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Book Club - First of 2018
Dear Book lovers, First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you are enjoying the holiday spirit and extra free days we get this year :) The chosen book this time are stories by Alice Munroe in the collection "Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage" (2001) ( the first two stories "Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage" and the second piece in the collection is, "Floating Bridge". Newbies: discussion is in English and easy going, everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions, don't feel intimidated and just come over! Thank you! And see you in 2018! Alexandra. We have a FB group for keeping in touch and sharing tips for booklovers in Berlin : This book club is over 2 years old by now and these are the books we have discussed. Take a look ;) : - The Elephant's Journey by Nobel Prize winner Josè Saramago. - “Mirror, Shoulder, Signal” by Dorthe Nors - The Guide by R.K. Narayan - Captain Pantoja by Mario Llosa Vargas - In The Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje - "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro - Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal ( - "As I lay dying" by William Faulkner - Mein Name sei Gantenbein by Max Frisch - Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima -Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Aleph by Paulo Coelho - Notes from the Underground by Dostoevsky - Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow - Look who's back by Timur Vermes - Pale Fire by Nabokov - Portrait of the Artist by a Young Man by James Joyce - Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl - The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse - Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque - Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke - Stoner by John Williams - Blindness by José Saramago - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez - The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk - Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre - Zoo Station by Christiane F. - Generation P by Victor Pelewin - Island by Aldous Huxley - On the Road by Jack Kerouac - The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundara - The Innocent by Ian McEwan - Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood Note: The discussion is usually in English, and you are free to read the book in any language you want. Not all locations, times and books will be convenient for everyone, but we do the best we can to take suggestions. As organizers, we are volunteers and sometimes can't make it to every meeting, have to change locations, or make last minute changes because of our day jobs or life outside of Book Club. If you have some great ideas, you're absolutely welcome to contact us about organizing a location or moderating a book club meeting. See you guys soon!

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Dresdener Straße 123 · 10999 Berlin


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Berlin has so much to offer and so many new people are moving here all the time. This group is for people who want to get out and explore this city and make some new friends along the way. Please note that we consider the definition of "Going Out" to involve more than just going to the "Castle Pub", "Cafe Caras" or "Melbourne Canteen" which pay the organizers to bring people to them, nor do we own a bar and have created a meetup just to bring people to us every Friday for cocktails by Ostkreuz [cough cough]

Besides attending public events, we host our own semi-private large parties like the "Cupid is Stupid" night held on Valentine's Day, attending the "St Patrick's Day Parade" to welcome Spring, and maybe others like a Stinko-de-Mayo on May 5th. Stay tuned!

If you're a social person and are interested in hosting events, please get in touch with me

Chris, "the Tall Guy In The Baseball Hat"

PS - BTW, Please do not post a suggested Meetup to this group without discussing it with me first. And any Meetup suggested for BSA&E cannot also be posted to another Meetup, just here

PPS - If you are truly new to Berlin, please watch out for pick-pockets as you go about town! More and more thieves are focusing on targetting young people in bars and clubs these days sorry to say

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