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Meetings are held in the West Chester area, with frequent diversions from the borough into neighboring environs (including Media, Downingtown, and Exton). Please take a look at the list of past events to see if our selections are up your alley. Or if you have a sci-fi or fantasy title you'd like to recommend for the group, let us know! All monthly titles are chosen via member poll or group consensus during the meetings themselves.

Meetings begin at 7pm, and dissolve between 9 and 9:30 - or whenever we finish talking about the book and related (or unrelated) topics over dinner and drinks. The mood is always casual and welcoming.

We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming events (4)

Interesting Readings - October - Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI

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$1.00

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our second spooky October selection will be Jonathan Raab's CAMP GHOUL MOUNTAIN PART VI: THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION. https://www.amazon.com/Camp-Ghoul-Mountain-Part-Novelization-ebook/dp/B07NWVZZJW/ Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI is one of the most infamous slasher-movie sequels of the 1980s. Known for its over-the-top gore effects, bizarre and psychedelic campground killer plot—and its legacy as a lightning rod for conspiracy theories concerning everything from UFOs and alien abductions to 9/11 and a secret cabal at the heart of world power. This book contains a complete, authorized adaptation of the infamous cult slasher movie as well as the secret history of the behind-the-scenes drama and high-strange events that inspired the filmmakers, complete with footnotes and autobiographical anecdotes. Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization is a love letter to the horror movie boom of the 1980s and conspiracy theories of the 1990s—and, perhaps, a dire warning of the dark future to come. Who wants to go camping? We love a good lost film story, and this clever metafictional jumble is just that—half novelization of the sixth chapter in a fictional slasher movie franchise, half intertextual account of writing the book, complete with sinister cults, dangerous conspiracies, and strange lights in the sky. Come for the exploits of Henry the Horror and his young victims, stay for Raab’s extended footnotes and behind-the-scenes commentary that conjures a realm far stranger than the world witnessed on the movie screen. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting Readings - November - Short Story Extravaganza Pt. 1

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. This November, we're again celebrating the art of the short story! Intrepid Interesting Readings member Greg has graciously offered to collect another anthology of our favorite short stories of 50 pages or less into an e-reader-friendly format. Over the course of our two November meetups, we'll share, read, and discuss what makes a great short story with the best selections from you, our group members! Thanks for participating! * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting Readings Goes Wild: (Socially Distanced) Autumn Meet & Greet

Bring your mask and a picnic and join us for a socially distanced Interesting Readings meetup! Let’s gather for another face-to-face "hello" at Rita Reves Park. There's plenty of room to park, and enough picnic tables to space ourselves out as necessary. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket. This location also has an underused playground should anyone want to bring their little ones. Info on Rita Reves Park: https://www.willistown.pa.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Garret-Mill-Park-1

Interesting Readings - November - Short Story Extravaganza Pt. 2

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. This November, we're again celebrating the art of the short story! Intrepid Interesting Readings member Greg has graciously offered to collect another anthology of our favorite short stories of 50 pages or less into an e-reader-friendly format. Over the course of our two November meetups, we'll share, read, and discuss what makes a great short story with the best selections from you, our group members! Thanks for participating! * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

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