PLEASE READ BEFORE JOINING! WE ARE IN COVID-19 TIMES. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS TO YOUR COMFORT LEVEL AND YOU AGREE THAT WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE, SAFE GUARDING YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
THE GROUP: Welcome! The Chino Hills Book Club is for people interested in gathering and discussing a variety of books. This is an interactive group. At twice-yearly, designated meetings, we will select books aiming to read: 1 non-fiction/autobiography/memoir; 1 classic; 1 fantasy or sci-fi; 1 romance (broadly defined - not Harlequin); 2 historical fiction; 2 mystery or thriller; and 3 general fiction books each calendar year. Active members who have attended at least two meetings in the five months prior to each book selection time will be eligible to suggest books.
MEETINGS: We’ll usually meet during the third weekend of each month to discuss the book that we have chosen. Historically we met either on a FRIDAY FOR DINNER or on a SATURDAY FOR BREAKFAST. Everyone was responsible for purchasing his or her own food and drinks. In Coronavirus times - we are meeting in outdoor locations, 6 feet apart.
COSTS: There are no fees to belong to the group. However, each member is expected to keep their RSVPs up to date and be respectful to other group members. Each person is also responsible for purchasing their own books and meals. The group does cost me Meetup fees; accordingly, book lovers who join and do not come back to the group's page after several months may be removed from the group.
GUIDELINES: Participants will read or listen to the entire book before the meeting; understand that the book will be discussed for the majority of the meeting and that we will discuss the full book - which includes the ending; be respectful of others and their opinions and views; give every participant a chance to speak without interrupting them.
RSVPs: YOU MUST RSVP if you wish to attend any event. Also, as a courtesy to others in the group, please keep your RSVP's current for each meeting that you plan to attend. BE SURE TO REMOVE YOUR RSVP if your plans change. If you RSVP "Yes" and fail to show up (because you didn't change your RSVP to "No") 3 times; you will be removed from the group.