What we're about

Founded in 2011 by the manager of Zebu Forno (now closed but it was a great place on South Street), we have since had a stint at Atlanta Bread in Madison -- now also closed -- and after that Panera Bread (still open!).

We started as a typical book club --- reading mostly "literary" best-sellers with some non-fiction sprinkled in, all suggested by members. Then we had a phase where we each picked books that had special meaning for us, and discussed them with the group. Also we did a string of great YA fiction.

We also have had a sideline on Shakespeare for a while, as several of our members are volunteers for the Shakespeare Theater of NJ at Drew University, and have seen many of their EXCELLENT productions. Also we did a Shakespeare reading group -- no experience necessary, no pre-reading of the plays necessary -- we are still doing that at the Raritan Library.

Currently we are running through the works of Haruki Murakami, interleaved with acclaimed short novels by female writers.

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If you would like to be an Organizer, and are willing to lead Meetups on books etc. at venues of your choosing, for the benefit of the readers of Morristown, we will be happy to offer you the support of this Meetup group.

Upcoming events (5)

Shakespeare reading: Henry V

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We are continuing to read our way through Shakespeare's History plays. We will be starting from Act 2 Scene 2. You only need a copy of the play to participate, either in the original language, or updated to "regular American" (i.e. "No Fear Shakespeare"). You do not need to be a "good" reader. Links to text below: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works http://shakespeare.mit.edu You should only need to click on the link at right to join the Meeting, but you do need to have the Zoom software installed on your PC or device first. Most of us include our video feed, but it is not required.

All You Zombies -- : Classic Short SF Story Discussion

Online event

Let's get ready for Halloween and discuss another classic novella. "All You Zombies --", according to a Wikipedia post, is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert A. Heinlein. It was written in one day, July 11, 1958, and first published in the March 1959 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine after being rejected by Playboy. The story is available to read online free at: https://taylorholmes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Robert-A.-Heinlein-All-You-Zombies.pdf The story was used as the basis for the movie, Predestination, a 2014 Australian sci-fi action thriller film[4] written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor.

Shakespeare reading: Henry V

Online event

We are continuing to read our way through Shakespeare's History plays. We will be starting from Act Scene . You only need a copy of the play to participate, either in the original language, or updated to "regular American" (i.e. "No Fear Shakespeare"). You do not need to be a "good" reader. Links to text below: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works http://shakespeare.mit.edu You should only need to click on the link at right to join the Meeting, but you do need to have the Zoom software installed on your PC or device first. Most of us include our video feed, but it is not required.

Shakespeare reading: Henry V

Online event

We are continuing to read our way through Shakespeare's History plays. We will be starting from Act Scene . You only need a copy of the play to participate, either in the original language, or updated to "regular American" (i.e. "No Fear Shakespeare"). You do not need to be a "good" reader. Links to text below: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works http://shakespeare.mit.edu You should only need to click on the link at right to join the Meeting, but you do need to have the Zoom software installed on your PC or device first. Most of us include our video feed, but it is not required.

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Shakespeare reading: Henry V

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