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The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

  • Jun 12, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Lynn's House

Let's meet up, eat, drink, and chat about The Lover's Dictionary. We've decided to do two books a month when we can so The Rosie Project will be for the last half of the month and this book will be for the first half of June.
Because of the such short notice, I chose this book. It's a very short book with some pages being only a line or two so it is very easily read in one sitting even. I read it a few years ago on a plane and I think it will make for very interesting conversation. It is an extremely unique book and the writing style is also very unusual. You'll love it or hate it.
Remember to bring a drink or snack to share!
Happy reading Valley Babes!

A summary of the book from Amazon: 


basis, n. 

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

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  • Natalee G.

    Hi girls!! I'm sorry I won't be able to make it, still stuck at work :( if I get out soon, I'll be there late but I don't know. Have fun!!

    June 12, 2014

  • Yendri

    Hi ladies, I wanted to let you know I won't be able to make it this month. I will see you next month. I am loving the books :)

    June 12, 2014

  • Bernadette M.

    I'm enjoying the book very much!! Something's come up though :(

    June 12, 2014

  • Ari S.

    Sorry ladies. I have to cancel tonight. I haven't been feeling well for a while, so I went to the doc and I have an ear infection. So I'm going to take it easy tonight. You you ladies at the next one! I'm loving the Rosie project!

    June 12, 2014

    • Ari S.

      See you ladies*

      June 12, 2014

    • Molly

      Awww bummer! Ear infections suck! I remember you weren't feeling 100% on movie night. Feel better soon hun. We'll miss you!

      2 · June 12, 2014

  • Jen

    Wah, will not be able to attend this meetup as it's my birthday .. but I'll definitely read The Lover's Dictionary -- looking forward. Have fun! XO

    June 4, 2014

    • Jen

      :) Haha! Thank you for the wish, the reminder of a fun evening we all had, and the suggestion of rollicking bday times ahead (wherein a certain crown-napping caper occurs). Jk! Or am I ... ? :))

      1 · June 4, 2014

    • Jen

      Hi Daryn.. thanks for the wish! :D

      1 · June 11, 2014

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