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December Book Club...Dec., 8

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  • Pat Coil

    123 Address St, Dallas, TX (map)

    33.173817 -96.839233

  • Hello All,

    Here are the original notes from the first planning meeting. Those who RSVP will receive the real address a couple of days before the event. We had 19 RSVPs for the first gathering, and only 8 made it with only 2 changing their RSVP. We waited on the rest. Please be kind and considerate of the group, and UPDATE YOUR RSVP IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE. You can text me at[masked] for last minute changes.

    The LLWL Book Club will meet on the Second Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Pat Coil’s house...the address will be given to those who RSVP. Her place is near the Meadows and Hillcrest area of Dallas. Come a bit earlier for social conversation and sharing as the meeting will start with the book discussion promptly at 7p.m.

    We hope to keep this a flexible experience for LLWL members. Your participation can be as you can make it, however, you need to read the book selection. Hopefully, more will make this a regular activity as discussion leaders are needed as books are selected. Pat's home is quite comfortable, and the first 12 will get chairs, and then the floor with pillows will be the next option. Assistance for getting back up is readily available.

    Charter:  The group is a Book Reading Club as opposed to a Book Review Club.  It is the mutual expectation of the members that each person will have read the selected book before the meeting so that they can share their ideas with the rest of the club members.  Members may choose to bring a beverage and/or a snack for themselves and/or to be shared.  This is a personal choice and is not required or expected from the club members. We want to keep this simple. 

    For each meeting there will be a designated volunteer discussion leader who will choose topics to get the meeting started, and will help guide the discussion to keep it on topic. 

    Books:  The members of the club will choose a theme for each quarter.  They will choose one fiction book, one non-fiction book and one memoir on the chosen theme.  The preference is to choose books that have been on the market for several years (as opposed to best sellers).  This will ease acquisition of the books by the members as well as lower the cost for those who wish to buy their own copy.  Acquisition of the books is up to each individual member.  Suggestions for book sourcing are:  local libraries (we can check out several copies for our members if they are available), Half Price Books,, e-books through Amazon and other e-book sellers.  Sharing among members is encouraged.

    The first two themes chosen by the planning group are Humor and Banned Books.  The first three meetings are scheduled as follows:


    Date: November 10, 2016

    Book (Fiction): Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich

    Discussion Leader: Pat Coil

    Date: December 8, 2016 

    Book (Memoir): It’s not that I’m Bitter: How I Stopped Worrying about Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World by Gina Barreca

    Discussion Leader:  Ann Dunnewold

    Date: January 12, 2017

    Book (Non-Fiction): Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

    Discussion Leader: Kim Morris


    Each member is responsible for suggestions.  The books for the next three meetings will be chosen during one of the Humor theme meetings.

    Other future quarterly themes suggested by the planning group:

    Women Leaders

    Men’s Perception of Women/Men Behaving Badly

    Religion and Spirituality

    Civil Rights



    Mental Health/Illness related to a public forum

    Political Books


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  • donna

    Just curious on the location of this meeting? Could you let me know. Thanks so much.


  • Margaret D.

    Sorry that some of you won't be able to attend. Happy Holidays to you!

    3 days ago

  • Pam L.

    Sorry, previous commitment

    4 days ago

  • Caroline and Jim V.

    Sounds so good but have paid for a Clean Air benefit that night...

    4 days ago

  • Maureen F.

    I am sorry to miss. But we are making a quick trip to Omaha to celebrate our sons 40th birthday!

    4 days ago

  • Susan

    I ordered the Gina Barrera book, but haven't received it yet, so I started reading Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach, the January selection (and am enjoying it immensely!) I can't wait to join you guys in discussion. See you soon!

    1 · November 23

    • Kim

      Hi...the Barrera book is funny. It is a good rant on all the stuff we do to ourselves. Hope it arrives soon...good to hear the Spook one is also funny...Kim

      1 · November 23

  • Suzanne

    I read The first book. Sorry I did not make it to the book discussion, I fell asleep. I will not be able to make it to future book discussions because of the time, but I would like to keep up with the selections . If anyone is interested maybe they can discuss the books with me at our Saturday meetings.

    November 13

  • Cathy J.

    The 8th is my birthday so you all should celebrate. I will already be in NY for my Christmas trip. See you next year.

    1 · November 13

    • Kim

      Enjoy...have a good trip...

      November 13

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