Book Club #15

Book selection: "March" by Geraldine Brooks

Format: TBD

Join or login to comment.

  • Niki P.

    Stacy, we can't wait to meet you! I'm sorry Jeff won't be there this time around (he's the one who wrote the article), but thanks so much for sharing it!

    February 13, 2014

    • Stacy

      Can't wait to meet everyone as well! :)

      February 14, 2014

  • Philip C.

    As Oscar Wilde said, "Anyone who calls a spade a spade should be made to use one". Let's just call a troll a troll and ignore it!

    2 · January 18, 2014

    • Stacy

      Hi everyone! I'm a newbie to the club, so I look forward to meeting everyone on Sat. I thought you might like this article;

      February 13, 2014

    • Stacy

      2 · February 13, 2014

  • Christina S.

    Is the meeting at 11:15 or 11 on 2/15? Also, is it at the Smiling Banana or the Big Idea?

    February 10, 2014

    • Niki P.

      It at 11 at the big idea. There is also a separate Vegan meetup event meetup happening at the smiling banana leaf at 11;15

      February 10, 2014

    • Christina S.

      Thank you

      February 13, 2014

  • Philip C.

    PLEASE! DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Pierce

    Man, I thought the last book was a stretch, but this seems even further away from veganism. It's more like the book club of vegans. Sounds like a good book though

    January 18, 2014

    • Pierce

      If I had understood why the book was selected, I would not have commented on its selection. [...] "it might also be in poor form to critique the manner in which any one individual conducts their personal journey of compassionate co-existence in which we all share the rhythm of its footfall."

      This is kind of off topic, but without a critique of our actions, how does this "journey" even begin? How does it keep going? For the most part, vegans aren't created in a vacuum. "it could have been years or even decades that I might be a proud vegan if not for having occasionally encountered what I will call with apologies the errant superior ethical vegan" The fact that your own moral actions were based on the personalities of others, to me, is just a reflection of how flimsy our own justifications for animal use is.

      February 1, 2014

    • Pierce

      Does the racist look to the "uppidy" advocate for racial equality and say "I wouldn't have been racist, except for those people!" It's the individual's animal use. Can we take responsibility for our own discrimination?

      February 1, 2014

  • Colleen Mahoney W.

    Just found out that I will be out of town :( This is a great book; have a good discussion!

    January 30, 2014

    • Niki P.

      We'll miss you!

      January 30, 2014

  • Pierce

    When a book's relationship to veganism isn't transparent, does the member who suggests the book explain their choice at the meetup? And if so, couldn't that explanation just be posted with the meetup so people who didn't attend two book meetups before can get an idea of the book's relationship to veganism and can better decide if they actually want to read the book or not?

    January 29, 2014

  • Niki P.

    "I was glad to give up the garments on the peg rail that spoke to me of slave labor, worm slaughter, and sheep theft-- for is not fleece the rightful property of the sheep? And why should the humble slikworm be sentenced to death for our finery?...None in our household ate meat, but now we learned to do without milk and cheese also, for why should the calf be deprived of its mother's milk?" Nice pick, Rosemary. :)

    5 · January 25, 2014

  • Penny M.

    The advantage of being in a book club is being exposed to all kinds of books that we wouldn't otherwise read. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to attend this one, because the discussions are also valuable in helping us grow and enlarge our vision. I have read all the books so far though. Thank you for introducing me to many books I never would have read, and keep up the good work in choosing interesting and different books!

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Niki P.

      Penny, I miss you at the book club! Thanks for your kind words, and I'm soooo happy to hear you've been following along! (That's fun!) I hope you're able to make it sometime this year!

      1 · January 19, 2014

10 went

This Meetup is community funded

$1.50/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Have a reserve fund
  • Provide supplies or equipment

Voluntary

Members are not required to pay dues, but are encouraged to chip in.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy