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November Book Club: Small Island by Andrea Levy

  • 6 days ago · 12:00 PM
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Finally we are reading a book that has been made into a movie(ish)! Combine this with a post-Thanksgiving need for more feasting and we have a book club meetup activity!


Join us for a Jamaican-British potluck and Small Island BBC show viewing party!


The plan:

We start at noon with a potluck themed after the cultures celebrated in the book: Jamaica and England. After about an hour of face stuffing and top-notch book discussion we retreat to the TV to watch the two-part (3 hours total) BBC version of Small Island. 

Your job: 

Bring some food or drinks to share that fit the Jamaican-British theme. When you decide what you are bringing, post it in the notes so people know what not to duplicate. I.e. We don't want 20 bowls of mushy peas (or do we?)

Bonus: 

If you have been to book club before, you have likely heard about and/or seen pictures of Angela and Abir's furry child, Bowie. Now you can meet the little monster in person and get all the snuggles. (After I get my fill). 


See you next month and happy reading!

Lizzie + Angela


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  • Charlotte F.

    Excellent meeting! Loved the discussion and the food! Also very nice to see everyone again, thank you Angela and Abir for hosting!

    5 days ago

  • Charlotte F.

    Sooooooo totally forgot an ingredient messing up my entire schedule, I'll be about an hour late as well :( but the Shepard's pie will be worth it!

    6 days ago

  • Andrew R.

    I feel so bummed but I can't make it today :'(

    6 days ago

  • Laura H.

    So I read the book and I really want to come, but I have to take care of a dog at noon so I'd be about 45 minutes late. Hope that's alright. :/

    1 · December 3

    • Lizzie

      Not a problem! Come when you can. I'm guessing we will start watching the movie at 1pm.

      December 3

  • Maryanne

    I have a terrible cold so I'm going to skip this month. I have been taking hot baths all day. :(

    December 3

    • Lizzie

      oh no! hope you feel better soon!

      December 3

  • Angela M.

    Abir and I fancy a pint so we'll leg it to the shop tonight.

    1 · December 3

  • Hannah C.

    I'm bringing vegetarian baked beans.

    1 · December 3

  • Christine C.

    I'm bringing jerk chicken skewers

    1 · December 3

  • Jessie

    I'm bringing Jamaican Banana Bread :)

    1 · December 3

  • Gwendoline

    AHH! Life has settled down a bit, and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with this group!!

    1 · November 15

  • Jamie

    Can't make it :-( I'm in Seattle this weekend. I'll read along anyway.

    November 12

  • Lizzie

    banoffe pie or rum cake or both.

    November 8

  • Jessie

    Bonus points if we wear the same thing two meetings in a row?

    1 · November 4

  • Charlotte F.

    So excited for this event! I think I'll do a mash up of the two places, a Jamaican flavored Shepherd's Pie!

    1 · November 5

  • Virginia M.

    i'll bring jerk chicken

    1 · November 4

  • Maryanne

    I picked up an extra shift at my job that ends at 1pm, so I'll head over after.... Not sure what I'll bring yet....

    1 · November 4

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