Hope all is well! Just a reminder that starting in this month, remember we switch to early Sunday dinners until after Labor Day, so we can all enjoy the great weather during the sunny hours but still make time to get together and read some good books! Of course the weather this week is better suited to reading than venturing outdoors....so why not pick up one of our next books and settle in for a few hours!
There's still plenty of room to join us for May and June - and July RSVPs will open up on 5/23!
As a reminder - quick descriptions of our upcoming books are below - hope to see many of you soon!
May DINNER: Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey) - May 23rd Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) has been called the most popular western novel of all time. It is set in the mysterious canyon country of southern Utah, and the rugged landscape the novel inhabits is more than a backdrop for the action. I've always been curious about Zane Grey - and at under 300 pages I thought we could give it a try. I'm about 1/4 way in and am really enjoying the book so far!
June DINNER: The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula Le Guin) - June 27th Praised as a groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose ? and change ? their gender. Completely embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for "Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year".
Read a good book. Meet new and interesting people who've read it too. Feed your brain...and your stomach.
For a list of our past reads, please see the calendar or the photo album. Our focus is on finding worthwhile literature and still covering a variety of eras, countries and fiction (and once in a while, non-fiction) genres. We try to find books that are a manageable length (200-350 pages) and that make us think.
(Our members are well-educated, but note that the majority of us do not have English/literature degrees. We are just smart people who like a good book and meeting new friends.)
We sit in smaller groups at the restaurants - usually 4-8 people per table, so that everyone can participate in a friendly, pressure-free environment and get to know the others at their table.
As we continue to grow, keeping a manageable size and a good balance of old and new members is important to us...which is why we ask you to please fill out the profile questions in order to be fairly considered for membership. (We also require current, identifiable photos for all members in order to join, and to be maintained thereafter).
Our policies are now found at the "Pages" link, and are enforced.