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Love to read? Like to try new activities? Some people pair wine and cheese. I pair books and fun! Join this unique book club where we casually discuss books while engaged in an activity or exploring a location inspired by the book. There won't be rigid discussion rules or bullet point lists of plot lines to dissect. Mostly we'll read something "together" and use the book as a launchpad for a fun activity and to spark conversation among fellow bookworms.

The book chosen will inspire the event. Sometimes the activity will have us flexing our muscles by doing something like biking or hiking. Other events will stimulate our brains by involving something more educational like hitting a museum. Sometimes we'll meet to try a new cuisine, or maybe we'll broaden our knowledge with a cooking class. Theater, glass blowing, bird watching, puppy hugging...the possibilities are endless when fiction inspires action! We might even go on a literary inspired overseas adventure! I'm super excited to expand the fun to NYC because my son attends college there. I'll get to have a literary adventure in NYC with you all and then spend some time with him, too!

We'll take inspiration from TheNovelTourist.com and mix in some other fun! https://thenoveltourist.com It's a great way to meet fellow book lovers who also want to live a well-read and interesting, engaged life! Everyone who likes to read and explore is welcome!

If you spend time in the Philadelphia area and want to meet local book lovers there, join the Active Book Club Philly group, too! https://www.meetup.com/Active-Book-Club-Philly/

Looking forward to meeting you!


Upcoming events (1)

Visit: The Met/ Read: "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"

Ready for a runaway adventure and a chance to explore an incredible art museum with other bookworms? Grab a copy of "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" and then when you're done reading, join us at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka the Met. After we finish touring the museum and finding all the spots mentioned in the book, those who want can stroll over to a nearby eatery (sadly, automats are long gone!) to continue discussing the book. THE ACTIVITY: A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art We'll meet to explore the Met together while we casually discuss the book. We'll have a custom itinerary to follow, especially designed just for this event by one of our members and this event's coordinator, Sho! However, this is NOT a guided tour of the museum. Rather, it is just a bunch of book-loving new friends gathering to stroll the halls and share our thoughts on the book at the same time! Admission is $22, payable to the Museum at the door. According to Wikipedia: The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met",[a] is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world.Its permanent collection contains over two million works,divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Museum Mile in Manhattan's Upper East Side is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction." THE BOOK: "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Genre: Young Adult https://thenoveltourist.com/book/from-the-mixed-up-files-of-files-of-mrs-basil-e-frankweiler/ This beloved classic turned 50 years old in 2017 and has never been out of print. When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from her home in Connecticut, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere—to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped — right into a mystery that made headlines! The book is set in the Met and we are going to find all the literary references we can while we explore! For more books set in a museum, check out https://thenoveltourist.com/books-set-in-a-museum-2018-read-go-challenge/ See you at the Museum! ~ Audrey (The Novel Tourist)

Past events (1)

"Relic" and Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

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