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Oops! - I made a mistake!! Our next meetup is Sunday, February 21!!! See you then!! Betsy Betsy Feb 1, 2016 12:12 PM
Devil in the White City...some background info - Reading Genre members, So many of us have read Devil in the White City at one point and I happened to see this article today on the architecture of HH Holmes building. Chilling!­28/a_dollhouse_view_of_hh_ho Betsy Feb 1, 2016 10:54 AM
Goodbye, Melinda! - Join me in wishing Melinda Kuhn all the best as she leaves Maryland for a new life in Connecticut!!! Melinda joined us in July 2014 and it's been great fun having her in Reading Genres!!! Good luck, Melinda!! Betsy Betsy Jan 21, 2016 8:24 AM
The "Me" Decade, coming this Sunday!! - Hope you'll be able to join us for a discussion of things we've read from the "Me" decade, aka the 1970's!!! If you haven't read anything this month, just come along and listen to others stories and make some new friends! If you can't m Betsy Jan 11, 2016 9:29 AM
Little Free Library!! - I have opened my Little Free Library in Damascus! Please follow on Facebook at­mascusLittleFreeLibrary/?ref=a­ymt_homepage_panel We have over 80 followers as of today and people are starting to drop by to pi Betsy Dec 13, 2015 7:04 PM
Little Free Library! - Some of you may be aware of the organization called Little Free Library. I've just built and started my own!!! If you're on Facebook, the library has its own page:­mascusLittleFreeLibrary/?ref=a­ymt_homepage_panel Betsy Dec 8, 2015 2:14 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Happy Thanksgiving, Reading Genre Members! - I wish I could go, because boy, are there books waiting for me that I'd love to read! But there always seems to be some sort of family commitment t Karen Nov 23, 2015 7:56 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Reading Genre Members! - I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and hope to see many of you in December!!! Our next meetup is a free-form choice...pick that book on your pile that you've been dying to read and tell us about it!!  Here is the detail page for December's meetu Betsy Nov 23, 2015 7:52 AM
REMEMBER! New Meetup Venue Today!! - If you are attending today's meetup for Reading Genres, please remember that we're meeting at a new site!!! See the meetup announcement for the details. If you go to Panera, we won't be there!!!  :-) See you soon! Betsy Betsy Oct 18, 2015 6:02 AM
Poll Closing Today!! - Just a note...if you want to vote in the poll about which author we will cover in November, please take part by 10pm today. I'll send out a note tomorrow with November's announcement!  Thanks, everyone! Betsy Click this link for the po Betsy Sep 27, 2015 11:53 AM
Please answer the poll: Pick one author to discuss in November - From the main page for Reading Genres, click on the word More under the page header, then click Polls. Choose which one author you would most like the group to read in November. Once chosen, members can read anything by or about that author. We will di Betsy Sep 20, 2015 6:52 PM
Reminder: Six Month Challenge - Hey Readers!! This is a reminder of our 6 month challenge.  What is it, you ask? Follow this link and see:­Genres/events/223338991/commen­ts/454280803/?a=uc1_ry&_af­=event&_af_eid=223338991&­itemT Betsy Sep 4, 2015 7:25 AM
Change in Date for August Reading Genre Meetup - Thanks to the members who voted in our online poll about the August meetup. Looks like we can support a change from Sunday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 23. The August Meetup will be on August 23. I haven't picked a place yet. That's coming. Betsy Aug 10, 2015 3:14 PM
Please complete a member poll - Hi Reading Genre members! It's looking like I cannot make it on Aug. 16. I am happy to have someone else step up and chair the meeting on the 16th OR I am equally happy to move it to Aug. 23rd. Please click on this link to choose a resp Betsy Aug 3, 2015 7:13 AM
This Sunday! Come hang out at Panera!!! - A reminder that our meetup is this Sunday, July 12 at 3pm. Read a book about a dysfunctional family or just come along, have an iced coffee and listen to others describe the books they read!! It's always a wonderful time and everyone is welcome!!!  Se Betsy Jul 6, 2015 8:45 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Hey, Reading Genre Members! - Hi Betsy! Thanks for the nice message. I hope your weekend is going well also. - larry >Thought I'd take a moment to say hope you all are enjoying this >great holiday weekend, getting some relaxation and reading what you >love! Our next meetup is Larry May 24, 2015 10:20 AM
Hey, Reading Genre Members! - Thought I'd take a moment to say hope you all are enjoying this great holiday weekend, getting some relaxation and reading what you love! Our next meetup is June 14; check the site for details.  But remember, even if you don't read anything for a mont Betsy May 23, 2015 7:08 PM
An Author Contacted Our Group! - Hi everyone! I received an email today from an author who is from our area, but now lives in NC.  Here is her email: " Hi Betsy! I am an author living in North Carolina, though I was born in Baltimore and grew up in Westminster. I spotted Betsy May 14, 2015 1:00 PM
Neil Gaiman Tickets - Since it was mentioned at our last meetup and I just got an email telling me about discounts, here is the link for 25% tickets to see Neil Gaiman at DAR Constitution Hall on May 1.­omo/u94jj1?wt.mc_id=EML_NTF396­319 Betsy Apr 14, 2015 11:43 AM
Happy April, Reading Genre Members! - Hello everyone and is it safe to say Welcome to Spring? Hope to see you at our next meetup this Sunday, April 12 at Panera Bread near Wegmans in Germantown!! Just a reminder...if you haven't had a chance to read something within our genre for t Betsy Apr 6, 2015 8:11 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Group Facilitators Wanted - Hi Betsy! Thanks for doing a great job organizing. I'd be willing to help out. - larry >Hello, Reading Genre members! > >I'm looking for at least two members to step up to help in running >the meetings. Please be someone who has been attending fo Larry Mar 11, 2015 6:51 PM
Group Facilitators Wanted - Hello, Reading Genre members! I'm looking for at least two members to step up to help in running the meetings. Please be someone who has been attending for awhile and has seen how the group and the genre works for us. You will: - Get to Betsy Mar 8, 2015 9:19 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] PLEASE READ - Reminder about meeting place for this Sunday - Sounds good, hope to meet you in March! Betsy Betsy Feb 9, 2015 12:50 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] PLEASE READ - Reminder about meeting place for this Sunday - You have no idea how much I wish I can go. This would have been my first time, and I even had a couple of Bradbury novels at the ready. However, it Karen Feb 9, 2015 12:31 PM
PLEASE READ - Reminder about meeting place for this Sunday - If you are attending book group this Sunday (and why would you not?!?!?), please remember that we are changing our venue this month . Still meeting at Panera, but a different one.  See the meetup Betsy Feb 9, 2015 11:37 AM
Change of Venue for February!!! - We're trying something new in February!!!  The current Panera, while still a good meeting place, was getting a little loud and busy, so we'll try something new. If you are coming out to the February meetup, please make sure you are coming to t Betsy Jan 18, 2015 6:09 PM
This is the best book club ever!! - I'm not kidding! When I started this group 2+ years ago, I never dreamed it would work out so great!!!  Thirteen folks came out today and we had a great time!!  In the next few weeks, I'm going to be scoping out some other possible places for meetups Betsy Jan 11, 2015 6:15 PM
So You've Never Come Out for a Reading Genres Meetup??? - You signed up, thought it was a great idea, but, man, you can't find the time to read something for this month???  Don't worry about it!  Our next meetup is this coming Sunday, January 11 at 3pm in Germantown! We don't care if you haven't read anythi Betsy Jan 5, 2015 8:11 PM
We had a great time, wish you were there! - Thanks to Reading Genre members who came out tonight for a really wonderful dinner at Thai House in Gaithersburg.  Conversation was lively and the food was great!!!  And Jill handed out homemade ornaments!  What a treat!!  Thanks all!! And Betsy Dec 7, 2014 8:06 PM
Happy 2nd Anniversary to Reading Genres!!!! - At this Sunday's meetup, we'll celebrate our group's 2nd anniversary!!!  Hope you can make it!!! All members who attend this Sunday get a little anniversary gift! Hope to see you then! Betsy Betsy Nov 11, 2014 3:10 PM
Dinner, Anyone? - We haven't had a Reading Genres group dinner in a while.  Anyone interested? In the past, we got together and had dinner, under the guise of "reading and talking about an article or blog we had read," but found that we pretty much just wanted Betsy Oct 27, 2014 3:02 PM
Today's Meetup - Satire - We had a great turnout today with eight members and lots of satire!!!  It was great to see everyone!!!! Remember that we're taking August off, but we'll do something special in September!!! See you all then! Betsy Betsy Jul 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] February Thanks! - Great meeting you, too, Marilyn! Hope to see you next month! Betsy Betsy Feb 17, 2014 10:21 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] February Thanks! - It was really great meeting all of you. I like the way you are interested in life-long learning. -----O Marilyn A. Feb 17, 2014 5:52 PM
February Thanks! - Thanks to everyone who could make it to our February Humor Meet Up today!  We had nine members and two of them were brand new to the group!  Welcome Marilyn and Gia!!! Next month is Pulitzer Prize winners and hope you can join us.  Be creati Betsy Feb 16, 2014 6:02 PM
Time to Vote!! - In April 2014, we'll be having our third author event. For new comers, we decide on one author and everyone reads something by or about that person. At the meetup, we discuss the person's works in chronological order, discussing their works and Betsy Jan 13, 2014 12:05 PM
Good morning, Readers!!! - Good morning, Reading Genre Members! Thought I'd touch base with all of you and let you know that our group is going strong!  We had our latest monthly meetup yesterday and nine members joined in for yet another great discussion, this time foc Betsy Jan 13, 2014 8:32 AM
New Meet Up Group! - Hello, Reading Genre members!  And Happy 2014! In addition to our group, I've just started a new group via Meetup called Up County Dinner Club. The goal is to eat and grow friendships.  Not a pretentious foodie group, but a once-a-mon Betsy Jan 1, 2014 4:54 PM
Great December Meetup and Cheers to all! - Reading Genre Book Group met today and reviewed our selections for banned books!  It was fun, interesting and a great topic for conversation.  Thanks to everyone who made it today!! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you al Betsy Dec 15, 2013 5:59 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Goodreads Top Books of 2013 - I love Temple Grandin but have not read that one. My fave  by her is probably Animals in Translation.  The movie HBO made called simply Temple Grandin is amazing.  Want to read the Jim Henson Irene R S. Dec 4, 2013 9:48 AM
Goodreads Top Books of 2013 - Goodreads has just posted their top books of 2013.  How many have you read?  If you have, which would you recommend?? Betsy Dec 4, 2013 7:27 AM
Change in date for dinner this week - Reading Genre Members, Please note that the group dinner that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 4 has been moved to Thursday, December 12. Please RSVP if you can make it. Thanks! Betsy Betsy Dec 3, 2013 12:56 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Change in date for November! - All, I apologize for what was clearly meant to be a personal message. My attitude towards the group is not a good one and I suspect that I do need to remove myse Kunni B. Oct 29, 2013 7:58 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Change in date for November! - I have about given up, My motivation to come and face Betsy is just not there, she reprimanded me for responding to the whole group that I couldn't come. It just isnt' Kunni B. Oct 29, 2013 7:56 AM
An Evening With Author Amy Tan - In case any of our members are interested, looks like Strathmore is having author Amy Tan in-house for a discussion of her works and process. " Best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club,  The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Se Betsy Oct 28, 2013 11:09 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Change in date for November! - I won't be there either. Had not realized event I promised friend was same day and now she got. Us both signed up. Waaah.   Irene Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID Irene R S. Oct 28, 2013 10:26 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Change in date for November! - sorry to miss this, but I have a previous commitment that day. - Kunni B. Oct 28, 2013 5:56 AM
Change in date for November! - Please note the change in date for November from the 10th to the 3rd.  This changed was based on member request. This is Reading Genre's One Year Anniversary!!!  The Play's The Thing!  Read a play and come discuss or don't read a play and ju Betsy Oct 25, 2013 11:54 AM
Genre Mashups!!! - What a great idea!!  I sense a new topic coming on!!!  Genre Mashups!  Think of the possibilities!!!­the-monster-mash-up-horr Betsy Oct 22, 2013 12:55 PM
Reading Genres - Horror! - What a great meet up today!!  Thanks to all who came out and welcome to Elisa, our newest member who just joined today and came out to listen to our reviews of works of horror. I'm so glad you all took the time to read and share your stories; Betsy Oct 13, 2013 6:47 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Banned Book Week - bummer-- i will out of town... Sent from Margie' s ipad On Sep 25, 2013, at 3:51 PM, Betsy < margie h. Sep 25, 2013 3:54 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Banned Book Week - Look at the meetup site. http://www.meetu Betsy Sep 25, 2013 3:51 PM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Banned Book Week - Betsy, I know that Oct is at Panera, but do not know the date. Margie Sent from Margie' s margie h. Sep 25, 2013 2:32 PM
Banned Book Week - Did you know this is Banned Book Week??? We may not be covering banned books until December, but this is an interesting link that might give you some good ideas of what to read in two months!! Betsy Sep 25, 2013 12:54 PM
Great donation! - To all the group members who attended the book swap: Today I took a few hundred books to the Friends of the Library store in Gaithersburg!!!  Of course, most of them were mine, but there were some left from the book swap and now they are all g Betsy Sep 20, 2013 7:41 PM
Today's Meetup!!! - Just when you thought it couldn't get gets fantastic!!!  We had a great turnout and a really fun get together for book swap/pot luck/Neil Gaiman day!! Thanks so much for all who made it out today and welcome to our new memb Betsy Sep 15, 2013 7:01 PM
Local Author - Found this article about a local author and thought I'd share.  If you like crime/police fiction, this might be a good one to read! Betsy Aug 12, 2013 12:39 PM
Postponing this Friday's dinner...please read - I am postponing this event to next week. Please look at your calendars and re-RSVP if you can make it!!! Sorry for the change, but now neither Irene nor I can make it and a few others who wanted to come can't be there on Friday. Jill and Karen, if you Betsy Jul 24, 2013 1:03 PM
September Book Club Info - If you have a minute, take a look at the updated September meetup info. The group has chosen Neil Gaiman as it's one author to read that month.  In addition, we're doing a book swap, potluck and the meeting will be held at my home instead of P Betsy Jul 15, 2013 9:10 AM
Book Swap!!!! - At our September meeting, we are going to be doing a book swap!!! This meeting is going to be held at my house, so it will be easier for us to spread out the books.  Bring any books you no longer want, take any books you do want!!! Mor Betsy Jul 14, 2013 7:37 PM
Please Vote in the Current Poll!! - As of today, we have a three-way tie for our Sept. choice.  If you haven't voted, please do so immediately.  I'll check it again in 24 hours and make a decision. Thanks all!! Betsy Betsy Jul 14, 2013 6:13 PM
September Author Poll is now available!! - Please vote in the latest poll for our September author. For new folks, a couple times a year, we are choosing one single author.  Once chosen, we all read something by that author and discuss.  We've had great success when we did this with K Betsy Jul 8, 2013 2:51 PM
New Reading Genres Book Club poll for August! - Please vote in the poll for our August meetup.  The poll can be found at:­Genres/polls/ If this link doesn't work for you, go into the site, then c Betsy Jun 23, 2013 11:37 AM
Plan ahead for Sept. Reading Genre Meetup - For our one year anniversary and because it was such a huge hit, in September, we're going to pick another single author and all read books by one author. For the next couple weeks, please email me with your suggestions.  Around the time of ou Betsy Jun 22, 2013 3:55 PM
Hello from Reading Genres!! - Just a note to say hello to all of our 33 members.  We hope to get to meet you all eventually!!! Tonight we had our second "Dinner and an Article" evening and it was a big success!  We seem to do more chatting than "articling," but it's still Betsy Jun 6, 2013 9:41 PM
New Poll - Reading Genre members, Please vote in the latest poll to choose the date for our next meetup, Autobiography/Memoir.  This meetup was originally scheduled for end of June, but since today's was bumped from Memorial Day weekend, please v Betsy Jun 2, 2013 9:19 AM
Tonight's Dinner and an Article - A small group of us met for dinner tonight at Argodolce in Germantown and had a WONDERFUL evening!!!  Who knew they had live music on the patio?!?!?  And I was sure glad I ordered up an extra lovely evening with warm breezes and a great sunset!!! Betsy May 16, 2013 9:05 PM
Thursday night dinner and an article! - Just a head's up.  If you're interested, a few of us are going to meet at Agrodolce at Milestone Shopping Center on Thursday night for dinner and to discuss an article or blog.  Or if you just want a good dinner without any work, just show up!!  For Betsy May 13, 2013 10:41 AM
Meetup details changed: All Books By Kurt Vonnegut - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­Genres/events/99426622/ When : Sunday, April 21,[masked]:00 Betsy Mar 27, 2013 12:04 PM
New Poll - If you can't get to the newest poll on our meetup site, here is the link:­Genres/polls/781342/   This is the poll for our Betsy Mar 25, 2013 10:23 AM
Re: [Reading-Genres] Read One Author - Need Your Ideas - Anne Tyler -----Original Message----- From: Betsy <ef1258@aol.c Kunni B. Mar 20, 2013 5:20 AM
RE: [Reading-Genres] Read One Author - Need Your Ideas - Jill V. Mar 19, 2013 11:05 PM
Read One Author - Need Your Ideas - Reading Genre members, I promise this will be the last email for awhile!!!  I can't set up a poll to gather your ideas for authors for our April meeting, but I'd like to request that you send me an email with one author's name.  Once Betsy Mar 19, 2013 7:53 PM
May Genre Poll - In an attempt to streamline our process, I'm using the meetup tool for taking a poll.  In this case, it is for our May genre choice.  Please go to the link, below, an Betsy Mar 19, 2013 9:23 AM

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