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"The Native Star" Discussion

  • Feb 6, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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For our next book we'll be reading The Native Star by MK Hobson.  If you weren't able to make it to the December meeting, I highly recommend you still read Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.  It was a small meeting, which I expected for the time of year, but the book was fantastic.  I'm sure we'd all be happy to talk about it some more if you'd like.  Here's the synopsis for The Native Star:

      "The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession—and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves. 

     Dreadnought Stanton, a warlock from New York City whose personality is as pompous and abrasive as his name, has been exiled to Lost Pine for mysterious reasons. Now he finds himself involuntarily allied with Emily in a race against time—and across the United States by horse, train, and biomechanical flying machine—in quest of the great Professor Mirabilis, who alone can unlock the secret of the coveted artifact. But along the way, Emily and Stanton will be forced to contend with the most powerful and unpredictable magic of all—the magic of the human heart."

This meeting will be announced on the Swarthmore NextDoor site, so please stay tuned in closer to the meeting date in case we have to change the location due to space limitations.  Happy reading!

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  • Jason

    Sadly, work has decided I'm needed for a late night. I was looking forward to meeting the group, and hope to make the next meetup.

    February 6, 2014

  • Christine E.

    I am super disappointed that I *now* won't be able to make it due to coming down with yet another bad cold! I don't want to chance getting anyone else or their little ones sick and I know how awful that is due to having a newborn AND an almost two year old who have been sick off and on for the last two weeks. I was really looking forward to going after I had discovered this group too... But between being sick, planning her 2nd birthday and that parry being this Saturday, it's probably best to opt out. :( I want to know when the next one is and the next book asap!

    February 5, 2014

    • Jessica

      What dreadful timing! I totally understand, I have 1 year old twins and I swear at least one of them has had a cold all winter long. If you have a book preference, be sure to pass it along. Hopefully we'll pick a new one tomorrow, but we don't always come to a decision at the meeting. I'll schedule the next one as soon as a book is chosen.

      February 5, 2014

  • Antonia D.

    Sending my regrets that I won't be able to attend. I have a medical procedure tomorrow and based on results there is a chance I will be admitted to the hospital. Please do keep me in the loop and have a great evening!

    February 5, 2014

    • Jessica

      I sincerely hope all goes well. We can do a discussion page for anyone that wants to chat but couldn't make it.

      February 5, 2014

  • Sarah D.

    Can I still come if I haven't finished the reading? I've got about 100 pages left.

    February 5, 2014

    • Jessica

      Always! As long as you don't mind spoilers, because I'm sure we'll talk about those last 100 pages.

      February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I do not think I can make it with the new date change. I am going to continue reading just in case I am able to make it.

    January 31, 2014

  • Jessica

    For those of you that can't make this new time and really wanted to meet on Friday, I encourage you to try to meet together if you want. Don't be shy! I don't have a problem with other people making events if you're willing to host.

    January 30, 2014

  • Sarah D.

    Hi all, I'm really enjoying the book so far. Did we get the date set yet?

    January 29, 2014

    • Christine E.

      If it's Saturday the 8th, I won't be able to go. My daughter's 2nd birthday party is that day. Thursday works for me though, just to put in my two cents

      January 30, 2014

    • Jessica

      Alright, we'll go with Thursday then!

      January 30, 2014

  • Jessica

    Hi everyone! I'm so excited for this meeting, it looks like the turnout is going to be great. We're about at capacity in terms of what my living room can handle. However, if anyone has some folding chairs, we shouldn't have a problem. I know I have a couple of camping chairs around here too.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!
    -Jessica

    January 16, 2014

    • May Lynn R.

      I have at least one and maybe two folding chairs that I would be happy to bring if needed. Just let me know. I'm also looking forward to the discussion!

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Jessica

      That would be great, thanks so much!

      January 17, 2014

  • Antonia D.

    Well, hello everyone. I am new to this group and this will be my very first ever book discussion group. "The Native Star" is right up my alley because it is set in NYC and because it has elements of a kind of Indiana Jones search unto danger, mysterious artifacts, race against time, and seen and unseen hostile forces. I do hope the dialog is not corny!

    Happy to be able to be part of the discussion.

    1 · January 8, 2014

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