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January Book Club Meeting

Good News Everyone!

The poll January indicated that you wanted to read Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link, so I guess that is what we are going to read!

From wikipedia:

Magic for Beginners is a collection of nine works of fantasy and light horror short fiction by Kelly Link. The stories were all previously published in other venues from 2002 to 2005.

The book won the 2006 Locus Award for best short story collection. The title story, "Magic for Beginners", won the 2006 Nebula Award and 2006 Locus Award for best novella and the 2006 British SF Award for best short fiction. Another story in the book, "The Faery Handbag", won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, the 2006 Nebula Award, and the 2005 Locus Award for best novelette.

We will be meeting at Comicazi on Highland Ave in Davis Square. There is metered parking all along Highland as well as a public lot on Day Street near Redbones and across the street from Orleans restaurant. There is also T access and bus connections.

See you there!


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  • Megan R.

    There were so many opinions this month! I think reading a short story collection is a great way to spark conversation because there are so many ideas present. There were more side conversations than I've seen in the past, which was a slight hindrance (in my opinion), but we stayed on topic and had a fun time.

    January 20, 2013

  • Liz

    Hi, someone mentioned tonight a pinterest board with all the books mentioned in "Among Others" is it possible to take a look at that online? Thanks!

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • Josh

    Post your favorite book for the April book club![masked]

    January 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where can we find the list of previous books the club has read?

      January 18, 2013

    • Josh

      January 18, 2013

  • Josh

    Very lively discussion! And a very polarizing book, it seems people either loved or hated it.

    1 · January 18, 2013

  • Brandy

    For anyone wanting to join our Goodreads group:

    January 18, 2013

  • Gillian D.

    Heh, what an intense discussion! That was fun!

    3 · January 17, 2013

    • Joseph A.

      It was fun to have a bunch of strong dynamic tonight. I cannot wait for the next one! :D

      January 17, 2013

    • Cheryl

      A lively and opinionated bunch tonight--really quite a pleasure.

      January 18, 2013

  • Joseph A.

    Ok, so I suck at promoting. Sorry about that -_-;;; Here's the link for the newly formed meetup group for a comic book club. Check it out and help develop it further! :D

    2 · January 17, 2013

  • Josh

    The March book club poll is out! Go vote for your preference in this throw down of sci-fi greats! On Basilisk Station (OBS) if the first book of the Honor Harrington series and is one of the few sci-fi books I've come across with a strong female lead! Even if it doesn't get picked, I would suggest you add it to your TBR (to-be-read) lists. Also, OBS is available free from the publisher in e-book form, here:

    Ender's Game is the other contender, I think little has to be said in its favor. It is a sci-fi classic for a reason.

    January 4, 2013

  • Gillian D.

    I am very anxious/happy/fascinated/scared to see what people will think of this book!

    December 9, 2012

  • Josh

    December 3, 2012

  • Joel

    My friend noticed that there are "a bunch of remaindered copies" available at the Harvard Book Store Warehouse sale, open until 6 PM today.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Alan

    I'll be away but I'm curious what people thought about this...

    1 · November 23, 2012

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