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This is a meetup for women who like to read and discuss books. We welcome you to join one of our existing book groups or volunteer to host a new group. Currently, we have 2 book clubs – the Page Turners and the Rambler Readers. Each of these groups has a core membership who regularly attend meetings. Each group has a limit (10 attendees) for each meeting, but there is usually room for a couple of newcomers or “semi-regulars” to join each meeting. If the limit for the next meetup for either group has not been reached, feel free to RSVP. The format for each group is a little different, but generally the same book is read by all members of the group and then discussed at the meeting. The Page Turners is organized by Judy and meets the last Thursday of each month, usually at a coffee shop. The Rambler Readers is organized by Lori and meets every 4-6 weeks, usually on a Thursday or Friday at Boudin SF or at a member home. We started as a social group for the women of the South Bay Ramblers Hiking group, so most of the women in the Ramblers Readers are also hikers. The Page Turners group has more of a mix of hikers and non-hikers.

If the two current book groups become full with regular members, we encourage someone else to set up and lead a group.

RSVP Guidelines for the Page Turner group: If you attend a meeting, you will be automatically RSVP'd Yes for the following months meeting. If you will be unable to attend, please let us know by changing that RSVP to No so others can attend in your place.

RSVP Guidelines for the Rambler Readers group: Regular attendees (i.e., core group member) will automatically be RSVP'd "Yes". If your RSVP is "Yes" please be sure to attend. If you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP to "No" so others can attend in your place. If a core group member misses three meetings in a row, she will no longer be automatically RSVP'd "Yes" and will need to add herself in if she wants to attend the meeting.

Upcoming events (2)

Rambler Readers May Meeting

Bay Area

Location: Marianne's house in Menlo Park. Attendees will receive an email with directions several days before the event. Potluck- Marianne will provide main dish, you provide a side, salad, dessert or wine. This months book selection: The Power by Naomi Alderman About the Book: All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically. Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways. Future Book Suggestions: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World by Eileen McNamara In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes Duck Season by David McAnnich Educated a Memoir by Tara Westover Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Rambler Readers June Meeting

Boudin SF Sunnyvale

Location: Boudin SF in Sunnyvale. Bring choices for a classic for a July selection This months book selection: Educated by Tara Westover About the Book: Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Future Book Suggestions: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World by Eileen McNamara Duck Season by David McAnnich Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Past events (78)

Page-Turner's Book Club April 2019 Meeting

Courtyard by Marriott

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