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Calling all book enthusiasts! Let’s grab a drink and discuss a great book at various spots around the city.

We will now be meeting twice a month for a beer and lively debate. One meetup will take place at night referred to as "A Book & A Beer" and the second will be an afternoon meetup referred to as "Brunch & A Book." Each meetup will be discussing a different book voted on and picked at the corresponding pervious month's meetup. For example the book voted on at September's "Book & A Beer" meetup will be discussed at October's "Book & A Beer" Meetup as where a second book will be voted on at September's "Brunch & Book" meetup and discussed at October's "Brunch & Book" meetup.

I will be hosting both events each month and would love to see as many of you as possible. You are welcome to attend either or both events pending your RSVP. Both bookclubs will operate the same way, meaning you can also go back and forth between the two depending on your schedule and book preference.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Happy Reading!

Meg

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I didn't like/finish/start the book?

Show up anyway, we're fun people! Diverse opinions are welcomed, and discussion of the book often winds into discussion of life, the universe, and all manner of other stuff throughout the night.

Will this cost me anything?

We don't charge a set fee to join. That being said we do have to pay to use the Meetup service, so donations of a buck or two per meeting to help keep the lights on are greatly appreciated.

Upcoming events (3)

Here for a Long Time

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Buckle up book lovers this is a long one. Which is why you have TWO and a half months to get it done. Here at A Book & A Beer we have talked about reading this book many times and now the time has come! Please join us for the Amazing Adventure of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. I am so excited to discuss this book with you and hope to see you there. Stay safe out there and happy reading! Meg

Meet The Author: From Nowhere and Everywhere

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Calling all book lovers, We will be celebrating Valentine's day a few days early with a special Author Meet and Greet (virtual of course)! Please join me and author Dreme Flynt for a discussion of her new e-book "From Nowhere and Everywhere: Captured Emotions of a Beautifully Broken Love Story" I am lucky to call Dreme a friend and excited to read and discuss her words with you. The first half hour of the meeting will be a traditional book club discussion followed by a Q&A/Author discussion starting at 7:30. From the author: Living in China, Guangzhou, China is like walking into an upside down closet. You know it is a closet but it takes you a minute to realize the shirt is not the pair of pants you wanted and the hat is not a shoe. The magic is figuring it all out. True story. Me, Dreme, an African American Woman took a journey, a teaching journey, by myself in hopes of remembering why I loved to teach in the first place. 3rd graders were the center of my world. My heart was broken, often. My belly ached from laughter, tears pooled in my blankets, and anger raged through my pen. However, the journey was beautiful. Captured the eyes of Chinese people on camera. Uncovered emotions scribbled in letters. Listened acutely to the wisdom that spilled from the lips of 3rd graders and the people who entered and surrounded my life. And loved. Loved. And still love. My year experience was a beautifully broken piece of art. Read with me. Feel with me. Learn with me. Dream with me. Here is a link to purchase the e-book: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jerdrema-flynt-med-and-jongmin-char/from-nowhere-and-everywhere-captured-emotions-of-a-beautifully-broken-love-story/ebook/product-g98jnz.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Happy Reading, Meg

February Meetup

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From the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee. At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. When an affair with a student leaves him jobless, shunned by friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife, he retreats to his daughter Lucy's smallholding. David's visit becomes an extended stay as he attempts to find meaning in his one remaining relationship. Instead, an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces father and daughter to confront their strained relationship and the complicated racial complexities of the new South Africa. Hope to see you there & Happy Reading, Meg

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