“ This was a great group. It was my first time and I think I have found a book club that I like. ”
— Barbara E. on Dec 3, 2015.
“ Very interesting and wide ranging discussion. ”
— barbara s. on Sep 15, 2015.
“ Awesome as usual!!!! ”
— Kyle J. on Aug 11, 2015.
“ I enjoyed meeting others inspired by great literature and who were so passionate in their reading. ”
— Jim W. on Jul 15, 2015.
“ Serious, thoughtful comments and exchanges, but also fun. ”
— Sally on Jun 14, 2015.
“ Great group, great discussion about a great and interesting book. Can't ask for better. ”
— Art T. on Jun 10, 2015.
“ Wonderful group ”
— sonia k. on Nov 11, 2014.
“ Really enjoy the comments from the group ”
— Catherine on Jan 30, 2014.
“ Wanted to share Vonnegut's eight rules for story writing… 1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. 2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. 3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. 4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. 5. Start as close to the end as possible. 6.Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of. 7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia. 8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages. ”
— Robyn on Jan 29, 2014.
“ Fun ”
— Steven L. on Jan 29, 2014.
“ Loved the discussion. I fell somewhere in the opinion middle. Enjoyed the book but wouldn't avidly urge friends to read it. As a new member I'm a bit confused with the online messages. Need clarification of our next book and our meetup presence doesn't seem to be correct. We did not choose to read Pride and Prejudice. It says it is full and I don't know how to sign up for the meeting we all planned last week. ”
— Marie L. on Jun 23, 2013.
“ diverse and thought-provoking discussion ”
— Matthew on Apr 9, 2013.
“ Wish I had found it sooner. ”
— Eloise on Jul 25, 2012.
“ This is the best book club I have attended and I have attended many. The group is serious about reading classics regardless of how demanding. Attendees read the books! The discussions are wide ranging but focused ON THE BOOK and not troubles at home or the current world at large, although that can occur close to departure time. There are no pedants; no one is over bearing, feeling that solely he or she has the magic key to unlocking the work. Everyone seems to agree that these books at their best can unlock something new and startling inside ourselves. ”
— Jan L. on Nov 30, 2011.
“ A great group of people who are welcoming and looking for a challenge when discussing books. ”
— Barbara on Nov 30, 2011.
“ Insightfully and intellectually led ”
— Kirsten on Oct 26, 2011.