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Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

  • Jul 14, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We have reservations at the Malibu Grill for 630 on Monday the 14th.  The reservation is under my name, but I will not be attending. We will be in a private room.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see everyone.

    July 16, 2014

  • Betsy B.

    I really enjoyed the meeting the group last night. Thanks for making me feel so welcome!

    1 · July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to meet everyone!

    July 15, 2014

  • Anne J.

    So good to see everyone and especially to meet our newest members!

    July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry my vertigo is acting up ..i will not be there tonite..meet ya all next time..

    July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am picking up the book tonight. Not sure how much time I will have to read it between now and then but will give it a go. Don't want to go to my first book club meeting without reading any of it!

    July 9, 2014

  • Bridget

    I suggested the Wharf at Waterfall Bay because it is an inspiring book but I don't think members will be able to get their hands on a library copy and the Amazon e kindle version is over $28. I think perhaps we should revert to Joy's JK Rowling/Galbraith suggestion instead. Let's decide at the meeting.
    Here is an online review for those who might want to get hold of a copy to read independently. : "Lisa Harper is an amazing woman, whose life has all been about dedication and achievement, and following your passions. From a child who was constantly ill, home schooled at a remote farm, but still managed to go to university to study science, then left a great job in the UK to come back to NZ and help her family. A cheesemaker, a Nuffield Scholar the list goes on. If you like to read about the country, or about women who achieve great things then you'll love this humble memoir "

    July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Megan - thanks for the upcoming book list.

    July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I make a suggestion for a book for us to read?

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      make that November

      July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking about reading "The Casual Vacancy" by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowlings I wasn't into Harry Potter, but she is supposed to be a dynamite writer. I'd be interested in others opinions.

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ask for a copy in Large Print - that sometimes works. Does anyone know how I can see our future book list? I tried clicking on pages and calendar but that didn't work.

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Click on Pages at the top of this page. Scroll to the bottom. There is a link that says "upcoming books." As we discovered at the last meeting, you can't do this from a mobile device.

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still haven,t gotten this book..waiting for a copy from the library. Hope I get it soon...

    July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined this group, but unfortunately will not be able to attend the July or August meet ups, as I will be traveling North for a family wedding/vacation. Despite that, I am planning to read the suggested books over my summer vacation, and to join you in September when I return.

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I totally agree with what Kim is suggesting. I think the talking stick is a great way to give everyone a chance to speak about the book in greater depth. This is an extremely creative group of ladies who have alot to share on many levels. Limiting the number of attendees would be a tragedy.

    June 11, 2014

  • Bridget

    Megan,
    Thanks so much for hosting us and to everyone for bringing such lovely food.
    We used to support small and new restaurants. That seems to have gone by the way but smaller venues are certainly more conducive to conversation and it's nice to support new businesses. Maybe we should do that again.
    Bridget

    June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I understand what Megan is saying about the difficulty in hearing and participating in the book discussions, but it would be so difficult to limit based on sign-ups since it seems the group is averaging 18 or more. Maybe somewhat of a more structured format for meetings, I liked the way Megan "directed" the meeting last night. One suggestion was having it in someone's house, or an outdoor venue at the beach. Maybe also setting aside a certain amount of time to discuss the book, because, it really is about the book! And during this time, only one person can speak? I have been in some group discussions where we pass a "talking stick", and the person who has the stick can talk, then passes it to the next person. You don't have to talk, but when you have the stick, it's your turn. Or other formats. I just really enjoy the group, and would hate to get shut out of attending! There are some really creative women in the group and I am sure there is a win-win solution. :)

    June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Under the "More" tab up top, please click on Polls, and take the July Meet up poll. thanks!

    June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regarding next month's meet up, I am wondering how people might feel about limiting the RSVP number to 12?

    I think that might be more conducive to 1) being at a restaurant (it's noisy and can be very slow when we have a group of 20) and 2) discussing thee book. If we did this, we could also have a "waitlist" so that if people dropped out others could be added. Please let me know your thoughts.

    June 10, 2014

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