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October Meetup

  • Oct 14, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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September's meetup saw very lengthy discussion about the chosen books, particularly Quiet which I think everyone who attended can say is certainly a book that inspires thought and debate! I wonder if October's choices will prove as thought provoking... they are

Denise Mina - Gods and Beasts (nominated by Sue)

A grandfather brutally murdered in a post office raid.
A corrupt politician fighting for his future.
A police force up for sale.
Three crimes leading to one question - who really runs Glasgow?

Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the murder enquiry. The grandfather had helped the gunmen before being shot - was as it a moment of madness, a noble act of self-sacrifice, or did the old man and his killer share a dark past?
One city, three crimes and a powerful connection that runs from Glasgow's dark criminal underworld to the international spheres of the super rich.

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (nominated by Rachel - our new organiser!)

Meet Holly Golightly - a free spirited, lop sided, romantic girl about town. With her tousled blonde hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly is a style sensation wherever she goes. Her apartment rocks to Martini-soaked parties and she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate dream - to find a real-life place like Tiffany's that makes her feel at home.

Full of sharp wit and exuberant, larger-than-life characters, which vividly capture the restless madcap era of 1940s New York. Breakfast at Tiffany's will make you fall in love, perhaps for the first time, with a book.

And that's me signing off as Organiser, my last responsibility being to schedule this meetup. I've had a great few years and look forward to continuing to come along as an attendee. Best of luck and thanks to Rachel for taking over the baton!

Eleanor

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  • irene m.

    It was very well attended, standing room only, the discussions on Breakfast at Tiffany s were varied and interesting, I seemed to be the only harsh one thinking she was a sociopath, the girl next to me confessed she didn't like Holly, so I didn't feel too alone. Enjoyed the discussions and differing opinions,

    October 15, 2013

  • Signe

    Hey guys. Been called in to work tonight and will have to take it as there wasn't anything last week soooooooo really need it!! And I didn't get a chance to read either of the books in any case :( Hope you have a great night and see you in Nov :-D

    October 14, 2013

    • Rachel H

      Glad you got some work though. See you in November :-D

      October 14, 2013

  • Lesley M.

    this might seem a silly question but if there are so many people on the waiting list almost as many as is already attending then why not arrange another meetup? L

    October 13, 2013

    • Rachel H

      New ideas for meet ups are welcome. For example, an idea was proposed a few months back for a walking book club meetup where a book is read and then discussed during a walk. It seemed a popular idea as it would encourage discussion in smaller groups. This hasn't happened yet but may do in the future.

      October 13, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Sarmed and qadir. The books we read are listed on the meetup page. Obviously we're meeting shortly when new books for November's meetup will be picked. When the meetup is scheduled the books will be listed on the message. Hope this helps.

    October 12, 2013

    • Sarmed

      Will read Breakfast at Tiffany's before of course :)

      October 12, 2013

    • Eleanor

      Doesn't look like it at the moment sarmed unfortunately. You're on the waiting list. Best advice it's to keep an eye on your emails though, you'll get a message if you are moved up into a spot.

      October 12, 2013

  • Sarmed

    Hellooooo....New member here. Hope to make through the waitlist.

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hellow me also new here plz suggest any book to me and mr. sarmed before coming if its possible for u

    October 12, 2013

  • Sarmed

    Hellooooo....New member here. Is there a particular book i need to read before coming? Hope to make through the waitlist.

    October 12, 2013

  • Stephanie P.

    Sorry I can't make it now, Got my mums birthday to go to :( x

    October 9, 2013

  • Lesley M.

    hope I don't have too long to wait before I can come along to the group! am following the reading lists .... am so keen to discover my interests in fiction and non fiction.

    October 9, 2013

  • Chloe

    Hi all

    It was great meeting you this week. I'm afraid I will miss next month as I will be in Prague, but will hopefully see you in December. Good luck Rachel in taking over the reigns, I'm sure you'll do great.

    Chloe :-)

    September 12, 2013

  • Liz

    I so wanted to be part of the sept discussion on Quiet, I was away for a long weekend. Any chance of posting a summary of what was discussed? It was such an interesting read.

    September 11, 2013

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