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Judge A Book By Its Cover (Book Club 20's & 30's) http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/2/f/4/global_19709428.jpeg 20101116
Seattle, WA 98101

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Bellevue, WAUSA 98004

Member since:

August 22, 2011

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Introduction

I used to read a lot (about 15 books a year) but I've slowed down ever since going paperless... there are just too many distractions around the digital books. Hopefully joining this group will be the first step to get back on track.

What's your favorite book cover and why?

I really try not to judge books by their cover, and I know the amount of marketing that goes into some covers to help move a book through the retail channel. I can't think of a single book I've bought just because of its cover. Sorry :). Putting that aside... well... The Windup Girl has a nice cover.

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  • Alex Hoelting

    Hi again, Jorge-

    Sorry I have lost touch with the group. Was not my intention. Am curious what is coming up because I would like to re-connect with you guys.
    Any more plans to hit the Cider bar?

    Dec 20, 2013 7:13 PM
  • Alex Hoelting

    Hi Jorge-

    Not sure you remember me or not. The last time I was with the group was during the Roller Girls event at Key Arena back in February.
    Anyway, am back in town and would like to meet you guys again some time soon. Am specifically interested if anyone is talking about going to the Cider Bar on Capitol Hill again.

    Sep 03, 2013 4:15 AM
  • Melissa Lovett

    Eastside Social & Happy Hour

    It was great hanging out with you! I will definitely try to come to the next Transplants Meetup!

    Aug 17, 2013 10:39 AM
  • Hugh

    Eastside Social & Happy Hour

    Welcome to the Eastside Social & Happy Hour Group! Our first event is on August 16th.

    Jul 26, 2013 4:56 PM
  • Alex Hoelting

    Hi Jorge-

    How are you? I've been outta touch with you guys this spring. What's coming up with activities?

    May 12, 2013 7:43 PM
  • Alex Les

    All great suggestions! I've picked up the non fiction one 4 or 5 times now at book stores so I just put that one too. I keep a running list on the discussion board by the way in case you haven't seen it.

    Aug 25, 2011 10:08 AM
  • Alex Les

    We've read Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin, The Imperfectionsit­s by Tom Rachman, One Day by David Nicholls, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (which no one finished but me), Light Boxes by Shane Jones, Personal Days by Ed Park, A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, and a side group is reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. We're open to pretty much anything but I like to keep it in fiction. Thanks for the list!

    Aug 25, 2011 12:22 AM
  • Alex Les

    Judge A Book By Its Cover (Book Club 20's & 30's)

    Welcome to the group, Jorge. I definitely agree that it's so easy to get distracted when trying to read a digital book...they also don't have very good covers :) Let me know if you have suggestions. Our list is getting low.

    Aug 23, 2011 1:55 AM
  • Trisha

    Bienvenidos Jorge!

    Mar 15, 2011 4:52 PM
  • Rishad

    Welcome Jorge!

    Aug 10, 2010 3:54 AM

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