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Annual Festive Book Exchange and Social Evening

  • 6 days ago · 7:00 PM

As we have no book to read for December we will have a festive get-together & book exchange!

This is a potluck and ask those who can, to bring something to nibble on and to drink as well. I will provide water, sodas, some wine as well as some snacks.

If you would like to participate in the swap, please bring as many books as you would like to exchange- up to three. (if you bring one book, you swap one book, bring two, you swap two, etc). Feel free to wrap it as a surprise or keep it unwrapped. This will be similar to white elephant gift exchange.

I will be hosting this at my house again and will e-mail the address to the confirmed attendees prior to the event.
Please be sure to keep your RSVP up to date.

Because we can only accommodate limited numbers, should we be oversubscribed, we will give preference to those members who have been most active within the group. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Christine

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  • Julie

    Christine - A belated thank you for hosting - you are amazing! And thank you for helping me be part of the book exchange - so looking forward to reading in the memory of the forest. I am the culprit who left behind my jacket . . . you are on my way home from work so perhaps can pick up one evening - no rush - ping me with what works for you. BTW is there somewhere I should look for book poll results? Happy holidays to all!

    Yesterday

  • Suzee

    Christine,
    Very lovely evening! And thank you so much for hosting! You are such a warm and gracious hostess. I look forward to seeing eveyone at the next book club:).

    4 days ago

  • Lin F.

    Such a great evening--lovely home, great food and delightful people even though they kept stealing my books!

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Christine

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make it. The food was great, the company was fun as always... I hope everyone enjoys their new books! I cannot wait until 2017 - looks like we have great books. Don't forget polls are still open.
    Also- someone left a jacket here- Landsend. if you are missing it, let me know and we can coordinate pick up. thanks again!

    1 · 5 days ago

    • mary b

      Thank you for sharing your home, and your doggies! You are a fantastic hostess!

      5 days ago

  • Jenn

    I had fun seeing everyone as well. I hope Hannah joins us for our next discussion.

    5 days ago

  • dineen

    Christine - thanks so much for hosting the party. As always, great conversations.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • marilyn m.

    Lots of good conversation. Thanks, Christine!!

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Irene B.

    An enjoyable evening! Looking forward to next year's discussions.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Glenn W.

    Food was great, host was awesome, her dogs were cute and cuddly and the book exchange was tremendous.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Cynthia

    I too am not feeling well and don't want to pose a risk (to self or others). I am really sorry to miss this--was looking forward to it! See you in the new year? Have fun, everyone.

    6 days ago

  • LOIS M.

    My apologies but I will not attend tonite. I occasionally have health issues and today is one of them.

    6 days ago

    • Christine

      So sorry we hope you feel better soon

      6 days ago

  • Peter

    Hope you all have a lovely evening. I miss you and will be thinking of you.

    2 · 6 days ago

    • Christine

      Peter, you will be missed! I hope all is well with you. Will have a glass of red for you :)

      6 days ago

  • mary b

    Hi Christine-- I didn't receive the address either.....

    6 days ago

    • Christine

      I'm so sorry everyone. Not sure what is going on. I received confirmation from Meetup email was sent but know it can be wonky- yes it's a technical term ;) pls message me or email me at [masked] if you stilll need address

      6 days ago

  • Susan G.

    Did not receive address as of 3:17. Have been receiving all others.

    6 days ago

    • Christine

      Weird you may not be subscribed to the group email. May need to check
      Your settings. I'll message you now

      6 days ago

  • Tracie

    If I were to bring 2 books tonight, so they need to be individually wrapped or wrapped together?

    6 days ago

    • Christine

      You don't have to wrap them, if you would
      Like to, wrap them individually.
      For those books that are wrapped, the person choosing them or stealing cannot open them until the game is over :)

      1 · 6 days ago

  • Susan G.

    Bringing spinach squares

    6 days ago

  • Jose S.

    I don't have the address either... and can't remember it from last year...

    6 days ago

  • Julie

    Bringing random pimento cheese and bagel chips and a little something sweet

    1 · 6 days ago

  • dineen

    Hi - I'll bring a bag of ice and fruit. See you tonight.

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Jenn

    I don't have the address.

    6 days ago

  • Christine

    Hi, Sorry for delay in emailing address. I was out shopping and did not realize the app would not let me email just the folks who RSVP'ed. Please message me if you did not receive it. Christine

    December 4

    • Lin F.

      I don't have the address yet

      1 · December 4

  • marilyn m.

    Was address given? Did I miss it?

    December 4

  • Jose S.

    I can bring some homemade bread.

    1 · December 4

  • Cynthia

    I'll bring wine and a snack (cheese and crackers).

    November 28

    • Cynthia

      Actually may bring a different snack instead (coming from work)--stay tuned...

      December 4

  • Christine

    Hi everyone! Looking forward to tomorrow. The RSVP's are closed but if you are a regular and you are able to join us, send me a message. I'll email everyone my address shortly. Thanks!!

    December 4

  • Irene B.

    Christine, Thanks so much for setting up the polls! It looks like you've done a beautiful job of posting the choices for next year. I'm really interested in replying, but I can tell it's going to take a while to work through all the descriptions. Do you plan to take them down Saturday night?

    November 29

    • Christine

      Saturday or Sunday depending on how many responses I receive and if I have the time to do it. Ideally would like to have the books ready for our party.

      November 30

  • Irene B.

    I'll bring a veggie dip or veggies with dip.

    November 29

  • Christine

    Hi, thanks to everyone who submitted books for 2017 consideration. I have posted the Austin Java books with a brief description on meetup.com. Navigate to the task bar, then go to MORE and then select FILES. I will be posting the polls shortly. For those who attend the Mangia group, I will upload those books after I am done with Austin Java. thanks!! Hope to see everyone at the festive gathering.

    November 28

    • Christine

      There are three polls for Austin Java- check them out by visiting meetup.com, More then Polls. Vote on each poll where 10 is best..

      Polls will stay open until Saturday in hopes I can get them ready for our party on Monday.

      Any questions? let me know!- Christine

      November 28

    • Christine

      Mangia Pizza Polls are up! Happy voting.

      November 29

  • Lin F.

    I will bring chili

    1 · November 28

  • Jennifer

    I will bring chips and salsa and wine.

    1 · November 28

  • Christine

    Hi Folks, reminder to notate what you will bring to the party. If you are participating in the book exchange, bring 1-3 books. I will send out my address to the final list on Saturday.

    November 28

  • dineen

    Let me know if there's anything that you need for the party. I can bring paper plates, utensils, etc. I'm also happy to bring food.

    November 28

    • Christine

      Hi, glad you can join and thank you for asking! it is a potluck and some folks have kindly posted what they will be bringing if you want to scan that list...I have utensils and paper plates. I see Glenn is bringing Dr. Pepper and Tracie is bringing Tea..perhaps you can bring another type of non-alcoholic drink....you know, last year we needed ice. want to bring a bag of ice? we can use that for the sodas and water, etc. Ice maker never makes enough and I always seem to forget to buy that. let me know!

      November 28

  • Tracie

    I'd like to bring a side salad of some kind...

    1 · November 15

    • Tracie

      And maybe some Sweetleaf Tea...

      1 · November 20

  • Glenn W.

    I'll bring a desert and diet Dr. Pepper

    2 · November 16

  • Clay W.

    I'll bring wine and dessert.

    1 · November 14

  • mary b

    Will bring an appetizer and wine.

    November 14

  • Suzee

    wine of course is on my list:)!!

    also will bring an appetitizer.

    1 · November 1

  • Tish

    Cannot attend, and haven't been active this year, but think this is a great idea. Perhaps we might have a late Spring swap and potluck so that we do this twice a year.

    November 1

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