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Antiquissimus' Book Clubbing: THE BOOK THIEF

This is a repeat event for once a month to discuss the book of the month.

This month's book is 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak (find it here: http://www.takealot.com/books/fiction/the-book-thief,9780552773898)

Here are the guiding principles:

  • No heavy classic lit. If you want to read Tolstoy or Dostoevksy or Dickens, that's awesome. I want to as well. However, do it on your own time. We don't have the time and patience for tomes.
  • No chick lit!! If you're a chick lit fan, you're welcome to start a chick lit sub-group within the group and meetup regularly for discussions. In this, the sub-group I run, we don't do chick lit.
  • No noisy venues. We'll meet at Emmarentia Bot Gardens or Walter Sisulu unless the weather doesn't cooperate, in which case we'll meet at a willing member's home.
  • Attend at your own risk. If you haven't finished the book, don't attend if you don't want to hear spoilers. Not allowed: Requesting before we start that we don't discuss the ending.
  • Let's eat. Bring snacks to each meetup but limit yourself to paying R50-R80 maximum for what you bring. Finger foods and easily snackable items only. Buy a few fruit or some veggies and cut it up or bring croissants or bagels and break them into bite-size pieces.  Bring some biltong or dry wors and nuts or fruit juices and flavoured waters. You get the idea.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally finished the book - it's proof that I read a lot slower if not trying to meet a book group deadline. Really enjoyed it, although the ending was so sad.

    September 8, 2013

  • andile m.

    relaxed and fun. i enjoyed meeting everyone. i went home and read the rest of the book that night and cried quite a bit. i am looking forward to the next meeting.

    July 30, 2013

  • Elain

    My first book club meeting ever! I love it. Am in awe of how much all of you know - not just about the story, but the area in which this one is set.

    Will be much better prepared for the next one now that I know what goes on with these book meetups.

    Also, perfect spot chosen, Lara. :D

    July 28, 2013

  • Elain

    This is one of my favourite books now!

    July 28, 2013

  • Lara de M.

    Hey guys. SAturday traffic much worse than expected. Running late. Now I remember why I usually do Sundays

    July 27, 2013

  • Steve H

    Bought the book and started reading it - but clashes with Fete de la Musique also in my neck of the woods - will see if I can pop in.

    July 27, 2013

  • David P.

    Hi...I'm new to meetup, and I'd really like to join book discussions such as this one, but obviously, haven't read this book yet. Could someone give me an idea as to what the next book might be...and when/where the meet? I look forward to meeting fellow book-ie sorts of people :)

    July 26, 2013

    • Lara de M.

      David, please do check out the upcoming meetups list as all our meetups for book club up to next year March have been listed/posted. We do take a break between October and March so we can read a really big book for the first event in the new year.

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really thought i might just finish a book on time this time round. *sigh*

    July 25, 2013

    • Elain

      I am not done yet, but am still going. Really enjoying this book. Join me, Uni

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry won't make it - due to work permit delays I'm not going to be arriving in South Africa till Monday. I've been reading the book though - really enjoying it.

    July 23, 2013

  • Ashika

    Hi all, unfortunately I will not make this meetup. Hope to catch the next installment of book club.

    July 22, 2013

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