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Now accepting contributions for The New Williamsburg Book Club - Hi Book Readers, Meet-up.com seems to help with the cost by having you contribute directly online.  Unfortunately, we don't receive the funds because we would need to give them our SSN's, bank info., etc. - and as Anthem insurance members we'v Lisa P. Feb 9, 2015 11:12 AM
someone left a book last night - Dear attenders on 2/7:  Someone left their copy of "Dorian Gray" at our house.  Let us know if you want us to hold it for you (it looks like a well-used second-hand, so we won't hold it beyond next meeting unless you let us know it belongs to you, in Lisa P. Feb 8, 2015 10:45 AM
someone left a book last night - Dear attenders on 2/7:  Someone left their copy of "Dorian Gray" at our house.  Let us know if you want us to hold it for you (it looks like a well-used second-hand, so we won't hold it beyond next meeting unless you let us know it belongs to you, in Lisa P. Feb 8, 2015 10:44 AM
I'm going to be pruning the membership list now - Dear Book Club members:  Meet-up.com is planning to base their fees on how many members we have in the book club.  As of today, we officially have 106 members, which is a disadvantage in their new pricing scheme.  So I am reluctantly pruning the m Lisa P. Jan 2, 2015 5:29 PM
Classics list for February - Dear members:  Bob has done some work on our list of Classics choices, and I'm forwarding you this for your consideration ahead of Saturday's meeting:   “Candide” Voltaire                           � Lisa P. Dec 10, 2014 11:12 AM
definitely not ANOTHER Black Friday email! - Dear Book Club members:  While waiting my turn at this month's book, "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks, I read another by her I happened to have, "March".  This essentially fan fiction ("Little Women") Pulitzer Prize winner was a great read - Lisa P. Nov 28, 2014 10:22 AM
List for October choice of book - Dear members:  I apologize for not sending this list out earlier, but here is the list we'll be discussing tonight (plus any other suggestions) for our October pick in the Horror/Thriller genre.  Looking forward to seeing you tonight! Lisa Lisa P. Aug 9, 2014 4:33 PM
request to add mystery/thriller/suspense titles - Dear Members:  There is some interest in reviving the "mystery/thriller/suspense" genre in our rotation.  I've begun a list of possible books to consider (see below) but would like your help identifying titles that should be included.  If you'd lik Lisa P. Jun 8, 2014 2:48 PM
The Poisoner's Handbook on PBS - Dear members:  PBS will be doing a 2-hour American Experience production of "The Poisoner's Handbook" (which we read in November) on Tuesday, January 7 at 8 p.m.  We'll be setting the DVR to record! Lisa Lisa P. Jan 2, 2014 11:18 AM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg book club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­Williamsburg-Book-Club/events/­147693562/ When Lisa P. Nov 17, 2013 11:39 AM
Peg Sharkey planning to visit - Dear members:  Peg Sharkey has just contacted us and has signed up to come to the book club meeting this coming Saturday.  Those of you who were here in the first year probably remember her (she was in the military, and moved to Delaware, and then sh Lisa P. Nov 11, 2013 5:46 PM
Ender's Game - Dear members:  I saw "Ender's Game" last night and really enjoyed it!  This was one of the first books we read as a group, and it's been awhile, but I thought the basic plot points were true to the book.  Recommended viewing on the big screen! Lisa P. Nov 1, 2013 12:33 PM
Williamsburg book club - Dear members:  Just a reminder that we are meeting tomorrow night, October 26, at 7 p.m. to discuss Stephen King's "The Shining".  Afterwards, for those who'd like to stay, we plan to screen the Simpson's take-off of the movie (about eight minutes), Lisa P. Oct 25, 2013 4:01 PM
POSTPONEMENT of October meeting - Dear members:  Both Bob and I have come down with a recent cold and don't want to infect you with it, so we're reluctantly postponing tonight's meeting until next week.  If you were signed up to come tonight, please either email us to let us know you Lisa P. Oct 19, 2013 10:37 AM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg book club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­Williamsburg-Book-Club/events/­139056212/ When Lisa P. Sep 8, 2013 11:30 AM
this Saturday's book club meeting - Dear book club members:  Below is a list of possible "modern fiction" books we could consider choosing for  September when we meet on Saturday.  I hope this helps you think about these or look into others you might want the group to read. Se Lisa P. Jul 10, 2013 1:07 PM
We have power! - Dear members planning to attend book club tomorrow night:  Our neighborhood power is currently down, but our generator is humming away, so we are still on for tomorrow night.  See you then!  Lisa and Bob Lisa P. Jun 14, 2013 9:32 AM
Looking for sci-fi/fantasy/horror list suggestions and feedback - Dear book club members:  I know that all of us (including me) are not knowledgeable about the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genre, but I would appreciate it if those of you who are would take a look at the list below and offer some feedback, alternative sugge Lisa P. Apr 21, 2013 3:03 PM
Persepolis books are here! - Dear book club members:  Suzanne was kind enough to grab the library "grab bag" full of copies of "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi.  If you need a copy for next month's discussion (May 18), let me know - they're currently being kept at our house for d Lisa P. Apr 21, 2013 2:11 PM
Persepolis grab bag at the Library - Dear members:  According to Kathy Atanasov- "There is a book club grab bag for this book at the Williamsburg Public Library if anyone wants to get it. The website says there are 14 copies of the book in the bag." Anyone up for grabbing Lisa P. Mar 17, 2013 12:51 PM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg book club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­Williamsburg-Book-Club/events/­103929942/ When Lisa P. Mar 17, 2013 12:00 PM
Choosing May's selection at tomorrow night's meeting - Dear book club member:  Below are some of the possibilities we may consider for the book club's May selection.  If you are unable to attend tomorrow night but want to cast a vote for a particular book, please email me with your response and I will c Lisa P. Mar 15, 2013 1:42 PM
Nonfiction choice at March 16 meeting - Dear book club members:  Below are some  Nonfiction choices we can discuss at the March meeting (March 16) in choosing the book for May.  They're in order by approximate number of pages.  Feel free to email me with any co Lisa P. Feb 12, 2013 2:27 PM
March meeting - Nonfiction choices - Dear book club members:  In response to yesterday's email about future nonfiction choices, Jessica has asked that the following also be considered: Guns, Germs and Steel Lisa P. Jan 22, 2013 10:55 AM
Nonfiction choices for May - Dear Members of the book club:  I'm posting synopses of the books on our list in the category "Nonfiction".  I'd like to discuss these at our March meeting to pick a selection for May. As usual, feel free to email me regarding this.  Thanks Lisa P. Jan 21, 2013 3:50 PM
Book club mystery/suspense/thriller possibilities - Dear book club members:  Below, arranged in order of number of pages, are synopses of many of the suggestions on our list for possible mystery, suspense, or thriller books.  Please peruse at your convenience, and we'll try to choose one for April at Lisa P. Jan 21, 2013 1:39 PM
If you want to know the upcoming books - Dear members:  To help in the future with the question, "what are we reading next", you should be aware that over on the left, under the photo with the dog reading a book, is a clickable "About Us".  If you click on that, you end up at the list of al Lisa P. Jan 16, 2013 6:12 PM
RE: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] Williamsburg book club - Lisa, I don't seem to have anything for March 23rd yet and Jessica Nov 11, 2012 6:43 PM
Williamsburg book club - Dear members:  I wanted to let you know that the group last night also chose the selections for February and March ("Einstein's Dreams" by Alan Lightman for Feb. and "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides for Mar.).  Dates have not yet been chosen, althoug Lisa P. Nov 11, 2012 10:22 AM
blue jacket left behind - Dear attendees of the October meeting:  Someone left a lightweight blue jacket behind on the bench near the front of the room.  We'll be happy to hold it for you until you return, but in case you want it sooner please call[masked] and we can figure Lisa P. Oct 21, 2012 2:22 PM
RE: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] info re possible John Steinbeck for December - Thanks, Lisa. Jessica Jessica Sep 10, 2012 11:23 AM
info re possible John Steinbeck for December - Last night there seemed to be the most interest expressed in reading John Steinbeck for December.  Here are some reviews of the three books we were considering.  "East of Eden" seemed to generate the most interest last night, so I've listed it first. Lisa P. Sep 9, 2012 10:20 AM
Williamsburg book club - Dear attendees at the July meeting:  We are missing one of the library books loaned out in July for the reading for August, "The Uncommon Reader".  If you have the missing book, please get it back to Kathy Atanasov (see members for details on how to Lisa P. Aug 5, 2012 2:46 PM
Please return library book by Saturday, August 4 meeting - Dear Members of the Williamsburg Book Club:  If you have a copy of "The Uncommon Reader" borrowed from the library grab bag at our last meeting, please make sure it gets to us by the August 4 meeting at the latest, because Kathy Atanasov will be takin Lisa P. Jul 30, 2012 12:34 PM
Hunger Games trilogy - another offer of copies to borrow - Dear Members:  Terri Reici -[masked] - has also offered her copy of the Hunger Games Trilogy if anyone needs to borrow it before our June 9 meeting. Thanks, Terri! Lisa Lisa P. Apr 19, 2012 10:52 AM
copies of The Hunger Games - Dear members:  Mary Simpson ( mary simpson [address removed] ) has kindly offered to lend any or all of the three books in the Trilogy.  Please contact her directly if interested (and thanks, Mary!). Lisa P. Apr 16, 2012 11:31 AM
RE: June 9 Hunger Games - Dear members:  Jessica brought up the fact that some of the group will have read all three of the Hunger Games books by the time of this meet-up, so if you want to be fully up to date, you should, too.  Bob and I will probably just be reading the fir Lisa P. Apr 15, 2012 5:54 PM
the last book club email today, I promise - Dear members:  We've haven't set a date yet, so I haven't officially "scheduled" this meet-up, but please be sure to plan on reading "An Instance of the Fingerpost" by Iain Pears for the July meet-up.  It's a historical mystery told from the perspect Lisa P. Apr 15, 2012 10:49 AM
Books suggested last night for future reading - Dear Members:  The attendees last night suggested the following books for the near future.  Please feel free to send your preferences to me - if there's any consensus, I'll let the group know when we meet on May 12:   Lisa P. Apr 15, 2012 10:35 AM
possible books to choose from - We'll be talking about the following choices tonight for June's choice:   Mystery: Lisa P. Apr 14, 2012 5:12 PM
Possible choices for Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy selection - Dear Book club members: A couple of members have indicated some sci-fi/fantasy books they'd like the group to consider, so I'm sending you the list, along with what Amazon.com review had to say, to help you read up ahead of the decision on Saturd Lisa P. Mar 15, 2012 3:53 PM
RE: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] Event at Williamsburg Library - Anna, thanks so much for sending this. I'm sorry that Jessica Feb 23, 2012 11:08 AM
Event at Williamsburg Library - Hello All, I hope you don't mind the mass email, but I wanted to let you all know about an event at the Williamsburg Library tonight. Members of my band, the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Band from Ft. Eustis, are performing chamber mus Anna L. Feb 23, 2012 9:17 AM
January's book club meeting - Dear book club members: Bob & I are finishing watching the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries as a lead-up to our January meeting (Bob has finished reading the book, I am still re-reading it), and we think it's pretty faithful to the b Lisa P. Jan 2, 2012 2:28 PM
Choosing a date to meet in February - Dear book club members: Last night's meeting was so much fun that I forgot to see if we had an agreement on our February meeting date. I'm emailing you for help with that task. A quick recap: Jan 14 is "Lonesome Lisa P. Dec 11, 2011 2:07 PM
Book club Dec 10 meeting - Dear Book Club members: Bob and I will have Hitchcock's movie "Rebecca" available on book club night - we were planning to watch it after the meeting, and you're welcome to join us! Looking forward to seeing those of you who can come Lisa P. Dec 3, 2011 6:01 PM
(no subject) - .Real opportunity for you! http://staracc.free.fr/friends­.page.php?otoID=99k8 Peg Jul 29, 2011 5:50 PM
January 15th meeting - We had such a great time last night discussing the book (To Kill a Mockingbird) and the topics it raised, plus seeing the movie, that we deferred picking more books (and dates) until the January meeting on the 15th. So please plan to come then and help d Lisa P. Dec 13, 2010 12:51 AM
New Meetup: The Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What : The Williamsburg Book Club When : Saturday, January 15,[masked]:00 PM Lisa P. Nov 14, 2010 10:45 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What : Williamsburg Book Club When : Saturday, December 11,[masked]:00 PM Lisa P. Oct 17, 2010 10:33 AM
FYI: Williamsburg Book club members - Dear Williamsburg book club member: Please mark your calendars for the Saturday, Dec 11 book club meeting at 7 p.m. We have not yet chosen the book we'll read (this will happen at our next meeting, on Oct 16), but since December tends to get busy I want Lisa P. Sep 19, 2010 3:18 PM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What : Williamsburg Book Club When : Saturday, November 13,[masked]:00 PM Lisa P. Sep 19, 2010 3:14 PM
Lisa Pike added a post - Information from Dan Nortman: "I heard that Orson Scott Card is speaking at CNU in October.... Here are the details: Speaking on 10/28 at 7PM @ CNU Tickets available starting 9/28 at Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County, CNU, Lisa P. Sep 4, 2010 10:01 AM
Re: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] attendance - Dear Carol: Thanks for responding. I enjoyed meeting you and I'm sorry you'll be moving away, but I wish you all the best in your new setting (are you headed back up to New York? Lisa P. Jul 19, 2010 7:47 AM
Re: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] In or out of the club? - Dear Beth: Thanks for responding. Hope you can make it soon - we'd love to see new members! Lisa --- [address removed] wrote: From: Lisa P. Jul 19, 2010 7:45 AM
October book club meeting - Time for a thriller! This month, on Saturday, October 16, we'll meet to talk about "The Cabinet of Curiosities" by Douglas Preston, et. al. Come get in the mood for those Halloween parties! Lisa P. Jul 18, 2010 6:37 PM
September book club meeting - On Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., we'll meet to discuss "The Postman", a sci fi by David Brin. Be there or be square! Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] RSVP deadline: S Lisa P. Jul 18, 2010 6:35 PM
Re: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] In or out of the club? - Yes, I still want to try to attend. I only just joined and was planning on coming to the last meeting, but you changed the date and I couldn't make it. Sorry. Beth Beth Jul 18, 2010 11:47 AM
attendance - Hi LIsa: I sent you a message and I dont think it got there. At any rate, I'm moved on Aug. 23 and can no user 1. Jul 18, 2010 11:18 AM
In or out of the club? - Dear member who signed up to be part of the Williamsburg Book Club: Our list of members is at about 65, but only about 12-16 of us show up regularly or occasio Lisa P. Jul 18, 2010 10:56 AM
New Meetup: The Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: The Williamsburg Book Club When: Saturday, August 14,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Jun 13, 2010 10:56 AM
Meetup date CHANGED for July Williamsburg book club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­Williamsburg-Book-Club/calenda­r/13510596/ When: Saturday, Lisa P. Jun 13, 2010 10:39 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg book club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg book club When: Saturday, July 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. May 17, 2010 3:18 PM
New Meetup: Williamsburg book club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg book club When: Saturday, June 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Apr 18, 2010 4:39 PM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: Saturday, May 15,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Mar 21, 2010 11:26 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: Saturday, April 17,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Mar 21, 2010 10:43 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: Saturday, March 20,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Feb 21, 2010 4:59 PM
Are you planning to come to this Saturday's meeting? - Dear members of the book club: This Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. we are planning to meet to discuss Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (a really good book!). I see that, so far, only 5 of us have signed up to say we're planning to attend. Lisa P. Feb 17, 2010 3:47 PM
New Meetup: Williamsburg book club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg book club When: Saturday, February 20,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Jan 24, 2010 9:44 AM
This Friday - Hey Lisa & Bob, Thank you for the invitation to dinner and the show but I have class on Friday night this term (ugh). I hope you enjoy the show Peg Jan 13, 2010 7:32 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg book club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg book club When: January 23,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Dec 13, 2009 5:16 PM
New Meetup: The New Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: The New Williamsburg Book Club When: December 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Nov 14, 2009 3:48 PM
New Meetup: The New Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: The New Williamsburg Book Club When: December 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Oct 18, 2009 10:57 AM
New Meetup: The New Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: The New Williamsburg Book Club When: November 14,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Oct 18, 2009 10:47 AM
Book Club meeting this coming Saturday - Dear Book club members: Just a reminder that we're meeting this coming Saturday, Oct 17, at 7 p.m. to discuss Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five". Come to have a good time talking about this, and to have a say in which book we choose next! Lisa P. Oct 12, 2009 11:34 AM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg Book Club - I've updated this Meetup because I originally wrote "October 18" as the date for our next meet-up, when it should be "October 17" (which is a Saturday, as usual). Sorry for the earlier error! Lisa . For more details, see t Lisa P. Sep 28, 2009 4:37 PM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: October 18,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike's house 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Sep 14, 2009 4:53 PM
New Meetup: The New Williamsburg Book Club meeting - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: The New Williamsburg Book Club meeting When: September 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: Bob & Lisa Pike 118 Shore Drive Williamsburg, VA[masked] Lisa P. Jul 27, 2009 3:51 PM
Re: [bookclub-williamsburgstaynear­homemakefriends] Fwd: Our newly published author - Dear Dan: Thanks for sending this out! Lisa --- [address removed] wrote: From: Dan Nortman <[address removed]> To: bookclub-williamsburgstaynearh­omemakefriend Lisa P. Jul 27, 2009 9:33 AM
Fwd: Our newly published author - For those of you at tonight's meeting, here is the link to ordering Brenda Lee's new book, "Gone to Gonega." Dan N. Jul 25, 2009 10:59 PM
This Saturday night's book club meeting - Just a reminder that we're meeting this Saturday at 7 p.m. to discuss the "Jeeves" book by P.D. Wodehouse. This meeting is also an opportunity to bring along a short passage of a book (to read aloud) that you would like the group to Lisa P. Jul 23, 2009 9:38 AM
Hey - Preview not available Marcia Jul 13, 2009 2:40 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: July 25,[masked]:00 PM Where: The Pikes', 118 Shore Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185 We had a great meeting last Saturda Lisa P. Jun 29, 2009 2:19 PM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg Book Club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Will­iamsburg-stay-near-home-and-ma­ke-friends-Boo Lisa P. Jun 2, 2009 10:29 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The New Williamsburg Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: June 27,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.) Meetup Description: Our second meeting went well, Lisa P. Jun 1, 2009 6:05 PM
This Saturday night - Dear book club members: If you haven't replied yet about this Saturday's meeting, please do so, either on the Meet-up website, or to me directly at [address removed]. Also, since I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep paying for the Meet-u Lisa P. May 26, 2009 5:07 PM
Meetup details changed: Williamsburg Book Club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Will­iamsburg-stay-near-home-and-ma­ke-friends-Boo Lisa P. Apr 27, 2009 11:45 AM
New Meetup: Williamsburg Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for The Williamsburg (stay near home and make friends) Book Club! What: Williamsburg Book Club When: May 30,[masked]:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Description: The Lisa P. Apr 27, 2009 11:41 AM
Book club this Saturday evening - a reminder - Dear members: I'm writing to all of you (whether you responded yes, no or maybe) to remind you of our first meet-up this Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at 118 Shore Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Directions: On Route 199, one stop light south of Jamesto Lisa P. Apr 23, 2009 11:49 AM

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