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They Say It's Your Birthday!

This meetup requires a little research. Find someone who was born on the same date as you, give or take ten years. For example, if you were born June 1, 1970, look for a person born on June 1, any year between 1960-1980.
If your person is an author, read one of their works. If your person is famous enough to have had books written about them, read one of those.
But the subject must have been born on your birth date!
(Hint: Search Wikipedia for your date, as a starting point!)
Have fun!

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  • Ashley

    Great idea for a theme - helped push me to read something outside my "usual" and found a fun book in the process!

    May 19, 2014

    • Betsy

      Thanks, Ashley! I'll speak for everyone and say welcome to the group and can't wait for you to meet everyone else! We have a great group of folks!

      May 19, 2014

    • Ashley

      I had a wonderful time and will absolutely be at the next meeting!

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Susan

    Anybody have any good suggestions for a good audiobook to listen to on a 7 hour trip? Trying to load up my mp3 player before I go Saturday and can't seem to find anything...

    May 15, 2014

    • Jill V.

      I have listened to harry potter on audio books. For a long trip, I would recommend them - both for their length and their dramatic interest.

      May 18, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Good conversation. I liked learning about the different books people read.

    May 18, 2014

  • Margaret V.

    I'm guilty of inadvertently napping through today's get together. My loss. I'm seeking a better balance between work and play and looking forward to next month!

    May 18, 2014

  • Irene R S.

    Great as usual!

    May 18, 2014

  • Betsy

    A **BIG** thank you to everyone who came out today. We had "old" members, sort of new members and brand new members!! Great discussion!!!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Ashley

    hi everyone! Being the new kid to the group, how will I know who's who?

    May 18, 2014

    • Ashley

      I mean how to find the group when I get there

      May 18, 2014

    • Betsy

      Sorry, Ashley, I only just got your message. But you found us easily and I'm so glad you did!!!

      May 18, 2014

  • Kate S.

    Sorry, I haven't been feeling well, so I'm not going to be there today after all. Have fun!!

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, yikes. I read all about Cicero, which wasn't that interesting, and now I won't be able to make the Meet Up. Regrets! Elizabeth

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn. I didn't see this meet up until just now.

    May 18, 2014

  • Jill V.

    Just received an email about this Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday and thought of you all: http://www.creativemoco.com/calendar/event/11074

    May 15, 2014

  • Irene R S.

    Alexander McCall Smith my bday! The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs!

    May 14, 2014

  • Susan

    Wish I could make it! Picking up my daughter from college this weekend though! Was there a meeting to discuss the
    Asimov readings?

    May 13, 2014

    • Betsy

      It's been on our schedule since last month. It was postponed to June.

      May 13, 2014

    • Susan

      thanks...I haven't noticed the calendar feature before!

      May 13, 2014

  • Irene R S.

    not my exact bday but close. Got Doug Adams and going to read his non-fiction (of course) Last Chance to See. It is about ecotourism. Jorge Luis Borges was my exact match but I only have his books in Spanish. Can always discuss one of his books of short stories.

    May 13, 2014

  • Marilyn A.

    Sorry I have to miss Sunday. I am going to a family event.

    May 12, 2014

  • Betsy

    Looking forward to seeing everyone next Sunday!!! If the weather is nice, we'll try to sit outside!! See you then!

    May 11, 2014

  • Jill V.

    Hi - I can't make it to this meeting because of a conference on the weekend. I couldn't find any real contemporaries for my birthday (unless Hugh Grant has written a tell-all bio!), so I plan to go ahead and read one of Tolstoy's plays. Happy Birthday, everyone!

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm getting ready. Reading about Cicero!

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this still happening?

    May 4, 2014

    • Betsy

      Yes. Last month's cancellation was rare. We meet every month.

      1 · May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work

    April 21, 2014

  • Ashley

    I can't tell you how refreshing this concept for a reading group is. Very much looking forward to meeting you all! Now I just need to get my hands on a book...

    April 15, 2014

    • Betsy

      Thanks, Ashley! Can't wait to meet you! We've loved the concept from Day #1. When we get together it's more like storytime cause you get to hear about so many other great books!

      April 15, 2014

  • Jill V.

    Cool idea! There aren't a lot of interesting, well-known people born on my birthday. I might have to go back a couple centuries and read about Captain Bligh!!!

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Betsy

      (That's why Wikipedia was my hint!!)

      January 13, 2014

    • Irene R S.

      Omg another Irene moment as the family says...

      2 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My exact birthday = Theatrical actress who played in Love's Labour Lost! Whoot! :) alongside David Tennant! Bonus points for Dr. Who?!

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Betsy

      HUGE Doctor Who points!! Woo hoo!!!

      1 · January 13, 2014

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