S1: Book Review Group - September 2014

Hi all

The books selected for 11 September are:

Fantasy: There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/662641.There_Will_Be_Dragons

Urban Fantasy: Rivers of London (also known as Midnight Riot) by Ben Aaronovitch.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8680417-midnight-riot

Science Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one

As discussed at the last meeting, I would like to run a book swap at this meeting as well.  If you have some books that you would like to donate to the group, please bring them along to the meeting.  We can pile them in the middle of the table and let people take those books that you no longer wish to care for on your bookshelf (or in my case, to make some more room for other books to be placed on the bookshelves instead!).  I will look at running the book swap once or twice a year, depending on the response we receive at this meet up.

If you would like to join us on our good reads group, where you can put future book suggestions, and read some information about our upcoming books, please visit us at:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/109091-melbourne-sci--fi-fantasy-meet-up-book-review-group

As discussed at the last meeting, a limit of 20 people will be placed on this event.  I have also added a waitlist, for those that want to come but exceed the limit.  We fit 1bout 15-16 around the table for food.  If you are unable to attend at the last minute, please change your RSVP to a No, so other people can then attend.  We will trial this and see how it works. 

The group starts at 7pm.  We normally order dinner at this time, and they deliver it part way through the meeting.  Ordering food is not compulsory, however, if you wish to order some dinner, meals will normally cost between $16 - $30.

I have also booked the back room for the remainder of the year for our meet ups.  Please pencil these dates in your diary.  I won't actually set up the next meet up until the books have been chosen.

Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7pm

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Happy Reading!

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  • andrew

    Hi
    Also try the book depository they do free delivery on all orders.

    September 12

  • Amy

    Really lovely meeting everyone tonight! Looking forward to more great reads and friendly discussions in the future.

    3 · September 11

  • Julianne

    Great to see so many new faces! I hope you all enjoyed yourself as much as I did. Books for 13 November are:
    Fantasy - Magics Pawn by Mercedes Lackay
    Science Fiction - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
    Urban Fantasy - The Strange Affair of Spring Head Jack by Mark Hodder

    Looking forward to seeing you then!

    Julianne

    2 · September 11

  • Michael R.

    Is anyone bringing books to the meeting tonight to swap?

    1 · September 11

    • Julianne

      I am, but they may not be your style of books! :-)

      1 · September 11

  • Tess

    My apologies guys, I always look forward to this but I've overcommitted myself and I'm going to have to drop out, reluctantly. Have a lovely time and I'll see you next time. Cheers Tess

    1 · September 11

  • Julianne

    Hi all

    Just a quick reminder that we were talking about doing a book swap this meeting. If you have some books that you would like to give away to a new home, please bring them along to the meeting. See you Thursday Night!

    Julianne

    September 10

  • Gen

    Doh. I somehow managed to double book myself for Thursday, apologies all!

    1 · September 8

  • Nizam

    Sorry for the 11th hour pullout but I'm a little overwhelmed with work at the moment and just cannot spare the time. At least it is another spot open for someone on the waiting list. Loved there will be dragons. Opening premise is brilliant - everything is perfect so we have to fix that.

    1 · September 7

  • Alison M.

    Have changed my RSVP as I have to work that night in Gippsland :( So one space freed up on the wait list - enjoy!

    1 · August 22

    • Julianne

      Thanks Alison for letting me know and changing your RSVP. Sorry you can't make it. Next time! :-)

      August 22

  • Julianne

    Hi all

    Now that we've hit our max I hope you can all make it on the night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to No as soon as you know, so other people can take your place. Hopefully, you can all make it though. It should be a great night! I'm certainly enjoying the books. :-)

    Julianne

    1 · August 4

  • Laurie

    There will be dragons is free in the apple iBooks store. baen has the first few chapters free.

    1 · August 3

    • Julianne

      Just downloaded a copy :-)

      August 3

    • Finbar

      It's also free on Kindle

      August 3

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