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Ladies of the Book Club Meeting

Join in the fun delving into books and ideas with other queer/lesbian/bi-sexual/etc individuals who enjoy discourse in a space where ideas and opinions are heard, respected, and discussed. No pressure to finish (or even read) the book.

We are reading:

Windup Girl

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

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  • andrea j.

    PJ, We would be happy to have you. I will send out the address a day or two before the meeting to all who have RSVPed yes. The Last Nude is a good and easy,fast read. Head over to Books Inc. on Market. They have it in stock and you can receive a 15% discount if you tell them you are in a registered book club.

    March 2, 2013

  • Shamika J.

    Ladies, I am very sorry I missed what seems like a very exciting night. I am a bit of a workaholic and of course all week I have been working long hours. I will not be able to attend March either due to conflicts with work scheduling. I really hope April will be a better month to meet all of you. Again very sorry for missing the meeting. Shamika

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Delightful

    February 6, 2013

  • Gizelle

    Andrea, thanks for being such a gracious host and opening your home to our new group. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and I'm excited about our next lit choice.

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do we find the house?

    February 4, 2013

  • Sandy H.

    So sorry - had to change my RSVP cuz just realized that it is on a Tues. night & I have an on-going class that night. Was looking forward to a great book club Meet-up.... will the meets always be on Tues. nights??? best, Sandy

    January 25, 2013

  • andrea j.

    Hello Ladies!

    At this point we have 28 people signed up for our first meeting on Tuesday, February 5. So, lets have the meeting in my home. There is plenty of space for everyone and noise shouldn't be a problem. I am located in the Castro, less than a block away from the Castro Muni Station, F-Stop, and tons of bus stops. We will use some of our time to form smaller groups with similar interests... location, frequency of meeting, general goodness of fit. I will send out an e-mail with my address. Please shoot me an e-mail if you would like to attend and did not receive the location information.

    Thank you!
    Andrea

    January 16, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hi Ladies,

    I just finished this book and if any of you would like to borrow it for the next meeting and return it then, you can reach me privately and pick it up from my San Francisco apt. I may be forced into buying a Kindle yet!

    1 · January 14, 2013

    • andrea j.

      Thank you Ruth! I am looking forward to meeting you and the other thoughtful readers!

      1 · January 14, 2013

    • Ruth

      And I you, and all the others as well!

      January 14, 2013

  • andrea j.

    And the winner is...

    Windup Girl

    The link below has a great description of the book... funny that it's for the audio book link!:
    http://www.sfsite.com/10a/wi329...

    I welcome continued suggestions for locations. Please keep access to public transportation in mind, there are several people who will be coming from or headed back to the east bay.

    1 · January 3, 2013

  • Nicole S.

    damn...I really want to join this book club...but I work every Tuesday night....actually my only days of are Wednesdays...is the group open to people joining after the club starts (in case my schedule changes)

    January 2, 2013

  • Janell M.

    Any Tuesday but the second is ok with me. I teach at the library on the second Tuesday. Just got a Kindle and will see if I can read
    without a book in my hands. You? Decided it was just another way of reading.

    December 28, 2012

    • Ruth

      I have been debating whether or not to get one. You'll have to let us know if you think it is worth it! My biggest challenge is just trying to avoid having books piling up in my small studio.

      December 28, 2012

  • Janell M.

    I read The History of Love and loved it. I would come and would try to review it. I gave my copy to my sis but can get one somewhere.
    I know nothing of Wind Up Girl but would vote for that first since it
    would be new to me.

    December 28, 2012

  • Karen

    I vote for The History of Love...I agree with Jennifer (it's so close to February).

    December 28, 2012

  • Nikki

    I see as no big surprise that my taste in reading material differs from the majority. Given that, I'll vote for "The History of Love".

    By the way, it would be great to have our book discussions in a semi private place w/o too much disturbance over coffee or tea.

    December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My vote is for Windup girl followed by the history of love

    December 27, 2012

  • Ruth

    Wind up girl

    December 27, 2012

  • andrea j.

    OK ladies! Take your pick... You have until January 2 to vote!

    a) Windup Girl
    b) The History of Love
    c) Licking the Spoon?

    Thank you for helping us narrow the list Brenda!

    December 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi there. I vote for Windup Girl (1), followed by Licking the Spoon (2) and The History of Love (3). :)

      December 27, 2012

    • Jennifer O.

      I vote for the history of love (since we are meeting in february).

      December 27, 2012

  • Gizelle

    I vote for Windup Girl.

    December 27, 2012

  • Brenda

    Having read many of those listed, I'd be most interested in the following that I haven't read and would love to read:
    Windup Girl
    The History of Love
    Licking the Spoon

    December 27, 2012

  • andrea j.

    Yay! I'm glad so many people are enthusiastic about this club!

    The Thoughtful Readers have great suggestions which are all listed below. Let's pick one by January 2 so everyone has a chance to read it (or at least try to!) Based on your feedback, I will finalize the decision and get back to you with the location for our first meeting, Tuesday, February 5.

    Thanks!

    Here are the books to choose from:

    The Handmaid's Tale
    Windup Girl
    Sula
    The Marriage Plot
    Licking the Spoon
    A History of Love
    This is How You Lose Her
    Olive Kitteridge
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Blackbird
    The Glass Castle
    The Appeal

    December 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd love to read either 'Licking the Spoon' or 'This is How You Lose Her' - Progressive Grounds (either location) is a great suggestion Gizelle!

      December 27, 2012

  • Jennifer O.

    How about "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides? Location: I am open to anything that is close for me to get on BART. I work in the City, but live in the East Bay.

    December 26, 2012

  • Gizelle

    My book suggestion is "This Is How You Lose Her" by Junot Díaz. I enjoyed his first book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao".
    Location suggestion: how about Progressive Grounds: 2301 Bryant Street. There is also one in Bernal.

    December 26, 2012

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