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S1E3: Soulless by Gail Carriger

We've tried restaurants in the past, so now we're giving the coffee shop a whirl.  Paradise Perks does have some cafe munchies, but no full meals, so if you're wanting dinner, I recommend eating before you arrive. 

I've been here a few times and can highly recommend their selection of teas.

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This month our theme was "the past".

"Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?" - Barnes and Noble

 

 

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  • Lisa

    Great group I am very happy to spend time with you all!

    April 26, 2013

  • Sooz

    I don't know what's wrong with me but I told like 10 people today I had somewhere to be at 730 when I just looked and it is at 7. So I'm going to be like 10 minutes later than I normally am.

    April 26, 2013

  • Terri F.

    Ms. Carriger looks exactly as I imagine Alexia to be.

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Leslie

      Yep! I thought the same thing. Methinks she's writing herself a bit.

      April 25, 2013

    • Christina

      I went to one of her book signings and she says that her friends describe her personality more as the Lord Maccon character if you can believe that. But, I agree, definitely how I would picture Alexia looks wise.

      April 26, 2013

  • Michael L.

    So sorry, I've been hit with a last-minute emergency at work. If there are any penalties for the reservation, please let me know.

    April 26, 2013

    • Leslie

      No, you're good this month. Thank you for letting me know.

      April 26, 2013

  • Ellen

    I am looking fwd to friday. See everyone there.

    2 · April 24, 2013

  • Raymond C.

    Sharing a photo of Gail during her Literary Orange panel at UCI back in April 2011 - in front of her is this book, along with a mockup cover of the yet to be published Heartless:

    http://raycamero.com/wp/?p=217

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Sooz

      She looks exactly how I would imagine her!! Have you read all 5 Ray?

      1 · April 10, 2013

    • Raymond C.

      She has such an awesome style! Despite having heard her speak at length about the series, it's only now that I've had time to begin reading Soulless. Thanks to this group! :)

      April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for sharing. Very cool!

    April 10, 2013

  • Leslie

    For those wondering, I am waiting on confirmation from a coffee shop in Irvine. As soon as I get confirmation of reservations, I will post the location.

    April 2, 2013

  • Lisa

    Can't wait

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When or where can we make suggestions for April's book?

    March 3, 2013

    • Leslie

      At March's mtg. Everyone will be asked to write down suggestions. The book will be randomly drawn from those selections. If you have a suggestion but can't make March's meetup, please let me know, and I will submit on your behalf. Note that we will choose 3 months at a time to give ppl a head start on books & the themes are past, present (May) & future (June).

      March 3, 2013

    • Leslie

      Sorry, typing on my phone w/slow thumbs, so if not clear, see March's meetup on the calendar. Thx. :)

      March 3, 2013

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