Booklist for September 14 meeting, please look over and RSVP early, no problem if your plans change!

From: Anne
Sent on: Sunday, July 4, 2010 5:35 PM
Hi to all! 

 As promised, I've added some new selections for the September 14 meeting.  

Please take a few minutes ASAP to look at the list, make a selection, and post your RSVP, including your choice of book. I know this is a long way in advance, but if you think you are at all likely to come, please respond yes, and if a conflict on your calendar develops down the road, nobody will mind as long as you let us know.

 No "maybe" RSVPs, please.  I've moderated this group since 2007 and have learned several things, and the most outstanding lesson  is  that "'Maybe"  means,  "Not only will I not come, I won't bother to tell you I'm not coming."  So, please RSVP;  yes is great,  no is sometimes a fact of life, and maybe is a no-go.

On to the book selection:

Like a practical treatment of neuro and behavioral research?  Try Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  This book isn't out in paperback, but the hardback is heavily discounted.  It's also in hard and downloadable audio editions and Kindle format.

Do you enjoy witty memoirs?  Want to read something fresh and personal by a writer who's been called a  modern day twentysomething Dorothy Parker?
Pick I Was Told There'd be Cake by Sloane Crosley.  It's out in paperback, audio, and a variety of e-book formats.

Are you a history buff and/or a CSI or detective lit fan?  The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York  by Deborah Blum is a fun and informative in equal parts.  Alums of nearby schools:  Ms Blum majored in chemistry at FSU and transferred to UGa, where she graduated, after deciding to swithch majors to journalism.

The books being carried forward from the June list are The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, both widely available in a variety of formats.

If you want to read and discuss any of the books from prior lists, that's great and I will update the list to include any of those books that a member wants to commit to reading and coming to a meeting to discuss, let me know by email if that applies.

Happy soggy (in Jax anyhow) Fourth of July, and get those RSVPS in, or to put it more patriotically, vote on whether you plan to come to the meeting.  This group does not tax you and it tries to represent you!



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