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Book, Coffee, Chit Chat, etc. (Wednesday Edition)
It's that time again! Let's chit chat about the books we exchanged last time and welcome newcomers bringing their first book. If you've been before you know the deal, otherwise just bring a book to share and expect to say both a few words about it and why you want to share it.

Flying Pig Bistro Pub

433 South Van Ness Avenue · San Francisco, CA

What we're about

I have two goals in starting this group:

• find great books that I would not necessarily read, perhaps about topics I would not usually be interested in, (and then of course read them)

• create an incredibly diverse group of readers, both in the people that attend and in the books that are read.

The idea is thus:

• First everyone picks a book they have read (there are a few stipulations, see below); this is "their" book.

• Second, when we first meet we each pick someone else's book which becomes our current book to read.

• Third, we subsequently meet and each speak about the book we read (or are reading) to the group.

• As each of us finishes a book we then move on to another persons book and this process continues.

• Then after a short time we will be able to have small discussions about each book and each person will be able to contribute to a few discussions.

The aforementioned book stipulations:

• The book should be accessible to a general audience, I know some great computer science books that I'd love to share, but they're not accessible to everyone.

• Be mindful of the book length, not everyone is a speed reader (I'm not) or wants to tackle a huge tome.

• You should truly think that the book is both well written and should be read by others (you're on your honor).

• That's it! (Be Creative!)

(Note: If you are willing to loan a copy of your book around it's incredibly helpful and works really well within the system.)

If you have any questions feel free to contact me; I'll add clarifications here and perhaps a F.A.Q. section if it's warranted.

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