Thanks to everybody who made it last night to our September Meetup.
October's Meetup is scheduled for the 20th, at 8pm. If you have any suggestions for a venue, please let me know. The book will be Georges Perec's 'Life: A User's Manual' which is available in English from www.amazon.fr, and widely available in the original French as 'La Vie: Mode d'emploi'.
I'm going to run another poll to select November's book, so please email me directly with any suggestions by Monday. The poll will then run for a week, so anybody wanting to get cracking on November's book has an early start.
Finally, Ganit's group last night made a note of some favourite books from the last month, which I promised to share: The fade ? Darren Smith The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany The bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad The white queen ? Philippa Gregory Reading Jane Austen in Baghdad (or is it : Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad?) Blindness - Jos? Saramago The remains of the day - Kazuo Ishiguro (as well as ?Never let me go? by the same autor) Play it as it lays - Joan Didion The solitude of prime numbers - Paolo Giordano Arlington Park - Rachel Cusk
Happy reading everybody, and I hope to see you on October 20th.
If you love reading, live in Paris, but don't feel up to discussing the finer points of Proust in French, welcome to an English-speaking book club.
We'll meet once a month to discuss the nominated book and our recent reads. The chosen books might be by a classic French author, or might feature France or Paris heavily within the book, or might be just chosen by the group members...
You can choose whether to read them in either English or French: the discussion will always be in English.
Members are welcome to nominate each month's book. The first hour of each meeting will be spent discussing that month's read, and the final half hour is open to discussion of any other books we've read that month, whether you love them or loathe them!