What we're about

This is a book club for people who love sci-fi, fantasy, young adult, historical fiction, and possibly other kinds of books. It's also a place for nerding out. If you love Doctor Who, Star Trek, superheroes, video games, board games, or other fun things like that, join us! I'm starting this group to find some people to meet monthly to talk about books, but would love it if we also build a community for enjoying all kinds of nerdy past times.

• I have twin boys, who will be sleeping upstairs. We don't have to whisper, but we can't be boisterous.

• I have 3 cats that will try to love you. I have benedryl here if needed, but if you're badly allergic, then you might be miserable.
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• My house is a split level set back from the road, right where there's a bend; which is also where the road name changes, and both of my neighbors have the same house number. I promise my house exists.

• There should be plenty of street parking on the opposite side of the road for those of you that will drive.

Otherwise, just come, talk about the book, and have fun. We don't prepare speaking topics or anything like that, just sit around the living room and chat. It's okay if you didn't finish the book as long as you're cool with spoilers. Hang out, have fun.

Upcoming events (2)

Online Game Night - The Name Game

Online event

Annie and Daniel will be leading us in an online version of The Name Game. Come join us if you want to have fun!

Book Club Double Feature - Skyward / The Overstory

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We're doubling up for February, and giving everyone six weeks to read. The first book we'll cover will be Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. More familiarly known for his adult series that are often more fantasy (Mistworld, The Stormlight Archive), this series is considered a young adult science fiction. This first book in the series averages a very strong 4.5 stars on Goodreads, which is rare in my experience.

For the second book, we're reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. While technically "just" fiction, it came as a recommendation to Annie and the description has a bit of mystical feel to it. The group in attendance was intrigued enough to go for it, so stick around if you're interested in trying it with us!

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-Skyward-

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
-513 pages
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-The Overstory-

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of - and paean to - the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.
-502 pages

Past events (329)

Book Club - Rivers of London

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