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Book Discussion-N-Walk-Table for 6-RSVP open 5/12 after 9AM
Book Discussion-N-Walk=my grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry. Hello Book Lovers! The first part of the event will be to primarily discuss the books story-line, get inside the characters heads and ponder why they may do the things they do. Creative minds and logical thinkers are encouraged to attend. I do ask that you please read at least 100 pages of the book, so you can fully enjoy yourselves...The walk, you must signed up for the discussion in order to attend the walk with us. The walk will begin at Black Rock heading towards Garden Home Rec CTR, onto the paved trail that leads us to lush Vista Brook Park. This walk will be an out and back, around 25+ minutes each way depending on the groups pace. The Book: my grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry. By Fredrik Backman A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. Summary: Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. Sample Book discussion Questions: 1. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry begins with the pronouncement, “Every seven-year-old deserves a superhero.” (page 1) Do you agree? Why is it so important that children have heroes? Who were your heroes when you were a child? 2. Names play a significant part in Elsa’s grandmother’s stories. How do the various kingdom and heroine names from the Land-of-Almost-Awake (Miamas, Miploris, Mimovas, Wolfheart, the Chosen One, the sea-angel, etc.) inform your understanding of Granny’s stories? Did you agree with how their real world counterparts were portrayed in the stories? Hope 2 C U THR:-) Black Rock Coffee Bar Saturday's Special: Two for One, Buy one drink and get one free. Please note: I reserve the right to remove anyone from my RSVP/Mailing list, who has a history of one or more late cancellations, and or no shows. You must be on the RSVP as going to attend this event. Thank you for your cooperation. ***No Dogs Please*** If you have a question about this event, please go to my profile, and send a message. I will try to answer your question within 48= hours. Please ask your questions well in advance, I recommend a minimum of 1 Week, so I have plenty of time to return your message. Thank you.

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Respond by: 5/31/2018

What we're about

This Meetup group is for people who don't hike in 'mission mode'. We don't drive through to the finish line, we stop and smell the roses. This is a great group for people who for health reasons need to take it a bit slower, or for people who want to stop and ID plants, or read trail signs, listen to birdsong, take photos, declaim poetry, contemplate color. Please send me your hike suggestions, and if you have knowledge of birds, herbology, trail reading, edible plants, meditation, whatever, I would be delighted to set up a hike for you to share what you know.

One bit of advice: Always check the Meetup site the morning of the hike you've signed up for to see if there are last minute changes.

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