What we're about

This is a book group devoted to classic literature. Together we read and discuss novels from the time period 1800-1950.

We believe in the value of books, as well as the value of friendship and socializing. Our discussions are respectful and welcoming of all viewpoints. We want for everyone to participate and for no one to dominate the discussion. We make room for lots of laughter and fun, and a drink or two if you're so inclined.

Because our meetings usually have a wait list, we ask that you please keep your RSVP updated. Updating your RSVP will then allow someone from the wait list to join the meeting. If your plans change, that is completely okay -- just be sure to change your meetup RSVP accordingly prior to the meeting. A no-show can be grounds for being removed from the meetup group.

If possible, please consider including in your member profile a picture with your face. It makes it easier to identify who is who at the meetings, especially if you are new to the group. We are a welcoming and social group and we want to get to know you!

Upcoming events (2)

"Sense and Sensibility" -- Fourth Annual American Players Theatre Outing

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Please join us on July 3, 2022 for our fourth annual outing to American Players Theatre in Spring Green.

We'll be seeing a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility." The play was originally scheduled for the 2020 season, and was delayed by two years due to the pandemic. So we're extra excited to see it now.

We will be meeting at 2:30 pm to carpool from the parking lot of the Middleton Monk's (8313 Murphy Dr, Middleton, WI). On arrival in Spring Green, we will have a pre-show potluck picnic on APT's wooded grounds. The theater is outdoors and we will be driving to Spring Green rain or shine. The rain often clears up in time for the show, but be prepared for the weather. The show starts at 6 pm and will end around 9 pm.

Tickets can be purchased on your own from the box office. If you want to get tickets located the same area as the rest of our group, we are seated in section 6, row C.

For more information about the play, the theater, and any Covid precautions that may be in place, please visit the American Players Theatre website, which is https://americanplayers.org/.

Book group -- "The Three Musketeers"

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"The Three Musketeers" ("Les Trois Mousquetaires") tells the swashbuckling adventures of a young Frenchman and his three musketeer friends. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was first published in 1844, but the story takes place in the 1600s.

The discussion will focus on the book (which is about 600 pages long), not the various movie and cartoon versions or the Three Musketeers candy bar, but of course you're encouraged to enjoy those as well.

Please join us for food, drinks, a lively discussion, and maybe even a Three Musketeers candy bar at the Post restaurant. No cost to attend, except for whatever you may choose to order from the bar or from the restaurant menu. We promise to buy you a free drink if you read the book in French!

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Book discussion -- "Passing"

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