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Monthly Book Club

  • Jeanette's Home

    Address will be emailed out before event, Long Beach, CA (map)

    33.768322 -118.195618

  • ***Please note the change in date***

    Please join me for our first Monthly Book Club and Potluck. We will be reading selections by gay and lesbian authors, or about the gay and lesbian community. Over the next few months I will be compiling a list of suggested selections and we will vote on what to read as a group.

    Our first selection, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a coming-out novel from Jeanette Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Raised by an oppressively evangelical mother, Jeanette grows up a good little Christian soldier, even going so far as to stitch samplers whose apocalyptic themes terrify her classmates. As she dryly notes, without self-pity or smugness, "This tendency towards the exotic has brought me many problems, just as it did for William Blake." Jeanette would have remained in the fold but for her unconventional desires; though she can reconcile her love of women with her love of God, the church cannot. It could have been a grim tale, but this first novel winner of England's Whitbread Prize is in fact a wry and tender telling of a young girl's triumphantly coming into her own.

    If you do not currently have the book, you can get it through amazon (kindle, hardback, paperback) at http://amzn.com/0802135161

    I am asking everyone to confirm her RSVP by Sunday, March 23 by 7pm and in your RSVP please list what you will be bringing for the potluck. I will provide water, coffee tea and cupcakes.

    Please note that this event is at a private residence in Long Beach. My address will be emailed to all attendees the evening before the event, so make sure to check your email. To encourage a cozy atmosphere, I am capping the event at 8 people. If the event is full, please waitlist & I will do my best to get you in.

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  • katie

    Hope you feel better

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ladies. I Am So Sorry, But I Need To Cancel Book Club Tonight. I Woke Up Sick, And Don't Want To Expose Anyone In Case It's Contagious. I Am So Sorry And Will Reschedule!!!!

    April 14, 2014

  • katie

    This Monday is good

    April 11, 2014

  • Teresa

    For me. That week is hard because of spring break. Usually any day but Mondays - work for me. Hopefully I can go to the next one. I did read this book - interesting and unique.

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ladies...is there a better date for everyone? Our group is getting smaller and smaller....

    April 10, 2014

  • Ellen

    Will be attending Passover Seder that night. Maybe next month.

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes! Hopefully!!!

      April 9, 2014

  • Lisa P. T.

    Sorry, I'm going to need to miss this. My elderly mom has a follow-up appointment with her doctor, and I'm her only ride. Her hypoglycemia has worsened the past week. Hope I can make the next one!

    April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well miss you!!!

      April 9, 2014

  • katie

    Hi jeanette, where will I find the address once it is posted. Thanks

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Katie..I will send out an email the morning of the event. Thanks!

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone needs to borrow the book, let me know!

    March 20, 2014

  • Teresa

    Hi. Sorry something just came up. I will still work on the book. Enjoy!

    March 16, 2014

    • Teresa

      Still reading - just in case!

      March 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully you can make the date change!!!

      March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ladies. I just want to say that I am really looking forward to the Meetup..though im thinking I didn't chose an amazing book, lol. Please come even if you do not get a chance to finish the book. And please feel free to bring titles of books you would like to see as a monthly selection!

    March 19, 2014

  • Lisa P. T.

    oh dear, I'm #2 on the waiting list for the book at the public library ... not sure if I will be done with the reading by next Tuesday ... If I can make it, I will bring spaghetti and meatballs

    March 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come even if you haven't finished the book!!!!

      March 18, 2014

  • Teresa

    Yea. Glad I got in. Jeanette - for the potluck are you wanting appetizer type items or dinner type?

    March 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Teresa, whatever you would like to bring. As it's the first meeting, im guessing we can talk more and figure out what works for everyone for future meetups!

      March 13, 2014

  • katie

    I can bring chicken for the potluck

    March 13, 2014

  • katie

    Thanks for letting me that a spot opened up for the bookclub. I am looking forward to it. Is this area I will find the address? I thought I had the correct address for the oscar party but I never found it. I am new and don't have anyone's phone number. Thanks

    March 13, 2014

  • katie

    I am currently on the waiting list and would really like to come to the book club. March 25th is a good date for me. Please let me know if more spots become available. Thanks

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yikes!!! You just moved it to my birthday. Can't make this now. Had other birthday plans. Any chance of another night or one want to buy my book for this month?

    March 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so sorry Lisa. Happy Birthday! Unfortunately this is the only free day I have, as i have to get ready to go back to flying. :( Also, can you update your rsvp so someone on the waitlist can make it?

      March 8, 2014

  • jessica m.

    Wait- I can do this timing- haha. cant keep track of my own self! if not this month, than next!

    March 5, 2014

  • jessica m.

    I would love to join this, going to have to see about timing on a tuesday night from costa mesa in the future :) I have been looking for book groups for a while.

    March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, I'll bring a veggie platter.

    March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I picked mine up at a Barnes & Noble I just happened to be next door too.

    March 5, 2014

  • Teresa

    This sounds fun. Hope I can get in.

    March 5, 2014

  • Elizabeth C

    I am yes until I know my work schedule.

    March 5, 2014

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