We have scheduled our February meeting for Thursday, February 21st, 2013, at 7:00 pm at the Starbucks at 6816 Westgate Blvd. They are open until 10:00 pm so it is a good spot. It was freezing in there, however, so come prepared with a jacket or sweater! (I get cold really easily so I noticed big time!)
We have selected the following books for the next four months. This gives us plenty of time to order from Amazon if that is what you want to do, or to track down at the local library (hopefully!).
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty for February 2013
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey for March 2013
Wolf Gift by Anne Rice for April 2013
Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, has a new book that will be released on May 21st. One of our members strongly suggested it as a choice, but we don't want to list it for May, the minute it comes out.
One of my suggestions is The Round House by Louise Eldrich. But, it was only released in November of 2012 and is ony available n hardcover, so we will wait on that one!
Also, new members, several questions for you:
- Do you want to vote for NO hardcover books? My last book group had this rule because they are so expensive most of the time.
- Do you want any kind of limit on the length of books or should we just vote on all suggestions?
- Do you want any limits on the type of books we read?
- What types of activities, that are or may be related to books, are you interested in? For example, book signings, movies (either at a theater or in someone's home)?
Hope everyone can make it next time. Thursday at 7:00 pm is the overall favorite for day and time to meet. It is, however, always up for negotiation at each meeting. We also are open to meeting in different places, so put your thinking cap on and come up with some places that would be fun. For example, before the holidays, we met twice at Mandola's Deli out on the frontage road of Loop 1 South. Great Italian food!