we will hold meetings every few weeks to discuss an interesting book that we all will have read during the previous few weeks. emphasis will be on non-fiction and occasionally fiction that results in learning something. we will spend some time getting to know each other, but expect roughly half the time to be spent discussing the book. interesting and challenging books will be chosen that provoke critical thinking and intelligent discussion. meetings will be held in restaurants around the city, so that we can eat dinner while we talk. we will attempt to match the type of food with the discussion where possible, and most events will be in central locations.