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This is a group for anyone who likes to sit around with a cup of coffee and discuss a good book. This is intended to be a casual group, with people who enjoy reading and looking to meet new people. We're open to exploring all different genres of literature from fiction to non-fiction, classics to trashy novels and everything in between. We welcome all readers -- you'll need to read a few books and show up to an occasional discussion to stay a member though! Hope to see you soon!

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Happy New Year everyone! It seems prudent to switch to an online discussion for our January book. I'll miss seeing everyone in person! Fingers crossed for February. Please check back for an updated zoom link soon.

Let's celebrate the new year with the beautifully written book "The Code Breaker" by Walter Isaacson. The book's subtitle is "Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race" and the topic of gene-editing technology couldn't be more timely. Isaacson is known for his well-praised biographies of Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs. Here he traces the trajectory of brilliant scientist Jennifer Doudna, whose contributions earned her a Nobel Prize shared with Emmanuelle Charpentier in 2020. Isaacson tells an absorbing story of Doudna's growth and emergence as a ground-breaking researcher, clearly explains the nuts and bolts behind her discoveries and considers the ethical dimensions inherent in the brave new world of gene editing. The book is an ambitious read at 516 pages and it's an engaging salute to human curiosity, collaboration and competition -- relax and read as much as you can! "The Code Breaker" is available at local libraries and a variety of bookstores. Stay tuned for changes, but as of now we still plan to meet in person in Elkins Park.

Here's a link to the Fresh Air interview with author Walter Isaacson about "The Code Breaker" from March 2021: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/974751834

LGBT Bookworms of Philly/Suburbs

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Let's continue sitting around to discuss a good book -- with a cup of coffee! We'll stick to the informal vibe of past meetings to bring people together who enjoy reading and chatting with new friends. All genres will be explored, from fiction to non-fiction, classics to trashy novels and everything in between. Looking forward to welcoming you to the next meeting soon!

LGBT Bookworms of Philly/Suburbs

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Let's continue sitting around to discuss a good book -- with a cup of coffee! We'll stick to the informal vibe of past meetings to bring people together who enjoy reading and chatting with new friends. All genres will be explored, from fiction to non-fiction, classics to trashy novels and everything in between. Looking forward to welcoming you to the next meeting soon!

LGBT Bookworms of Philly/Suburbs

Location visible to members

Let's continue sitting around to discuss a good book -- with a cup of coffee! We'll stick to the informal vibe of past meetings to bring people together who enjoy reading and chatting with new friends. All genres will be explored, from fiction to non-fiction, classics to trashy novels and everything in between. Looking forward to welcoming you to the next meeting soon!

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