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Calling all book lovers!
Are you a Brighton-er in your 20s or 30s looking to make new friends? Are you a self-proclaimed geek who loves books? Do you want to join a club where you may read anything from an old favorite to a brand-new-to-you genre? Then this is the club for you! Brighton is awesome, books are awesome, and geeks are awesome. Let’s combine the three.
I propose the installation of a monthly book club: one where we pick a book, go to a café or pub, discuss, and enjoy one another’s company. Simple as that, right? We may read anything from The Princess Bride to Frankenstein to Space Opera, all the while making new friends right in our own backyard. Check out the FAQs for more specifics or shoot me a message if you have a question.
Let’s read some books!!
*What type of books will we read?
All kinds! That may sound like a dangerous answer, but I feel like a part of being in a book club is to experience new genres that you may otherwise never try. To that end, each month we will have a ‘prompt’ and everyone will bring a suggested book title within that prompt. These titles will go into a hat and whichever one gets drawn is the book for the following meeting. Easy-peasy. (If you’re not sure what I mean by ‘prompt’, check out Pop Sugar’s Reading Challenge for some examples (though we won’t be following the challenge – it’s just a reference). It could be anything from a general genre to a specific author to a book with a particular setting.)
*Why do I have to ask to join the Meetup group / Why was I kicked out?
I’ve noticed a pattern on Meetup of a group having a high number of members but a low number of people actually attending the meetings. I want to avoid this. I’ll likely allow just about anyone to join, BUT will ‘clean house’ often and anyone who has not attended a meeting in several months will likely be nixed. Sorry in advance.
*Any rules of conduct?
Of course, and it comes down to the tried-and-true Golden Rule: “Treat Others as You Would Like to be Treated”. ALL ARE WELCOME. There are no silly opinions, no stupid questions, and no bad books (okay, that last one isn’t true, but let’s try to keep things positive). Keep it fun, people!