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Lauren R.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: San Francisco

Member since:

August 30, 2012

Why our group? What do you hope to contribute as a member of our group? PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST FILL OUT ALL QUESTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED..

I really miss being able to discuss books with my friends, I think they think I'm being pretentious when I try to talk about books, and they don't seem to have as much interet in reading. I looked around to find a fun, interesting book club and a lot of them seem to cover things like chick lit, or whatever's in the best seller list, but as much as I like reading I haven't come close to getting through the classics. I really don't want something stuffy and pretentious, I honestly just think reading and writing enable you to look at life differently and perhaps articulate some of your experience. Basically I just want to hang out, drink, and talk about books

Favorite Authors??

Jane Austen I would say has been a favorite since I was about nine, and while I went on a kick for Zadie Smith a few years back I now find her exhausting. I think I could read any Fitzgerald a hundred times over and am beginning to feel the same way about Hemingway. Wharton, though, has a snobbish poignancy I can't help but enjoy, and I think that's because of my early exposure to Austen. Now I'm sounding really pompous, and I'll just say Fitzgerald, I mean, who doesn't love The Great Gatsby?

Beloved Books??

Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings, Tender is the Night, Jane Eyre... I guess I'm a romantic and I'm hoping Hemingway might turn that into something more respectable.

Tell us a little more about who you are, where you come from...

I was born in London, moved to Marin County when I was 11, have been experiencing culture shock ever since, but really I'm quite American. I don't know what I want to do with my life, so I'm hanging out in Brooklyn with the hipsters for the time being.

Introduction

I am a recent college grad and just moved to Brooklyn from Connecticut, but I've spent the majority of my life in San Francisco. I studied architecture and now work for a jewelry company, and may or may not be homeless and jobless come September.


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