan, you're welcome to start a chick lit sub-group within the group and meetup regularly for discussions. In this, the sub-group I run, we don't do chick lit.
  • No noisy venues. We'll meet at Emmarentia Bot Gardens or Walter Sisulu unless the weather doesn't cooperate, in which case we'll meet at a willing member's home.
  • Attend at your own risk. If you haven't finished the book, don't attend if you don't want to hear spoilers. Not allowed: Requesting before we start that we don't discuss the ending.
  • Let's eat. Bring snacks to each meetup but limit yourself to paying R50-R80 maximum for what you bring. Finger foods and easily snackable items only. Buy a few fruit or some veggies and cut it up or bring croissants or bagels and break them into bite-size pieces.  Bring some biltong or dry wors and nuts or fruit juices and flavoured waters. You get the idea.

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  • Namrata

    sorry guys....looks like i will most likely not be able to make it today. attending the Joburg Literary Fest session which i wasnt going to earlier ....apologies for the late change in plans.

    August 31, 2013

  • Mitzi E.

    Was looking forward to being part of the book discussion on Saturday - but am not able to make it. Look forward to the next one.

    August 30, 2013

  • Lara de M.

    Hey all. I'll send out an email a little later today with details. Remember that those in attendance for this event stand a chance to win the new Stephen King novel 'Joyland'. See info here:

    August 30, 2013

  • Elain

    Really want to join on Saturday, but will see how things turn out as I have many visitors from out of town on different days this weekend.

    August 26, 2013

  • Lara de M.

    Hey all. Please take note of the change of time and venue. Now at 15:15 at Odd Cafe in Greenside. It's the one and only day for Geek Fest on this day so we're hoping to get to everything. If you want to know more about Geek Fest, in Bedfordview, check out details here:

    August 6, 2013

  • Petalyn

    Hi - actually read this book about 2 months ago. Would love to have got your opinions but unfortunately cant make this meeting. Enjoy!

    July 30, 2013

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