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Avid Reader tip: Get a library card from the NYPL! - Hey fellow bookworms! Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge. They have a great selection of ebooks a Sarah Apr 6, 2017 8:25 PM
20s/30s Avid Readers has changed names! - We shall now be known as the Society of Avid Readers Across the Hudson. Prizes go to Alisha, Scott, and Nicole in our renaming contest. Thanks, guys! -- Still your Benevolent Dictator, Sarah Sarah Mar 19, 2017 11:38 PM
Avid Readers - Meetup Group Renaming Contest! - We are expanding our group to be more age-inclusive, and I don't really want to rename it every few years as core members get older.  So we need a new name! What should we be called? Our current name is "20s/30s Avid Readers Capital Region Boo Sarah Jan 5, 2017 6:43 PM
December Meetup - Would the 6th or the 20th work better for you? Thanks! Sarah Lj Sarah L. Nov 15, 2015 3:15 PM
The Next 3 Months (THEY WILL BE AMAAAAZING.) - In case you weren't at today's meeting, we discussed books for the next three months. For our August nonfiction selection, we picked Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Here are a bunch of inte Sarah L. Jul 19, 2015 8:39 PM
Now accepting contributions for 20s/30s Avid Readers Capital Region Book Club - Hi Readers, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs. Starting today, Sarah Dec 21, 2014 10:17 PM
Avid Reader tip - Get a free personal pizza as a BookIt! Alum - The BookIt program is celebrating its 30th anniversary. If you sign up as a BookIt alum, you will get a free personal pizza.  I loved BookIt as a kid, so am happy to reminisce and enjoy the wave of nostalgia that came over me when I saw this announcem Sarah Oct 4, 2014 10:11 PM
Next books... - Please reply with fiction suggestions. We are looking at " The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Sarah May 21, 2014 9:35 PM
Avid Reader tip: Get a NYPL library card! - Hey fellow bookworms! Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge. They have a great selection of ebooks! ( Sarah Jan 23, 2014 9:26 PM
How do you feel about book & a movie: Around the World in 80 Days? - Hey 20s/30s Avid Readers, how do you feel about book & a movie: Around the World in 80 Days? The movie would be the 1956 version (not the 2004 Jackie Chan/Disney one). The book is free: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebook­s/103 I' Sarah Aug 30, 2013 7:43 PM
More e-book deals (not just Amazon this time!) - Humble eBook Bundle 2 - http://www.humblebundle.com/ Pay what you want. Support charity. Read. Six sweet literary works. Humble eBook Bundle 2 features six novel works of prose from respected authors. Name your price for  Little Brother Sarah Jul 3, 2013 8:32 PM
$1.99 Kindle books (from Panera) - It's like Panera knows how often we hold book club there - they have just announced a summer promo! A bunch of Kindle books are now $1.99 each with the Panera promo code - more info at http://books.panerabread.com/ *Promotional Sarah Jul 1, 2013 9:26 PM
Options for next non-fiction book? - Let me know what you think of the following options: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson Goodreads link The Professo Sarah Mar 1, 2013 4:45 PM
Meetup details changed: 1984 vs Brave New World --> March - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/20s-30s-­avidreaders/events/100158212/ When : Sunday, March 2 Sarah Jan 17, 2013 9:01 PM
July - No Book Needed! scheduled for July 22 - We will be having a picnic at Frear Park in Troy.  The park has a playground and some nice trails around the lakes.  Rain location will be at Sarah's house (right across the street from the park). Please plan on bringing a dish to share and s Sarah Jun 24, 2012 11:14 PM
June book - The Magicians - Sun 6/24 - Our June book is  The Magicians , the bestselling 2009 fantasy novel by Lev Grossman frequently described as “ Harry Potter with sex and drugs.” For July, we will be having a potluck picnic. Sarah May 20, 2012 7:17 PM
New forum - share your book suggestions! - Howdy Avid Readers, I've created a new forum at http://www.meetup.com/20s-30s-­avidreaders/messages/boards/fo­rum/2964952 (or you can get to it from Discussions > Message Board > Book Suggestions) Please post Sarah Dec 12, 2011 10:09 PM
Albacon is October 21st - 23rd: Convention for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Writing, Paranormal Romance - Hi Avid Readers! A friend of mine is helping to organize Albacon this year and they are looking for more registrants - the convention is in danger of being cancelled if there is not more interest, and I know the topics are ones we have had succes Sarah Sep 12, 2011 10:53 AM
August quick poll posted! - Help choose the August readings: A set of articles ( Rush to Judgment: Trying Kids As Adults / Sarah Jul 27, 2011 1:13 AM
New Meetup: No book needed! - Announcing a new Meetup for 20s/30s Avid Readers Capital Region Book Club! What : No book needed! When : Sunday, December 5,[masked]:00 PM Sarah Oct 27, 2010 7:07 PM
Sarah added a post - How would y'all feel about a casual non-specific book lovers meetup? I think December would be a perfect chance to just hang out together and share stories instead of worrying about finishing a book on time... Sarah Oct 19, 2010 9:17 PM
Length of recent book choices -- CHANGE for November meetup - Hi fellow bookworms! Someone recently e-mailed me... "I'm concerned about the length and difficulty of the texts the club is choosing...I think your original post about keeping things shorter and more readable was right on... if you/we do Sarah Oct 19, 2010 9:12 PM
The Book Thief -- Discussion - Let's continue the discussion online! Today at the meetup, we talked about everything from the awesome use of color to the choice of Death as narrator. I'm going to list a few other things we touched on, but feel free to join us on the message boards to Sarah Sep 28, 2010 9:37 PM
New meetups scheduled! October is Freedom by Franzen and November is House of Leaves by Danielewski. - We're sticking with the last Tuesday of the month at Latham Panera at 7 PM for October and November. Learn more about the next two months by following these links: October 26 - Sarah Sep 28, 2010 9:24 PM
October Book Suggestions - Trying to get ahead of the game a little - We can pick a longer read if we get a head start in choosing our October book. Please add your suggestions to the discussion and I'll post a poll later in a week or two. Don't feel like you have to be Sarah Sep 8, 2010 11:29 PM
September Book Suggestions - Anyone interested in sharing books online and keeping track of what you've read / are reading / want to read should check out goodreads.com - you can friend me (Sarah Lauser) if you like! At today's meetup, we talked about a few possibilities - Sarah Aug 31, 2010 10:17 PM
New Meetup: Non Fiction The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Announcing a new Meetup for 20s/30s Avid Readers Capital Region Book Club! What: Non Fiction The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution When: Sunday, May 2,[masked]:00 PM Where: Panera Bread 65 Wolf R Glen Apr 10, 2010 10:35 PM
Reminder: Meetup in less than TWO WEEKS - Hi All, It's time to RSVP and order or buy your books. This is a very short and easy one so :) If you can't find 'The Sons' any collected stories will have the three stories too but you won't get the introduction and letter :( Glen Mar 17, 2010 11:02 PM
Meetup details changed: Classics: Kafka: The Sons - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/20s-30s-­avidreaders/calendar/12842195/­ When: Sunday, March 28,[masked]:00 PM Glen Mar 10, 2010 4:58 PM
Choosing Books & New Shorter Survey - Hi all, I will be choosing the next book shortly after the March 7 meetup using results of the survey and other member feedback, including specific suggestions. We won't be using the sites' polling feature much because it has a Glen Feb 23, 2010 11:21 AM
Book Genre Survey - Hi Everyone, Please fill out our short survey about what books you like: http://www.meetup.com/20s-30s-­avidreaders/messages/boards/th­read/8573200 Glen Feb 12, 2010 8:48 PM
Removing Inactive Members - If you haven't logged into the meetup.com in over a month. Please log in now to avoid being removed from the group. If you are removed you can just rejoin. If you have logged in recently just ignore this message. Thanks Glen Glen Feb 11, 2010 5:28 PM
New Mangement - 20s/30s Avid Readers in The Capital Region Hello members! This group has just been rescued from going defunct and will continue with a new organizer. For Sunday the 28t Glen Feb 11, 2010 3:43 PM
New Meetup: A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Announcing a new Meetup for 20s/30s Avid Readers in The Capital Region! What: A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde When: Sunday, March 28,[masked]:00 PM Where: Panera Bread 601 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham Lisa Feb 5, 2010 10:08 PM
February Book Poll - A book poll for the book this month has been posted and will be open until Friday. Sooooo go and vote please! Lisa Feb 2, 2010 12:55 PM
Slow book tour - I received an email from an author on the slow book tour who is interested in us reading his book and then attending a book club meeting to talk about the book. You can learn more at http: Lisa Jan 5, 2010 1:56 PM
November Meetup - The November book poll has been posted! Lisa Oct 27, 2009 2:00 PM
Assistant - Two notes for housekeeping: I am still looking for an assistant organizer to help me with the book club the basic responsibilities include picking a place for and running a few of the monthly meetups as able or as you want. In addition, please bring book Lisa Aug 26, 2009 7:58 AM
Poll - Book choice poll is closing tonight at 9:00 PM so be sure to head over to the polls and vote! Lisa K. 20s/30s Avid Readers in The Capital? Lisa Aug 25, 2009 3:53 PM
Polls are up - There are polls on book choice and day preferences. Go and vote please!! Lisa Aug 18, 2009 9:28 PM

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