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Welcome! We are a diverse group, including college students, working professionals, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. What we all have in common is a love of reading.

We meet once a month (third Sunday) to discuss interesting books. It's a very social and friendly group, so come join us and make some new friends!

Upcoming events (2)

Nov 2019 Fiction: "Sold on a Monday: A Novel" by Kristina McMorris

Exponential Engineering Co

This month we will be reading and (after a pot-luck dinner) discussing "Sold on a Monday: A Novel" by Kristina McMorris Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1492663999/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1492663999&linkCode=as2&tag=fcmeetup-20 Amazon Description: “2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home." DETAILS ABOUT OUR MEETING: We begin each meeting with a pot-luck dinner. At the conclusion of the discussion, we will elect the next fiction book to discuss at the January 2020 meetup. The candidate books will be posted soon. Links and Amazon descriptions will be found here: https://www.meetup.com/FtCollinsBookClub/pages/26105683/BOOK_DESCRIPTIONS_FOR_THIS_MONTH%27S_VOTE If this will be your first meeting attended, please review our Group Structure page to familiarize yourself with how our group works. (http://www.meetup.com/FtCollinsBookClub/pages/Group_Structure/ ) See everyone there!

Dec 2019, NF: "Alex & Me" by Irene Pepperberg

Fort Collins

This month we will be reading and (after a pot-luck dinner) discussing "Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process" by Irene Pepperberg Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061673986/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0061673986&linkCode=as2&tag=fcmeetup-20 Amazon Description: "You be good. I love you," were Alex's final words to his owner, research scientist Irene Pepperberg, before his premature death at age thirty-one on September 6, 2007. An African Grey parrot, Alex had a brain the size of a shelled walnut, yet he could add, sound out words, understand concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none, and he disproved the widely accepted idea that birds possess no potential for language or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Alex & Me is the remarkable true account of an amazing, irascible parrot and his best friend who stayed together through thick and thin for thirty years! The astonishing, moving, and unforgettable story of a landmark scientific achievement and a beautiful relationship. DETAILS ABOUT OUR MEETING: We begin each meeting with a pot-luck dinner. At the conclusion of the discussion, we will elect the next Non-Fiction fiction book to discuss at the Feb 2020 meetup. The candidate book titles will be posted soon: Links and Amazon descriptions can (will) be found here: https://www.meetup.com/FtCollinsBookClub/pages/26105683/BOOK_DESCRIPTIONS_FOR_THIS_MONTH%27S_VOTE If this will be your first meeting attended, please review our Group Structure page to familiarize yourself with how our group works. (http://www.meetup.com/FtCollinsBookClub/pages/Group_Structure/ ) See everyone there!

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