NEW LOCATION! NEW LOCATION!
I know, the old location served us well for many years, but sadly ever since the new owners took over they have been pretty terrible at keeping our reservation. More often then not I've had to show up almost an hour early to secure the room, and more then once we've had to struggle to have people moved on. So, Tara and I went on a walk last week to find a new spot, and surprisingly enough the Madison Avenue Pub just might be the place! We'll try it out for August and see how it goes. It's not quite as private as our last spot, but apparently the bar is pretty quiet on a Monday night, and the area is tucked off to the side enough that it just might be perfect. There's only one way to find out, right?
So, without further ado, I bring you back to your regular book club posting:
Hey hey Readers! We haven't done any non-fiction for awhile, and since we tend to pay more mind to what we eat during the summer, we thought it would be interesting to explore that a little. So for August we present to you for your reading pleasure:
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss
In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto, by Michael Pollan
If the RSVP list is full don't hesitate to jump on the waiting list. You'll be surprised how fast the list turns over as the big day approaches (especially the last 24hrs!). So if you DO wind up on the waiting list you'd better keep your calender clear.
Just a brief note on our methods and madness:
The point of choosing more then one book is to engage as many different tastes as possible. The added bonus is that it gives us a platform for discussion - which is why the books we choose are always thematically similar.
We don't expect you to always have the time to read both monthly book selections. You can rest assured that our conversations are so deliciously booky in general, that you really only need to be a lover of the written word to find something to get down and dirty with.
That said, its entirely up to you how much you're going to be bothered by spoilers, or discussion about books you haven't read, because we don't hold back! [aka: SPOILER ALERT]
So if you want to come out - even if you haven't read the books - by all means c'mon out! Even folks who haven't read any of the books on offer that month at all have left having had a great time!
* All of our books are chosen as a collective at each meeting. We're like the Borg that way.