What we do and don't read
We usually read contemporary fiction in paperback for convenience. But being an adventurous bunch we will occasionally move out of our comfort zone to read something new. This may include Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels, Family sagas, current affairs or anything else that helps us become 'Well Read'.
In general we will not be reading books series, Chick-lit or Body-Mind-Spirit works. There are enough Bookclubs catering specifically for these books already. As a rule of thumb I would also try to pick books that are no more than 550-600 pages long and even then only occasionally. Most will be under 400 pages and something that a commuter will easily be able to finish within one month. Impenetrable literary works such as James Joyce's Ulysses will probably not be chosen either. There is no point picking books that are so challenging that they stop being fun.
We generally try to provide at least one months notice of the upcoming book to allow people plenty of time to read them. A list of upcoming books can be found here.
Suggestions for books are always welcome.
Occasionally we will have a vote on what the next book will be. The group may feel the need to support a book by a particular author or something like that.
How much is membership
Bookclub meetings are charge at £2.50 per meeting. Members have to pay their dues when they RSVP. Refunds will only be offered ONLY if the meeting is cancelled. Membership dues are made for named meetings and do not provide a form of credit that can be transferred between meetings. More details are here.
If you find yourself in the Waiting List for a meeting, please do not pay your £2.50 until you have managed to get a place. The Waiting List promotes people to a 'Yes' RSVP on a first come first served basis. Members gaining a place from the Waiting List will automatically be emailed and should pay their Dues within 24hours or their place may be offered to someone else without notice.
So that each meeting do not get too busy a limit of 18 places per meeting has been set. This may change if a sizable majority of the group's members feel that they would like a Bookclub of a different size.
If the Bookclub should prove wildly successful an additional meeting may be held in the 3rd week of each month rather than one large group.
We recently changed the signup process to require members to provide a photo on their Meetup account. This is mainly because we would like the book club to be a friendly place where people recognise and get to know each other. Without photos it has taken some members months to recognise other regular members by name. A photo will help us all put names to faces .
If you would like to contact the organiser for whatever reason please feel free to do so through the meetup site.**
Unsolicited Commercial, Public Relations, Advertising or "I thought you might be interested" emails will automatically be blacklisted and forwarded onto Spamhaus and recorded as spam. You have been warned. We will also never provide our members email address to a commercial company or email our members on anyone else's behalf, so please don't ask! Its embarrassing.
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