What we're about

Here's the deal, I like big books and I cannot lie. I like small books too. No book judgement.

Westside / Culver City Area! Hear me now!

Let's get together on a dedicated night of the week (I'm thinking the second Monday of every month) for dinner or drinks, or both, but mostly to talk books, life, be out and about, and meet cool people doing cool things.

This group is for you if you like books and to discuss books from all sorts of genres, enjoy meeting people from all walks of life, reading books that stretch or challenge you from time to time, and sip easily on wine or cocktails or beer (or any types of beverages, really) whilst discussing books and chatting with people.

This group is not for you if you are closed off to new experiences or people.

Logistics: 2nd Monday of the month, roughly 7:30 - 9:30 pm, bar / restaurant rotation to try new places and experience new things. Meeting locations will probably centralize around Downtown Culver City / Palms / Park West, and maybe into Mar Vista or Culver West from time to time.

Upcoming events (4)

December Book Club - Purity @ the interwebs

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Come read & drink with us! Virtually, because...life. For December, we chose to read another book we've been meaning to get to! We chose Purity by Jonathan Franzen. "Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters - Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers - and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time." As a reminder, this meetup's intentions are to be out and about in the city, exploring new places for drinks and discussions about books. But, until we can do that again, we will be drinking and discussing virtually in December! Again, come read & drink with us! We will meet in a zoom room, and I will send out the link before the meetup start time! Stay safe, and wear a mask! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23754479-purity

January Book Club - Olive Kitteridge @ the interwebs

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Come read & drink with us! Virtually, because...life. For January, we chose Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. "At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life – sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty." As a reminder, this meetup's intentions are to be out and about in the city, exploring new places for drinks and discussions about books. But, until we can do that again, we will be drinking and discussing virtually in January! Again, come read & drink with us! We will meet in a zoom room, and I will send out the link before the meetup start time! Stay safe, and wear a mask! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1736739.Olive_Kitteridge

February Book Club - A Little Life @ the interwebs

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Come read & drink with us! Virtually, because...life. For February, we chose to extend our character study with A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. This book is much larger than many of the books we've selected in the past, so we're planning for extra time to read it! "When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever." As a reminder, this meetup's intentions are to be out and about in the city, exploring new places for drinks and discussions about books. But, until we can do that again, we will be drinking and discussing virtually in February! Again, come read & drink with us! We will meet in a zoom room, and I will send out the link before the meetup start time! Stay safe, and wear a mask! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22822858-a-little-life

March Book Club - Chaos: Charles Manson...@ the interwebs

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Come read & drink with us! Virtually, because...life. For March, we chose to focus on a different character study through non-fiction. We chose Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, & the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill. "Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the Manson Family followed their leader's every order-their crimes lit a flame of paranoia across the nation, spelling the end of the sixties. Manson became one of history's most infamous criminals, his name forever attached to an era when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away. Twenty years ago, when journalist Tom O'Neill was reporting a magazine piece about the murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. Then he unearthed shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the "official" story, including police carelessness, legal misconduct, and potential surveillance by intelligence agents. When a tense interview with Vincent Bugliosi-prosecutor of the Manson Family, and author of Helter Skelter-turned a friendly source into a nemesis, O'Neill knew he was onto something. But every discovery brought more questions: Who were Manson's real friends in Hollywood, and how far would they go to hide their ties? Why didn't law enforcement, including Manson's own parole officer, act on their many chances to stop him? And how did Manson-an illiterate ex-con-turn a group of peaceful hippies into remorseless killers? O'Neill's quest for the truth led him from reclusive celebrities to seasoned spies, from San Francisco's summer of love to the shadowy sites of the CIA's mind-control experiments, on a trail rife with shady cover-ups and suspicious coincidences. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA, CHAOS mounts an argument that could be, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Steven Kay, strong enough to overturn the verdicts on the Manson murders. This is a book that overturns our understanding of a pivotal time in American history." As a reminder, this meetup's intentions are to be out and about in the city, exploring new places for drinks and discussions about books. But, until we can do that again, we will be drinking and discussing virtually in March! Again, come read & drink with us! We will meet in a zoom room, and I will send out the link before the meetup start time! Stay safe, and wear a mask! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43015073-chaos

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